Evaluation of IL-8 gene polymorphisms in patients with periodontitis in Hamedan, Iran

@inproceedings{Houshmand2012EvaluationOI,
  title={Evaluation of IL-8 gene polymorphisms in patients with periodontitis in Hamedan, Iran},
  author={Behzad Houshmand and Mehrdad Hajilooi and Alireza Baradaran Rafiei and Mohsen Jali Bidgoli and Sara Soheilifar},
  booktitle={Dental research journal},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Many environmental and genetic factors are known as factors that increase the susceptibility to periodontitis. As IL-8 is a chemokine that mediate the inflammatory process in periodontal disease, we decided to evaluate the effect of its polymorphism on chronic and aggressive periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study DNA was isolated from the whole blood of 107 periodontitis patients and 199 healthy individuals. All samples were genotyped for the IL-8… CONTINUE READING