International Journal of Colorectal Disease

, Volume 33, Issue 9, pp 1169–1172 | Cite as

Association of ulcerative colitis with solute-linked carrier family 26 member A3 gene polymorphisms and its expression in colonic tissues in Chinese patients

  • Xiao-xiao Shao
  • Dao-po Lin
  • Liang Sun
  • Chao-qun Wu
  • Wei Yang
  • Yi JiangEmail author
Original Article



Abnormalities of the solute-linked carrier family 26 member A3 (SLC26A3) are implicated in the pathogenesis of several diseases including ulcerative colitis (UC). The short communication aimed at investigating the associations of UC with SLC26A3 (rs17154444, rs7810937, rs7785539, rs2108225 and rs6951457) polymorphisms and its expression in colonic tissues.


The techniques of SNaPshot method, quantitative real-time PCR and immunohistochemical analysis were conducted.

Results and conclusion

We found that the rs2108225 variation in SLC26A3 might increase the risk of UC and affect its expression at both the mRNA and protein levels in colonic tissues of patients with UC. Moreover, the rs17154444 variation might influence the severity of UC.


SLC26A3 Ulcerative colitis Polymorphism Haplotype Expression 


Authors’ contributions

Xiao-xiao Shao, Dao-po Lin, Liang Sun, Chao-qun Wu, Wei Yang and Yi Jiang all met all the criteria for the definition of authorship and contributed substantially to the manuscript.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyThe Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical UniversityWenzhouChina

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