[The role of Matrix Metaloproteinases in the progression of periodontitis, and the use of specific inhibitors to these enzymes in the treatment of the periodontal disease].

Abstract

Matrix Metaloproteinases (MMPs) play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of the periodontal disease. This group of enzymes can degrade most of the proteins that compose the extracellular matrix. Recently a new concept of treatment, the "host modulating therapy" (HMT) was developed. The rationale behind this concept is to inhibit the production of the… (More)

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@article{Nasatzky2003TheRO, title={[The role of Matrix Metaloproteinases in the progression of periodontitis, and the use of specific inhibitors to these enzymes in the treatment of the periodontal disease].}, author={Erez Nasatzky and Yona Rubinstein and Joshef Goultschin and Zach Schwartz}, journal={Refu'at ha-peh veha-shinayim}, year={2003}, volume={20 2}, pages={38-45, 81} }