Objectives: Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) constitute a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by alterations in mandibular movement. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the Bcl1 variant of NR3C1 gene and TMD susceptibility in Turkish population.
Method: NR3C1 gene BcI1 variant of 100 TMD patients and 105 healthy controls was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method (PCR-RFLP).
Results: There was also no significant difference in regard to genotype and allele frequencies between the patients and the controls (OR 0.216 (95% Cl: 0.85-2.04); p=0.216). However, present study found that numeric pain rating scale was higher in patients with CC and CG genotypes.
Discussion: Although the NR3C1 Bcl1 variant did not show any difference between the TMD and the control groups, we thought that this variant could be correlated with pain intensity in patients. Further studies with different ethnic subjects are needed to confirm the results.