Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms FokI rs2228570, ApaI rs797523, and TaqI rs731236 in Multibacillary Leprosy Patients


  • Ramona Dumasari Lubis Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Irma D. Roesyanto-Mahadi Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara General, Medan, Indonesia
  • Yahwardiah Siregar Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Putri Chairani Eyanoer Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia



vitamin d receptor, gene polymorphism, leprosy, frequency distribution


AIM:: Knowing distribution frequency of genotype and allele Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism FokI rs2228570, ApaI rs797523, and TaqI rs731236 in leprosy patients.

METHODS: This is an observational research that was done in Leprosy Division, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Haji Adam Malik General Hospital, Dr. Pirngadi General Hospital in Medan, and other primary healthcare facilities in North Sumatera. The research subjects underwent an interview process, physical examination and blood collection to detect VDR gene polymorphism FokI rs2228570, ApaI rs797523, and TaqI rs731236. The data were then tabulated and analyzed, also calculated using Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium.

RESULTS: This study involved 52 leprosy patients, with most of them aged between 35 and 44 years (38.5%), male (61.5%) more than female (38.5%). The research subjects have VDR gene polymorphisms FokI rs2228570 with genotype FF (42.3%) with F allele (59.6%), ApaI rs797523 genotype AA (46.1%) with A allele (65.4%) and TaqI rs731236 genotype TT (86.5%) with T allele (93.3%).

CONCLUSION: Most of the leprosy patients have genotype FF with F allele, genotype AA with A allele and TT with T allele. Further research can be done to assess the relationship between the VDR gene polymorphism and leprosy risk.


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Lubis RD, Roesyanto-Mahadi ID, Siregar Y, Eyanoer PC. Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms FokI rs2228570, ApaI rs797523, and TaqI rs731236 in Multibacillary Leprosy Patients. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 14 [cited 2024 Feb. 23];9(B):112-5. Available from:

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