VDR and VDBP genes polymorphisms associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis in a Han Taiwanese population

Shih Wei Lee, Tzu Yi Chuang, Hsiu Han Huang, Chi Wei Liu, Yung Hsi Kao, Lawrence Shih Hsin Wu

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Abstract

Background The active metabolite (1, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol) of vitamin D (25-hydroxycholecalciferol) leads to the activation of macrophages and the deficiency of vitamin D seems to be involved in the risk of tuberculosis (TB). The effects of vitamin D are exerted by interaction with the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and vitamin D receptor binding protein (VDBP) may be influenced by polymorphisms in the VDR and VDBP genes. In this study, variation in the VDR and VDBP genes was investigated in a Taiwanese population with TB. Methods We typed four VDR polymorphisms of restriction endonuclease sites for ApaI, TaqI, BsmI, and FokI and three VDBP polymorphisms—Thr420Lys, Asp416Glu, and Cys299Cys—in 198 patients with TB and 170 healthy volunteers. Results VDR TaqI, VDR BsmI, and VDBP Asp416Glu were significantly associated with TB susceptibility. Odd ratios of risk genotypes of the above three polymorphisms were 2.16 (95% confidence interval 1.01, 4.65), 2.14 (95% confidence interval 1.06, 4.31), and 2.24 (95% confidence interval 1.04, 4.80), respectively. VDBP haplotype analysis showed Gc1f carriers associated to TB. Conclusion The polymorphisms in the VDR and VDBP genes appeared to be responsible for host susceptibility to human TB in a Taiwanese population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-787
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • polymorphism
  • tuberculosis
  • VDBP
  • VDR

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