SNPs in the vicinity of P2X7R, RANK/RANKL/OPG and Wnt signalling pathways and their association with bone phenotypes in academy footballers

Varley, I. ORCID: 0000-0002-3607-8921, Hughes, D.C., Greeves, J.P., Fraser, W.D. and Sale, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-5816-4169, 2018. SNPs in the vicinity of P2X7R, RANK/RANKL/OPG and Wnt signalling pathways and their association with bone phenotypes in academy footballers. Bone, 108, pp. 179-185. ISSN 8756-3282

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Abstract

Context: Genotype plays an important role in influencing bone phenotypes, such as bone mineral density, but the role of genotype in determining responses of bone to exercise has yet to be elucidated.
Objective: To determine whether 10 SNPs associated with genes in the vicinity of P2X7R, RANK/RANKL/OPG and Wnt Signalling Pathways are associated with bone phenotypes in elite academy footballers (Soccer players) and to determine whether these genotypes are associated with training induced changes in bone.
Design, participants, and methods: 99 elite academy footballers volunteered to participate. Peripheral computed tomography of the tibia (4%, 14%, 38% and 66% sites) was performed immediately before and 12 weeks after an increase in football training volume. Genotypes were determined using proprietary fluorescence-based competitive allele-specific PCR assays.
Results: No significant genotype x time interactions were shown for any of the SNPs analysed (P > 0.05). A main effect of genotype was shown. SOST SNP rs1877632 (trabecular density), P2X7R SNPs rs1718119 (cortical thickness and CSA), rs3751143 (SSI, CSA, cortical CSA and periosteal circumference) RANK/RANKL/OPG SNPs rs9594738 (periosteal circumference), rs1021188 (cortical thickness and CSA) and rs9594759 (cortical density) were associated with bone phenotypes (P < 0.05).
Conclusions: No association was shown between P2X7R, RANK/RANKL/OPG and Wnt Signalling SNPs and a change in bone phenotypes following 12 weeks of increased training volume in elite academy footballers. However, SNPs were associated with bone phenotypes pre training. These data highlight the complexity of SNPs in the vicinity of the RANK/RANKL/OPG, P2X7R and Wnt metabolic regulatory pathways with bone phenotypes in elite academy footballers.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Bone
Creators: Varley, I., Hughes, D.C., Greeves, J.P., Fraser, W.D. and Sale, C.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: March 2018
Volume: 108
ISSN: 8756-3282
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.bone.2018.01.007DOI
S8756328218300073Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 23 Jan 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 11:30
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32512

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