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Fig. 4.

Graphs showing the average amounts (ratio of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 [ADAM17] protein/β-actin) and standard deviation of tumor necrosis factor-α converting enzyme level in group 1, 2 and 3. In the inflamed gingiva (with or without diabetes, groups 2 and 3), the levels of ADAM17 protein were higher than those of healthy gingiva (p<0.05). Group 1: healthy gingiva from systemically healthy person. Group 2: inflamed gingiva from patient with chronic periodontitis. Group 3: inflamed gingiva from patient with chronic periodontitis and type 2 DM. aSignificant difference between group 1 and group 3 (p<0.05).

Oral Biol Res 2019;43:169~179 https://doi.org/10.21851/obr.43.03.201909.169
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