Association of Fcgamma receptor IIa genotype with chronic periodontitis in Caucasians.

@article{Yamamoto2004AssociationOF,
  title={Association of Fcgamma receptor IIa genotype with chronic periodontitis in Caucasians.},
  author={Koji Yamamoto and Tetsuo Kobayashi and Sara Grossi and Alex W. Ho and Robert J. Genco and Hiromasa Yoshie and Ernesto De Nardin},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={517-22}
}
BACKGROUND Functional polymorphisms of immunoglobulin G (IgG) Fc receptors IIIa and IIIb (FcgammaRIIIa and FcgammaRIIIb) have been shown as risk factors for periodontitis. The aim of this study is to examine whether FcgammaRIIa polymorphism is associated with a disease risk as well. METHODS Baseline periodontal and general health examinations were carried out on 1,221 Caucasian adults. From these, 422 subjects with moderate to severe, or little or no periodontal disease were assigned to two… CONTINUE READING