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Curr Rheumatol Rep ; 21(12): 65, 2019 Dec 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31807905

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a rare heterogenous disorder associated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and can present in a wide variety of clinical manifestations including thrombosis and pregnancy complications. Although the etiology of APS remains poorly understood, there is strong support for considering APS as a complex genetic disease in which multiple genetic risk factors, in conjunction with environmental factors, affect its onset, progression, and severity. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of the current knowledge of the genetic basis of APS, which remains in its infancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Most genetic studies to date in APS were performed in small cohorts of patients. As a result, only few genetic associations reported are convincing. Several reports suggested genetic associations with HLA class II alleles in APS, and only two genetic loci outside of the HLA region (STAT4 and C1D) reached the threshold for genome-wide level of significance (P < 5 × 10-8). In this review, we also shed light on the genetic differences among the diverse clinical subsets of APS and briefly discuss the role that DNA methylation changes might play in the pathophysiology of this disease. The genetic basis of APS remains poorly characterized. Larger collaborative multicenter studies using well-characterized patients are needed to comprehensively understand the role of genetic susceptibility in APS.

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Front Immunol ; 9: 2496, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30459768

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Monogenic lupus is a form of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that occurs in patients with a single gene defect. This rare variant of lupus generally presents with early onset severe disease, especially affecting the kidneys and central nervous system. To date, a significant number of genes have been implicated in monogenic lupus, providing valuable insights into a very complex disease process. Throughout this review, we will summarize the genes reported to be associated with monogenic lupus or lupus-like diseases, and the pathogenic mechanisms affected by the mutations involved upon inducing autoimmunity.


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Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Rim/patologia , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/genética , Imunidade Adaptativa/genética , Autoimunidade/genética , Ativação do Complemento/genética , Reparo do DNA/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/genética , Interferon Tipo I/genética , Mutação/genética , Polimorfismo Genético
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Sci Rep ; 8(1): 8195, 2018 05 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29844438

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A rare variant (BAFF-var) of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily 13b (TNFSF13B) gene has been recently associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of this study was to investigate the association between TNFSF13B BAFF-var and susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and replicate that association in SLE. 6,218 RA patients, 2,575 SLE patients and 4,403 healthy controls from three different countries were included in the study. TNFSF13B BAFF-var was genotyped using TaqMan allelic discrimination assay. PLINK software was used for statistical analyses. TNFSF13B BAFF-var was significantly associated with RA (p = 0.015, OR = 1.21, 95% CI = 1.03-1.41) in the Spanish cohort. A trend of association was observed in the Dutch (p = 0.115) and German (p = 0.228) RA cohorts. A meta-analysis of the three RA cohorts included in this study revealed a statistically significant association (p = 0.002, OR = 1.24, 95% CI = 1.10-1.38). In addition, TNFSF13B BAFF-var was significantly associated with SLE in the Spanish (p = 0.001, OR = 1.41, 95% CI = 1.14-1.74) and the German cohorts (p = 0.030, OR = 1.86, 95% CI = 1.05-3.28), with a statistically significant p-value obtained in the meta-analysis (p = 0.0002, OR = 1.46, 95% CI = 1.09-2.32). The results obtained confirm the known association of TNFSF13B BAFF-var with SLE and, for the first time, demonstrate that this variant contributes to susceptibility to RA.


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Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Fator Ativador de Células B/genética , Mutação INDEL , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/genética , Artrite Reumatoide/epidemiologia , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Alemanha/epidemiologia , Humanos , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Países Baixos/epidemiologia , Polimorfismo Genético , Espanha/epidemiologia
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Ann Rheum Dis ; 77(4): 589-595, 2018 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29374629

