Purine catabolic enzymes and nitric oxide in patients with recurrent aphthous ulceration

Gurel A., Altinyazar H. C., Unalacak M., Armutcu F., Koca R.

ORAL DISEASES, vol.13, no.6, pp.570-574, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2006.01338.x
  • Journal Name: ORAL DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.570-574
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Objectives Recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU) is one of the most common oral mucosal disorders found in humans. Although the exact etiology of RAU is unkown, local and systemic conditions, and genetic, immunologic, and infectious factors all have been identified as potential etiopathogenic agents. The aim of our study was to compare serum xanthine oxidase (XO) and adenosine deaminase (AD) activities, and malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO) and uric acid (UA) levels in a group of patients affected by RAU and in a group of healthy controls.