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Chinese Journal of Dental Research
Chin J Dent Res 21 (2018), No. 2     28. June 2018
Chin J Dent Res 21 (2018), No. 2  (28.06.2018)

Page 143-146, doi:10.3290/j.cjdr.a40441


Evaluation of Resistin Levels in Saliva of Patients with Chronic Periodontitis and Healthy Subjects
REZAEI ESFAHROOD, Zeinab / VARDIAN TEHRANI, Sahar / YADEGARI, Zahra / SHAMS, Bahareh / DEHNAVI, Farshid / SHAMS, Nasim
Objective: To evaluate resistin levels in the saliva of patients with chronic periodontitis, and healthy subjects.
Methods: Thirty-four subjects aged between 25 and 50 years were included and divided into healthy group (n = 19) and chronic periodontitis group (n = 15). The saliva levels of resistin were assessed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Comparisons of resistin levels between the two groups were made with the Mann-Whitney Test.
Results: The chronic periodontitis group showed significantly higher resistin levels than the control group (P = 0.001).
Conclusion: The level of resistin in saliva might help to determine the inflammatory status of periodontal diseases.

Keywords: periodontitis, resistin, saliva
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