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Analysis of vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) polymorphisms in Turner syndrome patients

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Bianco, Bianca [1, 2] ; Verreschi, Ieda T. N. [1] ; Oliveira, Kelly C. [1] ; Guedes, Alexis D. [1] ; Barbosa, Caio P. [2] ; Lipay, Monica V. N. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Div Endocrinol, Dept Med, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Fac Med ABC, Dept Gynecol & Obstet, Ctr Human Reprod & Genet, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Gynecological Endocrinology; v. 28, n. 4, p. 326-329, APR 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Individuals with Turner syndrome (TS) have increased risk for autoimmune diseases, especially thyroid abnormalities. The function of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is influenced by several genetic polymorphisms which are associated with a susceptibility to a range of autoimmune diseases. Thus, we have hypothesized a possible relationship between thyroid abnormalities and VDR polymorphisms (ApaI/G1025-49T, TaqI/T1056C, FokI/T2C and BsmI G1024 + 283A) in TS patients. A case-control study was performed comprising 101 Brazilian women with TS and a control group consisting of 133 healthy fertile women without a history of autoimmune diseases. In TS group, 21.8% had Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Detection of VDR polymorphisms was performed using TaqMan system by real-time PCR. The chi(2) was used to compare allele and genotype frequencies between groups. Combined genotypes of VDR gene polymorphisms were assessed by the haplotype analysis. A p value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Relatively similar VDR polymorphisms genotype and allelic frequencies in cases and controls were found, even when only considering the patients with thyroid abnormalities. Haplotype analysis showed that none of the VDR haplotypes were associated to thyroid diseases in TS patients. In conclusion, the results showed no association between VDR gene polymorphisms and thyroid abnormalities in Brazilian TS patients tested. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/05250-0 - Study of polymorphisms related to autoimmunity in Turner Syndrome patients
Grantee:Monica Vannucci Nunes Lipay
Support type: Regular Research Grants