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STAT4 is a genetic risk factor for systemic sclerosis in a Chinese population.

Authors: Yi, L  Wang, JC  Guo, XJ  Gu, YH  Tu, WZ  Guo, G  Yang, L  Xiao, R  Yu, L  Mayes, MD  Assassi, S  Jin, L  Zou, HJ  Zhou, XD 
Citation: Yi L, etal., Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2013 Apr-Jun;26(2):473-8.
RGD ID: 8661701
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:23755762

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an immune-mediated and complex genetic disease. An association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the STAT4 gene with SSc has been reported in European Caucasians, North Americans and Japanese. We undertook the current study to examine whether the STAT4 SNPs are also associated with susceptibility to SSc and SSc subsets in a Han Chinese population. A total of 453 Han Chinese patients with SSc and 534 healthy controls were examined in the study. The SNPs rs7574865, rs10168266 and rs3821236 of the STAT4 gene were examined with SNP TaqMan assays. The T-allele carriers of rs7574865 and rs10168266 were strongly associated with the presence of anti-topoisomerase I (ATA) and pulmonary fibrosis in SSc patients, as well as with diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc). The presence of anti-centromere (ACA) and limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) did not show significant association with any of the examined SNPs. The results were consistent with previous reports in other ethnic populations in supporting the notion that polymorphisms of STAT4 may play an important role in susceptibility to SSc. It also revealed different genetic aspects of SSc subsets in a Han Chinese population.



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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Stat4  (signal transducer and activator of transcription 4)

Genes (Mus musculus)
Stat4  (signal transducer and activator of transcription 4)

Genes (Homo sapiens)
STAT4  (signal transducer and activator of transcription 4)


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