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Association of a BMP5 microsatellite with knee osteoarthritis: case-control study

Cristina Rodriguez-Fontenla1, Andrew Carr2, Juan J Gomez-Reino13, Aspasia Tsezou4, John Loughlin5 and Antonio Gonzalez1*

Author Affiliations

1 Laboratorio Investigacion 10 & Rheumatology, Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria - Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago, Choupana s/n 15706, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2 Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Windmill Road, OX3 7HE, Oxford, UK

3 Department of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, San Francisco s/n, 15701, Spain

4 Department of Biology, University of Thessaly, Medical School, 22 Papakyriazi Street, 41222, Larissa, Greece

5 Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012, 14:R257  doi:10.1186/ar4102

Published: 27 November 2012

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Genotype frequencies and comparison across populations. Genotype counts and frequencies in patients with knee OA and in controls from the three sample collections are provided as total, in women and in men. The genotype frequencies were also compared pairwise between the sample collections.

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