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OBJETIVE: Systemic vasculitides represent a heterogeneous group of rare complex diseases of the blood vessels with a poorly understood aetiology. To investigate the shared genetic component underlying their predisposition, we performed the first cross-phenotype meta-analysis of genetic data from different clinically distinct patterns of vasculitis. METHODS: Immunochip genotyping data from 2465 patients diagnosed with giant cell arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis or IgA vasculitis as well as 4632 unaffected controls were analysed to identify common susceptibility loci for vasculitis development. The possible functional consequences of the associated variants were interrogated using publicly available annotation data. RESULTS: The strongest association signal corresponded with an intergenic polymorphism located between HLA-DQB1 and HLA-DQA2 (rs6932517, P=4.16E-14, OR=0.74). This single nucleotide polymorphism is in moderate linkage disequilibrium with the disease-specific human leucocyte antigen (HLA) class II associations of each type of vasculitis and could mark them. Outside the HLA region, we identified the KDM4C gene as a common risk locus for vasculitides (highest peak rs16925200, P=6.23E-07, OR=1.75). This gene encodes a histone demethylase involved in the epigenetic control of gene expression. CONCLUSIONS: Through a combined analysis of Immunochip data, we have identified KDM4C as a new risk gene shared between systemic vasculitides, consistent with the increasing evidences of the crucial role that the epigenetic mechanisms have in the development of complex immune-mediated conditions.


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Loci Gênicos/genética , Histona Desmetilases com o Domínio Jumonji/genética , Fenótipo , Vasculite Sistêmica/genética , Vasculite Associada a Anticorpo Anticitoplasma de Neutrófilos/genética , Vasculite Associada a Anticorpo Anticitoplasma de Neutrófilos/imunologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Epigênese Genética , Feminino , Loci Gênicos/imunologia , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Arterite de Células Gigantes/genética , Arterite de Células Gigantes/imunologia , Antígenos HLA-DQ/genética , Antígenos HLA-DQ/imunologia , Cadeias beta de HLA-DQ/genética , Cadeias beta de HLA-DQ/imunologia , Humanos , Histona Desmetilases com o Domínio Jumonji/imunologia , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Análise Serial de Proteínas , Vasculite Sistêmica/imunologia , Arterite de Takayasu/genética , Arterite de Takayasu/imunologia
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Sci Rep ; 7(1): 8453, 2017 08 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28814775

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Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated systemic disorder with a well-established association with HLA class I and other genes. BD has clinical overlap with many autoinflammatory diseases (AIDs). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of rare variants in seven genes involved in AIDs: CECR1, MEFV, MVK, NLRP3, NOD2, PSTPIP1 and TNFRSF1A using a next generation sequencing (NGS) approach in 355 BD patients. To check global association of each gene, 4 tests: SKAT, CollapseBt, C(α) and weighted KBAC were used. Databases: 1000 Genomes Project Phase 3, Infevers, HGMD and ClinVar and algorithms: PolyPhen2 and SIFT were consulted to collect information of the 62 variants found. All the genes resulted associated using SKAT but only 3 (MVK, NOD2 and PSTPIP1) with C(α) and weighted KBAC. When all the genes are considered, 40 variants were associated to AIDs in clinical databases and 25 were predicted as pathogenic at least by one of the algorithms. Including only MVK, NOD2 and PSTPIP1, the associated to AIDs variants found in BD were 20 and the predicted as pathogenic, 12. The maxima contribution corresponds to NOD2. This study supports influence of rare variants in genes involved in AIDs in the pathogenesis of BD.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/métodos , Inflamassomos/genética , Mutação , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Adenosina Desaminase/genética , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Inflamação/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/genética , Masculino , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/genética , Proteína Adaptadora de Sinalização NOD2/genética , Fosfotransferases (Aceptor do Grupo Álcool)/genética , Pirina/genética , Receptores Tipo I de Fatores de Necrose Tumoral/genética
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PLoS One ; 11(8): e0161305, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27548383

