Research Article

Genetic variants on 17q21 are associated with asthma in a Han Chinese population

Published: February 10, 2012
Genet. Mol. Res. 11 (1) : 340-347 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2012.February.10.5
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(2012). Genetic variants on 17q21 are associated with asthma in a Han Chinese population. Genet. Mol. Res. 11(1): gmr1564. https://doi.org/10.4238/2012.February.10.5
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Abstract

A genome-wide study has shown an association between SNPs located on 17q21 and asthma. Such associations have been identified in several populations, but little is known about the Han Chinese population. We conducted a case-control study in a Han Chinese population to investigate the relationship between SNPs located on 17q21 and asthma; 241 asthmatic patients and 212 healthy controls were recruited from the outpatient clinics of the Nanfang Hospital, Guangdong Province, southern China. We genotyped six SNPs (rs8067378, rs8069176, rs2305480, rs4795400, rs12603332, and rs11650680) located on 17q21 with the Sequenom MassARRAY iPLEX platform. For two of these six loci (rs2305480 and rs8067378), there was evidence of association with asthma, and there was a weak association of asthma with rs8069176. We confirm that genetic variants on 17q21 are associated with asthma in the Han Chinese population.

A genome-wide study has shown an association between SNPs located on 17q21 and asthma. Such associations have been identified in several populations, but little is known about the Han Chinese population. We conducted a case-control study in a Han Chinese population to investigate the relationship between SNPs located on 17q21 and asthma; 241 asthmatic patients and 212 healthy controls were recruited from the outpatient clinics of the Nanfang Hospital, Guangdong Province, southern China. We genotyped six SNPs (rs8067378, rs8069176, rs2305480, rs4795400, rs12603332, and rs11650680) located on 17q21 with the Sequenom MassARRAY iPLEX platform. For two of these six loci (rs2305480 and rs8067378), there was evidence of association with asthma, and there was a weak association of asthma with rs8069176. We confirm that genetic variants on 17q21 are associated with asthma in the Han Chinese population.