The possible association of three DEFB1 gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to develop ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) was investigated in Brazilian patients and controls. Although a clear and strong association between functional 5'-UTR DEFB1 SNPs and susceptibility/protection to IBDs cannot be drawn, our results suggest a possible involvement of DEFB1 gene in inflammatory bowel diseases, especially with the colonic localization of Crohn's disease.

DEFB1 gene 5′ untranslated region (UTR) polymorphisms are marginally involved in inflammatory bowel disease in south Brazilians

SEGAT, LUDOVICA;CROVELLA, SERGIO
2013

Abstract

The possible association of three DEFB1 gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to develop ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) was investigated in Brazilian patients and controls. Although a clear and strong association between functional 5'-UTR DEFB1 SNPs and susceptibility/protection to IBDs cannot be drawn, our results suggest a possible involvement of DEFB1 gene in inflammatory bowel diseases, especially with the colonic localization of Crohn's disease.
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