Estimation of lactoferrin levels in gingival crevicular fluid before and after periodontal therapy in patients with chronic periodontitis

Background: The lactoferrin (LF) is an iron binding protein present specifically and in abundance in the secondary granules of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN′s). It has been suggested that LF in crevicular fluid is a useful marker of PMN activity. Hence, this study aimed to estimate the levels of...

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Main Authors: Anasuya V Kivadasannavar, Pushpa S Pudakalakatti, Sanjeevini A Hattarki, Soumya S Kambali
Format: Article
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2014-01-01
Series:Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
Online Access:;year=2014;volume=5;issue=1;spage=25;epage=30;aulast=Kivadasannavar