Association of Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms to Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Turkish Patients: An Up-to-date Meta-Analysis and A Case-Control Study

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ACAR C., GÖZÜKARA BAĞ H. G., Vaizoglu R. D.

FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI, vol.26, no.3, pp.477-487, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/flora.20219716
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-487
  • Keywords: Tuberculosis, VDR polymorphisms, Genotyping, Vitamin D, Association study, GENE POLYMORPHISMS, IRANIAN PATIENTS, SUSCEPTIBILITY, VDR, NRAMP1, VARIANTS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Tuberculosis is a major global health issue, threatening millions of lives every year. To understand the interactions between host and the pathogenic factors, many association studies are being held in different populations and most of the time results are controversial. Vitamin D receptor is one of the immunomodulatory molecules that may have an effect on susceptibility to tuber-culosis. Up to now, there was no positive association reported with the tuberculosis and Fok I or Taq I polymorphisms of VDR gene in tuberculosis patients of Turkish origin. The aim of this study was to make an updated meta-analysis and a case-control study in our group of patients for figuring out the association between Fok I and Taq I polymorphisms of VDR and TB.