Association of Ugrp2 gene polymorphisms with adenoid hypertrophy in the pediatric population

Atilla M. H. , Ozdas S., Ozdas T., Bastimur S., Muz S. E. , Oz I., ...More

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.84, no.5, pp.599-607, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Adenoid hypertrophy is a condition that presents itself as the chronic enlargement of adenoid tissues; it is frequently observed in the pediatric population. The Ugrp2 gene, a member of the secretoglobin superfamily, encodes a low-molecular weight protein that functions in the differentiation of upper airway epithelial cells. However, little is known about the association of Ugrp2 genetic variations with adenoid hypertrophy.