Wolf-Dieter Rausch

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AIM Nitric oxide (NO) plays a crucial role in vascular tone regulation and is involved in pathogenesis of periodontitis. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated the serum and saliva levels of NO metabolites in periodontal disease and their relationship with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, lipids metabolism and periodontal disease severity. (More)
BACKGROUND Human gingival fibroblasts (GFB) may produce prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) in response to proinflammatory cytokines. Elevated concentrations of glycine were previously found in periodontal pockets and saliva of periodontitis patients and, therefore, we aimed to study the influence of glycine on PGE(2) production. METHODS Human GFB were cultured(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary stress-related biomarkers in connection with periodontal disease have not been extensively studied. In addition to cortisol as a well-known marker of stress loading, chromogranin A (CgA) and α-amylase (AA) are supposed to link the activity of the neuroendocrine system to local and systemic immune functions and to be related to(More)
Melatonin is a hormone, which is involved in the control of the circadian rhythm, but also acts as an antioxidant and immune modulator. Previous studies reported decreased salivary and serum melatonin levels in periodontitis. This prospective cohort trial assessed the effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy on melatonin levels. Salivary and serum samples(More)
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