Periodontal Nitric Oxide Pathway Alteration Due to Precompetition Anxiety in Handball Players

ÜLKAR B., Elgun S., ÖZMERİÇ KURTULUŞ N., Ozdemir B., Boynuegri D.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.83, no.2, pp.204-210, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2011.110145
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-210
  • Keywords: Basic fibroblast growth factor, gingivitis, nitric oxide, psychologic stress, ARGINASE ACTIVITY, BONE LOSS, DISEASE, CELLS, EXPRESSION, INFECTION, SYNTHASE, STRESS, SALIVA, INFLAMMATION
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Psycho logic and physical stress is known to be related with periodontal disorders. The objective of this study is to investigate salivary and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) nitric oxide (NO) metabolism and its association with the periodontal reaction to precompetition anxiety in competitive athletes.