Genetic variation in solute carrier genes is associated with preeclampsia

Alanna C. Morrison, Sindhu K. Srinivas, Michal A. Elovitz, Jules B. Puschett

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Objective: The objective of the study was to evaluate allelic variation in 26 members of the solute carrier (SLC) gene family for an association with preeclampsia. Study Design: Preeclampsia cases were women with mild or severe preeclampsia. Controls were enrolled from women without hypertension-related complications who presented for delivery at term (<37 weeks). The association between preeclampsia and SLC gene single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes was evaluated by logistic regression models. Results: Rs4957061 in SLC9A3 was significantly associated with a reduced risk of preeclampsia in whites (T allele, P = .002; odds ratio [OR], 0.33; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.160.67). For SLC4A1 in blacks, the G allele of rs2074107 (P = .004; OR, 1.56; 95% CI, 1.152.12) and the A allele of rs2857078 (P < .001; OR, 1.67; 95% CI, 1.272.17) were significantly associated with preeclampsia. Also in blacks, rs10066650 in SLCO4C1 (G allele, P = .002; OR, 1.72; 95% CI, 1.212.46) was significantly associated with increased risk. Sliding window haplotype analyses identified significantly associated haplotypes in these genes. Conclusion: SNPs and haplotypes in SLC9A3 in whites and SLC4A1 and SLCO4C1 in blacks are significantly associated with preeclampsia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491.e1-491.e13
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • genetics
  • preeclampsia
  • solute carrier
  • transporters


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