Secretor status and ankylosing spondylitis

Pal, A., Hill, M., Wordsworth, P., & Brown, M. (1998) Secretor status and ankylosing spondylitis. Journal of Rheumatology, 25(2), pp. 318-319.


Objective. To assess the genetic association between secretor status and ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

Methods. A restriction digest method for determining secretor status was developed; 166 patients with AS and 216 healthy British white controls were typed for secretor status using this method.

Results. The frequency of nonsecretors among patients with AS (47/166, 28%) was not significantly different from controls (72/216, 33%).

Conclusion. Secretor status does not influence susceptibility to AS.

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ID Code: 89558
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis, Secretor status, article, controlled study, disease predisposition, genetic association, human, major clinical study, mucosa, phenotype, priority journal, secretion, Cohort Studies, Fucosyltransferases, Humans, Immunity, Mucosal, Spondylitis, Ankylosing
ISSN: 0315-162X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Journal of Rheumatology Publishing Co. Ltd.
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2015 03:14
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 03:14

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