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Minerva Pediatrica 2018 February;70(1):98-102

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.16.04697-1


language: English

17q21 locus rs7216389 polymorphism and childhood asthma risk: a meta-analysis

Yan-Liang QU 1, You-Ran JI 1, Li-Xin ZHANG 1, Chun-Min WU 1, Bao-Lei WEN 1, Xin ZHANG 1, Chao MA 1, De-Ming WANG 1, Yuan-Xin ZHANG 1, Xiang ZHOU 2

1 Department of Anesthesiology, No 401 Hospital of People’s Liberation Army of China, Qingdao, China; 2 Department of Anesthesiology, Wuhan General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army of China, Wuhan, Hubei, China


INTRODUCTION: Recently, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) indicated that rs7216389 polymorphism on chromosome 17q21 was associated with paediatric asthma risk. However, the results remained controversial. Therefore, a meta-analysis was performed.
EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive literature retrieve was performed on PubMed, Embase and Science Direct databases up to Feb 20, 2016. The strength of association between 17q21 locus rs7216389 polymorphism and pediatric asthma risk was assessed by computing odds ratio (OR) with its corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI).
EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: A total of 10 studies with 7797 cases and 38757 controls were included. A statistically significant association of rs7216389 polymorphism and pediatric asthma risk was found (OR=1.41, 95%CI=1.34-1.49, P<0.00001). Furthermore, both Caucasians (OR=1.41, 95%CI=1.33-1.49, P<0.00001) and Asians (OR=1.43, 95%CI=1.25-1.63, P<0.00001) with rs7216389 polymorphism showed significant association, respectively. A significantly increased susceptibility was identified in atopic asthma (OR=1.45, 95%CI=1.22-1.72, P<0.00001). In the stratification analysis by study design, both case-control studies (OR=1.40, 95%CI=1.33-1.48, P<0.00001) and cohort studies (OR=2.05, 95%CI=1.32-3.17, P=0.001) showed significant association, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, this meta-analysis suggests that 17q21 locus rs7216389 polymorphism was significantly associated with paediatric asthma risk.

KEY WORDS: Asthma - Meta-analysis - Association

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Issue published online: January 12, 2018
Article first published online: December 22, 2016
Manuscript accepted: December 2, 2016
Manuscript revised: September 13, 2016
Manuscript received: June 17, 2016

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Qu YL, Ji YR, Zhang LX, Wu CM, Wen BL, Zhang X, et al. 17q21 locus rs7216389 polymorphism and childhood asthma risk: a meta-analysis. Minerva Pediatr 2018;70:98-102. DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.16.04697-1

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