RRC ID 77109
Author Myouzen K, Kochi Y, Okada Y, Terao C, Suzuki A, Ikari K, Tsunoda T, Takahashi A, Kubo M, Taniguchi A, Matsuda F, Ohmura K, Momohara S, Mimori T, Yamanaka H, Kamatani N, Yamada R, Nakamura Y, Yamamoto K.
Title Functional variants in NFKBIE and RTKN2 involved in activation of the NF-κB pathway are associated with rheumatoid arthritis in Japanese.
Journal PLoS Genet
Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease with a complex etiology, leading to inflammation of synovial tissue and joint destruction. Through a genome-wide association study (GWAS) and two replication studies in the Japanese population (7,907 cases and 35,362 controls), we identified two gene loci associated with rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility (NFKBIE at 6p21.1, rs2233434, odds ratio (OR) = 1.20, P = 1.3 × 10(-15); RTKN2 at 10q21.2, rs3125734, OR = 1.20, P = 4.6 × 10(-9)). In addition to two functional non-synonymous SNPs in NFKBIE, we identified candidate causal SNPs with regulatory potential in NFKBIE and RTKN2 gene regions by integrating in silico analysis using public genome databases and subsequent in vitro analysis. Both of these genes are known to regulate the NF-κB pathway, and the risk alleles of the genes were implicated in the enhancement of NF-κB activity in our analyses. These results suggest that the NF-κB pathway plays a role in pathogenesis and would be a rational target for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Volume 8(9)
Pages e1002949
Published 2012-9-1
DOI 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002949
PMID 23028356
PMC PMC3441678
MeSH Arthritis, Rheumatoid* / genetics Arthritis, Rheumatoid* / metabolism Arthritis, Rheumatoid* / pathology Genetic Predisposition to Disease Genome-Wide Association Study Humans I-kappa B Proteins* / genetics I-kappa B Proteins* / metabolism Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins* / genetics Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins* / metabolism Japan NF-kappa B / metabolism Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide Proto-Oncogene Proteins* / genetics Proto-Oncogene Proteins* / metabolism Signal Transduction
IF 5.175
Human and Animal Cells CGM1(RCB0566)