Objective: To determine the relationship between the Serotonin transporter SLC6A4 (5-HTTLPR) gene polymorphism in cheilitis angularis patients. Material and Methods: We conducted a descriptive analysis of 100 DNA samples extracted from the blood serum of 50 patients with cheilitis angularis and 50 patients without cheilitis angularis. Analysis of the Serotonin transporter SLC6A4 (5-HTTLPR) gene polymorphism was observed by carrying out PCR method followed by electrophoresis for the analysis, without the usage of restriction enzyme. The Chi-square test was used for statistical analysis. Results: In the cheilitis angularis group there were 24 samples with SS genotype, 23 samples with LS genotype, and 3 samples with LL genotype. Whereas in the non-cheilitis angularis group, there were 5 samples with SS genotype, 18 samples with LS genotype, and 27 samples with LL genotype. In the cheilitis angularis group found 71 S alleles and 29 L alleles, and in the non-cheilitis angularis group 28 S alleles and 72 L alleles were found. A statistically significant difference was found between the groups (p<0.001). Conclusion: There were significant differences in the distribution of the Serotonin transporter SLC6A4 (5-HTTLPR) gene polymorphism between patients with and without cheilitis angularis.
|Journal||Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
- Genotyping Techniques