ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Atypical Chemokine Receptor 1 Polymorphism can not Affect Susceptibility to Hepatitis C Virus
Shu-Ting Zhang 1, Ming Shi 2, Lin-Nan Shao 1, Shi-Hang Zhou 1, Wei-Jian Yu 1, Mei Chen 1, Nan Xiao 1, Ying Duan 1, Ling-Zi Pan 1, Ni Wang 1, Wen-Qian Song 1, Yue-Xin Xia 1, Li Zhang 1, Ning Qi 1, Ming Liu 3
1Dalian Blood Center, Liaoning, China
2Dalian University School of Medicine, Liaoning, China
3Department of Cell Biology, Dalian Medical University, Liaoning, China
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.2016.0766
Pages : 308-312

Background: Hepatitis C virus has infected 130 to 150 million individuals globally. Atypical chemokine receptor 1 has become a focus of research because of its diverse roles in different diseases. However, little is known regarding the association of atypical chemokine receptor 1 polymorphism with susceptibility to hepatitis C virus.
Aims: To determine the association of an atypical chemokine receptor 1 polymorphism (rs12075) with hepatitis C virus susceptibility.
Study Design: Case-control study.
Methods: We collected blood samples from 231 patients infected with hepatitis C virus and 239 blood donors as control subjects. Genotyping of atypical chemokine receptor 1 was performed using a 5ˊ-nuclease assay with TaqMan-minor groove binding probes. Comparisons between hepatitis C virus-infected patients and control subjects were assessed using Fisher’s exact test.
Results: The genotype frequencies of FY*A/FY*A, FY*A/FY*B and FY*B/FY*B were 86.1%, 13.9% and 0% in the patient group, and 86.2%, 13.4% and 0.4% in the control group, respectively. The difference in atypical chemokine receptor 1 genotype frequencies between hepatitis C virus-infected patients and control group was not significant (p=1.00, OR=1.004, 95% CI=0.594-1.695). FY*A and FY*B allele frequencies were 93.1% and 6.9% in the patient group, and 92.9% and 7.1% in the control group, respectively. The difference in atypical chemokine receptor 1 allele frequencies between hepatitis C virus-infected patients and the control group was not significant (p=1.00, OR=0.972, 95% CI=0.589-1.603).
Conclusion: Our result indicates that atypical chemokine receptor 1 polymorphism (rs12075) does not affect susceptibility to hepatitis C virus.

Keywords : Atypical chemokine receptor 1, polymorphism, hepatitis C virus, susceptibility
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