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Associations between two common polymorphisms in the ABCA1 gene and subclinical atherosclerosis: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).
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PMID:  16879828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: ABCA1 controls the first step in reverse cholesterol transport. The potential associations between G1051A (R219K) and -565C/T genetic polymorphisms in the ABCA1 gene, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and subclinical cardiovascular disease in the general population remains unclear. We examined these associations in a sample of Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) participants. METHODS: Nine hundred and sixty-nine MESA participants were genotyped and underwent CT examinations for coronary artery calcification (CAC) and carotid ultrasound examinations for intima media thickness. Genetic association analyses were performed. RESULTS: The AA genotype was associated with a 2.4mg/dl higher HDL-C, adjusting for age, gender, race/ethnicity and clinic site (p=0.04). There was a 28% lower prevalence of CAC (p=0.002) in those with AA genotype that persisted after further adjustment for HDL-C. There were no significant associations between -565C/T genotype and HDL-C. There were trends towards a higher prevalence of CAC in those with CT (PR=1.13, p=0.08) and TT (PR=1.16, p=0.08) genotypes, compared with CC genotype. Neither G1051A nor -565C/T polymorphisms were associated with carotid intima media thickness. CONCLUSION: The AA genotype of the G1051A polymorphism is associated with slightly higher HDL-C and lower prevalence of CAC and thus may protect against subclinical cardiovascular disease. The T allele of -565 C/T polymorphism may increase risk for subclinical cardiovascular disease.
Jeana L Benton; Jingzhong Ding; Michael Y Tsai; Steven Shea; Jerome I Rotter; Gregory L Burke; Wendy Post
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-08-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Atherosclerosis     Volume:  193     ISSN:  0021-9150     ISO Abbreviation:  Atherosclerosis     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-20     Completed Date:  2007-10-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0242543     Medline TA:  Atherosclerosis     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters / genetics*
Carotid Artery Diseases / blood,  ethnology,  genetics*,  ultrasonography
Cholesterol, HDL / blood,  genetics*
Coronary Artery Disease / blood,  ethnology,  genetics*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Polymorphism, Genetic
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/ATP binding cassette transporter 1; 0/ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters; 0/Cholesterol, HDL

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