influences the risk of thyrotoxic hypokalaemic periodic paralysis
[PMID 17970773] rs750841 (A > T) in intron 3 of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor alpha3 subunit (GABRA3) gene possessed the most significant difference in allele frequency (27% in THPP case and 5% in controls, P = 0.007). Actual allele frequencies obtained from genotyping in each individual were very similar to the estimated frequency from the pools (28% in THPP and 2% in controls, and P = 0.0002). Nearby DNA sequences of GABRA3 were sequenced and an additional two SNPs were found (A > C at exon 1 and G > T of rs12688128). Allele A of rs750841 and allele G of rs12688128 in intron 3 were predominantly found in THPP with significant genetic relative risk of 19 (P < 0.0002; 95%CI 2.4-151.6).