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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2020;22(4): 155-158.
doi: 10.34172/jsums.2020.25
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Neurofilament heavy chain gene polymorphism and risk of multiple sclerosis

Elham Ghorbani Jazar 1 ORCID logo, Seyedeh Parisa Chavoshi Tarzjani 2 ORCID logo, Zahra Sadeghi 2 ORCID logo, Shekoofe Alaie 3 ORCID logo, Seyed Abolhassan Shahzadeh Fazeli 1,4* ORCID logo

1 Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Basic Sciences and Advanced Technologies in Biology, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
3 Neurologist, Member of Iranian Multiple Sclerosis Society, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Genetics, Reproductive Biomedicine Research Center, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease characterized by degeneration of the central nervous system (CNS). High levels of Neurofilament heavy chain (NEFH) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is associated with MS. 40 MS patients and 40 controls genotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Sanger sequencing. Genotypic and allelic distributions were compared between cases and controls. Fisher test was used to estimate the risk of MS associated with genotypes. We showed that NEFH, 1084-244G>A gene polymorphism, has no significant association with the susceptibility or severity of MS in Iranian patients (P = 0.737). Further prospective studies are required for confirmation.
Keywords: Multiple Sclerosis, NEFH, polymorphism
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Submitted: 12 Jan 2020
Accepted: 01 Jun 2020
ePublished: 29 Dec 2020
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