Synovial apoptosis in temporomandibular joint disc displacement without reduction


Imirzalioglu P., Uckan S., Gueler N., Haberal A., Uckan D.

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY, vol.108, no.5, pp.693-698, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2009.05.030
  • Title of Journal : ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.693-698

Abstract

Objective. Our hypothesis is that increased apoptosis in synovium might contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) degeneration. To investigate this, we measured soluble Fas (sFas) and nuclear matrix protein (NMP) levels in TMJ synovial fluid from patients with disc displacement without reduction as indicators of apoptosis in the synovium.