Periodontitis and increase in circulating oxidative stress

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Tomofuji, Takaaki; Irie, Koichiro; Sanbe, Toshihiro; Azuma, Tetsuji; Ekuni, Daisuke; Tamaki, Naofumi; Yamamoto, Tatsuo; Morita, Manabu;
(2009)

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are products of normal cellular metabolism. However, excessive production of ROS oxidizes DNA, lipids and proteins, inducing tissue damage. Studies have shown that periodontitis induces excessive ROS production in periodontal tissue. When p... View more
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