COL5A1 gene variants previously associated with reduced soft tissue injury risk are associated with elite athlete status in rugby

Shane M. Heffernan, Liam P. Kilduff, R.M. Erskine, Stephen H. Day, G.K. Stebbings, C.J. Cook, S.M. Raleigh, M.A. Bennett, Guan Wang, Malcolm Collins, Yannis Pitsiladis, A.G. Williams

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Abstract

Two common single nucleotide polymorphisms within the COL5A1 gene (SNPs; rs12722 C/T and rs3196378 C/A) have previously been associated with tendon and ligament pathologies. Given the high incidence of tendon and ligament injuries in elite rugby athletes, we hypothesised that both SNPs would be associated with career success.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Genomics
Volume18
Issue numberS8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2017

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