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Haplotype Analysis of Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor γ Gene Polymorphisms and the Lipoprotein (a) Level



Background: Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)], as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, is more likely to be genetically determined according to the increasing evidence of epidemiologic and clinical studies in recent years. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ, the ligand-activated transcription factors, was considered as an indispensable role in the process of lipid metabolism. This study was designed to explore the associations of three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and the haplotypes of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ gene with the level of Lp(a).

Methods: Participants were recruited under the framework of the PMMJS (The Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome (MS) and Multi-metabolic Disorders in Jiangsu Province of China Study) from Apr 1999 to Jun 2004. Overall, 644 subjects were randomly selected and 3 SNPs of PPARγ gene (rs10865710, rs1805192, rs4684847) were genotyped.

Results: After adjusting for age, sex, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, waist circumference and body mass index, rs4684847 was significantly associated with Lp (a). The presence of the rs4684847 T allele (CT+TT) have a lower level of Lp (a) than the allele (CC) in the dominant model, mean difference was -27.30 (95%CI:-52.88~-1.73) mg/L, P<0.05. G-P-T and G-A-T haplotype were associated with lower levels of Lp (a) (P=0.0041 and<0.0001), mean difference was 49.79(95%CI:-97.52~-2.06) mg/L and 17.75(95%CI:-25.75~-9.75) mg/L.

Conclusion: PPAR gamma polymorphisms (rs10865710, rs1805192, rs4684847) and haplotypes may be the genetic risk factors for Lp (a) level.



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SHEN C, FAN W, XIE H-J, WU M, ZHOU Z-Y, GUO Z-R, DONG C. Haplotype Analysis of Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor γ Gene Polymorphisms and the Lipoprotein (a) Level. Iran J Public Health. 2018;47(7):973-979.