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Plastic Surgery International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 247104, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/247104
Research Article

Preliminary Analysis of the Nonsynonymous Polymorphism rs17563 in BMP4 Gene in Brazilian Population Suggests Protection for Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip and Palate

1Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), 13083-887 Campinas, SP, Brazil
2Medical Genetics Service, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, 90035-903 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
3Medical Genetics Sector, State University of Alagoas, 57010-300 Maceio, AL, Brazil
4Clinical Genetics Service, University Hospital, Federal University of Alagoas, 57072-970 Maceio, AL, Brazil
5Centro de Atendimento Integral ao Fissurado Labiopalatal (CAIF), 81050-00 Curitiba, PR, Brazil
6Department of Molecular Biology, Medicine School of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP FUNFARME), 15090-000 São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil

Received 27 July 2012; Accepted 3 November 2012

Academic Editor: Renato Da Silva Freitas

Copyright © 2012 Tânia Kawasaki Araújo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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