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Behcet's disease (BD) is an immuno-mediated vasculitis in which knowledge of its etiology and genetic basis is limited. To improve the current knowledge, a genetic analysis performed with the Immunochip platform was carried out in a population from Spain. A discovery cohort comprising 278 BD cases and 1,517 unaffected controls were genotyped using the Immunochip platform. The validation step was performed on an independent replication cohort composed of 130 BD cases and 600 additional controls. The strongest association signals were observed in the HLA class I region, being HLA-B*51 the highest peak (overall P = 6.82E-32, OR = 3.82). A step-wise conditional logistic regression with classical alleles identified HLA-B*57 and HLA-A*03 as additional independent markers. The amino acid model that best explained the association, includes the position 97 of the HLA-B molecule and the position 66 of the HLA-A. Among the non-HLA loci, the most significant in the discovery analysis were: IL23R (rs10889664: P = 3.81E-12, OR = 2.00), the JRKL/CNTN5 region (rs2848479: P = 5.00E-08, OR = 1.68) and IL12A (rs1874886: P = 6.67E-08, OR = 1.72), which were confirmed in the validation phase (JRKL/CNTN5 rs2848479: P = 3.29E-10, OR = 1.66; IL12A rs1874886: P = 1.62E-08, OR = 1.61). Our results confirm HLA-B*51 as a primary-association marker in predisposition to BD and suggest additional independent signals within the class I region, specifically in the genes HLA-A and HLA-B. Regarding the non-HLA genes, in addition to IL-23R, previously reported in our population; IL12A, described in other populations, was found to be a BD susceptibility factor also in Spaniards; finally, a new associated locus was found in the JRKL/CNTN5 region.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Contactinas/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Antígeno HLA-B51/genética , Subunidade p35 da Interleucina-12/genética , Receptores de Interleucina/genética , Alelos , Síndrome de Behçet/imunologia , Síndrome de Behçet/patologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Contactinas/imunologia , Frequência do Gene , Loci Gênicos , Antígeno HLA-A3/genética , Antígeno HLA-A3/imunologia , Antígenos HLA-B/genética , Antígenos HLA-B/imunologia , Antígeno HLA-B51/imunologia , Humanos , Imunoensaio , Subunidade p35 da Interleucina-12/imunologia , Modelos Logísticos , Análise em Microsséries , Modelos Moleculares , Receptores de Interleucina/imunologia , Espanha
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 34(6 Suppl 102): S41-S45, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27050764

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OBJECTIVES: The functional variant R620W of the protein tyrosine phosphatase non receptor-22 (PTPN22) gene plays an important role in susceptibility to several immuno-mediated pathologies. Behçet's disease (BD) is a complex disease related to the immune system with a demonstrated genetic base. The HLA class I genes are the most important genetic factors in BD although other genes are also involved in the susceptibility to this disease. The PTPN22 has been proposed as a candidate gene in BD but this association has not been clearly demonstrated yet. The aim of this study was to assess the association of PTPN22 with BD. METHODS: A cohort composed of 404 Spanish BD patients and 1517 unrelated healthy individuals ethnically matched was genotyped in rs2476601 (R620W). Five tag SNPs: rs1217412, rs2476599, rs3789607, rs3765598 and rs1217419 (spanning a 57 Kb region between 3'UTR and 5'UTR) and rs2488457 (located at the promoter region) were also studied in order to perform a screening of the complete gene. Genotyping was performed using TaqMan® assays. The rs2476601 data were included in a meta-analysis together with those published till the date. The rest of SNPs were used in a case-control study. RESULTS: No evidence of the association of rs2476601 with BD in the meta-analysis (P = 0.504 in the model of alleles) was found. In the case-control study, no statistically significant differences were observed when comparing the distribution of variants in patients and controls. CONCLUSIONS: Our results do not support a major role of the PTPN22 gene in BD.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 22/genética , Síndrome de Behçet/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Behçet/enzimologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Marcadores Genéticos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Fatores de Risco , Espanha
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 33(6 Suppl 94): S117-22, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26486764

