Associations of genetic polymorphisms of SAA1 with cerebral infarction
Department of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical College, Xinxiang, Henan 453100, P R. China
Lipids in Health and Disease 2013, 12:130 doi:10.1186/1476-511X-12-130Published: 29 August 2013
Serum amyloid A protein (SAA) is both an inflammatory factor and an apolipoprotein. However, the relation between genetic polymorphisms of SAA and cerebral infarction (CI) remains unclear.
Methods and results
The previously reported 4 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (rs12218, rs4638289, rs7131332, and rs11603089) of SAA1 gene were genotyped by TaqMan method in a case–control study including 287 cerebral infarction patients and 376 control subjects. We found rs12218 CC genotype and rs7131332 AA genotype were more frequent among CI patients than among controls (9.76% versus 3.19%, P = 0.001; 32.75% versus 24.20%; p = 0.017; respectively). After adjustment of confounding factors such as sex, age, smoking, drinking, hypertension, diabetes, and lipids profile, the difference remained significant in rs12218 (P < 0.01, OR = 2.106, 95% CI: 1.811–7.121).
Genetic polymorphism of SAA1 may be a genetic maker of cerebral infarction in Chinese.