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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e244123, 2023. tab
Article in English | MEDLINE, LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1278562


Abstract Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) is an important component of the innate immune system and have been associated with several autoimmune diseases, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). The aim of this study was to investigate polymorphisms in TLR9 gene in a Brazilian SLE patients group and their association with clinical manifestation, particularly Jaccoud's arthropathy (JA). We analyzed DNA samples from 204 SLE patients, having a subgroup of them presenting JA (n=24). A control group (n=133) from the same city was also included. TLR9 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (−1237 C>T and +2848 G>A) were identified by sequencing analysis. The TLR9 gene genotype frequency was similar both in SLE patients and the control group. In the whole SLE population, an association between the homozygosis of allele C at position −1237 with psychosis and anemia (p < 0.01) was found. Likewise, the homozygosis of allele G at position +2848 was associated with a discoid rash (p < 0.05). There was no association between JA and TLR9 polymorphisms. These data show that TLR9 polymorphisms do not seem to be a predisposing factor for SLE in the Brazilian population, and that SNPs are not associated with JA.

Resumo O receptor Toll-like 9 (TLR9) é um componente importante do sistema imunológico inato e tem sido associado a várias doenças autoimunes, como o Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico (LES). O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar polimorfismos no gene TLR9 em um grupo de pacientes brasileiros com LES e sua associação com a manifestação clínica, particularmente a artropatia de Jaccoud (JA). Foram analisadas amostras de DNA de 204 pacientes com LES, e um subgrupo com JA (n=24). Um grupo de controle (n=133) da mesma cidade também foi incluído. Os polimorfismos de nucleotídeos únicos TLR9 (SNPs) (−1237 C>T e +2848 G>A) foram identificados pela análise de sequenciamento. A frequência do genótipo genético TLR9 foi semelhante tanto em pacientes com LES quanto no grupo controle. Em toda a população de LES, foi encontrada associação entre a homozigose do alelo C na posição −1237 com psicose e anemia (p < 0,01). Da mesma forma, a homozigose do alelo G na posição +2848 foi associada a uma erupção cutânea discoide (p < 0,05). Não houve associação entre polimorfismos JA e TLR9. Esses dados mostram que os polimorfismos TLR9 não parecem ser um fator predisponível para o LES na população brasileira, e que os SNPs não estão associados ao JA.

Humans , Toll-Like Receptor 9/genetics , Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic/genetics , Brazil , Pilot Projects , Genetic Predisposition to Disease/genetics , Gene Frequency/genetics
Rev. habanera cienc. méd ; 19(1): 40-47, ene.-feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1099144


Introducción: El factor de crecimiento endotelial vascular (VEGF) es una proteína involucrada en la proliferación y migración celular del endotelio vascular, en cuyo gen se ha reportado el polimorfismo +405G>C. Se reconoce que no existen reportes genéticos poblacionales de esta variante en Cuba, que permitan caracterizar los perfiles inmunogenéticos a nivel molecular, para su aplicación en estudios de asociación alélica. Objetivo: Describir las frecuencias génicas y genotípicas del polimorfismo VEGF (+405 G>C) en la población cubana. Material y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo, transversal, entre octubre de 2017 y marzo de 2018 en 162 neonatos cubanos, de ambos sexos y sanos, para el pesquisaje neonatal de enfermedades metabólicas, cuyas muestras biológicas se conservaban en el banco de ADN del Centro Nacional de Genética Médica. La caracterización molecular de los genotipos fue realizada mediante un PCR-ARMS. Se utilizó el software GENEPOP 4.4 y el paquete estadístico STATISTICA 8.0 para los cálculos de las frecuencias génicas y genotípicas. Resultados: La población no se ajustó al modelo de equilibrio de Hardy Weinberg para el gen evaluado. Las frecuencias génicas estimadas para el polimorfismo VEGF (+405 G>C) fueron de 0,33 para el alelo G y de 0,67 para el alelo C. El cálculo de las frecuencias genotípicas resultó en 0,14, 0,37 y 0,49, para las variantes GG, GC y CC, respectivamente. Conclusiones: Las frecuencias alélicas VEGF.C fueron superiores a la del alelo VEGF.G, siendo el genotipo VEGF.GG el de menor representación en el conjunto estudiado(AU)

Introduction: The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a protein involved in the proliferation and cell migration of the vascular endothelium. In its gene, +405G>C Polymorphism has been reported. There are no population genetic reports of this variant in Cuba that allow the characterization of immunogenetic profiles at a molecular level for its application to allelic association studies. Objectives: To describe the genic and genotypic frequencies of the VEGF (+405 G>C) polymorphism in the Cuban population. Material and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional observational study was carried out from October 2017 to March 2018 in 162 Cuban healthy newborns of both sexes for the neonatal screening for metabolic diseases, whose biological samples were conserved in the DNA bank of the National Center for Medical Genetics. The molecular characterization of the genotypes was carried out using a PCR-ARMS. The GENEPOP 4.4 software and the statistical software package STATISTICA 8.0 were used for the analysis of genic and genotypic frequencies. Results: The population did not adjust to the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium model for the gene evaluated. The estimated gene frequencies of VEGF +405 G> C polymorphism were 0.33 for the G allele and 0.67 for the C allele. The calculation of the genotypic frequencies resulted in 0.14, 0.37 and 0.49, for the variants GG, GC and CC, respectively. Conclusions: The allelic frequencies of VEGF.C were higher than the frequencies of the VEGF.G allele, being the VEGF GG the least represented genotype in the group studied(AU)

Humans , Male , Female , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/genetics , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genetics, Population/methods , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Cross-Sectional Studies , Cuba
Biol. Res ; 53: 15, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1100921


