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Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in CD14 and Toll-like Receptor 4 Genes in Patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Roya Rozati, Nazima Allauddin

Citation Information : Rozati R, Allauddin N. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in CD14 and Toll-like Receptor 4 Genes in Patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2017; 9 (4):304-307.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1518

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disease having genetic, immunologic, and environmental components, and candidate genes on innate immunity have been hypothesized to be involved in its etiology. We examined the possible association of CD14 and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) polymorphisms with PCOS.

Materials and methods

A total of 219 women with PCOS and 272 healthy women were recruited in the study. Their samples were genotyped for the polymorphism of CD14 and TLR4 genes.


The distributions of genotypes of both polymorphisms were found to be significant in women with PCOS compared with controls. The distributions of alleles were also found to be predominant in PCOS compared with controls.


Polymorphisms in CD14-159C>T and TLR4-299A>G significantly increased susceptibility to PCOS. Further studies with larger sample sizes are warranted to confirm these findings.

How to cite this article

Allauddin N, Rozati R. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in CD14 and Toll-like Receptor 4 Genes in Patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. J South Asian Feder Obst Gynae 2017;9(4):304-307.

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