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OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the TLR8, a mediator of innate inflammatory response, in susceptibility to two immune-mediated disorders characterised by dysregulation of the immune response, Crohn's and Behçet's diseases (CD and BD). METHODS: A total of 844 CD, 371 BD patients and 1385 controls were genotyped in 8 tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (tSNPs) in the locus TLR8 (chromosome X). All these tSNPs have a minor allele frequency greater than 0.05 in the Caucasian population. RESULTS: The rs2407992 and the rs5744067 were associated with susceptibility to BD and CD, respectively (OR=1.34, 95%CI=1.10-1.62, p=0.0025 and OR=0.82, 95%CI=0.68-0.99, p=0.045, respectively). Although after stratification by gender, statistically significant differences in the distribution of the aforementioned SNPs were only observed in the females groups (BD OR=1.31, 95%CI=1.06-1.64, p=0.012 and CD OR=0.84, 95%CI=0.72-0.98, p=0.044) the trend was similar among males. Since the rs5744067 and rs2407992 are located in the same linkage disequilibrium block, we performed a haplotypic analysis by combination of the tSNPs. One haplotype (H1) was identified as a protective factor in BD (OR=0.75, 95%CI=0.62-0.90, p=0.0027) and another (H2) as a protective factor in CD (OR=0.78, 95%CI=0.64-094, p=0.0102). No statistically significant differences in the mean of the levels of expression attributable to the haplotype variants were found in the in silico analysis performed. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest a relationship between the TLR8 and the susceptibility to CD and BD. Nevertheless, these differences could not be imputed to the levels of expression.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Doença de Crohn/genética , Haplótipos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Receptor 8 Toll-Like/genética , Adulto , Síndrome de Behçet/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Behçet/imunologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Simulação por Computador , Doença de Crohn/diagnóstico , Doença de Crohn/imunologia , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Fatores de Proteção , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Espanha , Receptor 8 Toll-Like/imunologia , Adulto Jovem
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 33(6 Suppl 94): S96-100, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26393284

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OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated and complex disease associated with HLA class I and other genes. The aim of this study was to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship of the 32-bp deletion in the CCR5 gene (CCR5Δ32) and this disease by conducting a case-control study in the Spanish population and also a meta-analysis including all the studies available to date. METHODS: A cohort composed of 348 BD Spanish patients and 477 unrelated healthy and ethnically matched individuals were genotyped in CCR5Δ32 using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and capillary electrophoresis with fluorescent detection. In the meta-analysis, data from a total of seven populations extracted from four previous studies along with data of the present study were included. RESULTS: Regarding the case-control study, no statistically significant differences were observed when the patient and control groups were compared (allelic model: 0.07 in patients vs. 0.06 in controls, p=0.303). In the meta-analysis, no evidence of association of the CCR5Δ32 polymorphism with BD was observed (pMH=0.091; OR=1.22; 95%CI 0.98 to 1.52 in the allelic model). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this meta-analysis discard a major role of the CCR5Δ32 polymorphism in BD.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Receptores CCR5/genética , Adulto , Síndrome de Behçet/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Behçet/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Espanha
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 33(6 Suppl 94): S36-9, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26005883

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OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated and complex disease which has been associated with HLA class I molecules although other genes such as IL23R and IL10 have also been involved in the susceptibility to BD. Recently, an association of variants of the JAK1 and TNFAIP3 genes with the disease has been reported in the Chinese Han population. The aim of the present work was to asses whether the association described in Asian populations is replicated in Europeans. METHODS: This study includes a total of 1155 Spanish subjects of European origin (372 BD and 783 unrelated healthy individuals). Patients were recruited from different hospitals and controls were collected in the same geographic regions and they matched with patients in age and gender. A total of five SNPs, two in the JAK1 gene: rs2780815 and rs310241 and the other three in the TNFAIP3: rs10499194, rs9494885 and rs610604, were included in this study. The genotyping of these SNPs was performed using a real time PCR system (TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays). RESULTS: No statistically significant differences were found when the patient and control groups were compared. The distribution of the risk alleles was similar in patients with and without eye manifestations and in patients with and without HLA-B*51. CONCLUSIONS: The association of variants of the genes JAK1 and the TNFAIP3 with BD which has been described in the Chinese population was not replicated in Europeans.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Janus Quinase 1/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , Síndrome de Behçet/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Behçet/enzimologia , Síndrome de Behçet/etnologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Marcadores Genéticos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Fatores de Risco , Espanha/epidemiologia , Proteína 3 Induzida por Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa
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Arthritis Res Ther ; 17: 102, 2015 Apr 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25889603

