JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.80, no.12, pp.1983-1990, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
Gingivitis, inflammation, interleukin-1beta, menstrual cycle, progesterone, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, HUMAN PERIPHERAL MONOCYTES, SEX-HORMONES, LUTEAL-PHASE, PROGESTERONE, EXPRESSION, RECEPTORS
Background: Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause may impact periodontal tissues by altering the host response. There are only a few studies that examined gingival changes during the menstrual cycle. This longitudinal and prospective study aims to investigate clinical and laboratory markers of gingival inflammation in women at different phases during their menstrual cycles.