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Association of genetic variants with primary angle closure glaucoma in two different populations

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Awadalla, MS and Thapa, SS and Hewitt, AW and Burdon, KP and Craig, JE, Association of genetic variants with primary angle closure glaucoma in two different populations, PLoS One, 8, (6) Article e67903. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067903

Abstract

Purpose: A recent large genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified multiple variants associated with primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). The present study investigated the role of these variants in two cohorts with PACG recruited from Australia and Nepal.

Method: Patients with PACG and appropriate controls were recruited from eye clinics in Australia (n = 232 cases and n = 288 controls) and Nepal (n = 106 cases and 204 controls). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs3753841 (COL11A1), rs1015213 (located between PCMTD1 and ST18), rs11024102 (PLEKHA7), and rs3788317 (TXNRD2) were selected and genotyped on the Sequenom. Analyses were conducted using PLINK and METAL.

Results: After adjustment for age and sex, SNP rs3753841 was found to be significantly associated with PACG in the Australian cohort (p = 0.017; OR = 1.34). SNPs rs1015213 (p = 0.014; OR 2.35) and rs11024102 (p = 0.039; OR 1.43) were significantly associated with the disease development in the Nepalese cohort. None of these SNPs survived Bonferroni correction (p = 0.05/4 = 0.013). However, in the combined analysis, of both cohorts, rs3753841 and rs1015213 showed significant association with p-values of 0.009 and 0.004, respectively both surviving Bonferroni correction. SNP rs11024102 showed suggestive association with PACG (p-value 0.035) and no association was found with rs3788317.

Conclusion: The present results support the initial GWAS findings, and confirm the SNP's contribution to PACG. This is the first study to investigate these loci in both Australian Caucasian and Nepalese populations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and Optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
UTAS Author:Hewitt, AW (Professor Alex Hewitt)
UTAS Author:Burdon, KP (Professor Kathryn Burdon)
ID Code:90098
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2014-10-02
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