Granulocyte elastase in gingival crevicular fluid. A possible discriminator between gingivitis and periodontitis.

@article{Gustafsson1992GranulocyteEI,
  title={Granulocyte elastase in gingival crevicular fluid. A possible discriminator between gingivitis and periodontitis.},
  author={Anders Gustafsson and Bj{\"o}rn E Asman and Kim A. Bergstr{\"o}m and P O S{\"o}der},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1992},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={535-40}
}
The granulocyte elastase activity and the immuno-reactive (antigenic) granulocyte elastase of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) were studied in 16 periodontitis patients and in 10 gingivitis patients. The elastase activity was measured with a low molecular weight substrate specific for granulocyte elastase. The antigenic elastase was determined with specific… CONTINUE READING