Section 52
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Association of AHSG gene polymorphisms with ischemic stroke in a Han Chinese population

Ma, S.; He, Z.; Zhao, J.; Li, L.; Yuan, L.; Dai, Y.; Qiu, J.

Biochemical Genetics 51(11-12): 916-926


ISSN/ISBN: 0006-2928
PMID: 23907641
DOI: 10.1007/s10528-013-9625-6
Accession: 051679231

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Previous studies have shown associations of fetuin-A (alpha2-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein, AHSG) with various disorders, including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and atherosclerosis. In this study, genotype and allele frequencies of the rs4918 SNP in the AHSG gene were examined in 380 patients with ischemic stroke and 350 healthy controls from a Northern Han Chinese population via the PCR-RFLP technique. Frequencies of the GG genotype and the G allele in AHSG (rs4918) were significantly higher in patients with ischemic stroke or atherosclerotic cerebral infarction than those in the control group (P < 0.05). Logistic regression analysis demonstrated the significance of rs4918 in these patients, after adjustment for confounding factors (P < 0.05). These findings suggest that rs4918 SNPs of the AHSG gene are associated with a risk for ischemic stroke in a Northern Han Chinese population.

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