MESP2, HES7 and DUSP6 genes have been proved to be involved in the etiopathogenesis of congenital scoliosis (CS) in animal embryo studies, however, whether this association was detected in human CS patients also remains unknown. One hundred sporadic and non-syndromic CS patients and 100 age-matched normal controls were included in this study. Mutation screening of gene exons were performed by DNA sequencing. However, no mutation or new single nucleotide polymorphism was found in the exons of MESP2, HES7 and DUSP6 genes in CS patients and normal controls. MESP2, HES7 and DUSP6 genes may not be involved in the etiopathogenesis of sporadic and non-syndromic CS in Chinese Han population.
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