INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.75, no.7, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
Aims Amelogenesis imperfecta and generalised enamel hypoplasia are developmental dental anomalies that affect dental enamel. While amelogenesis imperfecta results from various gene mutations, the exact underlying mechanisms of the etiopathogenesis of both remain unclear. This study aims to evaluate Ghrelin hormone levels in children with generalised enamel hypoplasia to establish whether Ghrelin might have a potential role in enamel hypoplasia's etiology. The second purpose is to determine the correlations among the blood levels of Ghrelin, growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), bone alkaline phosphatase (BALP) and osteocalcin (OC) that are vital in dental development.