Impact of MASP2 gene polymorphism and gene-tea drinking interaction on susceptibility to tuberculosis

Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 22;11(1):6544. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-86129-x.


Mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2) has been reported to play an important role as a key enzyme in the lectin pathway of the complement system. The objectives of our study were to determine whether the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) of MASP2 and the gene-tea drinking interaction were associated with the susceptibility to TB. In total, 503 patients and 494 healthy controls were contained. Three SNPs (rs12142107, rs12711521, and rs7548659) were genotyped. The association between the SNPs and susceptibility to TB were investigated by conducting multivariate unconditional logistic regression analysis. The gene-tea drinking interactions were analyzed by the additive model of marginal structural linear odds models. Both genotype AC + AA at rs12711521 of MASP2 genes and genotype GT + GG at rs7548659 of MASP2 genes were more prevalent in the TB patient group than the healthy control group (OR: 1.423 and 1.439, respectively, P < 0.05). In addition, The relative excess risk of interaction (RERI) between tea drinking and rs12142107, rs12711521, and rs7548659 of MASP2 genes was found to suggest negative interactions, which reached - 0.2311 (95% confidence interval (CI): - 0.4736, - 0.0113), - 0.7080 (95% CI - 1.3998, - 0.0163), and - 0.5140 (95% CI - 0.8988, - 0.1291), respectively (P < 0.05). Our finding indicated that the SNPs (rs12711521 and rs7548659) of MASP2 were associated with the susceptibility to TB. Furthermore, there were negative interactions between tea drinking and rs12142107, rs12711521, and rs75548659 of MASP2 gene, respectively. Our research provides a basis for studying the pathogenesis and prevention of tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Case-Control Studies
  • China / epidemiology
  • Disease Susceptibility*
  • Drinking Behavior*
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Mannose-Binding Protein-Associated Serine Proteases / genetics*
  • Odds Ratio
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide*
  • Population Surveillance
  • Tea*
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis / etiology*


  • Tea
  • MASP2 protein, human
  • Mannose-Binding Protein-Associated Serine Proteases