BMD values in similar to3000 perimenopausal Scottish women were adjusted by regression to identify and account for nongenetic factors. Adjusted BMD values were not associated with simple tandem repeat (STR) markers or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at the Cathepsin K (CTSK) locus. We present a thorough analysis of common CTSK polymorphisms and genetic relatedness among CTSK haplotypes.
- cathepsin K
- bone mineral density
- single nucleotide polymorphism
- simple tandem repeat