INFLAMMATION RESEARCH, vol.59, no.7, pp.543-549, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Diabetes mellitus, mRNA expression, Periodontal disease, Vascular endothelial growth factor, CREVICULAR FLUID, MESSENGER-RNA, PERMEABILITY FACTOR, VEGF LEVELS, DISEASE, HEALTHY, ANGIOGENESIS, COMPLICATIONS, RETINOPATHY, TISSUES
Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated:
The aim of this study was to determine vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) mRNA expression levels in gingival tissues of gingivitis and periodontitis patients with diabetes mellitus and those without. The hypothesis tested is that expression of VEGF, considered the effective cytokine in the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease, is differentially affected in gingivitis and periodontitis patients with or without diabetes mellitus compared to healthy controls.