Expression levels of the receptor activator of NF-κB ligand and osteoprotegerin and the number of gram-negative bacteria in symptomatic and asymptomatic periapical lesions.

@article{Carneiro2017ExpressionLO,
  title={Expression levels of the receptor activator of NF-κB ligand and osteoprotegerin and the number of gram-negative bacteria in symptomatic and asymptomatic periapical lesions.},
  author={E Carneiro and A B Parolin and Caroline Wichnieski and Edvaldo Ant{\^o}nio Ribeiro Rosa and Ulisses Xavier da Silva Neto and V{\^a}nia Portela Ditzel Westphalen and Luiz Fernando Fariniuk and A C B R Johann},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={73},
  pages={166-171}
}
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to verify the potential correlation between the detected amount of gram-negative bacteria and the radiographic sizes of the lesions in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic apical periodontitis. Furthermore, to evaluate whether the expression of receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) and the RANKL… CONTINUE READING