Total antioxidant capacity and superoxide dismutase activity levels in serum and gingival crevicular fluid in post-menopausal women with chronic periodontitis


BALTACIOGLU E., AKALIN F., ALVER A., BALABAN F., Unsal M. A. , KARABULUT E.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.33, no.6, pp.385-392, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-051x.2006.00923.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-392

Abstract

Objectives: Menopause has been linked with oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant (AO) defence. A connection has been established between menopause and certain periodontal conditions. The objective of this study is to compare serum and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) total antioxidant capacity (TAOC) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) concentrations in post-menopausal patients with chronic periodontitis (PMCP) with those of pre-menopausal chronic periodontitis patients (CP).