Study of the CTLA-4 gene polymorphisms in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) samples from Malaysia

Chua, K.H.; Puah, S.M.; Chew, C.H.; Tan, S.Y.; Lian, L.H. (2010) Study of the CTLA-4 gene polymorphisms in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) samples from Malaysia. Annals of Human Biology, 37 (2). pp. 275-281. ISSN 0301-4460

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the polymorphisms of the exon 1 (+49A/G), promoter sites (-1722T/C, -1661A/G, -318C/T), and 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) (+6230 A/G) of the CTLA-4 gene in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) affected patients. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism was used to determine genotypes of these five markers in 130 SLE patients and 130 healthy controls. Of the five tested polymorphisms, there was no statistical significant difference between the genotypic and allelic frequencies of patients with SLE and controls. Hence, we propose that the CTLA-4 gene does not play a major role in the genetic susceptibility to the development of SLE in the Malaysian population.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Human Biology
Additional Information: Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Molecular Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms azrahani halim
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2012 09:51
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3852

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