Nov 11, 2019

APOL1 Nephropathy Risk Alleles and Risk of Sepsis in Blacks

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN
Ninad S ChaudharyOrlando M Gutiérrez


apo L1 (APOL1) nephropathy risk alleles are associated with CKD in blacks. Although APOL1 has innate immune functions, little is known about the association of APOL1 genotypes with risk of infectious outcomes, such as sepsis. The objective of this study was to examine the associations of APOL1 nephropathy risk alleles with risk of sepsis in black adults. We assessed the association of APOL1 risk alleles with incident sepsis in 10,366 black participants of the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study enrolled between 2003 and 2007 with follow-up through December 31, 2012. In Cox models adjusted for demographics, comorbid conditions, and principal components ancestry, we examined the association of APOL1 risk alleles with incident sepsis using recessive (comparing zero or one versus two risk alleles), dominant (zero versus one or two risk alleles), and additive genetic models. We also examined models stratified by diabetes and CKD status. A total of 1320 (13%) participants had two APOL1 risk alleles, 4719 (46%) had one risk allele, and 4327 (42%) participants had zero risk alleles. A total of 306 sepsis events occurred over a median 6.5 years (interquartile range, 4.5-8.1). There were no statistically signifi...Continue Reading

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APOL1 protein, human
African American
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Chronic Kidney Diseases

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