Background/Aims: Mucosal addressin cellular adhesion molecule-1 (MAdCAM-1) has been implicated in the aberrant homing of intestinal lymphocytes to the liver in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of PSC and the E/E genotype of the K469E polymorphism has been reported to be associated with PSC susceptibility. The aims of this study were to determine if MAdCAM-1 polymorphisms or the K469E polymorphism of ICAM-1 are associated with PSC in Scandinavia. Methods: Seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in MAdCAM-1 and the G421R and K469E ICAM-1 SNPs were genotyped in 365 PSC patients from Norway and Sweden. 327 Norwegian ulcerative colitis (UC) patients and 368 Norwegian bone marrow donors served as controls. Results: No significant association with PSC was found for any of the MAdCAM-1 or ICAM-1 SNPs. Allele frequencies for these polymorphisms were not significantly different between PSC patients with UC, UC patients and healthy controls. Conclusions: Polymorphisms in MAdCAM-1 are not likely to significantly affect PSC susceptibility. In addition, the E/E genotype of the K469E in ICAM-1 does not influence PSC susceptibility in Scandinavia.
- Human leukocyte antigen
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Intercellular adhesion molecule-1
- Mucosal addressin cellular adhesion molecule-1
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis
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