ABSTRACT: PTPN22 encodes a lymphoid protein tyrosine phosphatase LYP. Association of the PTPN22 polymorphism C1858T with type 1 diabetes mellitus was investigated using the transmission disequilibrium test (TDT) and a comparative analysis
of the allele and genotype frequency distributions. The study involved two groups of families from Russian populations of
Moscow and Samara with concordantly (27 families) and discordantly (62 families) affected sibs, as well as groups of type
1 diabetes patients and healthy individuals. The association of the PTPN22 polymorphism with type 1 diabetes was not significant by TDT analysis, but was significant by comparison of the allele and
genotype frequency distributions. Thus, a case-control analysis detected an association of the PTPN22 polymorphism C1858T with type 1 diabetes mellitus in Russians.
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