The thermolabile variant (677TT) of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a known risk factor for neural tube defects (NTDs). The relationship between a second MTHFR polymorphism (1298A → C) and NTD risk has been inconsistent between studies. We genotyped 276 complete NTD triads (mother, father and child affected with an NTD) and 256 controls for MTHFR 1298A → C. Our findings do not support a role for the 1298A → C polymorphism in NTDs (OR 0.85 (95% CI 0.49-1.47), p= 0.55), nor do we observe a combined effect with the 677C → T polymorphism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Human Genetics|
|State||Published - 2003|
- Linkage disequilibrium
- Neural tube defects
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