Lack of association of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes mellitus in the Portuguese population.

@article{Lemos2008LackOA,
  title={Lack of association of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes mellitus in the Portuguese population.},
  author={Manuel Carlos Lemos and Ana Fagulha and Eduarda Coutinho and Leonor Gomes and Margarida Bastos and Luisa Barros and Francisco Carrilho and Elizabete Geraldes and Fernando J Regateiro and Manuela C Carvalheiro},
  journal={Human immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={134-8}
}
The vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is a candidate gene for susceptibility to autoimmune disorders. Association studies of VDR polymorphisms and risk of type 1 diabetes often produced conflicting results in different ethnic backgrounds. The aim of this study was to test for association between common VDR polymorphisms and the genetic susceptibility to type 1… CONTINUE READING