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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Genetic polymorphisms in the MMP-1 and MMP-3 gene may contribute to chronic periodontitis in a Brazilian population|
da Silva, RA
de Souza, AP
|Abstract:||Objectives: Matrix metalloproteinase-1 and -3 (MMP-1, MMP-3) represent proteinases that degrade macromolecules of the extracellular matrix. These enzymes play a fundamental role during destruction of periodontal tissues. Genetic polymorphisms were characterized in the promoter region of the MMP-1 and MMP-3 genes. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between these genetic variations with chronic periodontitis in a Brazilian population. Material and Methods: Non-smoking subjects (n=114) exhibiting sites >= 5 mm clinical attachment loss were recruited for study. Control subjects (n=109) should not exhibit clinical signals of periodontitis. MMP-1 (-1607 1G/2G, -519 A/G) and MMP-3 (-1612 5A/6A) gene promoter polymorphisms were genotyped using PCR-RFLP methods. Results: Analysis of polymorphisms showed no differences in distribution of the -1607 1G/2G and -519 A/G variants in the MMP-1 gene between the healthy and periodontitis group (p > 0.05). However, the distribution of genotype frequencies of the -1612 5A/6A polymorphism in the MMP-3 gene showed that the 5A/5A genotype was significantly more frequent in the periodontitis group (p=0.008). The same was not observed in the 5A/6A genotype once only one 5A allele is carried. We also observed a trend to increase the frequency of the MMP-1/MMP-3 haplotype (2G/5A) in the periodontitis group (p=0.08). Conclusion: On the basis of the results, no significant association is found for the MMP-1 polymorphisms with susceptibility of periodontitis, while the MMP-3 gene polymorphism may contribute to periodontal tissue destruction during periodontitis in Brazilian subjects.|
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