Biology Faculty Articles

Title

A Common HLA–DPA1 Variant is a Major Determinant of Hepatitis B Virus Clearance in Han Chinese

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2011

Publication Title

Journal of Infectious Diseases

ISSN

0022-1899

Volume

203

Issue/No.

7

First Page

943

Last Page

947

Abstract

A recent genome-wide study showed that the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the HLA-DP region were associated with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Japanese and Thai persons. We tested the effects of HLA-DP SNPs for all major HBV outcomes in Han Chinese (n= 1742): HBV resistance, clearance, chronic infection, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. HLA - DPA1 rs3077 T was strongly associated with decreased risk of chronic HBV infection (odds ratio, .62; P = .001), consistent with the previous report. We showed for the first time to our knowledge that it is a predictor for HBV clearance (odds ratio, 2.41; P < .001). However, rs3077 was not associated with the development of cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma.

Comments

©The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.

Additional Comments

National Cancer Institute contract #: HHSN26120080001E

ORCID ID

0000-0001-7353-8301

ResearcherID

N-1726-2015

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