Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

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Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

2018, vol. 27, nr 3, March, p. 321–326

doi: 10.17219/acem/68395

Publication type: original article

Language: English

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Are IVS4 SNPs of OLR1 gene associated with coronary artery disease: Is there a linkage between IVS4 SNPs?

Ozlem Kurnaz-Gomleksiz1,B,C,D, Ozlem Kucukhuseyin1,B,D, Elif Ozkok2,C, Zehra Bugra3,B,C, Oguz Ozturk1,E,F, Hulya Yilmaz-Aydogan1,A,C,D,E,F

1 Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute for Experimental Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey

2 Department of Neuroscience, Institute for Experimental Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey

3 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey


Background. The OLR1 gene has been identified as a candidate gene for coronary artery disease (CAD). Six single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the OLR1 gene located within intron 4 (IVS4-27G>C, IVS4-73C>T, IVS4-14A>G), intron 5 (IVS5-70A>G, IVS5-27G>T) and 3’UTR (188C>T) comprise a linkage disequilibrium (LD) block, which is strongly associated with the elevated risk of CAD.
Objectives. We aimed to investigate the effects of the OLR1 IVS4-14A>G and -73C>T SNPs on metabolic parameters in Turkish CAD patients, and the linkage between these 2 genetic variants.
Material and Methods. The present study was carried out in 97 CAD patients and 78 healthy individuals. The OLR1 IVS4 genotypings were performed by polymerase chain reaction – restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method.
Results. Serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels and body mass index (BMI) were higher in control subjects with IVS4-73CC genotype than in T allele carriers (CT+TT) (respectively, p = 0.002 and p = 0.024), while BMI values were lower in patients with CC genotype (p = 0.046). Patients with IVS4-14G allele (AG+GG) had a statistically higher low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level (p = 0.027) than patients with -14AA genotype. Also the systolic blood pressure (SBP) levels were statistically higher in IVS4- 73C allele carriers (CT+CC) than in non-carriers (TT) (p = 0.045). A strong linkage between IVS4-14A>G and -73C>T SNPs of the OLR1 gene was detected in patients (D’= 0.76).
Conclusion. Our results indicated that the intron 4-14A>G and -73C>T SNPs of the OLR1 gene can be inherited together. The present data also suggests that the OLR1 gene may contribute to the development of hypercholesterolemia in patients with CAD.

Key words

single nucleotide polymorphism, coronary artery disease, serum lipids, linkage disequilibrium, OLR1 gene

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