The effect of smoking on epithelial proliferation in healthy and periodontally diseased marginal gingival epithelium

GÜLTEKİN S. E. , Sengueven B., Karaduman B.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, cilt.79, sa.8, ss.1444-1450, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 79 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1902/jop.2008.070645
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1444-1450


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.