To investigate the genetic association pattern between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK-4) gene and allergic rhinitis (AR). A population of 379 patients with the diagnosis of AR and 333 healthy controls who lived in Beijing region was recruited. A total of 8 reprehensive marker SNP which were in IRAK-4 gene region were selected according to the Beijing people database from Hapmap website. The individual genotyping was performed by MassARRAY platform. SPSS 13.0 software was used for statistic analysis. Subgroup analysis for the presence of different allergen sensitivities displayed associations only in the house dust mite-allergic cohorts (rs3794262: P = 0.0034, OR = 1.7388; rs4251481: P = 0.0023, OR = 2.6593), but not in subjects who were allergic to pollens as well as mix allergens. The potential genetic contribution of the IRAK-4 gene to AR demonstrated an allergen-dependant association pattern in Chinese population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 2012|
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