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Common polymorphisms in the microsomal epoxide hydrolase and N-acetyltransferase 2 genes in association with inflammatory bowel disease in the Danish population.
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PMID:  21228703     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by recurrent inflammation of the intestinal mucosa. Reactive molecules play a central role in altering the intestinal permeability, which may induce or sustain an immune response. Changes in detoxification of substances that causes epithelial damage may confer susceptibility to IBD. Hence, polymorphic enzymes involved in the detoxification processes may be risk factors of IBD. METHODS: The two biotransformation enzymes microsomal epoxide hydrolase and N-acetyltransferase 2 were genotyped using TaqMan based real-time PCR in 388 patients with Crohn's disease, 565 patients with ulcerative colitis and 796 healthy controls. RESULTS: No association was found between the genotypes of low microsomal epoxide hydrolase activity or slow N-acetyltransferase 2 acetylator status and IBD. An association was found between microsomal epoxide hydrolase and less than 40 years of age at diagnosis of Crohn's disease and microsomal epoxide hydrolase and azathiporine use in patients with ulcerative colitis. No other evident phenotypic associations were found for the two enzymes and either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. A possible modification of smoking on microsomal epoxide hydrolase genotypes was found. CONCLUSION: Microsomal epoxide hydrolase and N-acetyltransferase 2 genotypes appear not to be individual risk factors of IBD, or to be important in relation to phenotypic characteristics of IBD.
Anja Ernst; Vibeke Andersen; Mette Ostergaard; Bent A Jacobsen; Inge S Pedersen; Asbjørn M Drewes; Henrik Okkels; Henrik B Krarup
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5687     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aDepartment of Clinical Biochemistry, Section of Molecular Diagnostics, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Reberbansgade bMech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Hobrovej, Aalborg cDepartments of Medicine dClinical Biochemistry, Viborg Regional Hospital, Heibergs Allé, Viborg, Denmark.
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