Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: November | Volume: 6 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 143-145
Chemerin: A Potential Marker of Periodontal Health
Kith P. Jose1, Padma R.2, Blecit L. Abhraham1
1Final year PostGraduate Student, Dept of periodontics, Coorg institute of Dental sciences, Virajpet, Karnataka.
2Professor, Dept of Periodontics, Dean, Institute of Dental Education and Advance Studies, Gwalior, India.
Gingivitis and periodontitis are complex diseases that are characterized by inflammation. Although microorganisms are thought to bring about the inflammatory changers, it is the mediators of inflammation that bring about tissue destruction. Chemerin, a recently discovered adipokine plays an important role in obesity related disorders like metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. The current study was undertaken to estimate the serum levels of chemerin in healthy and chronic periodontitis patients. The results of the study showed marked differences in the levels of serum chemerin in periodontal health and disease between the study groups. It can be concluded from the study that serum chemerin levels can be a useful biomarker to determine the periodontal health.
Key words: Adipokine, Chemerin, Periodontal health, Serum.