A single-nucleotide polymorphism in transferrin is associated with soluble transferrin receptor in Chinese adolescents.
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2017 ;26(6):1170-1178
Key Laboratory of Trace Element Nutrition of National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China, National Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China. Email:
Background And Objectives: Associations between genetic variants in the hepcidin regulation pathway and iron status have been reported in previous studies. Most of these studies were conducted in populations of European descent and relatively few studies have been conducted in Chinese populations. In this study, we evaluated associations between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the hepcidin regulation pathway, serum ferritin (SF) and soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) in Chinese adolescents. Read More