Objective: Bruxism is a condition defined as a masticatory muscle activity with an unexplored genetic background. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between genetic polymorphisms in ACTN3 and bruxism. Study design: A total of 151 biological-unrelated children, aged 7–12 years were included in a case control ratio of 1:1.5. The data collection was performed during interview and clinical examination. Saliva samples were collected from all children and 3 genetic polymorphisms in the ACTN3 (rs678397, rs1671064 and rs1815739) were selected for genotyping using real time PCR. Pearson chisquare calculation was used to assess Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and to evaluate the association between genotypes and alleles frequencies for each genetic polymorphism in the co-dominant and recessive models. An alpha of 5% was used. Results: The genetic polymorphisms rs678397, rs1671064 and rs1815739 were associated with bruxism in the co-dominate model and in the recessive model (p<0.05). Allele distribution was also associated with bruxism for the polymorphisms rs678397 and rs1671064 (p<0.05). Conclusion: The genetic polymorphisms rs678397, rs1671064 and rs1815739 in ACTN3 are associated with bruxism and can contribute to the etiology of this condition in children.
Genetic Polymorphisms in ACTN3 Contribute to the Etiology of Bruxism in Children
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
E Calvano Küchler, J Arid, M Palinkas, M Ayumi Omori, RM de Lara, LM Napolitano Gonçalves, SC Hallak Regalo, C Paes Torres Mantovani, A Rezende Vieira, K Diaz-Serrano; Genetic Polymorphisms in ACTN3 Contribute to the Etiology of Bruxism in Children. J Clin Pediatr Dent 1 January 2020; 44 (3): 180–184. doi: https://doi.org/10.17796/1053-4625-44.3.8
Download citation file: