RBPJ polymorphisms associated with cerebral infarction diseases in Chinese Han population: A Clinical Trial/Experimental Study (CONSORT Compliant)

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Abstract

Trial design:

Cerebral small vessel diseases (CSVDs) are a group of brain pathological processes involving cerebral small arteries, brain venules, and capillaries. The recombination signal-binding protein Jκ (RBPJ) is implicated in the pathogenesis of these diseases but its actual roles need confirmation. The aim of this work was to evaluate variations in RBPJ gene for their possible associations with the disease.

Methods:

The RBPJ gene was sequenced for 400 patients with cerebral infarction disease and 600 normal controls. The statistical analyses and Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium tests of the patients and control populations were conducted using the SPSS software (version 19.0) and Plink (version 1.9), Haploview software, and online software SNPSpD.

Results:

We characterized variants rs2871198, rs1397731, rs3822223, rs2077777, rs2270226, and rs2788861 within or near the RBPJ gene. The genetic heterozygosity of rs2871198, rs1397731, rs3822223, rs2077777, and rs2270226 was very high. Statistical analysis showed that the variants rs2270226 and rs2077777 in the gene were associated with the risk of cerebral infarction diseases in the Chinese Han population.

Conclusions:

rs2270226 and rs2077777 in the RBPJ gene were associated with the risk of cerebral infarction diseases in the Chinese Han population.

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