Genetic Variants in the Hedgehog Interacting Protein Gene Are Associated with the FEV1/FVC Ratio in Southern Han Chinese Subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Research paper by Zili Z Zhang, Jian J Wang, Zeguang Z Zheng, Xindong X Chen, Xiansheng X Zeng, Yi Y Zhang, Defu D Li, Jiaze J Shu, Kai K Yang, Ning N Lai, Lian L Dong, Wenju W Lu

Indexed on: 21 Sep '17Published on: 21 Sep '17Published in: BioMed research international


Convincing evidences have demonstrated the associations between HHIP and FAM13a polymorphisms and COPD in non-Asian populations. Here genetic variants in HHIP and FAM13a were investigated in Southern Han Chinese COPD.A case-control study was conducted, including 989 cases and 999 controls. The associations between SNPs genotypes and COPD were performed by a logistic regression model; for SNPs and COPD-related phenotypes such as lung function, COPD severity, pack-year of smoking, and smoking status, a linear regression model was employed. Effects of risk alleles, genotypes, and haplotypes of the 3 significant SNPs in the HHIP gene on FEV1/FVC were also assessed in a linear regression model in COPD.The mean FEV1/FVC% value was 46.8 in combined COPD population. None of the 8 selected SNPs apparently related to COPD susceptibility. However, three SNPs (rs12509311, rs13118928, and rs182859) in HHIP were associated significantly with the FEV1/FVC% (Pmax = 4.1 × 10(-4)) in COPD adjusting for gender, age, and smoking pack-years. Moreover, statistical significance between risk alleles and the FEV1/FVC% (P = 2.3 × 10(-4)), risk genotypes, and the FEV1/FVC% (P = 3.5 × 10(-4)) was also observed in COPD.Genetic variants in HHIP were related with FEV1/FVC in COPD. Significant relationships between risk alleles and risk genotypes and FEV1/FVC in COPD were also identified.

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