Elevation of vitamin D-binding protein levels in the plasma of patients with generalized aggressive periodontitis.

@article{Zhang2013ElevationOV,
  title={Elevation of vitamin D-binding protein levels in the plasma of patients with generalized aggressive periodontitis.},
  author={Xiao Zhang and H Meng and Xuehao Sun and Li Xu and Liuping Zhang and Danna Shi and Xianghui Feng and Ruifang Lu and Zhibin Chen},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={74-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) is a multifunctional and highly expressed plasma protein. Among its diverse roles, including those in the immune and inflammatory responses, it is the primary carrier of vitamin D, which has been implicated in periodontitis. We hypothesized that there is a correlation between systemic DBP levels and generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP). MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-four patients with GAgP and 32 healthy controls were recruited… CONTINUE READING

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