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Analysis of MMP-3 polymorphism in osseointegrated implant failure


Polymorphism. Metalloproteinase. Implant loss. Risk factor.

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Munhoz FB de A, Nogara PRB, Junior FR da C, Branco FP, Santos MCLG dos. Analysis of MMP-3 polymorphism in osseointegrated implant failure. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2017 Sep. 20 [cited 2023 Mar. 21];15(4):304-7. Available from:


Polymorphisms in matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) genes have been associated with several pathologies, including dental implant loss. MMP-3 is crucial to the connective tissue remodeling process. The objective of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between -1612 MMP-3 polymorphism and the early implant failure. A sample of 240 non-smokers was divided: test group 120 patients with one or more early failed implants and control group 120 patients with one or more healthy implants. Genomic DNA from oral mucosa was analyzed by PCR-RFLP. No association of early implant loss with genotypes and alleles of the -1612 polymorphism in MMP-3 were found by the Chi-squared test. Only the presence of the -1612 polymorphism of MMP-3 is not a genetic risk factor for early loss of implants.


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