Synovial apoptosis in temporomandibular joint disc displacement without reduction

Imirzalioglu P., Uckan S., Gueler N., Haberal A., Uckan D.

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY, vol.108, no.5, pp.693-698, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective. Our hypothesis is that increased apoptosis in synovium might contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) degeneration. To investigate this, we measured soluble Fas (sFas) and nuclear matrix protein (NMP) levels in TMJ synovial fluid from patients with disc displacement without reduction as indicators of apoptosis in the synovium.