|Name||ALFRED UID||Locus Name||Locus Symbol|
|Val370Ala||SI663326A||Ectodysplasin A receptor||EDAR|
|Fst||Avg Het||# Populations Typed|
External Resources: PharmGKB Variant Information Record
References: See References
Polymorphism Description: This is a A/G SNP in the coding region of EDAR gene. This SNP results in non-synonymous substitution Valine (GTT) -> Alanine (GCT) at aminoacid position 370 of the gene.
The 1540C allele of this polymorphism has been reported to be associated with Asian-specific hair thickness (Fujimoto A etal). According to their study the derived allele, 1540C, increased in frequency in Asian populations by recent positive selection.
Note: The alleles and the flanking sequence are those on the forward strand and the gene is on the reverse strand.
|Allele Name||Allele Symbol||Description|
|A||A||5'- aggtggcgccacgttttcac AAC agccttctcagagttgtacgtgga -3'|
|G||G||5'- aggtggcgccacgttttcac AGC agccttctcagagttgtacgtgga -3'|
- Fujimoto A, Kimura R, Ohashi J, Omi K, Yuliwulandari R, Batubara L, Mustofa MS, Samakkarn U, Settheetham-Ishida W, Ishida T, Morishita Y, Furusawa T, Nakazawa M, Ohtsuka R, Tokunaga K. "A scan for genetic determinants of human hair morphology: EDAR is associated with Asian hair thickness". Hum Mol Genet. 17:835-43. (2008) Online citation.
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