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13.05.2019 | Original Article

Curcumin inhibits the expression of proinflammatory mediators and MMP-9 in gingival epithelial cells stimulated for a prolonged period with lipopolysaccharides derived from Porphyromonas gingivalis

Curcumin, a yellow phytochemical found in the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, has various biological effects, including anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. In the present study, we examined the effect of curcumin on the expression of …

10.05.2019 | Original Article

The influence of thickeners of food on the particle size of boluses: a consideration for swallowing

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of thickeners with different levels of thickness on the sizes of particles in food boluses. In medical and nursing care, thickeners are used to make food safe for patients with dysphagia.

06.05.2019 | Original Article

Immunohistochemical assessment of growth factor signaling molecules: MAPK, Akt, and STAT3 pathways in oral epithelial precursor lesions and squamous cell carcinoma

Several growth factors and their receptors, such as epidermal growth factor receptor, have been studied as prognostic biomarkers for many epithelial malignancies. The signal transduction cascade of those receptors includes RAS/RAF/ERK …

29.04.2019 | Original Article

Reconsideration of three screening tests for dysphagia in patients with cerebrovascular disease performed by non-expert examiners

Dysphagia prevalence has increased with increasing elderly population worldwide. Therefore, early detection of dysphagia has become increasingly important. Repetitive saliva swallowing test (RSST), modified water swallowing test (MWST), and …

27.04.2019 | Original Article

Self-reported periodontitis and migraine: results from a multicenter, cross-sectional survey in Spain

The aim of this study was to evaluate self-reported periodontitis (PD) prevalence in migraineurs as well as to investigate the association between both diseases. A cross-sectional survey was carried out including patients diagnosed with migraine …

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The Journal Odontology covers all disciplines involved in the fields of dentistry and craniofacial research, including molecular studies related to oral health and disease. Peer-reviewed articles cover topics ranging from research on human dental pulp, to comparisons of analgesics in surgery, to analysis of biofilm properties of dental plaque.

Odontology is the official Journal of the Society of the Nippon Dental University.

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