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INTRODUCTION: A study was conducted to determine whether the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B alleles are implicated in the susceptibility to Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) in the largest series of Caucasian HSP patients ever assessed for genetic studies. METHODS: The study population was composed of 349 Spanish patients diagnosed with HSP fulfilling the American College of Rheumatology and the Michel et al. classification criteria, and 335 sex and ethnically matched controls. HLA-B phenotypes were determined by sequencing-based typing (SBT) and analyzed by chi-square or Fisher exact test. RESULTS: A statistically significant increase of HLA-B*41:02 allele in HSP patients when compared with controls was found (8.3% versus 1.5% respectively; P = 0.0001; OR (odds ratio) =5.76 [2.15-19.3]). These results remained statistically significant after adjusting for Bonferroni correction (P = 0.0028). An internal validation also confirmed the susceptibility effect on HSP associated with HLA-B*41:02 (OR = 5.70 [1.98-16.44]). Since a former study described an association between HLA-DRB1*01:03 and HSP susceptibility, we also evaluated the implication of HLA-B*41:02 independently of HLA-DRB1*01:03. Interestingly, the association remained statistically significant (P = 0.0004, OR = 4.97 [1.8-16.9]). No HLA-B association with specific HSP clinical features was found. CONCLUSIONS: Our study indicates that HLA-B*41:02 is associated with the susceptibility to HSP in Spanish patients irrespective of HLA-DRB1 status.


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Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Antígenos HLA-B/genética , Cadeias HLA-DRB1/genética , Púrpura de Schoenlein-Henoch/epidemiologia , Púrpura de Schoenlein-Henoch/genética , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Seguimentos , Estudos de Associação Genética/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Púrpura de Schoenlein-Henoch/diagnóstico , Espanha/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Am J Hum Genet ; 96(4): 565-80, 2015 Apr 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25817017

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We conducted a large-scale genetic analysis on giant cell arteritis (GCA), a polygenic immune-mediated vasculitis. A case-control cohort, comprising 1,651 case subjects with GCA and 15,306 unrelated control subjects from six different countries of European ancestry, was genotyped by the Immunochip array. We also imputed HLA data with a previously validated imputation method to perform a more comprehensive analysis of this genomic region. The strongest association signals were observed in the HLA region, with rs477515 representing the highest peak (p = 4.05 × 10(-40), OR = 1.73). A multivariate model including class II amino acids of HLA-DRß1 and HLA-DQα1 and one class I amino acid of HLA-B explained most of the HLA association with GCA, consistent with previously reported associations of classical HLA alleles like HLA-DRB1(∗)04. An omnibus test on polymorphic amino acid positions highlighted DRß1 13 (p = 4.08 × 10(-43)) and HLA-DQα1 47 (p = 4.02 × 10(-46)), 56, and 76 (both p = 1.84 × 10(-45)) as relevant positions for disease susceptibility. Outside the HLA region, the most significant loci included PTPN22 (rs2476601, p = 1.73 × 10(-6), OR = 1.38), LRRC32 (rs10160518, p = 4.39 × 10(-6), OR = 1.20), and REL (rs115674477, p = 1.10 × 10(-5), OR = 1.63). Our study provides evidence of a strong contribution of HLA class I and II molecules to susceptibility to GCA. In the non-HLA region, we confirmed a key role for the functional PTPN22 rs2476601 variant and proposed other putative risk loci for GCA involved in Th1, Th17, and Treg cell function.


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Genes MHC da Classe II/genética , Arterite de Células Gigantes/genética , Herança Multifatorial/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Análise Multivariada , Razão de Chances
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J Rheumatol ; 42(4): 695-701, 2015 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25641891

