"KERATINS IN GINGIVAL: A REVIEW"

Aastha Sahani
2021 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH  
The epithelium of gingiva is of stratified squamous type. Keratins are proteins present in the epithelium which protect the gingiva against mechanical stresses. Keratins are classified into two types- type I (acidic) and type II (basic). This review focuses on the types, structure, and distribution of keratins in the gingiva. A brief note has also been added on the disorders of keratin-associated with oral mucosa.
doi:10.36106/ijsr/4503039 fatcat:cn64r3b7kbhchnra5ckmcbxuia