JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.78, no.6, pp.1129-1135, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
angiogenesis, periodontal disease, vascular endothelial growth factor, wound healing, INDUCED GINGIVAL OVERGROWTH, CYCLOSPORINE-A, PERMEABILITY FACTOR, BONE-FORMATION, ANGIOGENESIS, CELLS, PROGRESSION, INHIBITION, TISSUES, ROLES
Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated:
Background: The major role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an angiogenic mediator, in promoting the progression or the healing of periodontal disease is still unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the VEGF expression in the destruction and healing stages of periodontal disease and to investigate the association between VEGF expression and vascularization with regard to the number and diameters of blood vessels.