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Oral cavity calprotectin and lactoferrin levels in relation to radiotherapy
Background: Lactoferrin, an iron-binding glycoprotein, and calprotectin, a calcium binding protein, are sensitive markers of inflammation and their fecal levels increase during radiotherapy of prostate cancer patients. ...
Radiotherapy increases aMMP-8-levels and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio rapidly in head and neck cancer patients: a pilot study
Radiotherapy for head and neck carcinoma (HNC) has both curative and palliative purposes. This study investigated mouthrinse aMMP-8 levels, molecular forms of MMP-8, blood neutrophil counts and neurophil/lymphocyte ratios ...
Oral cavity beta-defensin levels are regulated differently during radiotherapy in head and neck cancer patients
Background: Human beta-defensins (hBDs) are small cationic peptides of the epithelium with broad antimicrobial and immune response-regulatory activities. hBDs are also related to oncogenesis, and their secretion profiles ...
A comparative analysis of treatment-related changes in the diagnostic biomarker active metalloproteinase-8 levels in patients with periodontitis
Background: Previous studies have revealed the potential diagnostic utility of aMMP-8, an active form of MMP-8, in periodontal and peri-implant diseases. While non-invasive point-of-care (PoC) chairside aMMP-8 tests have ...
aMMP-8 oral Fluid PoC test in relation to oral and systemic diseases
The manuscript uses the previously published literature and highlights the benefits of active-matrix metalloproteinase (aMMP)-8 chairside/point-of-care (PoC) diagnostic tools as adjunctive measures in oral and systemic ...
Induction of collagenolytic MMP-8 and -9 tissue destruction cascade in mouth by head and neck cancer radiotherapy: a cohort study
The effect of head and neck cancer (HNC) radiotherapy (RT) on biomarkers is not known but there is a lot of potential for gaining more precise cancer treatments and less side effects. This cohort study investigated the ...