In the oral cavity, reactive oxygen and nitrogen species are continuously generated by bacterial metabolism and host-mediated cellular factors. These reactive species facilitate a critical function that regulates the outcomes of both oral and systemic diseases, such as dental caries, periodontitis, and the maintenance of blood pressure. As a result, the protective effects of ROS and RNS are being explored for future therapeutic applications.
- Oral cavity
- Reactive nitrogenous species (RNS)
- Reactive oxygen species (ROS)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)