Aims We aimed to determine whether paediatric idiopathic uveitis (PIU) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis associated paediatric uveitis (JIA-PU) have an association with Toll-like receptor 10 (TLR10) gene polymorphisms in Han Chinese.
Methods Ten tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of TLR10 were analysed in 992 PIU patients, 127 JIA-PU patients and 1600 controls using the Sequenom MassARRAY system and iPLEX Gold assay. Genotype and allele frequencies were analysed using the chi 2 test. A stratified analysis was performed according to the clinical features of PIU.
Results Increased frequencies of the rs2101521 A allele, rs10004195 A allele, rs11725309 CC genotype and rs6841698 AA genotype were found in PIU patients compared with controls (corrected p values (Pc)=1.81x10(-4), Pc=1.12x10(-2), Pc=2.41x10(-2) and Pc=3.29x10(-3), respectively). There was no association between these 10 tag SNPs and JIA-PU. In the stratified analysis, the frequency of the rs6841698 A allele was higher in PIU patients with cataract (Pc=1.45x10(-6)). The frequencies of the rs2101521 A allele and rs6841698 AA genotype were increased in PIU patients with band keratopathy (BK) (Pc=2.32x10(-2), Pc=3.30x10(-3), respectively).
Conclusion TLR10 gene polymorphisms (rs2101521, rs10004195, rs11725309 and rs6841698) confer susceptibility to PIU in Han Chinese. In a stratified analysis, rs2101521 and rs6841698 are associated with PIU with BK, and rs6841698 correlates with PIU with cataract.
- JUVENILE RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS
- TERTIARY REFERRAL CENTER
- HUMAN TLR10