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Association of genetic polymorphisms in the RET-protooncogene and NRG1 with Hirschsprung disease in Thai patients.
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Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital developmental defect of the enteric nervous system known to be associated with the RET-protooncogene and other candidates. Recently, a genome-wide association study has added NRG1, a regulator of the development of the enteric ganglia precursors, as a new candidate gene. The aim of this study is to validate the association of the RET-protooncogene and the NRG1 in HSCR in Thai patients. The study used TaqMan single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism for genotyping of 10 SNPs within the RET-protooncogene and four SNPs within the NRG1, in 68 Thai sporadic HSCR cases and 120 ethnic-matched controls. On univariate disease association analysis, 9 of 10 RET-protooncogene SNPs and all four NRG1 SNPs showed an association with HSCR. The rs2435357 (RET-protooncogene) and rs2439305 (NRG1) showed the strongest associations with the disease at P-values of 8.17E-09 (odds ratio (OR)=6.43, 95% confidence intervals (CI)=3.33-12.40) and 6.94E-03 (OR=3.28, 95% CI=1.28-8.38), respectively. The RET-protooncogene rs2435357 (TT genotype) in combination with the NRG1 rs2439305 (GG genotype) was strongly associated with an increased risk of HSCR with a P-value of 1.99E-04 (OR=20.34, 95% CI; 2.54-162.78) when compared with a single SNP of the RET-protooncogene or NRG1. Genetic variation of the RET-protooncogene and NRG1 is involved in the risk of HSCR development in the Thai population. Moreover, the study also detected a combined effect of SNPs by SNP-SNP interaction, which may help in predicting HSCR risk.Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication, 1 March 2012; doi:10.1038/jhg.2012.18.
Theerawut Phusantisampan; Surasak Sangkhathat; Amornrat Phongdara; Piyawan Chiengkriwate; Sakda Patrapinyokul; Surakameth Mahasirimongkol
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-01
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Title:  Journal of human genetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-232X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9808008     Medline TA:  J Hum Genet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics Research, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand.
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