Background: Metabolism by peptidases plays an important role in modulating the levels of biologically-active neuropeptides. The metabolism of the anti-inflammatory neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (GCRP), but not the pro-inflammatory neuropeptides substance P (SP) and neurokinin A (NKA) by components of the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), could potentiate the inflammatory process in periodontitis.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Periodontology|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|