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The association of rs703842 variants in CYP27B1 with multiple sclerosis susceptibility is influenced by the HLA-DRB1*15:01 allele in Slovaks.

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Summary of "The association of rs703842 variants in CYP27B1 with multiple sclerosis susceptibility is influenced by the HLA-DRB1*15:01 allele in Slovaks."

In this study, we analysed the association of rs703842 in CYP27B1 gene with multiple sclerosis (MS) risk and disability progression in a group of 496 MS patients and 521 controls. For the first time in Central European Slovak population, we found the rs703842 allele C to be protective factor against MS development (p = 1.09 × 10). Moreover, the risky genotypes TT and TC were showed to be associated with an increased MS risk, and this was aggravated by the homozygous carriage of the HLA-DRB1*15:01 allele (OR = 2.82 vs. 4.86, p < .0001). No association of rs703842 with MS disability progression or calcidiol serum level was found.

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Name: Journal of neuroimmunology
ISSN: 1872-8421
Pages: 123-129

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