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ea0020p105 | Thyroid | ECE2009

No associaton of CTLA-4 gene polymorphism with Graves’ disease in Turkish population

Kilic Leyla , Yarman Sema , Vural Burcak , Ozbek Ugur

Graves’ disease (GD) is an autoimmune and polygenic disorder. The genetic loci conferring susceptibility need to be still defined. Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) gene has been reported to be associated with GD in various ethnic groups. The aim of the present study was to determine whether CTLA-4 gene was associated with GD in Turkish population. We evaluated the allele distribution of the following loci: CTLA-4 exon 1 (+49 A/G) and promoter (−318 C/T) reg...