BACKGROUND: Current South American populations trace their origins mainly to three continental ancestries, i.e. European, Amerindian and African. Individual variation in relative proportions of each of these ancestries may be confounded with socio-economic factors due to population stratification. Therefore, ancestry is a potential confounder variable that should be considered in epidemiologic studies and in public health plans. However, there are few studies that have assessed the ancestry of the current admixed Chilean population. This is partly due to the high cost of genome-scale technologies commonly used to estimate ancestry. In this study we have designed a small panel of SNPs to accurately assess ancestry in the largest sampling to date of the Chilean mestizo population (n = 3349) from eight cities. Our panel is also able to distinguish between the two main Amerindian components of Chileans: Aymara from the north and Mapuche from the south. RESULTS: A panel of 150 ancestry-informative markers (AIMs) of SNP type was selected to maximize ancestry informativeness and genome coverage. Of these, 147 were successfully genotyped by KASPar assays in 2843 samples, with an average missing rate of 0.012, and a 0.95 concordance with microarray data. The ancestries estimated with the panel of AIMs had relative high correlations (0.88 for European, 0.91 for Amerindian, 0.70 for Aymara, and 0.68 for Mapuche components) with those obtained with AXIOM LAT1 array. The country's average ancestry was 0.53 ± 0.14 European, 0.04 ± 0.04 African, and 0.42 ± 0.14 Amerindian, disaggregated into 0.18 ± 0.15 Aymara and 0.25 ± 0.13 Mapuche. However, Mapuche ancestry was highest in the south (40.03%) and Aymara in the north (35.61%) as expected from the historical location of these ethnic groups. We make our results available through an online app and demonstrate how it can be used to adjust for ancestry when testing association between incidence of a disease and nongenetic risk factors. CONCLUSIONS: We have conducted the most extensive sampling, across many different cities, of current Chilean population. Ancestry varied significantly by latitude and human development. The panel of AIMs is available to the community for estimating ancestry at low cost in Chileans and other populations with similar ancestry.

Humans , Male , Female , Ethnic Groups/genetics , Indians, South American/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , Population Groups/genetics , Genetics, Population/organization & administration , Saliva , Genetic Markers/genetics , Chile , Phylogeography , Genotyping Techniques , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genotype
Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 63(4): 402-410, July-Aug. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1019361


ABSTRACT Objective The increased prevalence of obesity and associated comorbidities, such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, has gained attention worldwide, and the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been pointed out as a possible link. Thus, the present study aimed to verify the possible association between angiotensinogen (AGT) or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) polymorphisms with overweight and obesity in adults. Subjects and methods The present investigation was a population-based cross-sectional study including 1,567 individuals from an urban area in Brazil. Anthropometric, clinical and biochemical parameters were evaluated, and all individuals were genotyped for the ACE I/D and AGT M/T polymorphisms. Results The prevalence of overweight was higher among men, whereas obesity was more prevalent among women. However, the frequency of ACE or AGT polymorphisms was similar among body mass index (BMI) categories. In addition, the mean age-adjusted BMI averages did not change significantly for ACE or AGT polymorphisms, regardless of sex or BMI category. The age-adjusted BMI average for the combination of ACE and AGT genotypes evidenced no significant differences regardless of sex or BMI categories. Results were similar when BMI was replaced by waist circumference (WC). Conclusions We were not able to find any associations between BMI and WC (overweight/obesity) and ACE and AGT polymorphisms, indicating that the RAS system might not be involved in overweight and obesity, at least based on genetic backgrounds. However, further studies must measure RAS components to elucidate this question.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Renin-Angiotensin System/genetics , Overweight/genetics , Obesity/genetics , Blood Pressure , Brazil , Body Mass Index , Angiotensinogen/genetics , Cross-Sectional Studies , Sex Distribution , Age Distribution , Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A/genetics , Waist Circumference , Gene Frequency/genetics
Cad. Saúde Pública (Online) ; 35(7): e00198618, 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1011709


Benzene is one of the most important substances for assessment, due to its significant use, the environmental contamination resulting from its emission and the effects on human health. It is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a known carcinogen to humans (group 1) and associated with the development of leukemia. In general, the population is exposed to this substance by inhaling contaminated air, which varies according to the location and intensity of its potential sources. The petrochemical industry is one of the most important sources of this compound. The municipality of Duque de Caxias, specifically the Campos Elíseos district, in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, houses the Industrial Complex of Campos Elíseos (PICE), a grouping of over 25 industries, which includes the second largest oil refinery in Brazil. Environmental contamination from the PICE has been recognized, but there is a lack of studies concerning its impact on the health of the surrounding population. S-phenylmercapturic acid (S-PMA) concentrations ranging from 0.80 to 8.01μg.g-1 creatinine were observed in the local population, apparently related to hematological changes also observed in exposed population. The quantifiable presence of urinary S-PMA from the benzene metabolism is associated with the fact that 60% of the participants present specific hematological changes, which may be due to the environmental benzene exposure. The allele and genotype frequencies of the CYP2E1 and NQO1 enzymes observed in the study population were similar to those reported in other studies. The presence of the variant allele in the NQO1 genotype may be a risk factor for the observed hematological changes.

O benzeno é uma das substâncias mais importantes para a biomonitorização, em função do uso disseminado, da contaminação ambiental que resulta da emissão e dos efeitos sobre a saúde humana. O benzeno é classificado pela Agência Internacional de Pesquisa em Câncer (IARC) como carcinógeno conhecido em seres humanos (grupo 1) e está associado ao desenvolvimento de leucemias. Em geral, a população fica exposta a essa substância através da inalação do ar contaminado, que varia de acordo com a localização e a intensidade das fontes potenciais. A indústria petroquímica é uma das fontes mais importantes desse composto. O Município de Duque de Caxias, especificamente o Distrito de Campos Elíseos, no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, é sede do Polo Industrial de Campos Elíseos (PICE), um conjunto de mais de 25 indústrias que inclui a segunda maior refinaria de petróleo no Brasil. A contaminação ambiental produzida pelo PICE já é conhecida, mas faltam estudos sobre o impacto na saúde da população local. Foram observadas concentrações de ácido S-fenilmercaptúrico (S-PMA) entre 0,80 e 8,01μg.g-1 creatinina na população local, aparentemente implicadas nas alterações hematológicas também observadas na população exposta. A presença quantificável do S-PMA urinário do metabolismo do benzeno está associada ao fato de 60% dos participantes apresentarem alterações hematológicas específicas, o que pode ser devido à exposição ambiental ao benzeno. As frequências alélicas e genotípicas das enzimas CYP2E1 e NQO1, observadas na população do estudo, foram semelhantes àquelas relatadas em outros estudos. A presença da variante alélica do genótipo NQO1 pode ser um fator de risco para as alterações hematológicas observadas.

