A Novel Genetic Variation in , the Core Component of NADPH Oxidase, Contributes to the Susceptibility of Tuberculosis in Western Chinese Han Population.

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Summary of "A Novel Genetic Variation in , the Core Component of NADPH Oxidase, Contributes to the Susceptibility of Tuberculosis in Western Chinese Han Population."

(Mtb) is the causative agent of the disease tuberculosis (TB). Macrophages eliminate the Mtb, delivering it to the degradative, phagolysosomal compartment for degradation, in which reactive oxygen species generated by nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NADPHO) plays an important role. In our study, we aimed at investigating the association of polymorphisms in neutrophil cytosolic factor 2 () gene, the core component of NADPHO, with susceptibility of TB in the Western Chinese Han population. We conducted a casecontrol study of 900 cases and 1534 controls and genotyped four single-nucleotide polymorphisms within the gene. We found that the rs10911362 variants were associated with a decreased TB risk in this population (odds ratio [OR] = 0.83 [0.72-0.95], OR = 0.83 [0.72-0.95], OR = 0.78 [0.66-0.93],  < 0.05). rs10911362 might fall in a transcriptional factor binding site associated with ZNF410 and may be the expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) for the SMG7 gene according to the Ensembl data. Our study demonstrated for the first time that the G allele of rs10911362 provided a protective role against TB risk in the Western Chinese Han population.


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Name: DNA and cell biology
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