Clinical Research Papers:
Association of miR-146a, miR-149, miR-196a2, miR-499 gene polymorphisms with ischemic stroke in a Chinese people
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Hong-Cheng Luo1,*, Qi-sheng Luo2,*, Chun-Fang Wang1, Ming Lei1, Bei-Lin Li1 and Ye-Sheng Wei1
1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, Baise, 533000, Guangxi, China
2Department of Neurosurgery, Affiliated Hospital of Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, Baise, 533000, Guangxi, China
*These authors contributed equally to this work
Ye-Sheng Wei, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords: allele, genotype, ischemic stroke, microRNA, single nucleotide polymorphism
Received: October 22, 2016 Accepted: March 21, 2017 Published: June 01, 2017
This study aimed to investigate genetic polymorphisms of miR-146a, miR-149, miR-196a2, and miR-499 and genetic susceptibility of ischemic stroke in the population of Guangxi in China. A case–control study was used to investigate miRNAs genetic polymorphisms in 298 patients with ischemic stroke and 303 healthy controls. Single-base extension polymerase chain reaction genotyping principle was used to detect genetic polymorphisms of miRNAs,and the relationship of genotype in each group and blood lipid was compared and analyzed. The genetic polymorphism of miR-499A>G (rs3746444) was associated with ischemic stroke (P < 0.05), and the risk of ischemic stroke was high in patients with G allele (OR = 1.455; 95% CI = 0.531–2.381; P = 0.039) and AG (OR = 1.339; 95% CI = 1.126–1.967; P = 0.037) genotype. The levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, homocysteine, and lipoprotein in the ischemic stroke group were higher than those in the control group (P < 0.05). The genetic polymorphism of miR-499A>G (rs3746444) was related to ischemic stroke, and G allele and AG genotype may increase the risk of ischemic stroke in the population of Guangxi in China.
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