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potassium channel subfamily T member 2

The KCNT2 gene which is located upstream of the CFH cluster has been associated with age-related macula degeneration.

Genetests:

Research Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Research Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification
Turnaround 20 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Age-related macula degeneration 01
APOE
ARMS2
C2
C3
CFH
CFHR1
CFHR3
KCNT2

References:

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Bergeron-Sawitzke J et al. (2009) Multilocus analysis of age-related macular degeneration.

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Naj AC et al. (2013) Genetic factors in nonsmokers with age-related macular degeneration revealed through genome-wide gene-environment interaction analysis.

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Fritsche LG et al. (2013) Seven new loci associated with age-related macular degeneration.

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Ho L et al. (2011) Reducing the genetic risk of age-related macular degeneration with dietary antioxidants, zinc, and ω-3 fatty acids: the Rotterdam study.

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Francis PJ et al. (2008) Rhesus monkeys and humans share common susceptibility genes for age-related macular disease.

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Fritsche LG et al. (2008) Age-related macular degeneration is associated with an unstable ARMS2 (LOC387715) mRNA.

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Kanda A et al. (2007) A variant of mitochondrial protein LOC387715/ARMS2, not HTRA1, is strongly associated with age-related macular degeneration.

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Schaumberg DA et al. (2007) A prospective study of 2 major age-related macular degeneration susceptibility alleles and interactions with modifiable risk factors.

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Dewan A et al. (2006) HTRA1 promoter polymorphism in wet age-related macular degeneration.

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Conley YP et al. (2006) CFH, ELOVL4, PLEKHA1 and LOC387715 genes and susceptibility to age-related maculopathy: AREDS and CHS cohorts and meta-analyses.

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Schmidt S et al. (2006) Cigarette smoking strongly modifies the association of LOC387715 and age-related macular degeneration.

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Rivera A et al. (2005) Hypothetical LOC387715 is a second major susceptibility gene for age-related macular degeneration, contributing independently of complement factor H to disease risk.

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Fisher SA et al. (2005) Meta-analysis of genome scans of age-related macular degeneration.

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Kenealy SJ et al. (2004) Linkage analysis for age-related macular degeneration supports a gene on chromosome 10q26.

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Bhattacharjee A et al. (2003) Slick (Slo2.1), a rapidly-gating sodium-activated potassium channel inhibited by ATP.

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Jakobsdottir J et al. (2005) Susceptibility genes for age-related maculopathy on chromosome 10q26.

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Weeks DE et al. (2004) Age-related maculopathy: a genomewide scan with continued evidence of susceptibility loci within the 1q31, 10q26, and 17q25 regions.

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Seddon JM et al. (2003) A genomewide scan for age-related macular degeneration provides evidence for linkage to several chromosomal regions.

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Majewski J et al. (2003) Age-related macular degeneration--a genome scan in extended families.

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Maller J et al. (2006) Common variation in three genes, including a noncoding variant in CFH, strongly influences risk of age-related macular degeneration.

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NCBI article

NCBI 343450 external link
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OMIM.ORG article

Omim 610044 external link
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Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (KCNT2) external link
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