The zymographic evaluation of gelatinase (MMP-2 and -9) levels in acute and chronic periapical abscesses.

@article{Buzoglu2009TheZE,
  title={The zymographic evaluation of gelatinase (MMP-2 and -9) levels in acute and chronic periapical abscesses.},
  author={Hatice Dogan Buzoglu and Hasan Unal and Celal Ulger and Safak Mert and Sibel K{\"u}c{\"u}kyildirim and Nuray Er},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2009},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={e121-6}
}
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the presence and levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 and -9 in periapical abscesses. STUDY DESIGN Eighteen samples of intracanal exudates containing pus were collected from teeth with clinically and radiographically verified primary or secondary acute and chronic apical abscesses. Pro- and active forms of MMP-2… CONTINUE READING