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J Gastroenterol. 2006 Apr;41(4):304-10.

NOD2/CARD15, NOD1/CARD4, and ICAM-1 gene polymorphisms in Turkish patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Institute of Biotechnology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The genetic susceptibility of people with certain NOD2/CARD15, NOD1/CARD4, and ICAM-1 gene variants to inflammatory bowel disease is still under investigation. The aim of this study was to investigate polymorphisms in the NOD2/CARD15 (R702W, G908R, and 3020insC), NOD1/CARD4 (E266K, D372N), and ICAM-1 (G241R, K469E) genes, which are known to be associated with inflammation, in Turkish patients with inflammatory bowel disease and healthy control groups.

METHODS:

The genotypes of 70 patients with endoscopically and histopathologically diagnosed Crohn's disease (38 men, 32 women; mean age, 38.8 +/- 1.3), 120 patients with ulcerative colitis (67 men, 53 women; mean age, 41.7 +/- 1.3) and 106 healthy control subjects (37 men, 69 women; mean age, 35.7 +/- 1.4), who stated that they had never had any prior bowel disease history, were compared. A polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis was performed for two variants of the ICAM-1 gene, the three main variants of the NOD2/CARD15 gene, and the E266K variant of the NOD1/CARD4 gene, and DNA sequencing was used for the D372N polymorphism of the NOD1/CARD4 gene.

RESULTS:

In this study, the three previously described Crohn's disease-predisposing variants of the NOD2/CARD15 gene and the polymorphisms examined in the NOD1/CARD4 and ICAM-1 genes were not found to be associated with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings suggest that the polymorphisms observed in the NOD2/CARD15, NOD1/CARD4, and ICAM-1 genes are not genetic susceptibility factors for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis in Turkey.

PMID:
16741608
DOI:
10.1007/s00535-005-1780-z
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