A candidate gene study of CLEC16A does not provide evidence of association with risk for anti-CCP-positive rheumatoid arthritis

P. G. Bronson, P. P. Ramsay, Michael F Seldin, P. K. Gregersen, L. A. Criswell, L. F. Barcellos

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Abstract

CLEC16A, a putative immunoreceptor, was recently established as a susceptibility locus for type I diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Subsequently, associations between CLEC16A and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Addison's disease and Crohn's disease have been reported. A large comprehensive and independent investigation of CLEC16A variation in RA was pursued. This study tested 251 CLEC16A single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 2542 RA cases (85% anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) positive) and 2210 controls (N4752). All individuals were of European ancestry, as determined by ancestry informative genetic markers. No evidence for significant association between CLEC16A variation and RA was observed. This is the first study to fully characterize common genetic variation in CLEC16A including assessment of haplotypes and gender-specific effects. The previously reported association between RA and rs6498169 was not replicated. Results show that CLEC16A does not have a prominent function in susceptibility to anti-CCP-positive RA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-508
Number of pages5
JournalGenes and Immunity
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • anti-CCP antibodies
  • autoimmunity
  • CLEC16A
  • KIAA0350
  • rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Immunology
  • Genetics

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