Effect of the Topical Use of the Antioxidant Taurine on the Two Basement Membrane Proteins of Regenerating Oral Gingival Epithelium

GÜLTEKİN S. E. , Senguven B., Sofuoglu A., Taner L., Koch M.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, cilt.83, sa.1, ss.127-134, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1902/jop.2011.100568
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.127-134


Background: The essential amino acid taurine has important physiologic and pathologic roles, and has been shown to have osmoregulatory, antioxidative, antiapoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and antilipid activities. However, the response of oral gingival epithelium to taurine during wound healing remains unclear. The goal of this study is to evaluate the expression of laminin 5 and Type IV collagen histologically in regenerating gingival epithelium after direct application of taurine on incised human gingival samples.