JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL RESEARCH, vol.40, no.2, pp.168-175, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL RESEARCH
arginase, nitric oxide synthase, periodontal treatment, periodontitis, HUMAN GINGIVAL FIBROBLASTS, EXPRESSION, TISSUE, INFLAMMATION, CYTOKINES, DISEASE, SALIVA, ADULT
Background: Nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized from the conversion Of L-arginine to L-citrulline by NO synthase (NOS). Arginase, which is an arginine-depleting enzyme, can compete with NOS for the common substrate L-arginine and thus inhibit NO production.