Total antioxidant capacity and superoxide dismutase activity levels in serum and gingival crevicular fluid in post-menopausal women with chronic periodontitis.

@article{Baltaciolu2006TotalAC,
  title={Total antioxidant capacity and superoxide dismutase activity levels in serum and gingival crevicular fluid in post-menopausal women with chronic periodontitis.},
  author={Esra Baltacioğlu and Ferda Alev Akalin and Ahmet Alver and Fulya Balaban and Mesut Unsal and Erdem Karabulut},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={385-92}
}
OBJECTIVES Menopause has been linked with oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant (AO) defence. A connection has been established between menopause and certain periodontal conditions. The objective of this study is to compare serum and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) total antioxidant capacity (TAOC) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) concentrations in post-menopausal patients with chronic periodontitis (PMCP) with those of pre-menopausal chronic periodontitis patients (CP). MATERIAL AND… CONTINUE READING