A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the RASGRF2 Gene Is Associated with Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis in Men
Molecular medicine (genetics and pathology)
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis
Fecha de publicación
Public Library of Science (New York)
Novo-Veleiro, I., Cieza-Borrella, C., Pastor, I., Chamorro A.-J., Laso, F.-J., González-Sarmiento, R., et al. (2016) A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the RASGRF2 Gene Is Associated with Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis in Men. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0168685.
[EN[Genetic polymorphisms in the RAS gene family are associated with different diseases, which may include alcohol-related disorders. Previous studies showed an association of the allelic variant rs26907 in RASGRF2 gene with higher alcohol intake. Additionally, the rs61764370 polymorphism in the KRAS gene is located in a binding site for the let-7 micro- RNA family, which is potentially involved in alcohol-induced inflammation. Therefore, this study was designed to explore the association between these two polymorphisms and susceptibility to alcoholism or alcoholic liver disease (ALD).
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