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Decreased mortality associated with statin treatment in patients with acute myocardial infarction and lymphotoxin-alpha C804A polymorphism.
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PMID:  23398946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: We previously reported the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the lymphotoxin alpha (LTα) gene with susceptibility to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and increased mortality after discharge. In the present study, we investigated whether the adverse effect of LTα C804A polymorphism on mortality could be pharmacologically modified by statin treatment after AMI. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a multicenter study that included 3486 post-AMI patients between 1998 and 2008. During a median follow-up period of 1775 days, 247 deaths were recorded. The mortality rate was significantly higher in LTα 804A allele carriers compared to non-804A allele carriers (7.9% vs. 5.7%, p = 0.011). The LTα 804A allele was significantly associated with increased mortality for post-AMI patients not receiving statins (hazard ratio [HR]: 1.48, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.03-2.12, p = 0.034), but not for those receiving statins (HR: 1.22, 95% CI: 0.70-2.10, p = 0.486). In-vitro experimental analyses demonstrated that the LTα 804A polymorphic protein, 26Asn-LTα(3), induced monocyte-endothelial interaction and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in cardiomyocytes more strongly than the LTα(3) 804C polymorphic protein 26Thr-LTα(3). However, the effects of both LTα(3) proteins were decreased and became comparable by the pretreatment of cells with pravastatin. CONCLUSION: LTα C804A polymorphism was associated with an increased risk of mortality for AMI patients, although this effect was masked in patients treated with statins. This finding is supported by the observed attenuation of 26Asn-LTα(3)-mediated monocyte-endothelial interaction and ER stress in cardiomyocytes treated with pravastatin. LTα C804A polymorphism may have potential as a novel therapeutic target for secondary prevention after AMI.
Shinichiro Suna; Yasuhiko Sakata; Daisaku Nakatani; Keiji Okuda; Masahiko Shimizu; Masaya Usami; Sen Matsumoto; Masahiko Hara; Kouichi Ozaki; Hiroya Mizuno; Tetsuo Minamino; Seiji Takashima; Masami Nishino; Yasushi Matsumura; Hiroshi Takeda; Toshihiro Tanaka; Hiroshi Sato; Masatsugu Hori; Issei Komuro
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Atherosclerosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1484     ISO Abbreviation:  Atherosclerosis     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-2-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0242543     Medline TA:  Atherosclerosis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan.
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