Evaluation of salivary and serum methylated arginine metabolites and nitric oxide synthase in advanced periodontitis patients


Şengül V., GÜNEY Z. , KURGAN Ş., ÖNDER C., SERDAR M. A. , GÜNHAN M.

Clinical Oral Investigations, vol.26, pp.5061-5070, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00784-022-04479-w
  • Title of Journal : Clinical Oral Investigations
  • Page Numbers: pp.5061-5070
  • Keywords: Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), Periodontitis, Nitric oxide synthase (NOS), ASYMMETRIC DIMETHYLARGININE ADMA, ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION, OXIDATIVE STRESS, ENDOGENOUS METHYLARGININES, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASES, NO, INHIBITOR, SMOKING, RELEASE, COMPLEX

Abstract

© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.Objectives: Methylated arginine metabolites and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) play a critical role in regulating endothelial function. The aim of this study was to determine levels of NOS, and methylated arginine metabolites (ADMA, SDMA, homoarginine, arginine, and L-NMMA) and IL-6 in serum and saliva in patients with advanced periodontal diseases and identify their association with clinical parameters. Materials and methods: The study consisted of two groups: healthy individuals (control: n = 24), and generalized Stage III Grade B periodontitis (P: n = 21). Clinical periodontal parameters (probing pocket depth, bleeding on probing, clinical attachment level) were recorded. IL 6 and NOS levels in saliva and serum were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). ADMA, SDMA, homoArg, arginine, and L-NMMA in saliva and serum were analyzed by liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC MS/MS). Results: Clinical parameters were significantly higher in the periodontitis group (p < 0.001). In periodontitis group, NOS, ADMA, and arginine levels in saliva were statistically significantly higher than control group (p < 0.05). Serum levels of SDMA were statistically significantly lower, and IL-6 was statistically significantly higher in P group than C group (p < 0.05). ADMA, NOS, and arginine levels were significantly positive correlated with all clinical periodontal parameters (p < 0.05). Conclusions: These findings suggest that there is a relationship between severity of periodontal disease and endothelial dysfunction by means of ADMA. Salivary ADMA may be related with periodontal inflammation. Clinical relevance: ADMA levels in periodontal inflammation are associated with endothelial dysfunction. According to the results of our study, periodontal inflammation is effective on both local and systemic methylated arginine metabolites and nitric oxide synthase levels. This may shed light on the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic status.