Previous studies have demonstrated associations of ANTXR2 gene polymorphisms with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). These associations differ depending on the ethnic populations and AS subgroups studied. Purposes of the current study were to evaluate the associations of 4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the ANTXR2 gene with susceptibility to AS alone or AS in combination with acute anterior uveitis (AAU) in Chinese Han. Therefore, a case-control association study was performed in 880 AS(+) AAU(-), 860 AS(+) AAU(+), and 1700 healthy controls. Genotyping was performed using the iPLEXGoId genotyping assay. Our results showed a weak association of rs6534639 AA genotype with AS(+)AAU(+) patients (p=0.042), which was lost after correction for multiple comparisons. No other association was found between SNPs of ANTXR2 and susceptibility of AS(+)AAU(-) or AS(+)AAU(+). A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the associations of polymorphisms in the ANTXR2 gene with AS. Results showed a weak association of rs4389526 with AS susceptibility in all studies but failed to show an association of rs6534639 with AS in Chinese Han. Taken together, this study shows no association between ANTXR2 polymorphisms and AS susceptibility in a Chinese Han population, but meta-analysis showed that rs4389526 in the ANTXR2 gene was weakly associated with AS susceptibility in both Caucasian and Chinese Han patients.
- CAPILLARY MORPHOGENESIS PROTEIN-2
- ACUTE ANTERIOR UVEITIS
- 2 GENE ANTXR2
- HYALINE FIBROMATOSIS