A comprehensive screen for SNP associations on chromosome region 5q31-33 in Swedish/Norwegian celiac disease families.
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2007

Celiac disease (CD) is a gluten-induced enteropathy, which results from the interplay between environmental and genetic factors. There is a strong human leukocyte antigen (HLA) association with the disease, and HLA-DQ alleles represent a major genetic risk factor. In addition to HLA-DQ, non-HLA genes appear to be crucial for CD development. Chromosomal region 5q31–33 has demonstrated linkage with CD in several genome-wide studies, including in our Swedish/Norwegian cohort. In a European meta-analysis 5q31–33 was the only region that reached a genome-wide level of significance except for the HLA region. To identify the genetic variant(s) responsible for this linkage signal, we performed a comprehensive single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) association screen in 97 Swedish/Norwegian multiplex families who demonstrate linkage to the region. We selected tag SNPs from a 16 Mb region representing the 95% confidence interval of the linkage peak. A total of 1404 SNPs were used for the association analysis. We identified several regions with SNPs demonstrating moderate single- or multipoint associations. However, the isolated association signals appeared insufficient to account for the linkage signal seen in our cohort. Collective effects of multiple risk genes within the region, incomplete genetic coverage or effects related to copy number variation are possible explanations for our findings.

celiac disease




genetic association


silja amundsen

Universitetet i Oslo

Svetlana Adamovic

Göteborgs universitet

Åsa Hellqvist

Göteborgs universitet

Staffan Nilsson

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, Matematisk statistik

Göteborgs universitet

Audur Gudjonsdottir

Göteborgs universitet

Henry Ascher

Göteborgs universitet

Johan Ek

Buskerud Central Hospital

Kristina Larsson

Uppsala universitet

Jan Wahlström

Göteborgs universitet

Benedicte Lie

Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet HF

Ludvig M Sollid

Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet HF

Universitetet i Oslo

Åsa Torinsson Naluai

Göteborgs universitet

European Journal of Human Genetics

1018-4813 (ISSN) 1476-5438 (eISSN)

Vol. 15 9 980-987


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