Lack of association of polymorphism in miRNA-196a2 with Parkinson's disease risk in a Chinese population.
Neurosci Lett. 2012 Mar 7;
Authors: Haixia D, Hairong D, Weixian C, Min Y, Qiang W, Hang X
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a new class of non-protein coding RNA molecules, which participate in diverse biological pathways. We hypothesized that miRNA-196a2 polymorphism is associated with the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) in a Chinese population. In a case-control study of 549 PD patients and 736 control subjects frequency matched by age and gender, we genotyped the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11614913 (T>C) in miRNA-196a2, whose target mRNA was alpha-synuclein, and assessed its association with risk of PD by TaqMan Genotyping method. No association was found for the miR-196a2 rs11614913 CT/CC genotype (odds ratio (OR), 0.879, 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.681-1.135 for CT genotype; OR, 1.085, 95% CI, 0.793-1.484 for CC genotype) with risk of PD, compared with the TT genotype. These results suggest that SNP rs11614913 in miRNA-196a2 may not contribute to the susceptibility to PD.
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