A polymorphism of ORAI1 rs7135617, is associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis

Jeng Hsien Yen, Che Mai Chang, Yu Wen Hsu, Chih Hung Lee, Mei Shin Wu, Daw Yang Hwang, Ben Kuen Chen, Hsien Tzung Liao, Man Tzu Marcie Wu, Wei Chiao Chang

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Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disease usually occurring in synovial tissues and joints, is highly associated with genetic and environmental factors. ORAI1, a gene related to cellular immune system, has been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases and immune diseases. To identify whether ORAI1 gene contributes to RA susceptibility, we enrolled 400 patients with RA and 621 healthy individuals for a case-control genetic association study. Five tagging single nucleotides polymorphisms (tSPNs) within ORAI1 gene were selected for genotyping. An SNP, rs7135617, showed a significant correlation with the risk of RA. Our results indicated that genetic polymorphism of ORAI1 gene is involved in the susceptibility of RA in a Taiwanese population.

Original languageEnglish
Article number834831
JournalMediators of Inflammation
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology

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