The guanine-thymine dinucleotide repeat polymorphism within the tenascin-C gene is associated with achilles tendon injuries.

@article{Mokone2005TheGD,
  title={The guanine-thymine dinucleotide repeat polymorphism within the tenascin-C gene is associated with achilles tendon injuries.},
  author={Gaonyadiwe George Mokone and Mamta Gajjar and Alison V. September and M P Schwellnus and Jacquie L Greenberg and Timothy David Noakes and Malcolm Collins},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={1016-21}
}
BACKGROUND Although there is a high incidence of tendon injury as a result of participation in physical activity, the mechanisms responsible for such injuries are poorly understood. Investigators have suggested that some people may have a genetic predisposition to develop tendon injuries; in particular, genes on the tip of the long arm of chromosome 9 might, at least in part, be associated with this condition. The tenascin-C gene, which has been mapped to chromosome 9q32-q34, encodes for a… CONTINUE READING
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