S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Internal Medicine (내과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_내과학전공)
Association of PTGER gene family polymorphisms with aspirin intolerant asthma in Korean asthmatics
- Park, Byung-Lae; Park, Se-Min; Park, Jong-Sook; Uh, Soo-Taek; Kim, Yong-Hoon; Choi, Inseon S.; Cho, Sang-Heon; Lee, Yong-Won; Park, Choon-Sik; Shin, Hyoung-Doo; Lee, Jae-Young; Hong, Chein-Soo; Choi, Byoung-Whui; Kim, Mi-Kgyeong; Choi, Jae-Sung
- Issue Date
- BMB REPORTS; Vol.43 6; 445-449
- Aspirin intolerant asthma; Asthma; Prostaglandin E receptor(s); Single nucleotide polymorphism
- Aspirin-intolerant asthma (AIA) is characterized by severe asthmatic attack after ingestion of aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In this study, we investigated the relationship between Prostaglandin E2 receptor (PTGER) gene family polymorphisms and AIA in 243 AIA patients and 919 aspirin-tolerant asthma (ATA) controls of Korean ethnicity in two separate study cohorts. After genotyping 120 SNPs of the PTGER gene family for the 1(st) cohort study, four SNPs in PTGER1, ten in PTGER3, six in PTGER3, and a haplotype of PTGER2 showed association signals with decreased or increased risk of AIA. Among the positively associated SNPs, one in PTGER1 and four in PTGER3 were analyzed in the 2(nd) cohort study. The results show that rs7543182 and rs959 in PTGER3 retained their effect, although no statistical significance was retained in the 2(nd) cohort study. Our findings provide further evidence that polymorphisms in PTGER3 might play a significant role in aspirin hypersensitivity among Korean asthmatics.