El benceno es una de las sustancias más importantes susceptibles de estudio, debido a su uso significativo, la contaminación ambiental resultante de sus emisiones y sus efectos sobre la salud humana. Está clasificado por el Centro Internacional de Investigaciones sobre el Cáncer (IARC) como un conocido carcinógeno para los humanos (grupo 1) y está asociado con el desarrollo de leucemias. En general, la población está expuesta a esta sustancia por inhalación de aire contaminado, que varía según el lugar y la intensidad de las emisiones. La industria petroquímica es un de las fuentes emisoras más importantes de este compuesto. La municipalidad de Duque de Caxias, específicamente el distrito de Campos Elíseos, en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, alberga el Complejo Industrial de Campos Elíseos (PICE), un conglomerado de más de 25 industrias, que incluye la segunda mayor refinería de petróleo en Brasil. La contaminación ambiental procedente del PICE ya ha sido reconocida, pero es notable la falta de estudios respecto a su impacto en la salud de la población circundante. Se observaron en la población local concentraciones de ácido s-fenilmercaptúrico (SPMA por sus siglas en inglés) que oscilan entre los 0,80 a 8,01μg.g-1 creatinina, aparentemente relacionadas con cambios hematológicos también hallados en la población expuesta. La presencia cuantificable de SPMA en la orina, procedente del metabolismo del benceno, está asociada con el hecho de que un 60% de los participantes presenta cambios específicos hematológicos, los cuales tal vez se deben a la exposición ambiental al benceno. Las frecuencias alélicas y genotípicas del CYP2E1 y enzimas NQO1 observadas en el estudio fueron similares a las reportadas en otros estudios. La presencia de la variante alélica en el genotipo NQO1 podría ser un factor de riesgo para los cambios hematológicos observados.

Humans , Male , Female , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Acetylcysteine/analogs & derivatives , Benzene/adverse effects , Environmental Exposure/adverse effects , Acetylcysteine/urine , Brazil , Biomarkers/urine , Odds Ratio , Chemical Industry , Residence Characteristics/statistics & numerical data , Causality , Health Surveys/statistics & numerical data , NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase (Quinone)/analysis , NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase (Quinone)/genetics , Cytochrome P-450 CYP2E1/analysis , Cytochrome P-450 CYP2E1/genetics , Creatinine/urine , Gene Frequency/genetics , Hematologic Diseases/chemically induced
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 52(11): e8549, 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1039260


The published data on the association between MCP-1 -2518A>G polymorphism and asthma susceptibility are inconclusive. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to estimate the impact of MCP-1 -2518A>G polymorphism on asthma susceptibility. PubMed, Web of Science, Wanfang, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases were used to identify eligible studies. The pooled odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to calculate the strength of association. Sensitivity analysis was performed to evaluate the influence of individual studies on the estimates of overall effect, and funnel plots and Egger's test were used to assess publication bias. Eight publications with 1562 asthma patients and 1574 controls were finally identified. Overall, we found no significant association between MCP-1 -2518A>G polymorphism and asthma susceptibility in any of the genetic model comparisons. After stratified analysis by ethnicity, the results showed that a significant association with asthma risk was found in Caucasians in all the genetic models. However, a protective association was found in Africans under the dominant model. The present meta-analysis suggested that the MCP-1 -2518 A>G polymorphism is a risk factor for asthma in the Caucasian population, nevertheless it has a protective effect in the African population.

Humans , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Asthma/genetics , Chemokine CCL2/genetics , Genetic Predisposition to Disease/genetics , Genetic Association Studies , Risk Factors , African Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , European Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , Protective Factors , Gene Frequency/genetics
Clinics ; 74: e739, 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-989646


OBJECTIVE: In this study, the relationship between osteoporotic vertebral fractures and 9041 Guanine/Adenine and 3673 Guanine/Adenine polymorphisms related to the vitamin K epoxide reductase complex subunit-1 (VKORC1) gene in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis was investigated. METHOD: DNA was isolated from blood samples collected from 150 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. Genotyping of the two polymorphic regions (9041 Guanine/Adenine and 3673 Guanine/Adenine) in VKORC1 was performed using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. The presence of radiographic fractures among the 150 patients was ascertained by using the Genant method. RESULT: At least one fracture was detected in 98 patients, and no fracture was observed in 52 patients on radiological images. We found no association between the 9041 Guanine/Adenine (p=0.283) and 3673 Guanine/Adenine (p=0.232) polymorphisms of the VKORC1 gene and the development of secondary postosteoporotic fractures in our study. CONCLUSION: There was no relationship between osteoporotic vertebral fracture and VKORC1 gene polymorphism in a postmenopausal Turkish population.

Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal/genetics , Spinal Fractures/genetics , Osteoporotic Fractures/genetics , Vitamin K Epoxide Reductases/genetics , Turkey , Bone Density , Pilot Projects , Retrospective Studies , Genetic Association Studies , Gene Frequency/genetics
Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 17(1): eAO4477, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-984373


ABSTRACT Objective To described the allele and haplotype frequencies of human leukocyte antigen genes at the -A, -B loci and human platelet antigen genes for human platelet antigen systems 1 to 9, 11 and 15 in blood. Methods We included 867 healthy unrelated volunteer donors who donated platelets between January 2011 and December 2014. Microarray genotyping was performed using a BeadChip microarray. Medium resolution typing of the human leukocyte antigen at loci A and B was carried out using sequence-specific oligonucleotide probe hybridization. We used multivariate analysis and our human leukocyte antigen population was compared to data from the United States national bone marrow donor program. Human platelet antigen results were compared to a literature review and data from around the world. Results Our human leukocyte antigen haplotype results were more similar to those of hispanics, followed by caucasians. Likewise, our human platelet antigen sample is more similar to those of Argentina, Rio Grande do Sul and Italy. Conclusion This was the first article that discusses human platelet antigen and human leukocyte antigen data together. Rare genotypes or antibody associations can make patient management difficult. A blood bank with genotyped donors allows for optimal transfusion and can contribute to better results. Our information can serve as basis for a database of platelet antigen polymorphisms.

