Polymorphisms in genes coding for enzymes metabolizing smoking-derived substances and the risk of periodontitis.

@article{Kim2004PolymorphismsIG,
  title={Polymorphisms in genes coding for enzymes metabolizing smoking-derived substances and the risk of periodontitis.},
  author={Jeong-Sook Kim and Jong Y. Park and Won-Yoon Chung and Min-Ah Choi and Kyoo-Sung Cho and K Park},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={959-64}
}
OBJECTIVES Although the direct cause for periodontitis is oral bacterial infection, its progression depends upon genetic and environmental factors. Smoking, one of the environmental factors, is a risk factor for the development and severity of periodontitis. Therefore, individual susceptibility to periodontitis may be influenced by the polymorphisms of genes coding for enzymes metabolizing tobacco-derived substances. The object of this study is to investigate roles of genetic polymorphisms of… CONTINUE READING