Analysis of osteoprotegerin (OPG) gene polymorphism in Iranian patients with chronic periodontitis and peri-implantitis. A cross-sectional study.

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PURPOSE Receptor activator for nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL)/RANK/OPG pathway plays a redundant role in osteoclastogenesis, osteoclast activation and regulation of bone resorption. Recently, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) have been reported as a co-factor in pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the… (More)

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@article{Kadkhodazadeh2012AnalysisOO, title={Analysis of osteoprotegerin (OPG) gene polymorphism in Iranian patients with chronic periodontitis and peri-implantitis. A cross-sectional study.}, author={Mahdi Kadkhodazadeh and Zahra Alizadeh Tabari and Mohammad Reza Shams Ardakani and Ahmad Reza Ebadian and Azam Brook}, journal={European journal of oral implantology}, year={2012}, volume={5 4}, pages={381-8} }