The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the ApoE gene polymorphism and dietary factors with stroke and circulating lipid levels in the Chinese population. We selected 580 patients with stroke and 580 age- and gender-matched healthy controls, and examined their ApoE polymorphism genotype using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method. We also analyzed the relationship between the ApoE gene polymorphism and dietary factors as well as plasma lipid concentrations in this cohort.
A simple protocol for obtaining pure, restrictable and amplifiable megabase genomic DNA from oil-free seed residue of Brassica napus, an important oil seed plant, has been developed. Oil from the dry seeds was completely recovered in an organic solvent and quantified gravimetrically followed by processing of the residual biomass (defatted seed residue) for genomic DNA isolation. The isolated DNA can be cut by a range of restriction enzymes.