Genetic analysis of vitamin D related genes in Canadian multiple sclerosis patients. Canadian Collaborative Study Group.
Steckley JL., Dyment DA., Sadovnick AD., Risch N., Hayes C., Ebers GC.
The objective of this study was to investigate genes involved in the metabolism and function of vitamin D as candidate genes for genetic susceptibility to MS. Restriction fragment length polymorphisms and highly polymorphic microsatellite markers within or very close to the 1,25(OH)2D3 receptor (VDR) [12q14], the vitamin D binding protein (DBP) [4q12], and the 25(OH)D2 1alpha-hydroxylase [12q13] loci were analyzed for linkage or association with MS. We found no evidence for linkage or association of these candidate genes with MS in the Canadian population.