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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-38584

Mwinyi, J; Wenger, C; Eloranta, J J; Kullak-Ublick, G A (2010). Glucocorticoid receptor gene haplotype structure and steroid therapy outcome in IBD patients. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 16(31):3888-3896.

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AIM: To study whether the glucocorticoid receptor (GR/NR3C1) gene haplotypes influence the steroid therapy outcome in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: We sequenced all coding exons and flanking intronic sequences of the NR3C1 gene in 181 IBD patients, determined the single nucleotide polymorphisms, and predicted the NR3C1 haplotypes. Furthermore, we investigated whether certain NR3C1 haplotypes are significantly associated with steroid therapy outcomes. RESULTS: We detected 13 NR3C1 variants, which led to the formation of 17 different haplotypes with a certainty of > 95% in 173 individuals. The three most commonly occurring haplotypes were included in the association analysis of the influence of haplotype on steroid therapy outcome or IBD activity. None of the NR3C1 haplotypes showed statistically significant association with glucocorticoid therapy success. CONCLUSION: NR3C1 haplotypes are not related to steroid therapy outcome.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Date:21 August 2010
Deposited On:15 Nov 2010 14:15
Last Modified:09 Jul 2014 06:05
Publisher:WJG Press
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.3748/wjg.v16.i31.3888
Official URL:http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/16/3888.asp
PubMed ID:20712049

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