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Association of angiotensin converting enzyme gene insertion/deletion polymorphism and familial hypercholesterolemia in the Saudi population.(Report)

Alharbi, Khalid K ; Kashour, Tarek S ; Al-Hussaini, Wejdan ; Al-Nbaheen, May Salem ; Mohamed, Sarar ; Hasanato, Rana Mw ; Tamimi, Waleed ; Al-Naami, Mohammed Yahya ; Khan, Imran Ali

Lipids in Health and Disease, Dec 1, 2013, Vol.12(1) [Periódico revisado por pares]

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    Association of angiotensin converting enzyme gene insertion/deletion polymorphism and familial hypercholesterolemia in the Saudi population.(Report)
  • Autor: Alharbi, Khalid K ; Kashour, Tarek S ; Al-Hussaini, Wejdan ; Al-Nbaheen, May Salem ; Mohamed, Sarar ; Hasanato, Rana Mw ; Tamimi, Waleed ; Al-Naami, Mohammed Yahya ; Khan, Imran Ali
  • Assuntos: Type 2 Diabetes ; Hypercholesterolemia ; Genetic Polymorphisms ; Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
  • É parte de: Lipids in Health and Disease, Dec 1, 2013, Vol.12(1)
  • Descrição: Background The study of the association between genotype and phenotype is of great importance for the prediction of multiple diseases and pathophysiological conditions. The relationship between angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) Insertion/Deletion (I/D) polymorphism and Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) has been not fully investigated in all the ethnicities. In this study we sought to determine the frequency of I/D polymorphism genotypes of ACE gene in Saudi patients with FH. Results This is a case-control study carried out purely in Saudi population. Genomic DNA was isolated from 128 subjects who have participated in this study. ACE gene I/D polymorphism was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction in 64 FH cases and 64 healthy controls. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups with respect to genotype distribution. Furthermore, we did not find any significant difference in the frequency of ACE I/D polymorphism in FH subjects when stratified by gender (p = 0.43). Conclusion Our data suggest that ACE gene I/D polymorphism examined in this study has no role in predicting the occurrence and diagnosis of FH. Keywords: Familial hypercholesterolemia, Angiotensin converting enzyme, Polymorphism
  • Idioma: Inglês

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