RESUMO Objetivo Descrever as frequências alélicas e haplotípicas de genes dos antígenos leucocitários humanos nos loci -A,- B e dos antígenos plaquetários humanos para os sistemas HPA-1 a 9, 11 e 15. Métodos Foram incluídos 867 doadores voluntários, saudáveis, não relacionados, que doaram plaquetas por aférese entre janeiro de 2011 e dezembro de 2014. A genotipagem foi realizada usando microarray BeadChip. A tipificação de resolução intermediária dos antígenos leucocitários humanos loci A e B foi realizada por meio de hibridização com sonda para oligonucleotídeos por sequência específica. Utilizamos análises multivariadas e o antígeno leucocitário humano de nossa população foi comparado com a do programa nacional de doadores de medula óssea norte-americano. Já os resultados dos antígenos plaquetários humanos foram comparados à revisão da literatura e a dados de populações de outros países. Resultados Os resultados do haplótipo de antígenos leucocitários humanos são mais parecidos com os dos hispânicos, seguidos dos caucasianos. Igualmente, a amostra de antígenos plaquetários humanos foi mais semelhante às da Argentina, do Rio Grande do Sul e da Itália. Conclusão Este foi o primeiro artigo a discutir antígenos plaquetários e leucocitários humanos simultaneamente. Genótipos raros ou associações de anticorpos podem dificultar o manejo clínico do paciente. Um banco de sangue com doadores genotipados permite um melhor resultado e transfusão possíveis. Estas informações podem servir de base para um banco de dados sobre polimorfismos de antígenos plaquetários.

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Haplotypes/genetics , Antigens, Human Platelet/genetics , Alleles , Genotyping Techniques/methods , HLA Antigens/genetics , Tissue Donors , Platelet Transfusion , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genotype
Rev. Ciênc. Méd. Biol. (Impr.) ; 17(3): 392-397, nov 19, 2018. tab, ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1248140


Introdução: a endoglina (ENG, CD105) é um co-receptor da família transforming growth factor-beta e participa da regulação de processos celulares como proliferação, diferenciação, migração e apoptose. ENG é mais conhecida por sua expressão em células endoteliais, desempenhando papel importante na angiogênese e vasculogênese, porém sua expressão já foi associada a diferentes desfechos patogênicos, inclusive devido a mutações no gene ENG. Objetivos: descrever a frequência de variantes genéticas no gene ENG, comparar com populações ancestrais e analisar as variantes genéticas que possam estar envolvidas em processos patogênicos em outras populações. Metodologia: foi utilizado o banco de dados do programa SCAALA (Social Change Asthma and Allergy in Latin America) para a população do estudo, sendo genotipado 1309 indivíduos usando o chip Illumina 2.5 Human Omni Bead e feitas análises in silico utilizando plataformas on-line. Resultados: as variantes genéticas rs10987746, rs10121110, rs11792480 e rs16930129 apresentaram frequência de menor alelo entre 16 a 48% na população estudada, as quais foram mais reiteradamente próximas do padrão africano que do europeu. Os SNVs foram relacionados aos mecanismos regulatórios genéticos conhecidos, pressupondo que essas variantes não estejam envolvidas diretamente em processos funcionais. Conclusão: são necessárias maiores investigações referentes aos mecanismos funcionais deste gene, visto que a endoglina participa de uma gama de processos celulares importantes e mais esforços devem ser feitos para estudos genéticos na população brasileira, considerando a mistura de populações.

Introduction: the endoglin (ENG, CD105) is a coreceptor of the family transforming growth factor-beta and participates in the regulation of cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation, migration and apoptosis. ENG She is best known for your expression in endothelial cells, playing an important role in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, but its expression has already been associated with different pathogenic outcomes, including due to mutations in the ENG gene. Objectives: describe the frequency of genetic variants in the ENG gene in the population of northeastern Brazil, compare with ancestral populations and analyze genetic variants that may be involved in pathogenic processes in other populations. Methodology: we used the SCAALA program database (Social Change Asthma and Allergy in Latin America) for the population of the study, and the DNA of 1309 individuals were genotyped using the Illumina chip 2.5 Human Omni Bead and made in silico analysis. Results: the SNVs rs10987746, rs10121110, rs11792480 and rs16930129 presented lower allele frequency between 16 to 48% in the population studied, which were more consistently next African European standard. The SNVs were related to known genetic regulatory mechanisms assuming that these variants are not directly involved in functional processes. Conclusion: further investigation regarding the functional mechanisms of this gene are necessary, since the endoglin participates in a range of important cellular processes and more efforts should be made for genetic studies in the Brazilian population, considering the mixture of populations.

Humans , Child, Preschool , Child , Genetic Variation/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , Endoglin/genetics , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genotype , Brazil
Arq. neuropsiquiatr ; 76(10): 697-704, Oct. 2018. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-973921


ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the potential relationship between the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) type (class I and II) and the response to several disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: We analyzed clinical data of 87 patients with MS at the beginning and end of each type of DMT including the disease duration, Expanded Disability Status Scale and Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score (MSSS). Genotyping of HLA-DRB1, HLA-DPB1, HLA-DQB1, HLA-A, HLA-B and HLA-C alleles were identified using high-resolution techniques. Statistical correlation between the HLA type and response to DMTs was done using the initial and final MSSS. Results: Statistical relationships (p < 0.05) were found for only 15 of 245 alleles tested. There was a reduction in the MSSS for patients treated with corticosteroids (DRB1*15:01, DPB1*04:01, DQB1*02:01 and DQB1*03:01), azathioprine (DRB1*03:01, DPB1*04:01, DQB1*03:02, DQB1*06:02, HLA-C*07:02), interferon β-1a 22 mcg (DRB1*11:04, DQB1*03:01 and DQB1*03:02), interferon β-1a 30 mcg (DPB1*02:01, HLA-C*05:01) and interferon β-1b (DQB1*02:01). Conclusion: These findings suggest a few relationships between the HLA and response to DMTs in the disability for some types of HLA class I and II alleles in a specific subset of MS patients.

