Background: Recently, loss-of-function variants in TLR7 were identified in two families in which COVID-19 segregates like an X-linked recessive disorder environmentally conditioned by SARS-CoV-2. We investigated whether the two families represent the tip of the iceberg of a subset of COVID-19 male patients. Methods: This is a nested case-control study in which we compared male participants with extreme phenotype selected from the Italian GEN-COVID cohort of SARS-CoV-2-infected participants (<60 y, 79 severe cases versus 77 control cases). We applied the LASSO Logistic Regression analysis, considering only rare variants on young male subsets with extreme phenotype, picking up TLR7 as the most important susceptibility gene.

Association of toll-like receptor 7 variants with life-threatening COVID-19 disease in males: Findings from a nested case-control study

Picchiotti N.;Fava F.;Palmieri M.;Ludovisi S.;Siano M.;Bandini M.;Mondelli M. U.;Bruttini M.;Meloni I.;Scala R.;Romani D.;Venturelli S.;Vergori A.;Gabrieli A.;Iolascon A.;Fiorentino G.;Carella M.;Marciano C.;Masucci L.;Valente S.;Zucchi P.;Mussini C.;Bosio G.;Martinelli E.;Crotti L.;Zanella I.;Bussotti M.;Chiariello M.;Belli M. A.;
2021

Abstract

Background: Recently, loss-of-function variants in TLR7 were identified in two families in which COVID-19 segregates like an X-linked recessive disorder environmentally conditioned by SARS-CoV-2. We investigated whether the two families represent the tip of the iceberg of a subset of COVID-19 male patients. Methods: This is a nested case-control study in which we compared male participants with extreme phenotype selected from the Italian GEN-COVID cohort of SARS-CoV-2-infected participants (<60 y, 79 severe cases versus 77 control cases). We applied the LASSO Logistic Regression analysis, considering only rare variants on young male subsets with extreme phenotype, picking up TLR7 as the most important susceptibility gene.
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