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Association between CRP gene polymorphism 717A/G, C-reactive protein and neurological deficit in ischemic stroke.
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PMID:  24231564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Inflammatory components play an important role in the pathogenesis of arteriosclerosis, one of the main causes of stroke. Blood C-reactive protein (CRP) level is connected with the severity of neurological deficit and disability after stroke. Production of CRP depends on CRP gene polymorphism. This study enrolled 125 patients with ischemic stroke. CRP 717A/G polymorphism was tested in all patients along with an assay of CRP levels measured on the first and tenth day after stroke onset. Neurological deficit on admission and before discharge from hospital was evaluated according to National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and then associated with CRP levels and the CRP polymorphism. The CRP 717AA genotype was the most frequent, observed in 53.6% of patients; AG genotype in 40%, and GG genotype in 6.4%. Carriers of the 717GG genotype had a significantly higher CRP level on the first day after stroke versus heterozygotes (p=0.023). The improvement in neurological state evaluated with the NIHSS was significantly better in CRP 717AA patients in comparison with other CRP 717 genotypes (p=0.035). A higher level of CRP on the first day after ischemic stroke was slightly associated with the CRP 717AG genotype. The CRP 717AA genotype promotes improvement of neurological state in patients with ischemic stroke.
Dariusz Kotlęga; Przemysław Nowacki; Monika Białecka; Mateusz Kurzawski; Marek Droździk; Sylwester Ciećwież
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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