Association of PPAR alpha gene polymorphisms and lipid serum levels in a Brazilian elderly population

Association of PPAR alpha gene polymorphisms and lipid serum levels in a Brazilian elderly population

Author Chen, Elizabeth Suchi Google Scholar
Mazzotti, Diego Robles Google Scholar
Furuya, Tatiane Katsue Google Scholar
Cendoroglo, Maysa Seabra Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ramos, Luiz Roberto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Araujo, Lara Quirino Google Scholar
Burbano, Rommel Rodriguez Google Scholar
Cardoso Smith, Marilia de Arruda Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR alpha) is a nuclear transcription factor strictly involved in lipid and lipoprotein metabolisms. Thus, PPAR alpha gene polymorphisms have been investigated as cardiovascular risk factors. We aimed to investigate associations of L162V and intron 7G>C polymorphisms with common morbidities affecting a Brazilian elderly cohort as well as with lipid and protein serum levels. Genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP), and allele frequencies were determined. in addition, we performed the linkage disequilibrium, analysis. Descriptive statistics, logistic regression analysis, and Student's t-test were used. Rare alleles for L162V and intron 7 G>C polymorphisms showed frequencies of 0.047 and 0.199, respectively. Our data showed that these polymorphisms were in linkage disequilibrium (p=0.0002). Intron 7 G>C polymorphism presented a tendency of association with neoplasia (p=0.053), and C allele was associated with higher HDL (p=0.010), lower triglycerides (p=0.001), and VLDL levels (p=0.003) compared to G allele. These data might suggest a protective role of intron 7 G>C polymorphism, in the development of cardiovascular diseases and will help to clarify the importance of PPARa polymorphisms as key modulators of lipid metabolism in Brazilian population. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords PPAR alpha polymorphisms
Intron 7
HDL and VLDL serum levels
Language English
Sponsor Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Date 2010-02-01
Published in Experimental and Molecular Pathology. San Diego: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 88, n. 1, p. 197-201, 2010.
ISSN 0014-4800 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 197-201
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000274500100029

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