World Journal of
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An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
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Abstract

AN IN VITRO EVALUATION OF MELATONIN AS AN ANTIBACTERIAL AGENT ON PERIODONTAL PATHOGENS

Rashmi Srinath*, Anirudh B. Acharya and Kishore G. Bhatt

ABSTRACT

Aim and Objectives: Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition of the periodontium caused by the imbalance in host bacterial interaction. Various agents have been used as biomarkers in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Melatonin, an indole amine hormone secreted by pineal gland is one such hormone. Melatonin has been declared an ubiquitous molecule, exerting antibacterial effect against various antibiotic resistant strains of microorganisms. However its effect against periodontal pathogens is not yet clear. Hence this in vitro qualitative analysis was conducted to evaluate the antibacterial efficacy of melatonin on selected periodontal pathogens.

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