Association between Gasdermin A, Gasdermin B Polymorphisms and Allergic Rhinitis Amongst Jordanians

Author(s): Malek Zihlif*, Tareq Mahafza, Tawfiq Froukh, Fatima M. AL-Akhras, Rami Alsalman, Margaret Zuriekat, Randa Naffa

Journal Name: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Immune, Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders

Volume 21 , Issue 3 , 2021

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Background: Gasdermin A (GSDMA) and Gasdermin B (GSDMB) have been associated with childhood and to a lesser extent with adult asthma in many populations. In this study, we investigate whether there is an association between GSDMA (rs7212938, T/G) and GSDMB (rs7216389, T/C) at locus 17q21.2 and risk of Allergic Rhinitis among Jordanians. Also, we aimed to determine if there is an association between such polymorphisms and the IgE level.

Methods: The study included 112 rhinitis patients and 111 Healthy controls. Gasdermin A (GSDMA) (rs7212938, T/G) and Gasdermin B (rs7216389, T/C) polymorphisms were genotyped using the PCRRFLP method.

Results: On the genotype level, three analysis models were applied namely co-dominant, dominant and recessive genotypes. GSDMB CC genotype was found to have a significant protective effect against allergic Rhinitis (< 0.05). cc genotype was also significantly associated with higher IgE level among the studied population.

Conclusion: The GSDMB CC of homozygous minor genotype showed a protective effect against Allergic rhinitis. It also was found to be significantly associated with lower IgE level among the studied population. No association was found between GSDMA with the risk of allergic Rhinitis.

Keywords: Gasdermin A, gasdermin B, polymorphisms, allergic rhinitis, Jordanians, IgE.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 04 June, 2020
Page: [472 - 477]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1871530320666200604161656
Price: $65

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