Salivary interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in patients with recurrent aphthous ulceration.

@article{Boras2006SalivaryIA,
  title={Salivary interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in patients with recurrent aphthous ulceration.},
  author={Vanja Vu{\vc}i{\vc}evi{\'c} Boras and Josip Luka{\vc} and Vlaho Brailo and Pavle Picek and Dejan Kordi{\'c} and I Alajbeg Zili{\'c}},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={241-3}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent apthous ulceration (RAU) is a well known oral disease which seems to be mediated principally by the immune system. However, it is still a matter of debate which part of the immune system is implicated in its pathogenesis as a reaction to the still unknown antigen. The aim of this study was to evaluate salivary cytokines, interleukin (IL)-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha. METHODS In 26 patients with minor RAU, age range of 23-49 years (mean 27.3 years), during both… CONTINUE READING