Association between -44G/A and +71A/G polymorphisms in the connexin 40 gene and atrial fibrillation in Uyghur and Han populations in Xinjiang, China.

We aimed to elucidate the association between connexin 40 (Cx40) genetic polymorphisms and atrial fibrillation (AF) in a Chinese population in Xinjiang comprising Uyghur and Han individuals. We enrolled 275 Uyghur and 305 age- and gender-matched Han subjects, and used polymerase chain reaction to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; -44G/A and +71A… CONTINUE READING