Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
VELARDE FELIX, Jesús Salvador et al. Association between the TaqI polymorphism of Vitamin D Receptor gene and lepromatous leprosy in a Mexican population sample. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2009, vol.51, n.1, pp. 59-61. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342009000100011.
OBJETIVE: To establish the association of the vitamin D receptor gene TaqI polymorphism with lepromatous leprosy (LL) in individuals from Sinaloa, Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 740 bp fragment was amplified from the VDR gene in DNA samples of 71 patients with LL and 144 controls in the Hospital General de Culiacán during 2004-2007. Polymorphism was identified through TaqI endonuclease. RESULTS: A significant increase in the genotype TT of the VDR gene was observed in patients when compared to controls (p = 0.040; OR = 1.82). CONCLUSIONS: Our data support the association between the TT genotype and susceptibility to LL in this Mexican population.
Keywords : polymorphism; lepromatous leprosy; mexican population; Mexico.