Genetic Aspects of Cleft Lip and Palate – A Review
- Corresponding Author:
- Ravi Teja Chitturi
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology
SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India-522509
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 28, 2014; Accepted date: September 08, 2014; Published date: September 15, 2014
Citation: Chitturi RT, Reddy BVR, Kumar KK, Chandrashekar P, Chandra KLP, et al. (2014) Genetic Aspects of Cleft Lip and Palate – A Review. J Clin Diagn Res 3:111. doi:10.4172/2376-0311.1000111
Copyright: © 2014 Chitturi RT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Craniofacial abnormalities especially Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) are considered to be one of the most commonly occurring birth defects in humans. CLP is considered to be a very important disorder to be understood because of the the complications it produces in an infant. Recent advances in molecular techniques has given a good insight into the various changes that occur at a genetic level, thus shedding some light on the pathogenesis of CLP. This review aims to give the reader an uptodate information regrading various genes that are involved in oro facial clefting especially CLP.