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J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Mar;129(3):629-34. doi: 10.1038/jid.2008.297. Epub 2008 Oct 16.

Further genetic evidence for three psoriasis-risk genes: ADAM33, CDKAL1, and PTPN22.

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  • 1Celera, Alameda, California 94502, USA.


Predisposition to psoriasis is known to be affected by genetic variation in HLA-C, IL12B, and IL23R, and although other psoriasis-associated variants have been identified, incontrovertible statistical evidence for these markers has not yet been obtained. To help resolve this issue, we tested 15 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 7 putative psoriasis-risk genes in 1,448 psoriasis patients and 1,385 control subjects; 3 SNPs, rs597980 in ADAM33, rs6908425 in CDKAL1 and rs3789604 in PTPN22, were significant with the same risk allele as in prior reports (one-sided P<0.05, false discovery rate<0.15). These three markers were tested in a fourth sample set (599 cases and 299 controls); one marker, rs597980, replicated (one-sided P<0.05) and the other two had odds ratios with the same directionality as in the original sample sets. Mantel-Haenszel meta-analyses of all available case-control data, including those published by other groups, showed that these three markers were highly significant (rs597980: P=0.0057 (2,025 cases and 1,597 controls), rs6908425: P=1.57 x 10(-5) (3,206 cases and 4,529 controls), and rs3789604: P=3.45 x 10(-5) (2,823 cases and 4,066 controls)). These data increase the likelihood that ADAM33, CDKAL1, and PTPN22 are true psoriasis-risk genes.

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