Association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and chronic periodontitis among Libyans

@inproceedings{Jilani2015AssociationBV,
  title={Association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and chronic periodontitis among Libyans},
  author={Mouna M. El Jilani and Abdenaser A. Mohamed and Hamza Ben Zeglam and Inas M. Alhudiri and Ahmad M. Ramadan and Saleh Suleiman Saleh and Mohamed Elkabir and Ibrahim Ben Amer and Nureddin Ashammakhi and Nabil S. Enattah},
  booktitle={The Libyan journal of medicine},
  year={2015}
}
Background Chronic periodontitis (CP) is a common oral disease characterized by inflammation in the supporting tissue of the teeth 'the periodontium', periodontal attachment loss, and alveolar bone loss. The disease has a microbial etiology; however, recent findings suggest that the genetic factors, such as vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms, have also been included. Aim Investigation of the relationship between VDR gene polymorphisms and CP among Libyans. Materials and methods In this… CONTINUE READING