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, vol.83, no.1, pp.127-134, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2011.100568
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-134

Abstract

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.