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Association studies of gene polymorphisms in Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in Croatian patients with acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  22229967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of the study was to assess the frequency of SNP896A/G in the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 gene and SNP1350T/C in the TLR2 gene in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and to analyze the association of these SNPs with risk factors for atherosclerosis and clinical aspects of AMI in a sample of the Croatian population. We included 240 participants in the study: 120 AMI patients and 120 sex- and age-matched healthy blood donor controls. The SNP1350T/C variant in the TLR2 gene showed a lower frequency in the AMI patient group than in the control group (p = 0.033). The frequency of SNP896A/G variants in the TLR4 gene between the patients and the controls did not differ (p = 0.286). Significantly fewer people had SNP1350T/C in the TLR2 gene (p = 0.003) among the participants with arterial hypertension than those without it. The frequency of SNP896A/G in TLR4 was the same in hypertensive patients compared with normotensive subjects (p = 0.088). SNP1350T/C in TLR2 was less frequent in the AMI patients and in those with hypertension. Thus, SNP1350T/C in TLR2 might play a protective role against AMI and arterial hypertension. The frequency of SNP896A/G in the TLR4 gene was not associated with AMI and arterial hypertension. Other risk factors for atherosclerosis and clinical aspects of myocardial infarction were not associated with the genotype distribution of the examined genes.
Andrea Džumhur; Lada Zibar; Jasenka Wagner; Tihana Simundić; Zlatko Dembić; Jerko Barbić
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of immunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-3083     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0323767     Medline TA:  Scand J Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Scandinavian Journal of Immunology © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
University Josip Juraj Strosmayer Faculty of Medicine Osijek, Osijek, Croatia, Clinical Hospital Center Osijek, Osijek, Croatia Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
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