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İhsan O Osar, Yavuz Findik, Orhan Akpinar
Citation Information : Osar İO, Findik Y, Akpinar O. TNF Receptor Superfamily Members RANK, RANKL, OPG Pathway as Osteoimmunological Biomarker of Bone Healing after Orthognathic Surgery. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2020; 9 (1):4-7.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-06-2019
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily member receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (RANK), RANK-ligand (RANKL), and osteoprotegerin (OPG) pathway as osteoimmunological biomarker of bone healing after surgery. These biomarkers play an important role in the bone repair and healing after orthognathic surgery. The aim of our study was to evaluate levels of the RANKL–RANK–OPG cytokine system as osteoimmunological biomarker of bone healing after orthognathic surgery. Receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB, RANKL, and OPG were evaluated in 25 patients who is undergoing orthognathic surgery. Blood samples were collected before the operation, after 1st day, and 10th day of the operation. Differences among OPG, RANK, and RANKL averages were not statistically significant in all time levels and operation types. In this study, we concluded that RANKL/OPG ratio and blood serum RANK levels may show bone remodeling activity and bone remodeling activity after orthognathic surgery, although there is a need for further extensive studies.