RESUMO Objetivo: Investigação da possível relação entre os tipos dos antígenos leucocitários humanos (HLA) classes I e II e a reposta a diversas terapêuticas modificadores da doença na incapacidade (DMT) da esclerose múltipla (MS). Métodos: Foram estudados os dados clínicos de 87 pacientes com MS no início e no final de cada de cada DMT, incluindo o tempo de doença, EDSS e MSSS. Através de técnicas de genotipagem de alta resolução, foram identificados os alelos dos HLA-DRB1, HLA-DPB1, HLA-DQB1, HLA-A, HLA-B e HLA-C. Foram realizados estudos estatísticos entre os tipos de HLA e a resposta às DMT, utilizando os valores iniciais e finais do MSSS. Resultados: Foram encontradas relações estatísticas (p < 0.05) para somente 15 alelos de 245 analisados. Houve redução dos valores do MSSS em pacientes tratados com corticosteroides (DRB1*15:01, DPB1*04:01, DQB1*02:01 e 03:01), azatioprina (DRB1*03:01, DPB1*04:01, DQB1*06:02, DQB1*03:02, HLA-C*07:02), interferon β-1a 22 mcg (DRB1*11:04, DQB1*03:01 e 03:02), interferon β-1a 30 mcg (DPB1*02:01, HLA-C*05:01) e interferon β-1b (DQB1*02:01). Conclusão: Os dados sugerem poucas relações entre os alguns tipos de HLA classe I e II com a resposta às DMT na incapacidade em grupos específicos de pacientes com MS.

Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting/genetics , HLA Antigens/genetics , Time Factors , Severity of Illness Index , HLA-D Antigens/genetics , Treatment Outcome , Disease Progression , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting/drug therapy , Alleles , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genotype , Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use
Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 62(4): 480-484, July-Aug. 2018. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1038491


ABSTRACT Objective: The present study has investigated the association between low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5) 4037C>T polymorphism and type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) susceptibility in a Brazilian population. Subjects and methods: A total number of 134 T1DM patients and 180 normoglycemic individuals (NG) aged 6-20 years were studied. Glycated hemoglobin and glucose levels were determined. Genotyping of LRP5 4037C>T (rs3736228) was performed. Results: T1DM patients showed poor glycemic control. Genotypes in the codominant (CT: OR = 2.99 [CI 95%: 1.71-5.24], p < 0.001; TT: OR = 5.34 [CI 95%: 1.05-2702], p < 0.001), dominant (CT + TT: OR = 3.16 [CI 95%: 1.84-5.43], p < 0.001) and log-additive (OR = 2.78 [CI 95%: 1.70-4.52], p < 0.001) models, and LRP5 4037T allele (OR = 2.88, [CI 95%: 1.78-4.77], p < 0.001) were associated with an increased risk of developing T1DM. LRP5 4037CT and CT+TT carriers in T1DM group showed higher concentrations of serum glucose and glycated hemoglobin when compared with CC carriers. Conclusion: The LRP5 4037C>T may represent a candidate for T1DM susceptibility, as well as poor glycemic control.

Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Genetic Predisposition to Disease/genetics , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/genetics , Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein-5/genetics , Blood Glucose/analysis , Blood Glucose/metabolism , Brazil , Glycated Hemoglobin A/analysis , Glycated Hemoglobin A/metabolism , Genetic Association Studies , Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein-5/metabolism , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genotype
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 51(8): e7252, 2018. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-951736


Serotonin 2C receptors (5HT2C) are involved in serotonin-driven dynamic equilibrium adjustments responsible for homeostatic stability in brain structures that modulate behavior and emotions. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from the serotonin 2C receptor gene (HTR2C) have been associated with several neurological and mental disorders, including abnormalities in cognitive and emotional processes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the rs6318 SNP of the HTR2C gene and behavioral characteristics exhibited by children and adolescents based on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL/6-18) inventory. Eighty-five psychiatric outpatients between 8 and 18 years of age underwent genotyping of the rs6318 SNP. The CBCL/6-18 scale was administered to their caregivers. The chi-squared test was used to assess differences in the frequency of C and G alleles of the rs6318 SNP relative to the grouped CBCL/6-18 scores; significance level was 5%. The presence of the G allele of rs6318 was found to be associated with characteristics of aggressive behavior and social problems, and aggressive behavior was found to be associated with heterozygosis in females. These findings contribute to the identification of mental and behavioral phenotypes associated with gene expression.

Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Child Behavior Disorders/genetics , Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT2C/genetics , Mental Disorders/genetics , Psychiatric Status Rating Scales , Chi-Square Distribution , Child Behavior Disorders/diagnosis , Cross-Sectional Studies , Surveys and Questionnaires , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , Alleles , Checklist , Gene-Environment Interaction , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genotype , Mental Disorders/diagnosis
Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 61(6): 550-555, Dec. 2017. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-887614


ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the frequency of DQ2.5 and DQ8 alleles using the Tag-single-nucleotide polymorphism (Tag-SNP) technique in individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and celiac disease (CD) in southern Brazil. Materials and methods In a prospective design, we performed the search for DQA1*0501 and DQB1*0201 alleles for DQ2.5 and DQB1*0302 for DQ8 through Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) technique, using TaqMan Genotyping Assays (Applied Biosystems, USA). The diagnosis of CD was established by duodenal biopsy and genotypic determination performed by StepOne Software v2.3. Allelic and genotypic frequencies were compared between groups using Chi-square and Fisher's exact tests and the multiple comparisons using Finner's adjustment. Results Three hundred and sixty two patients with a median age of 14 years were divided into 3 groups: T1DM without CD (264); T1DM with CD (32) and CD without T1DM (66). In 97% of individuals with T1DM and CD and 76% of individuals with CD without T1DM, respectively, the alleles DQ2.5 and/or DQ8 were identified (p < 0.001). DQ2.5 was more common in individuals with CD (p = 0.004) and DQ8 was more common in individuals with type 1 diabetes (p = 0.008). Conclusions The evaluation of the alleles for DQ2.5 and DQ8 by Tag-SNP technique showed a high negative predictive value among those with T1DM, similar to that described by the conventional technique. The high frequency of DQ8 alleles in individuals with T1DM did not allow differentiating those at higher risk of developing T1DM.

