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Association of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 -2518A>G polymorphism with occurrence, severity, and outcome in ischemic stroke.
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PMID:  23135705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is implicated in promoting atherosclerotic diseases, including stroke. Therefore, several studies have investigated the association between variants of the MCP-1 gene and risk of atherosclerotic diseases. We sought to determine the occurrence of MCP-1 -2518A>G polymorphism in patients with ischemic stroke (IS), and studied its association with the severity of disease and functional outcome after an acute IS. One hundred and forty-five consecutive patients with first ever IS and 145 age- and sex-matched control subjects were recruited. Stroke severity and functional outcome were assessed on admission and at one month post-stroke, respectively. Genotyping for the MCP-1 -2518A>G polymorphism was performed by a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). No significant difference in the frequency of MCP-1 -2518A>G genotypes between IS patients and controls was found, with OR = 0.69 (95 % CI 0.46-1.04, P = 0.08). Moreover, carriage of the G allele was not associated with stroke severity (Scandinavian stroke scale score 33.1 vs. 32.5, respectively, P = 0.71), or poor outcome at 1 month post-stroke (63.9 vs. 59.7 %, respectively, P = 0.61). In conclusion, we were unable to demonstrate a significant association of the MCP-1 -2518A>G gene polymorphism with IS occurrence, severity or functional outcome in a Caucasian population. However, larger studies are necessary to fully elucidate the role of this polymorphism in IS.
Efstathia Giannakopoulou; Georgia Ragia; Stella Marousi; John Ellul; Vangelis G Manolopoulos; Anna Tavridou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
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Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratory of Pharmacology, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana Campus, 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
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