Chinese Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 131  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 643--647

Variant of EOMES Associated with Increasing Risk in Chinese Patients with Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis


Sheng Chen1, Juan Zhang2, Qi-Bing Liu3, Jing-Cong Zhuang3, Lei Wu2, Yong-Feng Xu2, Hong-Fu Li2, Zhi-Ying Wu2, Bao-Gou Xiao1 
1 Department of Neurology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China
2 Department of Neurology and Research Center of Neurology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, Zhejiang, China
3 Department of Neurology and Institute of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bao-Gou Xiao
Department of Neurology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040
China

Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common central nervous system autoimmune disorder. Increasing number of genome-wide association study (GWAS) analyses hint that MS is strongly associated with genetics. Unfortunately, almost all the GWAS analyses were Caucasian population based. Numbers of risk loci might not be replicated in Chinese MS patients. Hence, we performed a MassArray Assay to genotype the previously reported variants located in the transcription regulation genes in order to elucidate their role in the Chinese MS patients. Methods: One hundred and forty-two relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients and 301 healthy controls were consecutively collected from September 2, 2008, to June 7, 2013, as stage 1 subjects. Eight reported transcription regulation-related single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped using the Sequenom MassArray system. In stage 2, another 44 RRMS patients and 200 healthy controls were consecutively collected and Sanger sequenced from April 7, 2015, to June 29, 2017, for the validation of positive results in stage 1. Differences in allele and genotype frequencies between patients and healthy controls, odds ratios, and 95% confidence intervals were calculated with the Chi-square test or Fisher's exact test. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was tested also using the Chi-square test. Results: In stage 1 analysis, we confirmed only one previously reported risk variant, rs11129295 in EOMES gene. We found that the frequency of T/T genotype was much higher in MS group (χ2 = 10.251, P = 0.005) and the T allele of rs11129295 increased the risk of MS (χ2 = 10.022, P = 0.002). In stage 2 and combined analyses, the T allele of rs11129295 still increased the risk of MS (χ2 = 4.586, P = 0.030 and χ2 = 16.378, P = 5.19 × 10−5, respectively). Conclusions: This study enhances the knowledge that the variant of EOMES is associated with increasing risk in Chinese RRMS patients and provides a potential therapeutic target in RRMS.


How to cite this article:
Chen S, Zhang J, Liu QB, Zhuang JC, Wu L, Xu YF, Li HF, Wu ZY, Xiao BG. Variant of EOMES Associated with Increasing Risk in Chinese Patients with Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis.Chin Med J 2018;131:643-647


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Chen S, Zhang J, Liu QB, Zhuang JC, Wu L, Xu YF, Li HF, Wu ZY, Xiao BG. Variant of EOMES Associated with Increasing Risk in Chinese Patients with Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Chin Med J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Sep 22 ];131:643-647
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