Expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-8 and -9) in chronic periodontitis patients with and without diabetes mellitus.

@article{Kumar2006ExpressionOM,
  title={Expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-8 and -9) in chronic periodontitis patients with and without diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Muthusamy Senthil Kumar and Gelli Vamsi and Ramasamy Sripriya and Praveen Kumar Sehgal},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 11},
  pages={1803-8}
}
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in a number of physiological events, and they are the major players in collagen breakdown during periodontal tissue destruction. Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been associated with altered collagen metabolism and increases the response of the periodontal tissue to pathogenic microorganisms, thereby increasing the severity of periodontal disease. The aim of this study was to assess the expression of MMP-8 and -9 in gingival tissues of diabetic… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 24 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…