Dental adhesive compounds alter glutathione levels but not glutathione redox balance in human THP-1 monocytic cells.

Abstract

The use of hydrophilic dental monomers in dentin bonding agents has vastly improved resin-dentin bond strengths, but incomplete polymerization of these monomers and their leaching into adjacent (pulpal) oral tissues has raised concerns about their biocompatibility. The sublethal effects of these resins are virtually unknown, but their electrophilic nature… (More)

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