Antimicrobial Peptide Cathelicidin and Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphism in Oral Health
Keywords:Saliva, Anti-Microbial Peptide, Vitamin D, Dental Caries, Periodontitis.
Background: Anti-microbial peptides and vitamin D levels in saliva, GCF play an important role in oral
health and its maintenance. The peptide levels are regulated by the Vitamin D cathecidilin pathway and their
association and influence on oral health is of outmost importance. The aim of the present review article is to
establish The aim is to establish a relationship and possibly the role of Cathelicidins and Vitamin D receptor
gene polymorphism in relation to oral health
Methodology: The preferred reporting items for systematic review ad meta analysis (PRISMA) were used
for reporting this systematic review. The study protocol has been approved by all co-authors .The study has
been registered at the National institute for health research (NHR) under the Prospero ID: CRD42020200946.
Results: A total of 102 articles were retrieved through electronic database search .After evaluating the title,
abstract and full text of these articles only 7 were selected for the present systematic review. However 3
articles were excluded because they were classified as high risk of bias according to PRISMA guidelines.
Out of 7 studies selected,4 were classified as low risk bias and 3 were classified as moderate riskbias.
Conclusion: The current evidence suggests anti-microbial peptide LL-37 and vitamin D receptor gene
polymorphism plays an important role in caries prevalence and periodontal health
Highlight: Understanding the role of antimicrobial peptides in saliva helps in enhancing focus on the effect
of these components on oral health and its maintenance.
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