Artículos de revistas
HLA-DRB1*1501 tagging rs3135388 polymorphism is not associated with neuromyelitis optica
Multiple Sclerosis, v.16, n.8, p.981-984, 2010
BRUM, Doralina G.
ATKINSON, Elizabeth J.
KANTARCI, Orhun H.
WEINSHENKER, Brian G.
NMO Genetics Collaborators
Background: Association of the HLA-DRB1*1501 allele with multiple sclerosis is well established, but its association with neuromyelitis optica has only been evaluated in small populations. Methods: We performed a case-control genetic association study to evaluate the association of HLA-DRB1*1501 with neuromyelitis optica. The single nucleotide polymorphism rs3135388, which tags HLA-DRB1*1501, was genotyped in 164 patients with neuromyelitis optica, 220 patients with multiple sclerosis and 959 controls matched for age, gender and ethnicity. Genotyping for rs3135388 was performed by Taqman-based 5` nuclease assay. Results: Rs3135388*A was positively associated with multiple sclerosis (OR = 3.93; 95% CI = 2.58-5.97, p = 1.18 x 10(-09)) but negatively associated with NMO (OR = 0.57; 95% CI = 0.36-0.91, p = 0.01). Conclusions: Multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica differ in their associations with DRB1*1501.