Journal article

The-56T HLA-G promoter polymorphism is not associated with preeclampsia/eclampsia in Australian and New Zealand women

Vicki L Doherty, Ashley N Rush, Shaun P Brennecke, Eric K Moses

HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANCY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Decreased HLA-G expression has been linked to a number of pregnancy disorders, including preeclampsia, and a genetic basis for HLA-G regulation has yet to be found. The aim of this study was to determine whether a C-to-T base substitution 56 base pairs (bp) upstream from the HLA-G transcription start site is associated with preeclampsia. METHODS: 277 nulliparous women consisting of 113 normotensive, 118 preeclamptic, and 46 eclamptic patients were typed for the -56T polymorphism using restriction fragment length polymorphism and allelic discrimination analysis. RESULTS: -56T allele frequencies for eclamptic, preeclamptic, and normotensive women were 0.053, 0.030, and 0.035, respec..

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