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Clinical study of the correlation between complement factor H polymorphism and age-related macular degeneration

Published: September 16, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(3): gmr8457 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15038457
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(2016). Clinical study of the correlation between complement factor H polymorphism and age-related macular degeneration. Genet. Mol. Res. 15(3): gmr8457. https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15038457
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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the correlation between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of the liver-kidney yin-deficiency type and complement factor H (CFH) polymorphism, and to determine whether the C allele of the T1277C (Y402H) variant is a risk factor for this condition. We performed a case-control investigation of 60 patients with liver-kidney yin-deficiency AMD and 60 normal control subjects. Peripheral blood was collected from each participant for DNA extraction. Following amplification by polymerase chain reaction, the DNA samples were sequenced, and polymorphism of the CFH gene was examined. Data were analyzed with the chi-square test, with P CFH Y402H polymorphism. Among patients with this condition, CFH genotypes were normally distributed. The principal CFH genotypes that induce liver-kidney yin-deficiency AMD are the mutant homozygote CC and heterozygote TC forms. Moreover, C allele carriers are at higher risk of developing this disease.

This study aimed to investigate the correlation between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of the liver-kidney yin-deficiency type and complement factor H (CFH) polymorphism, and to determine whether the C allele of the T1277C (Y402H) variant is a risk factor for this condition. We performed a case-control investigation of 60 patients with liver-kidney yin-deficiency AMD and 60 normal control subjects. Peripheral blood was collected from each participant for DNA extraction. Following amplification by polymerase chain reaction, the DNA samples were sequenced, and polymorphism of the CFH gene was examined. Data were analyzed with the chi-square test, with P CFH Y402H polymorphism. Among patients with this condition, CFH genotypes were normally distributed. The principal CFH genotypes that induce liver-kidney yin-deficiency AMD are the mutant homozygote CC and heterozygote TC forms. Moreover, C allele carriers are at higher risk of developing this disease.

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