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Analysis of two common alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency alleles (PI*Z and PI*S) in subjects with periodontitis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Periodontology
0303-6979
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
12
Pages
1118–1121
Identifiers
PMID: 12492914
Source
Medline

Abstract

We did not find evidence to support an association between mutant PI* alleles and periodontitis in a small, controlled study. Larger studies will be required to clarify the relationship between alpha1-antitrypsin genotype and susceptibility to inflammatory periodontal disease.

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