Expression levels of FAS are regulated through an evolutionary conserved element in intron 2, which modulates cystic fibrosis disease severity

We have analyzed frequent naturally occurring variants in the autogene FAS in two independent cystic fibrosis (CF) patient populations. Analysis of FAS expression levels from intestinal epithelial biopsies from 16 unrelated F508del-CFTR homozygotes showed a correlation between FAS intron 2 SNP rs7901656 and signals for Affymetrix GeneChip U133 Plus 2.0… (More)