Allelic variation investigation of the estrogen receptor within an Australian multiple sclerosis population

Tajouri, Lotti, Fernandez, Francesca, Tajouri, Sophie, Detriche, Geraldine, Szvetko, Attila, Colson, Natalie, Csurhes, Peter, Pender, Michael P., & Griffiths, Lyn R. (2007) Allelic variation investigation of the estrogen receptor within an Australian multiple sclerosis population. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 252(1), pp. 9-12.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a central nervous system (CNS) chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease leading to various neurological disabilities. The disorder is more prevalent for women with a ratio of 3:2 female to male. Objectives: To investigate variation within the estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1) polymorphism gene in an Australian MS case-control population using two intragenic restriction fragment length polymorphisms; the G594A located in exon 8 detected with the BtgI restriction enzyme and T938C located in intron 1, detected with PvuII. One hundred and ten Australian MS patients were studied, with patients classified clinically as Relapsing Remitting MS (RR-MS), Secondary Progressive MS (SP-MS) or Primary Progressive MS (PP-MS). Also, 110 age, sex and ethnicity matched controls were investigated as a comparative group. No significant difference in the allelic distribution frequency was found between the case and control groups for the ESR1 PvuII (P = 0.50) and Btg1 (P = 0.45) marker. Our results do not support a role for these two ESR1 markers in multiple sclerosis susceptibility, however other markers within ESR1 should not be excluded for potential involvement in the disorder.

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ID Code: 62688
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.jns.2006.09.018
ISSN: 0022-510X
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Elsevier
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2013 06:06
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2013 05:03

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