SCARB1 Gene Polymorphisms and HDL Subfractions in Coronary Artery Disease

Ayhan H., Gormus U., Isbir S., Yilmaz S. G. , İSBİR T.

IN VIVO, cilt.31, sa.5, ss.873-876, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.21873/invivo.11141
  • Dergi Adı: IN VIVO
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.873-876


Background/Aim: Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Polymorphisms in the SCARB1 gene are known to be related to plasma lipids. Patients and Methods: Real time-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used for identification of SCARB1 polymorphisms and the Lipoprint Quantimetrix System was employed in identification of HDL subfractions. Results: According to allelic distribution, in both groups SCARB1 AA genotype led to a two-fold decrease in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (p=0.04), while the GA genotype increased the risk two-fold (p=0.03). According to the HDL subfraction analysis results, the AA genotype had higher levels of big-sized HDL subfraction (p=0.02). Conclusion: The SCARB1AA genotype decreased cardiovascular risk and carrying GA genotype and G allele increased the risk of CAD. AA genotype carriers had higher levels of big-sized HDL subfraction.