We examined five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and reconstructed 5-locus haplotypes of the CCL2 gene, in knee osteoarthritis (OA) cases and in controls. The CCL2 rs2857657 variant (G) allele was observed more frequently in female knee OA cases than in controls. One haplotype (H5) was observed exclusively in the control group (f = 2.3%). Genetic variation in the CCL2 gene may be associated with knee OA.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Immunogenetics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2013|