Activity of dipeptidyl peptidase Ii and dipeptidyl peptidase IV in human gingiva with chronic marginal periodontitis

Mizutani, T.; Mizutani, H.; Kaneda, T.; Hagihara, M.; Nagatsu, T.

Archives of Oral Biology 35(11): 891-894


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-9969
PMID: 1980811
DOI: 10.1016/0003-9969(90)90068-l
Accession: 039169835

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The activity of DPP II was higher in gingiva from patients with periodontitis, but the activity of DPP IV, post-proline cleaving enzyme and collagenase-like peptidase was not significantly higher than that of the control group. As DPP II activity is known to be altered in immunological diseases, these findings may suggest some role for DPP II in the pathogenesis of chronic marginal periodontitis.