Humans , Male , Female , Celiac Disease/genetics , Genetic Predisposition to Disease/genetics , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/genetics , Gene Frequency/genetics , Celiac Disease/complications , Prospective Studies , Risk Factors , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/complications , HLA-DQ alpha-Chains/genetics , HLA-DQ beta-Chains/genetics , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Genotype
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 50(6): e5758, 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-839304


This study aimed to determine the role of mitofusin 2 (MFN2) gene polymorphisms in the risk and prognosis of acute liver failure (ALF). A total of 298 blood samples were collected from 138 ALF patients (case group) and 160 healthy participants (control group). Coagulation function, glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT), glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT), total bilirubin (TB), blood ammonia and lactic acid (LA) were measured. The predictive evaluation of MFN2 gene polymorphisms in the risk and prognosis of ALF patients was estimated using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, haplotype analysis, binary logistic regression analysis and Cox regression analysis. Higher levels of GPT, GOT, TB, blood ammonia and LA were observed in ALF patients with the GG genotype of rs873457 or the TT genotype of rs4846085 than in those with the CC genotype of these two SNPs. The GTACAGC and GTGTGGC haplotypes were a protective factor and a risk factor for ALF, respectively. Blood ammonia and LA levels were independent risk factors and the CC genotype of rs873457 and the CC genotype of rs4846085 were protective factors for ALF. ALF patients with the GG genotype of rs873457 or the TT genotype of rs4846085 had a lower survival rate than those with other genotypes of these two SNPs. The rs4846085 and rs873457 polymorphisms were both independent factors affecting the prognosis of ALF patients. MFN2 gene polymorphisms (rs873457, rs2336384, rs1474868, rs4846085 and rs2236055) may be associated with ALF and the rs873457 and rs4846085 polymorphisms are correlated with the risk and prognosis of ALF.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Young Adult , GTP Phosphohydrolases/genetics , Liver Failure, Acute/genetics , Mitochondrial Proteins/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Ammonia/blood , Asian Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , Case-Control Studies , China , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genetic Predisposition to Disease/genetics , Genotype , Hepatitis A/genetics , Kaplan-Meier Estimate , Lactic Acid/blood , Liver Failure, Acute/blood , Risk Factors , Survival Analysis
J. bras. pneumol ; 42(5): 311-316, Sept.-Oct. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-797944


ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the prevalence of alpha 1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency (AATD), as well as allele frequency, in COPD patients in Brazil. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving 926 COPD patients 40 years of age or older, from five Brazilian states. All patients underwent determination of AAT levels in dried blood spot (DBS) samples by nephelometry. Those with DBS AAT levels ≤ 2.64 mg/dL underwent determination of serum AAT levels. Those with serum AAT levels of < 113 mg/dL underwent genotyping. In case of conflicting results, SERPINA1 gene sequencing was performed. Results: Of the 926 COPD patients studied, 85 had DBS AAT levels ≤ 2.64 mg/dL, and 24 (2.6% of the study sample) had serum AAT levels of < 113 mg/dL. Genotype distribution in this subset of 24 patients was as follows: PI*MS, in 3 (12.5%); PI*MZ, in 13 (54.2%); PI*SZ, in 1 (4.2%); PI*SS, in 1 (4.2%); and PI*ZZ, in 6 (25.0%). In the sample as a whole, the overall prevalence of AATD was 2.8% and the prevalence of the PI*ZZ genotype (severe AATD) was 0.8% Conclusions: The prevalence of AATD in COPD patients in Brazil is similar to that found in most countries and reinforces the recommendation that AAT levels be measured in all COPD patients.

RESUMO Objetivo: Determinar a prevalência da deficiência de alfa 1-antitripsina (AAT), bem como a frequência alélica, em pacientes com DPOC no Brasil. Métodos: Estudo transversal com 926 pacientes com DPOC, com 40 anos ou mais, oriundos de cinco estados brasileiros. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos a dosagem de AAT em amostras de sangue seco por meio de nefelometria. Aqueles em que a concentração de AAT no sangue seco foi ≤ 2,64 mg/dl foram submetidos a dosagem sérica de AAT. Aqueles em que a concentração sérica de AAT foi < 113 mg/dl foram submetidos a genotipagem. Quando os resultados foram discrepantes, foi realizado o sequenciamento do gene SERPINA1. Dos 926 pacientes com DPOC estudados, 85 apresentaram concentração de AAT em sangue seco ≤ 2,64 mg/dl, e 24 (2,6% da amostra) apresentaram concentração sérica de AAT < 113 mg/dl. A distribuição genotípica nesse subgrupo de 24 pacientes foi a seguinte: PI*MS, em 3 (12,5%); PI*MZ, em 13 (54,2%); PI*SZ, em 1 (4,2%); PI*SS, em 1 (4,2%); e PI*ZZ, em 6 (25,0%). Na amostra estudada, a prevalência global da deficiência de AAT foi de 2,8% e a prevalência do genótipo PI*ZZ (deficiência grave de AAT) foi de 0,8%. Conclusões: A prevalência da deficiência de AAT em pacientes com DPOC no Brasil é semelhante àquela encontrada na maioria dos países e reforça a recomendação de que se deve medir a concentração de AAT em todos pacientes com DPOC.

Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency/epidemiology , Gene Frequency/genetics , Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive/epidemiology , alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency/blood , alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency/diagnosis , alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency/genetics , alpha 1-Antitrypsin/genetics , Brazil/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Genotype , Prevalence , Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive/blood , Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive/genetics , Sequence Analysis, DNA
J. pediatr. (Rio J.) ; 92(5): 521-527, Sept.-Oct. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-796111


Abstract Objective: Obesity is a chronic disease caused by both environmental and genetic factors. Epidemiological studies have documented that increased energy intake and sedentary lifestyle, as well as a genetic contribution, are forces behind the obesity epidemic. Knowledge about the interaction between genetic and environmental components can facilitate the choice of the most effective and specific measures for the prevention of obesity. The aim of this study was to assess the association between the FTO, AKT1, and AKTIP genes and childhood obesity and insulin resistance. Methods: This was a case-control study in which SNPs in the FTO (rs99396096), AKT1, and AKTIP genes were genotyped in groups of controls and obese/overweight children. The study included 195 obese/overweight children and 153 control subjects. Results: As expected, the obese/overweight group subjects had higher body mass index, higher fasting glucose, HOMA-IR index, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, and triglycerides. However, no significant differences were observed in genes polymorphisms genotype or allele frequencies. Conclusion: The present results suggest that AKT1, FTO, and AKTIP polymorphisms were not associated with obesity/overweight in Brazilians children. Future studies on the genetics of obesity in Brazilian children and their environment interactions are needed.

Resumo Objetivo A obesidade é uma doença crônica sustentada por fatores ambientais e genéticos. Estudos epidemiológicos documentaram que maior ingestão de energia e um estilo de vida sedentário, bem como a contribuição genética, são forças por trás da epidemia de obesidade. O conhecimento sobre a interação entre os componentes genéticos e ambientais pode facilitar a escolha das medidas mais efetivas e específicas para a prevenção da obesidade. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a relação entre os genes associado à massa de gordura e à obesidade (FTO), homólogo 1 do oncogene viral v-akt de timoma murino (AKT1) e de ligação AKT1 (AKTIP) e a obesidade infantil e a resistência à insulina. Métodos Estudo de caso-controle no qual os polimorfismos de nucleotídeo simples (SNPs) nos genes FTO (rs99396096), AKT1 e AKTIP foram genotipados em grupos de controle e de crianças obesas/acima do peso. Foram recrutadas 195 crianças obesas/acima do peso e 153 indivíduos controle. Resultados Como esperado, os indivíduos do grupo obeso/acima do peso apresentaram maior índice de massa corporal, maior glicemia de jejum, índice do modelo de avaliação de homeostase (HOMA-IR), colesterol total, lipoproteína de baixa densidade e triglicerídeos. Contudo, não encontramos diferenças significativas no genótipo de polimorfismos gênicos ou nas frequências alélicas. Conclusão Nossos resultados sugerem que os polimorfismos AKT1, FTO e AKTIP não estavam associados à obesidade/sobrepeso em crianças brasileiras. São necessários estudos futuros sobre a genética da obesidade em crianças brasileiras e suas interações ambientais.

Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/genetics , Overweight/genetics , Apoptosis Regulatory Proteins/genetics , Pediatric Obesity/genetics , Alpha-Ketoglutarate-Dependent Dioxygenase FTO/genetics , Brazil/ethnology , Insulin Resistance , Case-Control Studies , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Gene Frequency/genetics
An. bras. dermatol ; 91(3): 284-289, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-787286


Abstract: Background: Alopecia areata (AA) is a common disorder of unknown etiology that affects approximately 0.7% to 3.8% of patients among the general population. Currently, genetic and autoimmune factors are emphasized as etiopathogenic. Studies linking Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) to AA have suggested that immunogenetic factors may play a role in the disease's onset/development. Objectives: To investigate an association between AA and HLA class I/II in white Brazilians. Methods: Patients and control groups comprised 33 and 112 individuals, respectively. DNA extraction was performed by column method with BioPur kit. Allele's classification was undertaken using the PCR-SSO technique. HLA frequencies were obtained through direct counting and subjected to comparison by means of the chi-square test. Results: Most patients were aged over 16, with no familial history, and developed partial AA, with no recurrent episodes. Patients showed a higher frequency of HLA-B*40, HLA-B*45, HLA-B*53 and HLA-C*04 compared with controls, although P was not significant after Bonferroni correction. Regarding HLA class II, only HLA-DRB1*07 revealed statistical significance; nevertheless, it featured more prominently in controls than patients (P=0.04; Pc=0.52; OR=0.29; 95%; CI=0.07 to 1.25). P was not significant after Bonferroni correction. Conclusions: The development of AA does not seem to be associated with HLA in white Brazilians, nor with susceptibility or resistance. The studies were carried out in populations with little or no miscegenation, unlike the Brazilian population in general, which could explain the inconsistency found.

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Histocompatibility Antigens Class I/genetics , Histocompatibility Antigens Class II/genetics , Brazil , Histocompatibility Antigens Class I/blood , HLA-B Antigens/genetics , HLA-B Antigens/blood , HLA-C Antigens/genetics , HLA-C Antigens/blood , Histocompatibility Antigens Class II/blood , Case-Control Studies , Cross-Sectional Studies , European Continental Ancestry Group , Alopecia Areata/genetics , Alopecia Areata/immunology , HLA-DRB1 Chains/genetics , HLA-DRB1 Chains/blood , Gene Frequency/genetics
Rev. méd. Chile ; 143(11): 1369-1376, nov. 2015. graf, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-771725


Background: The dose of oral anticoagulants (OAC) shows great variability among patients. Pharmacogenetic studies have shown that common variants in genes CYP2C9 (*2 and *3) and VKORC1 (-1639G>A) are associated with lower requirements of OAC. Aim: To study the association between average maintenance doses of oral anticoagulant therapy required to maintain a stable INR and CYP2C9 and VKORC1 gene variants in Chilean adults. Material and Methods: Prospective study of patients on anticoagulant treatment and with a stable international normalized ratio (INR) for prothrombin time for at least three months. Patients were classified as having high or low acenocoumarol or warfarin requirements. Peripheral blood DNA genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment polymorphism or sequencing and electrophoresis. Results: The study included 185 patients, 125 on acenocoumarol and 60 on warfarin. Patients with VKORC1-1639A allele were more likely to require lower doses of both drugs than patients with the G allele (Odds ratio [OR] for acenocoumarol 9.06, and OR for warfarin = 18.7). There was no association between CYP2C9*2 and*3 and acenocoumarol or warfarin requirements. Conclusions: There is an association between VKORC1-1639A variant and anticoagulant doses.

Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Anticoagulants/administration & dosage , /genetics , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Vitamin K Epoxide Reductases/genetics , Administration, Oral , Acenocoumarol/administration & dosage , Chile , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Genotype , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genetic Variation/genetics , International Normalized Ratio , Prospective Studies , Prothrombin Time , Warfarin/administration & dosage
Rev. méd. Chile ; 143(4): 439-443, abr. 2015. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-747549


Background: Amerindian admixture is an important parameter to consider in epidemiological studies in American countries, to make a proper selection of cases and controls. Aim: To compare Amerindian admixture estimates obtained using ABO*A and ABO*O blood group alleles and ancestral identity markers (AIMs) in the mixed Chilean population. Subjects and Methods: Amerindian admixture rates were determined in 720 Chilean volunteers residing in Arica and born in the 15 regions of the country, using ABO*O and ABO*A alleles and 40 AIMs selected from more than 500,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP´s). Results: Mean admixture estimates obtained using ABO*O and ABO*A alleles and AIM s were 35, 47% and 48% respectively. There was concordance in estimates, with the exception of the admixture based on ABO*O allele and AIMs. Conclusions: In Chile, Amerindian admixture estimates obtained using ABO*A could be used as an alternative to AIMs in justified cases provided the sample size is reasonably large.

Female , Humans , Male , ABO Blood-Group System/genetics , European Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , Indians, South American/genetics , Chile/ethnology , Genetics, Population , Gene Frequency/genetics , Genetic Markers/genetics , Phenotype , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , Reproducibility of Results
Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 61(1): 23-29, Jan-Feb/2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-744717


Objective: this study aimed to report the allele and haplotype frequencies of volunteer bone marrow donors (VBMD) from the state of Rio Grande do Norte (RN) who were enrolled in the Brazilian Volunteer Bone Marrow Donor Registry (REDOME). Methods: the sample comprised 12,973 VBMD who had their allele and haplotype frequencies calculated by Arlequin A multivariate analysis of the data was obtained through a principal component analysis (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) performed with SPSS 8.0. Results: the most frequent allelic group was HLA-A*02, followed by -DRB1*13, -DRB1*04, -DRB1*07, -B*44, -B*35, -A*24 and -DRB1*01. Of the 2,701 haplotypes observed, the three most frequent were HLA-A*01 B*08 DRB1*03 (1.62%), -A*29 B*44 DRB1*07 (1.56%) and -A*02 B*44 DRB1*04 (1.29%). These haplotypes were in linkage disequilibrium. RN allele and haplotype frequencies were very similar to those in other Brazilian states in which similar studies have been performed. The PCA revealed that RN is highly genetically similar to Caucasian populations, especially those from Iberian countries, which strongly influenced the state’s ethnic composition. Africans and Amerindians also influenced the RN population structure, to a lesser extent. Conclusion: the HCA reinforced the conclusion that, despite its highly admixed profile, the RN population is genetically similar to European and European-descended populations. The PCA also showed that RN cities do not contribute to the same extent to REDOME, with less populous cities being underrepresented, indicating the need to enroll more VBMD from these smaller cities to faithfully depict the state’s population structure in the database. .

Objetivo: relatar as frequências alélicas e haplotípicas do HLA-A, -B e -DRB1 de doadores voluntários de medula óssea (DVMO) do Rio Grande do Norte (RN), inscritos no Registro Nacional de Doadores de Medula Óssea (REDOME). Metodologia: 12.973 DVMO tiveram suas frequências alélica e haplotípica calculadas pelo programa Arlequin Uma análise multivariada dos dados foi obtida por meio da Análise de Componente Principal (ACP) e da Análise de Cluster Hierárquico (ACH) realizadas pelo SPSS 8.0. Resultados: os grupos alélicos mais frequentes foram HLA-A*02, seguido por -DRB1*13, -DRB1*04, -DRB1*07, -B*44, -B*35, -A*24 e -DRB1*01. Dos 2.701 haplótipos observados, os três mais frequentes foram HLA-A*01 B*08 DRB1*03 (1,62%), -A*29 B*44 DRB1*07 (1,56%) e -A*02 B*44 DRB1*04 (1,29%), que se encontravam em desequilíbrio de ligação. As frequências alélicas e haplotípicas do RN são bastante similares às de outros estados brasileiros em que trabalhos semelhantes foram executados. A ACP revelou ser o RN geneticamente muito semelhante a populações caucasianas, especialmente a dos países ibéricos, os quais influenciaram fortemente na composição étnica do Estado. Africanos e ameríndios também contribuíram para a estrutura populacional, mas em menor proporção. Conclusão: a ACH reforçou a conclusão de que, apesar de seu perfil miscigenado, a população do RN se assemelha geneticamente com populações europeias e que descendem das europeias. A ACP também mostrou que as cidades do RN não contribuem equitativamente na composição do REDOME, de modo que cidades pouco populosas estão sub-representadas, apontando a necessidade de cadastrar mais DVMO dessas cidades para que a estrutura da população seja fielmente retratada. .

Adult , Female , Humans , Male , Alleles , Bone Marrow , Gene Frequency/genetics , Haplotypes , Tissue Donors , Brazil , HLA-A Antigens/genetics , HLA-B Antigens/genetics , HLA-DRB1 Chains/genetics , Linkage Disequilibrium , Multivariate Analysis , Registries