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Candidate gene polymorphisms and the risk for pregnancy-related venous thrombosis.
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PMID:  22533697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Venous thrombosis (VT) is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the western world, but the genetic causes of pregnancy-related VT are insufficiently understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between common genetic variations in candidate genes and pregnancy-related VT. We undertook a hospital based case-control study of women with VT during pregnancy or puerperium; controls were women giving birth without having VT. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were selected in 49 pre-specified candidate genes involved in coagulation, inflammation, and hormonal metabolism in 313 cases and 353 controls. We found new associations between SNPs and total pregnancy-related VT in the genes encoding coagulation factors V and VIII, and p-selectin. Additional new associations between SNPs and antenatal VT were found in the genes encoding the epidermal growth factor receptor, the pregnane X receptor, and protein S. Of 21 SNPs previously associated with thrombotic disease, rs2289252 in F11 and rs3917643 in F3 were associated with pregnancy-related VT, while rs4524 in F5 was associated with antenatal VT.
Anders E A Dahm; Irene D Bezemer; Astrid Bergrem; Anne F Jacobsen; Eva M Jacobsen; Grethe Skretting; Frits R Rosendaal; Per Morten Sandset
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of haematology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2141     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372544     Medline TA:  Br J Haematol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Haematology, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Oslo; Research Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
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