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Effects of PRSS1-PRSS2 rs10273639, CLDN2 rs7057398 and MORC4 rs12688220 polymorphisms on individual susceptibility to pancreatitis: A meta-analysis
- Deng, Yanjun, Li, Zhenhua
- Genomics 2019
- Asians, Whites, meta-analysis, pancreatitis
- Genetic association studies regarding relationship between PRSS1-PRSS2 rs10273639/CLDN2 rs7057398/MORC4 rs12688220 polymorphisms and pancreatitis yielded conflicting results. We performed this meta-analysis to explore associations between these polymorphisms and pancreatitis in a larger pooled population.A systematic search of the literature was conducted for eligible studies. We used Review Manager to conduct statistical analyses.Fifteen studies were included in this meta-analysis. The results of pooled analyses showed that CLDN2 rs7057398, MORC4 rs12688220 and PRSS1-PRSS2 rs10273639 polymorphisms were all significantly associated with susceptibility to acute pancreatitis in Caucasians. Moreover, MORC4 rs12688220 and PRSS1-PRSS2 rs10273639 polymorphisms were also significantly associated with susceptibility to chronic pancreatitis in Asians.Our findings suggested that rs7057398, rs12688220 and rs10273639 polymorphisms could be used to identify individuals at an elevated susceptibility to acute pancreatitis in Caucasians. Moreover, rs12688220 and rs10273639 polymorphisms could be used to identify individuals at an elevated susceptibility chronic pancreatitis in Asians.