Ana Paula Silva de Souza

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BACKGROUND A single nucleotide polymorphism was described in the promoter region of the human MMP-1 gene, and this polymorphism has been associated with risk of cancer metastasis and inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine that mediates inflammatory tissue destruction. A G to C substitution at position -174 in the promoter of IL-6 gene reduces in vitro(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking has been associated with periodontitis severity and is considered a risk factor for its development. It has been reported that matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) produced by host cells(More)
BACKGROUND The proinflammatory chemokine interleukin (IL)-8 is important in the regulation of the inflammatory response. Analyses of the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) reference sequence (rs)(More)