Cyclooxygenase-2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 expressions correlate with tissue inflammation degree in periodontal disease.

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INTRODUCTION Cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) have synergistic effects in the degradation of the extra-cellular matrix. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to correlate the intensity of inflammation with MMP-9 and Cox-2 expression in the periodontal tissue of patients with chronic inflammatory disease (gingivitis and chronic… (More)

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@article{Lazr2015Cyclooxygenase2AM, title={Cyclooxygenase-2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 expressions correlate with tissue inflammation degree in periodontal disease.}, author={Luminița Lazăr and Andrada Loghin and Eugen-Silviu Bud and Diana Cerghizan and Emőke Horv{\'a}th and Előd Ernő Nagy}, journal={Romanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie}, year={2015}, volume={56 4}, pages={1441-6} }