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Correlation between polymorphisms in the visfatin gene and its expression in the serum and coronary artery calcification

Published: July 14, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(2): gmr8217 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15028217
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(2016). Correlation between polymorphisms in the visfatin gene and its expression in the serum and coronary artery calcification. Genet. Mol. Res. 15(2): gmr8217. https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15028217
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Abstract

We investigated the association between serum visfatin levels and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; rs61330082, rs2058539) in the visfatin gene and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients from Wenzhou, China. CAC patients (N = 206) were divided into two groups: mild CAC (MCAC) and moderate and severe CAC (MSCAC). Volunteers without CAC (N = 70) were included in the control group. The serum visfatin level was analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. SNPs (rs61330082, rs2058539) in the visfatin gene were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. Clinical data, serum visfatin levels, and genotype and allele frequencies of rs61330082 and rs2058539 were compared among the three groups. MSCAC patients expressed significantly higher serum visfatin levels (30.58 ± 6.12 ng/mL) than individuals in the MCAC (29.03 ± 1.87 ng/mL) and control (24.45 ± 5.44 ng/mL) groups (P

We investigated the association between serum visfatin levels and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; rs61330082, rs2058539) in the visfatin gene and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients from Wenzhou, China. CAC patients (N = 206) were divided into two groups: mild CAC (MCAC) and moderate and severe CAC (MSCAC). Volunteers without CAC (N = 70) were included in the control group. The serum visfatin level was analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. SNPs (rs61330082, rs2058539) in the visfatin gene were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. Clinical data, serum visfatin levels, and genotype and allele frequencies of rs61330082 and rs2058539 were compared among the three groups. MSCAC patients expressed significantly higher serum visfatin levels (30.58 ± 6.12 ng/mL) than individuals in the MCAC (29.03 ± 1.87 ng/mL) and control (24.45 ± 5.44 ng/mL) groups (P