Polymorphisms in the CTLA4 gene region have been associated with susceptibility to autoimmune diseases. The recently described single nucleotide polymorphism CT60, located in the 3′ untranslated region of CTLA4 is associated with Graves' disease, thyroiditis, autoimmune diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. A case-control association study was conducted in German, Hungarian and Polish multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and regional control individuals for the CTLA4 CT60 and +49A/G polymorphisms. No significant association of these polymorphisms or respective haplotypes with MS was found. No association of CT60 genotypes with T cell expression of ICOS and CTLA-4 after in vitro stimulation was detected.
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- Clinical Neurology