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;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Japanese Dental Science Review,volume 45,issue 1,pages46-51 (issn: 1882-7616)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jdsr.2008.12.002
  • Subject: RK1-715 | Dentistry(all) | Dentistry | Periodontitis | Reactive oxygen species | Blood | Oxidative stress

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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