Vitamin D receptor ApaI, TaqI, BsmI, and FokI polymorphisms and psoriasis susceptibility: a meta-analysis.
Summary of "Vitamin D receptor ApaI, TaqI, BsmI, and FokI polymorphisms and psoriasis susceptibility: a meta-analysis."
The aim of this study was to explore whether vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms confer susceptibility to psoriasis. Meta-analyses were conducted on the associations between the VDR ApaI, TaqI, BsmI, and FokI polymorphisms and psoriasis. Nine relevant studies on VDR polymorphisms and psoriasis were included in this meta-analysis, which involved 742 psoriasis patients and 715 controls. Meta-analysis indicated an association between the VDR ApaI A allele and psoriasis in Turkish studies (OR = 0.684, 95% CI = 0.475-0.985, p = 0.041). Meta-analysis indicated an association between the BsmI B allele and psoriasis in Asians (OR = 0.636, 95% CI = 0.411-0.984, p = 0.041), and showed a significant association between the FF and ff genotypes of the FokI polymorphism and psoriasis in all study subjects and in Turkish studies (OR = 2.028, 95% CI = 1.194-3.446, p = 0.009; OR = 3.582, 95% CI = 1.602-8.009, p = 0.002). This meta-analysis suggests that the VDR ApaI polymorphism confers susceptibility to psoriasis in the Turkish population. In addition, associations were found between the BsmI polymorphism and susceptibility to psoriasis in Asians and between the Fok I polymorphism and psoriasis in the Turkish population.
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, 126-1, Anam-dong 5-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 136-705, Korea, email@example.com.
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Name: Molecular biology reports
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22290287
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-012-1466-6
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Vitamin D Response Element
A DNA sequence that is found in the promoter region of vitamin D regulated genes. Vitamin D receptor (RECEPTOR, CALCITRIOL) binds to and regulates the activity of genes containing this element.
A lipid cofactor that is required for normal blood clotting. Several forms of vitamin K have been identified: VITAMIN K 1 (phytomenadione) derived from plants, VITAMIN K 2 (menaquinone) from bacteria, and synthetic naphthoquinone provitamins, VITAMIN K 3 (menadione). Vitamin K 3 provitamins, after being alkylated in vivo, exhibit the antifibrinolytic activity of vitamin K. Green leafy vegetables, liver, cheese, butter, and egg yolk are good sources of vitamin K.
Vitamin D Deficiency
A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN D in the diet, insufficient production of vitamin D in the skin, inadequate absorption of vitamin D from the diet, or abnormal conversion of vitamin D to its bioactive metabolites. It is manifested clinically as RICKETS in children and OSTEOMALACIA in adults. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1406)
25-hydroxyvitamin D 2
9,10-Secoergosta-5,7,10(19),22-tetraene-3,25-diol. Biologically active metabolite of vitamin D2 which is more active in curing rickets than its parent. The compound is believed to attach to the same receptor as vitamin D2 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3.
Vitamin K 1
A family of phylloquinones that contains a ring of 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone and an isoprenoid side chain. Members of this group of vitamin K 1 have only one double bond on the proximal isoprene unit. Rich sources of vitamin K 1 include green plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria. Vitamin K1 has antihemorrhagic and prothrombogenic activity.
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