Association between Polymorphism of Exportin-5 and Susceptibility to Lead Poisoning in a Chinese Population
AbstractLead (Pb) is one of the major contaminants in many industries, and imposes hazardous effects on multiple human organs and systems. Studies have shown that lead is able to induce the alteration of microRNA (miRNA) expression in serum and organs. In this study we investigated whether polymorphisms in miRNA-regulating genes were associated with the risk of lead exposure. We genotyped seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 113 lead-sensitive and 113 lead-resistant lead-related Chinese workers by Taqman analysis. The lead-sensitive group showed a significantly higher blood lead level (BLL) than the resistant group based on unconditional logistic regression results. One SNP in XPO5 extron (rs2257082) was significantly associated with lead-poisoning (p = 0.022, odds rate (OR) = 1.63, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.07–2.47 in the C allele compared to the T allele). There were no significant associations between the other six SNPs and the blood lead levels. Therefore, polymorphism rs2257082 could be used to distinguish lead-resistant and lead-susceptible populations, and to develop more specific and accurate preventions. View Full-Text
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Zhang, H.; Xu, M.; Zhao, Q.; Sun, K.; Gong, W.; Zhang, Q.; Zhu, B.; An, Y. Association between Polymorphism of Exportin-5 and Susceptibility to Lead Poisoning in a Chinese Population. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 36.
Zhang H, Xu M, Zhao Q, Sun K, Gong W, Zhang Q, Zhu B, An Y. Association between Polymorphism of Exportin-5 and Susceptibility to Lead Poisoning in a Chinese Population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(1):36.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Hengdong; Xu, Ming; Zhao, Qiuni; Sun, Kai; Gong, Wei; Zhang, Qiaoyun; Zhu, Baoli; An, Yan. 2017. "Association between Polymorphism of Exportin-5 and Susceptibility to Lead Poisoning in a Chinese Population." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 1: 36.
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