Association of LT-α Ala252Gly gene polymorphism and the genetic predisposition of coronary heart disease in Chinese

@article{Gao2009AssociationOL,
  title={Association of LT-α Ala252Gly gene polymorphism and the genetic predisposition of coronary heart disease in Chinese},
  author={Hanxiang Gao and Zheng Zhang and Jin Zhang and Nan Zhao and Qiang Li and Ming Bai},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={47-50}
}
About the role of lymphotoxin α (LTA) gene in coronary heart disease, controversy reports exists. So the purpose of the present study was to investigate the possible involvement of LTA in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and MI in Chinese. In a cross-sectional design, we studied 57 coronary heart disease patients with family history of coronary heart disease and in another control group of 62 healthy subjects (mean age 56 years; range 32–78 years). Body mass index, the levels of blood… CONTINUE READING

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