May 1, 2010

Associations for lipoprotein lipase and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma gene and coronary artery disease in an Indian population

Archives of Medical Research
Manickaraj AshokKumarCyril Emmanuel


Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) and lipoprotein lipase (LPL) genes are important in pathways of triglyceride metabolism, insulin resistance and adipogenesis. We hypothesized that polymorphisms of PPARgamma Pro12Ala, LPL HindIII and LPL Ser447X influence severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in an Indian population. PPARgamma Pro12Ala, LPL HindIII and LPL Ser447X polymorphisms were genotyped in 414 patients with CAD and matched with 424 controls. The study subjects were inducted after standard diagnostic procedures and analyzed statistically for the association of polymorphisms with clinical characteristics. We found that PPARgamma alleles were not associated with CAD among Indians although proline carriers had significantly higher levels of HDL-cholesterol (p = 0.03) among CAD patients. The LPL HindIII also had no significant correlations for CAD or for any clinical characteristics. The Ser447X polymorphism (p = 0.015) influenced lower triglyceride levels among CAD patients with significant associations (OR = 0.66, 95% CI 0.483-0.915, p = 0.012). This protective effect of the 447X allele was more pronounced among the CAD patients without the risk factor of diabetes (OR = 0.60, 95% CI 0.403-0.907...Continue Reading

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Mentioned in this Paper

Metabolic Process, Cellular
Neuro-Oncological Ventral Antigen 2
Gene Polymorphism
Biochemical Pathway
PPARA wt Allele
Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Measurement
Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors
Coronary Artery Disease

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