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Coding polymorphisms in the genes of the alternative complement pathway and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
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PMID:  21352499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Variants in the genes of the alternative complement pathway are associated with risk of numerous inflammatory diseases. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is associated with inflammation and is a common cause of illness and death among European populations. This study tested 49 single nucleotide polymorphisms, including common putatively functional polymorphisms, in the genes of the alternative complement cascade (CFH, CFB, CFD, CFI, properdin, CR1, CR1L, CR2, CD46, vitronectin, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8A, C8B, C8G and C9). The study group were 434 cases with infra-renal aortic diameter ≥30 mm and 378 disease-free controls from two UK centres, all with self-reported European ancestry. There was no evidence for significant association with presence or size of aneurysm following correction for multiple testing. This study suggests that variation in the genes of the alternative pathway is not an important cause of abdominal aortic aneurysm development.
D T Bradley; S A Badger; M J Bown; R D Sayers; A E Hughes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of immunogenetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-313X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101232337     Medline TA:  Int J Immunogenet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, UK Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, UK Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, UK.
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