Mariam H Hasson

Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Assessment of Gingival Crevicular Fluid Levels of "Vitamin-D Binding Protein" in Periodontitis Patients with Stage II-IV
    Author(s): Mariam H Hasson* and Ayser N Mohammed

    Background: Vitamin D Binding Protein (DBP) is the major transporter protein of vitamin D in the bloodstream. In addition, it plays an essential role in immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory functions. There are limited studies regarding the relationship of this protein with periodontitis, which measured its level in saliva, serum, and gingival crevicular fluid and found a link between periodontal health and periodontist with the level of DBP. Aims: To assess DBP level in the gingival crevicular fluid of periodontitis patients with (stages II, III, and IV) compared to healthy controls, also to measure clinical parameters and correlate them with the level of DBP in periodontitis patients. Materials and methods: A total of 49 subjects participated in the study; the Probing Pocket Depth (PPD) and the Clinical Attachment Level (CAL) were measur.. Read More»

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