Confirmation of PSORS psoriasis susceptibility loci in a Chinese population

Arch Dermatol Res. 2003 Apr;295(1):14-8. doi: 10.1007/s00403-003-0383-x. Epub 2003 Mar 7.


We investigated 38 Chinese psoriasis families with 19 reported microsatellite markers. Families comprised a total of 96 affected and 92 unaffected individuals. Genotyping results were analyzed using parametric and nonparametric linkage analysis. Our results confirmed the published linkage with the PSORS1 locus, as well as the PSORS2 locus, which has not been previously shown in the Chinese population. Significant two-point LOD scores were obtained in a parametric linkage analysis with markers D6S1610 and D17S944. Nonparametric linkage values greater than 1.6 ( P<0.05) were obtained with markers D6S1610, D17S944 and D17S785.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group / genetics*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats
  • Middle Aged
  • Pedigree
  • Psoriasis / genetics*