Tuftelin, mutans streptococci, and dental caries susceptibility.

  title={Tuftelin, mutans streptococci, and dental caries susceptibility.},
  author={Rebecca L. Slayton and Margaret E. Cooper and Mary L. Marazita},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={84 8},
The purpose of this study was to identify genetic factors that contribute to dental caries susceptibility, either alone or in combination with environmental factors. Dental examinations were performed and buccal swab samples collected from 3- to 5-year-old children with at least 4 surfaces of decay, or with no evidence of decay. SNP assays for each of 6 candidate genes were performed for all cases and controls. Chi-square analysis and regression analysis were used for the evaluation of… CONTINUE READING

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