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Relationship between rs1801157 polymorphism in stromal cell-derived factor gene and systemic lupus erythematosus risk

Can Qian, Qinghua Zou and Yong Wang _

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Oncotarget. 2017; 8:75509-75515. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.19766

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Can Qian1,*, Qinghua Zou1,* and Yong Wang1

1Department of Rheumatology, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence to:

Yong Wang, email: [email protected]

Keywords: SDF-1, polymorphism, SLE, meta-analysis

Received: July 04, 2016     Accepted: April 18, 2017     Published: August 01, 2017


Objective: Present meta-analysis was performed to investigate the role of stromal cell-derived factor (SDF-1) gene rs1801157 polymorphism in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Results: Five publications with 1,087 cases and 1,181 controls were incorporated in this meta-analysis. Overall, a marginal association between SDF-1 rs1801157 polymorphism and reduced SLE risk was found under GA vs. GG model (OR = 0.84, 95% CI = 0.70–1.00). A similar result was also observed in Asian subgroup under the same comparison after stratification analysis by ethnicity (OR = 0.79, 95% CI = 0.63–1.00).

Materials and Methods: All included studies were retrieved from PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar Web and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI). Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated to appraise the strength of association between SDF-1 rs1801157 polymorphism and SLE risk. The stratification analysis was also performed according to ethnicity. In addition, heterogeneity was examined with Q test, and sensitivity analysis was used to test the stability of final results. Begg’s funnel plot and Egger’s test were adopted to evaluate publication bias.

Conclusions: SDF-1 rs1801157 polymorphism may not influence the risk of SLE. However, more studies with larger sample sizes involving different populations are needed to further explore this issue.

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