Salivary glutathione and uric acid levels in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Almadori2007SalivaryGA,
  title={Salivary glutathione and uric acid levels in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Giovanni Almadori and Francesco Bussu and Jacopo Galli and Attilio Limongelli and Silvia Persichilli and Bruno Zappacosta and Angelo Minucci and G. Paludetti and Bruno Giardina},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={648-54}
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated the concentrations of glutathione and uric acid, low molecular weight antioxidants, in saliva of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), in order to identify differences with normal subjects and to obtain information about biochemical alterations of human saliva during carcinogenesis. METHODS We compared 50 HNSCC patients, divided in 2 subsets on the basis of tumor site, with a control group of 77 subjects, without a previous diagnosis of HNSCC… CONTINUE READING