Yu Zhang

Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Hua-yang, Sichuan, China

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    ABSTRACT: The minor allele T of rs113420705 (C/T) in caspase-3 gene (CASP3) has been found to significantly increase the risk of Kawasaki disease (KD) and complicate coronary artery lesions (CALs) in Japanese children. In this study, we have explored association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of CASP3 gene and clinic phenotypes of KD. A total of 238 unrelated KD patients and 364 healthy controls with matched age, gender and ethnic origins were recruited. Genotypes of the 3 SNPs were determined with PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and DNA sequencing. Allelic, genotypic and haplotypic frequencies were compared between patients and controls, patients with and without CALs, and patients resistant to and responsive to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment. The T allele and T carriers of rs113420705 were significantly more common in KD patients than controls. A significant difference was also detected in haplotype distribution between patients and controls, where two haplotypes involving the T allele of rs113420705 showed higher frequencies in the patient group. Allelic and genotypic frequencies of the 3 SNPs were similar between patients with and without CALs and those resistant to and responsive to IVIG treatment. Our results suggested that CASP3 probably plays an important role in KD. The T allele of rs113420705 may provide a useful marker for KD susceptibility, although no association between this SNP and clinical prognosis and treatment effect of KD has been found among the selected Chinese children patients.
    Zhonghua yi xue yi chuan xue za zhi = Zhonghua yixue yichuanxue zazhi = Chinese journal of medical genetics 04/2013; 30(2):180-4.
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    ABSTRACT: Kawasaki disease (KD) is characterized by acute systemic vasculitis and frequently is complicated by coronary artery lesions (CALs). The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase C (ITPKC) gene rs28493229 was recently found to be associated with the risk for KD in the Japanese population, suggesting that the ITPKC gene may contribute to KD susceptibility. This study investigated the association of ITPKC polymorphisms with KD in a Han Chinese population. Five ITPKC Single-nucleotide polymorphisms, including rs28493229, were genotyped in 223 unrelated patients who had KD and 318 non-KD control subjects. The allele, genotype, and haplotype frequencies were compared between the patients and the control subjects, between the patients with and those without CALs, and between patients resistant to intravenous immunoglobulin treatment and those responsive to such treatment. Multiple alleles were observed for rs28493229 and rs2290692. No significant differences in the frequencies of the C allele, the CC genotype, or the C carriers of rs28493229 were observed in the comparisons. Interestingly, significantly higher frequencies of the C allele (p < 0.001), the CC genotype (p = 0.001), and the C carriers (p = 0.003) were observed for rs2290692 among the patients than among the control subjects, and similar differences were observed between the patients with and those without CALs. The GC haplotype for rs28493229 and rs2290692 was more common among the patients than among the control subjects. The results indicate that the C allele of the ITPKC gene rs2290692 is linked to a significantly higher risk for KD in the studied population, which provides new evidence to support the importance of the ITPKC gene in the occurrence of KD. More notably, this finding suggests that there may be an unidentified ITPKC polymorphism in strong linkage disequilibrium to rs2290692, significantly affecting susceptibility to KD in the Han population.
    Pediatric Cardiology 02/2012; 33(7):1046-53. · 1.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a form of acute multi-systemic vasculitis with unknown etiology. It is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children due to the frequent occurrence of coronary artery lesions (CALs). Recently, a C allele of rs28493229 (G/C) in inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase C (ITPKC) gene was found to significantly increase the risk for KD/CALs in Japanese population. It is important to confirm such finding in Chinese population to enable prognosis and personalized therapy for KD. A case-control study was performed. The patient group has included 206 unrelated patients with KD, and the control group included 285 age, gender and ethnically matched children who never had KD. Genotyping of rs28493229 was performed using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and DNA sequencing. The allele, genotype and C allele carrier frequencies were compared between the two groups, patients with or without CALs, and patients who were resistant or responsive to (intravenous immunoglobulin, IVIG) treatment. Frequency of the C allele of rs28493229 was significantly lower in both groups than that in the Japanese population (P< 0.01). No significant difference was detected between the two groups in terms of allele, genotype and C carrier of rs28493229 frequencies. Such frequencies were also similar between patients with or without CALs, resistant or responsive to IVIG treatment. Our study has failed to prove any association between rs28493229 and KD/CALs in Chinese patients, which indicated that the C allele of rs28493229 may not be used as a molecular marker for determining KD susceptibility, prognosis and effect of treatment. The much lower frequency of C allele does not support its significance in the occurrence of KD/CALs in Chinese population. It is still necessary to find functional SNPs in ITPKC gene which is associated with KD/CALs in Chinese population.
    Zhonghua yi xue yi chuan xue za zhi = Zhonghua yixue yichuanxue zazhi = Chinese journal of medical genetics 12/2011; 28(6):644-8.

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11 Citations
1.20 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2011–2013
    • Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital
      Hua-yang, Sichuan, China