The thyroglobulin gene as the first thyroid-specific susceptibility gene for autoimmune thyroid disease

Yaron Tomer, David Greenberg

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Recent linkage and association studies provide evidence for thyroglobulin (Tg) being an autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) susceptibility gene. The Tg locus has been reported to be linked with AITD in two independent studies, and further analysis demonstrated that markers within the Tg gene were associated with AITD. Furthermore, missense single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Tg gene were shown to be associated with autoimmune thyroiditis in both mice and humans. If Tg is confirmed as a susceptibility gene for AITD, it could provide a novel therapeutic target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Molecular Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology

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