Differential patterns of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand/osteoprotegerin expression in human periapical granulomas: possible association with progressive or stable nature of the lesions.

@article{Menezes2008DifferentialPO,
  title={Differential patterns of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand/osteoprotegerin expression in human periapical granulomas: possible association with progressive or stable nature of the lesions.},
  author={Renato Menezes and Thiago Pompermaier Garlet and Ariadne Letra and Cl{\'o}vis Monteiro Bramante and Ana Paula Campanelli and Rita de C{\'a}ssia S{\'a}vio Figueira and Mari Claide Sogayar and Jos{\'e} Mauro Granjeiro and Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={932-8}
}
Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) are expressed in apical periodontitis, suggesting a role for these molecules during lesion development. However, the profiles of RANKL/OPG expression in periapical lesions remain unknown. In this study we investigated the patterns of RANKL and OPG mRNA expression by real-time polymerase chain reaction in human periapical granulomas (N = 44) and compared them with sites presenting characteristic bone resorbing… CONTINUE READING

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