Does Smoking Affect the Ki67 and p53 Expressions in Asymptomatic Fully Impacted Lower Third Molar Follicles?


TOPTAŞ O., BAYKUL T., Basak K.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.73, no.5, pp.819-826, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.10.015
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.819-826

Abstract

Purpose: Ki67 and p53 protein expressions are the most widely used markers to show the pathologic proliferation and early-stage tumoral alterations in vital tissues. The aim of this study was to compare Ki67 and p53 protein expressions in smokers' and nonsmokers' pericoronal follicles of asymptomatic impacted lower third molars (ILTMs).