The SPINK1 N34S variant is associated with acute pancreatitis.

OBJECTIVE Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a disease whose pathogenesis remains largely obscure. Genetic research has focussed attention upon the role of the pancreatic protease/protease inhibitor system. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of genetic variants of the trypsin inhibitor, SPINK1, in acute pancreatitis. METHODS We genotyped 468… CONTINUE READING