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Rheumatology International

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 1425–1430 | Cite as

Analysis of estrogen receptor alpha gene haplotype in Mexican mestizo patients with primary osteoarthritis of the knee

  • Verónica Marusa Borgonio-Cuadra
  • Celia González-Huerta
  • Carolina Duarte-Salazár
  • María de los Ángeles Soria-Bastida
  • Socorro Cortés-González
  • Antonio Miranda-Duarte
Short Communication

Abstract

The aim of this work was to test the association between estrogen receptor α gene (ERα) polymorphism and primary osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in Mexican mestizo patients. A case–control study was conducted. Cases were patients >40 years of age, with a body mass index (BMI) ≤ 27 and radiologic score for OA of the knee of ≥2 according to Kellgren–Lawrence scale, and controls were subjects >40 years age with a radiologic score <2. Two restriction fragment length polymorphisms, PvuII (T/C; rs2234693), and XbaI (A/G; rs9340799), of the ERα were analyzed. Allelic haplotypes were constructed and non-conditional logistic regression was developed to evaluate risk magnitude through odds ratios (ORs) and 95% Confidence intervals (95% CI). Three different allelic haplotypes were identified: TA; CG, and CA. Unadjusted analysis of the haplotypes did not show significant associations; nonetheless, when data were adjusted for gender, age, and BMI, a significant decrease risk was observed for CG haplotype (OR [95% CI]) = 0.5 (0.3–0.9)] (P = 0.04). These results suggest that ERα gene CG haplotype could be associated with a reduced risk of primary knee OA in Mexican mestizo population.

Keywords

Osteoarthritis Genetic association Polymorphism Estrogen receptor gene Haplotype 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by a grant from the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT), México.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Verónica Marusa Borgonio-Cuadra
    • 1
  • Celia González-Huerta
    • 1
  • Carolina Duarte-Salazár
    • 2
  • María de los Ángeles Soria-Bastida
    • 3
  • Socorro Cortés-González
    • 4
  • Antonio Miranda-Duarte
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de GenéticaInstituto Nacional de Rehabilitación (INR)MéxicoMéxico
  2. 2.Servicio de ReumatologíaInstituto Nacional de Rehabilitación (INR)MéxicoMéxico
  3. 3.Servicio de Rehabilitación ArticularInstituto Nacional de Rehabilitación (INR)MéxicoMéxico
  4. 4.Servicio de Resonancia MagnéticaInstituto Nacional de Rehabilitación (INR)MéxicoMéxico

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