The LRP1 gene polymorphism is associated with increased risk of metabolic syndrome prevalence in the Serbian population

  • N Vučinić, E Stokić, I Djan, D Obreht, N Veličković, K Stankov, M Djan
  • Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics, January 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/bjmg-2017-0004

LRP1 gene association in Metabolic syndrome patients in Serbia

What is it about?

The determination of genetic background in metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents one of the necessary steps to prevent the disorder, thus reducing the cost of medical treatments and helping to design targeted therapy. The study explores the association between individual alleles of the LRP1 gene and the diagnosis of MetS; to find correlation between the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related (LRP1) gene polymorphism and each individual anthropometric and biochemical parameter. The study included 93 males and females, aged from 19 to 65, divided into two groups. The genotype of each person was determined from the restriction fragment length polymorphism-polymerase chain reaction (RFLP-PCR) profile. Results indicated the association of the T allele form of exon 3 LRP1 gene with development and progression of MetS that further pointed to its negative impact on tested anthropometric and biochemical parameters. The presence of the T allele in patients multiplies the chance of occurrence of deviations from the reference values of body mass index (BMI), (4.24-fold) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (20.26-fold) compared to C allele carriers. The results showed that T allele presence multiplies the chance (4.76 fold) for the occurrence of MetS in comparison to C allele carriers. Correlation found that the T allele of the LRP1 gene with MetS determinants is not negligible, therefore, the T allele may be considered as a risk factor for MetS development. Keywords: Genetic predisposition; Lipid metabolism; Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related (LRP1) gene polymorphism; Metabolic syndrome (MetS); T allele.

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