Archives of Dermatological Research

, Volume 305, Issue 6, pp 477–482

Association of IL-12B gene rs6887695 polymorphism with hereditary susceptibility and clinical characterization of psoriasis vulgaris in the Chinese Han population

  • Yumei Wu
  • Zhiyong Lu
  • Yingwei Chen
  • Feng Xue
  • Xiaoying Chen
  • Meng Pan
  • Jie Zheng
Original Paper


We aimed to investigate the role of IL-12B gene polymorphism (rs6887695) in the disease susceptibility and clinical phenotypes of psoriasis vulgaris patients in the Chinese Han population. The genotype data of the IL-12B gene polymorphism (rs6887695) in 575 psoriasis patients and 1,403 normal controls were investigated using TaqMan technology. The Chi-square test was used to compare the genotype and allele frequency distribution among the groups. The genotypic and allelic frequencies of rs6887695 in the IL-12B gene between the cases and controls, as well as between the guttate and plaque psoriasis cases, were statistically significant (Pgenotype <0.01, Pallele <0.01). However, the differences between the pediatric and adult onset psoriasis patients, between familial and sporadic cases, and between female and male cases were not statistically significant (P > 0.05). The genetic polymorphism of the IL-12B gene (rs6887695) may be associated with the psoriasis susceptibility in the Chinese Han population, especially for the plaque cases, but not associated with the age at onset, family history, or sex.


Psoriasis Phenotype Polymorphism Susceptibility IL-12B rs6887695 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yumei Wu
    • 1
  • Zhiyong Lu
    • 3
  • Yingwei Chen
    • 1
  • Feng Xue
    • 2
  • Xiaoying Chen
    • 2
  • Meng Pan
    • 2
  • Jie Zheng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Luwan BranchRuijin Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of MedicineShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyRuijin Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of MedicineShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyXinhua Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of MedicineShanghaiChina

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