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Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2005 Nov;25(4):669-79.

HLA-G: an asthma gene on chromosome 6p.

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Department of Human Genetics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, 920 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. c-ober@genetics.uchicago.edu

Abstract

We identified HLA-G as an asthma susceptibility gene in multiple populations and demonstrated that variation in this gene influences subsequent risk for asthma. Prenatal exposure to factors that are correlated with maternal BHR (or perhaps BHR itself) interacts with fetal genotype to determine risk, however. Among fetuses of unaffected mothers, the +1489TT genotype is a marker for increased risk, whereas among fetuses of affected mothers the +1489CC genotype is a marker for increased risk. Studies are underway to understand the mechanism for this interaction and the role of this gene in the pathogenesis of asthma.

PMID:
16257632
DOI:
10.1016/j.iac.2005.08.001
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