Identification of a Shared Genetic Susceptibility Locus for Coronary Heart Disease and Periodontitis

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Recent studies indicate a mutual epidemiological relationship between coronary heart disease (CHD) and periodontitis. Both diseases are associated with similar risk factors and are characterized by a chronic inflammatory process. In a candidate-gene association study, we identify an association of a genetic susceptibility locus shared by both diseases. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000378

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@article{Schaefer2009IdentificationOA, title={Identification of a Shared Genetic Susceptibility Locus for Coronary Heart Disease and Periodontitis}, author={Arne S. Schaefer and Gesa M. Richter and Birte Groessner-Schreiber and Barbara Noack and Michael Nothnagel and Nour-Eddine El Mokhtari and Bruno G. Loos and S\oeren Jepsen and Stefan Schreiber}, journal={PLoS Genetics}, year={2009}, volume={5}, pages={1747 - 1757} }