ADAM33 haplotypes are associated with asthma in a large Australian population
Kedda, Mary-Anne, Duffy, David L., O'Hehir, Robyn E., Thompson, Philip J., & Bradley, Bernadette (2006) ADAM33 haplotypes are associated with asthma in a large Australian population. European Journal of Human Genetics, 14(9), pp. 1027-1036.
The ADAM33 gene has recently been identified as being a potentially important asthma candidate gene, and polymorphisms in this gene have been shown to be associated with asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in Caucasian individuals from several populations. We performed chip-based matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry using the MassARRAY system and multiplexed genotyping assays to investigate the association between 10 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the ADAM33 gene (F_+1, Q_-1, S_1, ST_+4, ST_+7, V_-2, V_-1, V_2, V_4, V_5) and asthma and asthma severity in a large Australian Caucasian population of nonasthmatic controls (n = 473), and patients with mild (n = 292), moderate (n = 238) and severe (n = 82) asthma. No significant association was found between any one of the 10 SNPs and asthma or asthma severity, however, there was a significant global haplotypic association with asthma (P = 0.0002) and disease severity (P = 0.0001), driven by the combination of two key SNPs, V_-1 and ST_+7. A meta-analysis of all the genetic studies conducted to date found significant between-study heterogeneity, likely to reflect population stratification. Our analysis of ADAM33 haplotypes further suggests a likely role for ADAM33 in the asthma phenotype, although it does not exclude an association with another locus in linkage disequilibrium with ADAM33.
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|Keywords:||ADAM33, Asthma, Australian, Polymorphism|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > GENETICS (060400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Nature Publishing Group|
|Deposited On:||02 Aug 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 13:56|
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