TSitologiya i Genetika 2022, vol. 56, no. 5, 69-71
Cytology and Genetics 2022, vol. 56, no. 5, 475–480, doi: https://www.doi.org/10.3103/S0095452722050115

A brief landscape of epigenetic mechanisms in dental pathologies

Tynior W., Strzelczyk J.K.

  1. Department of Medical and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  2. Department of Medical and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Jordana 19, 41-808 Zabrze, Poland

Epigenetics is the study of modifications in DNA expression without changing the sequences in deoxyribonucleic acid. Epigenetic mechanisms are specific “control” modifications responsible for the activity or inactivity of selected genes. Researchers are revealing a strong impact of epigenetic mechanisms on various general diseases in human. It gives clinicians great hope to understand pathomechanisms and start causal treatment. The possibility for dental clinicians is also wide and consists of diagnosis and treatment of diseases occurring in the oral cavity. This review presents the role of epigenetic mechanisms and the growing interest in their possible associations with dental pathologies such as periodontal diseases, craniofacial malformations, and tooth agenesis.

Keywords: epigenetics, genes, dental pathologies, periodontal diseases, tooth agenesis

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