Gene. 2023 Sep 11:147794. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2023.147794. Online ahead of print.
BACKGROUND: A few studies have reported that allergic rhinitis (AR) pathogenesis is related to genetic factors. And the most important genetic factor is single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). The study aimed to investigate the effects of LINC00299 SNPs (rs891058, rs13395467 and rs13398375) on AR risk in the Chinese Han population.
METHODS: Independent sample t-test was carried out for statistical analyses of the distribution of age and BMI in AR cases and healthy controls, and χ2 test was used for statistical analyses of gender and different regions. The Agena MassARRAY platform was applied for LINC00299 SNP genotyping. Further, the association between SNPs and AR risk was evaluated by odds ratios (ORs) as well as 95% confidence intervals (CIs).
RESULTS: Our study found that LINC00299 rs891058, rs13395467, and rs13398375 were associated with a decreased risk of AR in the Chinese Han population. More precisely, rs891058 and rs13398375 were associated with a reduced risk of AR in subjects aged ≤ 43 years. In males, subjects with BMI ≤ 24 kg/m2, and from loess hills region, rs891058, rs13395467, and rs13398375 played a protective role against AR. The study on SNP-SNP interactions suggested that rs891058, rs13395467 and rs13398375 were related.
CONCLUSIONS: LINC00299 polymorphisms rs891058, rs13395467, and rs13398375 are associated with a reduced risk of AR in the Chinese Han population, and these SNPs can be used as potential targets to assess AR risk.