JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.79, no.8, pp.1444-1450, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
cell proliferation, epithelium, gingiva, smoking, CELL NUCLEAR ANTIGEN, KI-67 PROTEIN, MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODY, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, PARAFFIN SECTIONS, PROGNOSTIC VALUE, RISK FACTOR, EXPRESSION, TOBACCO, CARCINOMA
Gazi University Affiliated:
Background: Smoking causes an increase in the thickness of gingival epithelium, which is the outcome of increased keratinocyte proliferation or loss. Smoking-related changes in the proliferative activity of the gingival epithelium are largely uncharacterized for periodontal diseases. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of smoking on the proliferation of the epithelium in periodontally diseased marginal gingiva by comparing the expression patterns of two different proliferation markers.