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Several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in lipid transport genes have been shown to be associated with premature coronary artery disease (PCAD). The scavenger receptor BI (SCARB1) is a key component of the reverse cholesterol transport and lipid metabolism. We aimed to examine the relationship between the rs5888 SNP within SCARB1and the risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE The atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) gene expression and some of its related single-nucleotide polymorphisms have been well established as a characterized biomarker of cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the potential association between one of the introduced ANP gene polymorphisms of 2238 T/C (rs5065) with coronary(More)
OBJECTIVES The presence of Factor V Leiden (FVL) is proposed to be associated with a higher risk for arterial thrombosis. The aim of this study was to examine a relationship between FVL with the presence and severity of angiographically determined coronary artery disease (CAD). DESIGN AND METHODS In this case-control study, 1083 patients having(More)
BACKGROUND The study of the association between genotype and phenotype is of great importance for the prediction of many diseases and pathophysiological conditions. The relationship between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion/ deletion (I/D) polymorphism and pathological processes such as coronary artery disease (CAD) has been investigated(More)
The effect of human cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) expression on atherogenesis is still under debate. The rs5882 (I405V) polymorphism affect CETP function. We aimed to examine the relationship between the rs5882 polymorphism and the risk of angiographically determined coronary artery disease (CAD). To define premature CAD (PCAD), an age cutoff of(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Genetic variations play a major role in the process of atherosclerosis. Recently, rs9289231 genetic variations of the Kalirin gene (KALRN) on chromosome 3q21.2 have been introduced as potential genetic markers for coronary artery disease (CAD). OBJECTIVE In this(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Increased oxidative stress in patients under treatment with high concentrations of oxygen (hyperoxia) is considered to be one of the major mechanisms of lung injury, which is thought among different mediators, transition metal ion, iron, by generation of very reactive free radicals which play an important role. Disruption of normal(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, several genes have been introduced as potential genetic markers for diabetes mellitus and coronary artery diseases (CAD). METHODS In this case-control study, the associations of rs2241766 T/G of ADIPOQ, rs9289231 T/G of KALRN, and rs9939609 A/T of FTO polymorphisms with genetic susceptibility to CAD in type 2 diabetic (T2D) patients(More)
BACKGROUND The association between genetic variations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene and the risk for atherosclerosis has been hypothesized. We aimed to assess the relationship between rs2010963 (+405 C/G) polymorphism and presence, severity, and outcome of coronary artery disease (CAD) in an Iranian cohort. METHODS Genotyping of VEGF(More)
BACKGROUND Recent research has supported the central role of coagulative factors in advancing atherosclerosis and causing coronary artery disease (CAD). The present study, for the first time, aimed to clarify the relationship between R353Q polymorphism for factor VII and the occurrence and severity of CAD in a large sample of Iranian population. METHODS(More)