Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 568--573

Levels of salivary thiocyanate and its relation with occurrence of micronuclei using exfoliative cytology in smokers and nonsmokers


Prachi Shrigopal Baldawa1, Venkatesh V Kulkarni2, Ajit V Koshy3, Sabeer S Shaikh3, Rucha Varu3, Garima Srivastava3 
1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, M.A. Rangoonwala Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Prachi Shrigopal Baldawa
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra
India

Aims: To evaluate the levels of salivary thiocyanate and its relation with the occurrence of micronuclei (MN) using exfoliative cytology in smokers and nonsmokers. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty patients were divided into 3 groups: nonsmoker group 1 (control), smokers group 2, and smokers group 3. Their saliva was collected and analyzed for thiocyanate levels, and exfoliative cytology was evaluated for the presence of MN. Statistical Analysis Used: Fisher's exact test and ANOVA test were used. Results: It was seen that as the grade of smoking increased, the levels of salivary thiocyanate and occurrence of MN increased. Conclusions: Detection and quantification of “biomarkers” such as salivary thiocyanate and MN in noninvasive and painless procedures such as oral exfoliative cytology can be an upcoming research domain in the field of cancer prevention and therapeutics.


How to cite this article:
Baldawa PS, Kulkarni VV, Koshy AV, Shaikh SS, Varu R, Srivastava G. Levels of salivary thiocyanate and its relation with occurrence of micronuclei using exfoliative cytology in smokers and nonsmokers.Indian J Dent Res 2016;27:568-573


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Baldawa PS, Kulkarni VV, Koshy AV, Shaikh SS, Varu R, Srivastava G. Levels of salivary thiocyanate and its relation with occurrence of micronuclei using exfoliative cytology in smokers and nonsmokers. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Mar 28 ];27:568-573
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