Aquaporins’ Influence on Different Dental Erosive Wear Phenotypes in Humans.
Amela Tulek, Alexandre Rezende Vieira, Megan Weber, Mariana Bezamat, Kathleen Deeley, Kjersti Refsholt Stenhagen, Amer Sehic, Jenny Bogstad Søvik and Aida Mulic | February 24th 2020
Dental erosive wear is a multifactorial condition of high prevalence. Nowadays, there is an emphasis on discovering individual genetic predisposition for the development of this condition. Aquaporins (AQPs) are water channel proteins expressed in salivary glands, as well as during tooth development. They are involved in salivary secretion and composition and linked to physiological protection of the oral cavity.
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between different dental erosive wear phenotypes, AQP genes, and selected environmental factors.