A US study [PMID 17018637] of 1,172 lymphoma patients and 982 controls looked at 57 SNPs in 36 immune function genes. Five SNPs in two cytokine genes, TNF and LTA, were associated with a 1.31x increase in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (OR, 1.31; 95% CI, 1.06-1.63; P = 0.01) and with a 1.64x increase in the subtype known as diffuse large B cell lymphoma (OR, 1.64; 95% CI, 1.23-2.19; P = 0.0007). The other four SNPS are listed below. The cytokine genes affect inflammatory and innate immune responses.PMID 21628868] Haplotype-based association of four lymphotoxin-alpha gene polymorphisms with the risk of coronary artery disease in han chinese
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