A common interleukin-6 gene promoter polymorphism influences the clinical characteristics of women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

@article{Walch2004ACI,
  title={A common interleukin-6 gene promoter polymorphism influences the clinical characteristics of women with polycystic ovary syndrome.},
  author={Katharina T Walch and Christoph Grimm and Robert Zeillinger and Johannes C. Huber and Friedrich Nagele and Lukas Hefler},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2004},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={
          1638-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of a common polymorphism of the interleukin-6 gene (IL6) promoter with the occurence and the clinical characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Prospective, case-control study. SETTING Academic research institution. PATIENT(S) Sixty-two patients with PCOS and 94 healthy controls. INTERVENTION(S) Peripheral venous puncture, ultrasonography, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), questionnaire. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Genotype… CONTINUE READING
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