Analysis of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms in patients with chronic periodontitis.

@article{Gunes2008AnalysisOV,
  title={Analysis of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms in patients with chronic periodontitis.},
  author={Sezgin Gunes and A. Pinar Sumer and Gonca Cayir Keles and Nurten Kara and Hulya Koprulu and Hasan Bagci and Yuksel Bek},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={2008},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={58-64}
}
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Genetic polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene are related to bone mineral density, bone turnover, and diseases with bone loss. Alveolar bone loss is a key feature in periodontitis. The aim of this study was to determine whether severe generalized chronic periodontitis (CP) in a Turkish population was associated with polymorphisms in the VDR gene. METHODS Samples of venous blood and DNA were obtained from 72 patients with severe generalized chronic… CONTINUE READING