Adv Med Sci 2021 Jul 22;66(2):351-358. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Department of Endocrinology & Rheumatology, Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences Affiliated Zhoupu Hospital, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:
Purpose: RNA demethylase AlkB homolog 5 (ALKBH5) gene is pivotal in N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the potential relationship between polymorphisms of ALKBH5 gene and the development of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD).
Material And Methods: A case-control study of 979 AITD patients, including 620 Graves' disease (GD) and 359 Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), and 732 normal controls of the Chinese Han population was performed using high-throughput sequencing (HiSeq) genotyping method for detecting 5 variants in ALKBH5 gene (rs12936694, rs2124370, rs4925144, rs8068517, and rs9913266). Read More