Association of salivary lysozyme and C-reactive protein with metabolic syndrome.

INTRODUCTION Salivary lysozyme (SLZ) is a proteolytic enzyme secreted by oral leucocytes and contains a domain that has an affinity to advanced glycation end products (AGE). Thus, we hypothesized that SLZ would be associated with metabolic syndrome (metS), a pro-inflammatory state. METHODS Utilizing cross-sectional data from 250 coronary artery disease… CONTINUE READING