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OBJECTIVE: Behçet disease (BD) is a multifactorial disease in which infectious agents have been proposed as triggers in genetically predisposed individuals. The aim of our study was to investigate the role of innate immunity receptors, specifically the nucleic acid sensors, in susceptibility to BD. METHODS: Seventy-four tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (tSNP) selected in 9 candidate genes (DDX58, IFIH1, TLR3, TLR7, TLR8, AIM2, IFI16, ZBP1, and TLR9) were genotyped in 371 patients and 854 controls. Assays of mRNA expression and allele-specific transcript quantification (ASTQ) were performed in 110 and 50 controls, respectively. RESULTS: Patients and controls were genotyped and 2 tSNP (rs6940 in IFI16 and rs855873 in AIM2) were associated with BD. To confirm this association, these tSNP were genotyped in 850 additional controls, and the total cohort was randomly divided into 2 cohorts. The association of these 2 tSNP with the disease remained in both cohorts. One haplotype (rs6940T-rs855873G) was identified as a risk factor (OR 1.41, 95% CI 1.06-1.86, p = 0.015), and another (rs6940A-rs855873A) as a protective factor (OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.47-0.90, p = 0.009). Samples with the risk haplotype had lower IFI16 expression levels than samples with the protective (0.99 ± 0.29 vs 1.23 ± 0.50, p = 0.022). Consistently, in the ASTQ assays performed with the nonsynonymous rs6940 SNP, the risk allele had lower IFI16 expression levels than the protective (p = 0.027). CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest association of IFI16, a cytosolic sensor of dsDNA and mediator of the AIM2 inflammasome-dependent pathway, in susceptibility to BD. Differences genetically determined in the levels of this molecule could be the cause of this association.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Fosfoproteínas/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Feminino , Genótipo , Haplótipos , Humanos , Inflamassomos/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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Arthritis Rheumatol ; 67(3): 823-827, 2015 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25470797

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Objective: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis in children but it is not exceptional in adults. Increased familial occurrence supports a genetic predisposition for HSP. In this context, an association with the human leukocyte antigen-HLA-DRB1*01 phenotype has been suggested in Caucasian individuals with HSP. However, data on the potential association of HSP with HLA-DRB1*01 were based on small case series. To further investigate this issue, we performed HLA-DRB1 genotyping of the largest series of HSP patients ever assessed for genetic studies in Caucasians. Methods: 342 Spanish patients diagnosed with HSP fulfilling the American College of Rheumatology and the Michel et al classification criteria, and 303 sex and ethnically matched controls were assessed. HLA-DRB1 alleles were determined using a PCR-Sequence-Specific-Oligonucleotide Probe (PCR-SSOP) method. Results: A statistically significant increase of HLA-DRB1*01 in HSP patients when compared with controls was found (43% vs 7%, respectively; p<0.001; odds ratio-OR=2.03 [1.43-2.87]). It was due to the increased frequency of HLA-DRB1*0103 phenotype in HSP (14% vs 2%; p<0.001; OR=8.27 [3.46-23.9]). These results remained statistically significant after adjusting for Bonferroni correction. In contrast, a statistically significant decreased frequency of the HLA-DRB1*0301 phenotype was observed in patients compared to controls (5.6% vs 18.1%, respectively; p<0.001, OR=0.26 [0.14-0.47]), even after adjustment for Bonferroni correction. No HLA-DRB1 association with specific features of the disease was found. Conclusion: Our study confirms an association of HSP with HLA-DRB1*01 in Caucasians. Also, a protective effect against the development of HSP appears to exist in Caucasians carrying the HLA-DRB1*03 phenotype. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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PLoS One ; 9(7): e102100, 2014.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25019531

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Behçet's disease (BD) is a multifactorial disorder associated with the HLA region. Recently, the ERAP1 gene has been proposed as a susceptibility locus with a recessive model and with epistatic interaction with HLA-B51. ERAP1 trims peptides in the endoplasmic reticulum to optimize their length for MHC-I binding. Polymorphisms in this gene have been related with the susceptibility to other immune-mediated diseases associated to HLA class I. Our aim was, the replication in the Spanish population of the association described in the Turkish population between ERAP1 (rs17482078) and BD. Additionally, in order to improve the understanding of this association we analyzed four additional SNPs (rs27044, rs10050860, rs30187 and rs2287987) associated with other diseases related to HLA class I and the haplotype blocks in this gene region. According to our results, frequencies of the homozygous genotypes for the minor alleles of all the SNPs were increased among patients and the OR values were higher in the subgroup of patients with the HLA-B risk factors, although differences were not statistically significant. Moreover, the presence of the same mutation in both chromosomes increased the OR values from 4.51 to 10.72 in individuals carrying the HLA-B risk factors. Therefore, although they were not statistically significant, our data were consistent with an association between ERAP1 and BD as well as with an epistatic interaction between ERAP1 and HLA-B in the Spanish population.


