Wiggs, JL and Hewitt, AW and Fan, BJ and Wang, DY and Figueiredo Sena, DR and O'Brien, C and Realini, A and Craig, JE and Dimasi, DP and Mackey, DA and Haines, JL and Pasquale, LR, The p53 codon 72 PRO/PRO genotype may be associated with initial central visual field defects in caucasians with primary open angle glaucoma, PLoS One, 7, (9) Article e45613. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]
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METHODS: Genotypes for the p53 codon 72 polymorphism (Pro/Arg) were obtained for 264 POAG patients and 400 controls from the U.S. and in replication studies for 308 POAG patients and 178 controls from Australia (GIST). The glaucoma patients were divided into two groups according to location of initial visual field defect (either paracentral or peripheral). All cases and controls were Caucasian with European ancestry.
RESULTS: The p53-PRO/PRO genotype was more frequent in the U.S. POAG patients with early visual field defects in the paracentral regions compared with those in the peripheral regions or control group (p=2.7 × 10(-5)). We replicated this finding in the GIST cohort (p =7.3 × 10(-3), and in the pooled sample (p=6.6 × 10(-7)) and in a meta-analysis of both the US and GIST datasets (1.3 × 10(-6), OR 2.17 (1.58-2.98 for the PRO allele).
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that the p53 codon 72 PRO/PRO genotype is potentially associated with early paracentral visual field defects in primary open-angle glaucoma patients.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Ophthalmology and optometry|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Hewitt, AW (Professor Alex Hewitt)|
|UTAS Author:||Mackey, DA (Professor David Mackey)|
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