Characterization of Genetic Loci That Affect Susceptibility to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in African Americans
European Continental Ancestry Group
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
In a genetic analysis of 3308 AA IBD cases and controls, we found that many variants associated with IBD in Caucasians also showed association evidence with these diseases in AAs; we also found evidence for variants and loci not previously associated with IBD. The complex genetic factors that determine risk for or protection against IBD in different populations require further study.