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Aminopeptidases/metabolismo , Síndrome de Behçet/epidemiologia , Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Epistasia Genética/genética , Antígenos HLA-B/metabolismo , Adulto , Aminopeptidases/genética , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Antígenos HLA-B/genética , Haplótipos/genética , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Menor , Razão de Chances , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Espanha/epidemiologia
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Arthritis Res Ther ; 15(5): R145, 2013 Oct 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24286189

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INTRODUCTION: According to genome wide association (GWA) studies as well as candidate gene approaches, Behçet's disease (BD) is associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A and HLA-B gene regions. The HLA-B51 has been consistently associated with the disease, but the role of other HLA class I molecules remains controversial. Recently, variants in non-HLA genes have also been associated with BD. The aims of this study were to further investigate the influence of the HLA region in BD and to explore the relationship with non-HLA genes recently described to be associated in other populations. METHODS: This study included 304 BD patients and 313 ethnically matched controls. HLA-A and HLA-B low resolution typing was carried out by PCR-SSOP Luminex. Eleven tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located outside of the HLA-region, previously described associated with the disease in GWA studies and having a minor allele frequency in Caucasians greater than 0.15 were genotyped using TaqMan assays. Phenotypic and genotypic frequencies were estimated by direct counting and distributions were compared using the χ(2) test. RESULTS: In addition to HLA-B*51, HLA-B*57 was found as a risk factor in BD, whereas, B*35 was found to be protective. Other HLA-A and B specificities were suggestive of association with the disease as risk (A*02 and A*24) or protective factors (A*03 and B*58). Regarding the non-HLA genes, the three SNPs located in IL23R and one of the SNPs in IL10 were found to be significantly associated with susceptibility to BD in our population. CONCLUSION: Different HLA specificities are associated with Behçet's disease in addition to B*51. Other non-HLA genes, such as IL23R and IL-10, play a role in the susceptibility to the disease.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Antígenos HLA/genética , Interleucina-10/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Receptores de Interleucina/genética , Adulto , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Genótipo , Antígenos HLA-A/genética , Antígenos HLA-B/genética , Antígeno HLA-B35/genética , Antígeno HLA-B51/genética , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Espanha
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Arthritis Res Ther ; 15(1): R11, 2013 Jan 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23320549

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INTRODUCTION: AIRE is a transcriptional regulator playing a functional role in thymocyte education and negative selection by controlling the expression of peripheral antigens in the thymus. Recently, the AIRE gene was identified as a genetic risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in genome wide association (GWA) studies performed in the Japanese population. According to the available data this association is restricted to the Asian population. However, different facts could influence the lack of association in Caucasian populations. The aim of this study was to further investigate the possible role of the AIRE gene in susceptibility to RA in a Caucasian population. METHODS: A total of 472 Spanish Caucasian RA patients and 475 ethnically matched controls were included in the study. Three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (rs2776377, rs878081 and rs1055311) with a minor allele frequency>0.05 in the Caucasian population which were not included in the high-throughput platforms used in the GWA studies performed in susceptibility to RA, and two SNPs (rs2075876 and rs1800520) associated with RA in the Japanese population, were selected and genotyped using TaqMan assays. RESULTS: No significant differences in the distribution of the alleles of rs2776377, rs2075876, rs1055311 and rs1800520 SNPs between RA patients and controls were observed. Nevertheless, the frequency of the C allele of rs878081 was significantly higher among RA patients (80.5% vs. 74.6% in the control group, pc=0.012, OR=1.41, 95%CI 1.13-1.75). Regarding the distribution of the rs878081 genotypes, a higher frequency of CC homozygous individuals was found in the RA patient group (65.56% vs. 56.47% in the control group, pc=0.013, OR=1.47, 95%CI 1.12-1.93). The in silico analysis predicted lower affinity to the binding-site of a motif of the transcription NF-κB family and lower transcription levels of AIRE gene for the rs878081C risk variant CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the AIRE gene is associated with susceptibility to RA in the Spanish population. Probably, this association has not been detected in the European population in the GWA studies because the earliest high-throughput platforms did not include SNP suitable markers (e.g. rs878081).


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Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Europa (Continente) , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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