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APOE/C1/C4/C2 Gene Cluster Genotypes, Haplotypes and Lipid Levels in Prospective Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among UK Healthy Men

Ken-Dror, G; Talmud, PJ; Humphries, SE; Drenos, F; (2010) APOE/C1/C4/C2 Gene Cluster Genotypes, Haplotypes and Lipid Levels in Prospective Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among UK Healthy Men. MOL MED , 16 (9-10) 389 - 399. 10.2119/molmed.2010.00044. Gold open access

Abstract

The role of common APOE variants on plasma lipids, particularly low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels, and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk is well known; the influence of variation in the other nearby apolipoprotein genes APOC1, APOC4 and APOC2 is unclear This study examines the association between APOE/C1/C4/C2 gene cluster variation using tagging SNPs and plasma lipid concentration along with risk of CHD in a prospective cohort. Genotypes for 11 common APOE/C1/C4/C2 SNPs were determined in 2,767 middle-aged (49 to 64 years) men from the Second Northwick Park Heart Study, with 275 CHD events over a 15-year follow-up period Seven SNPs showed significant associations with one or more lipid trait in univariate analysis Multivariate and haplotype analysis showed that the APOE genotypes are most strongly associated with effects on LDL-C and apoB concentration (explaining 34% of the LDL-C variance) while the other SNPs in this gene cluster explained an additional 1 2% Haplotypes in APOC2 and APOC4 were associated with modest effects on HDL-C and apoAI (explaining respectively 1.4% and 1 2%) Carriers of the APOE epsilon 2 SNP had a significantly lower risk of CHD hazard ratio (HR) of 063 (95% confidence interval (CI) : 0.42-0 95), as did carriers of the APOC2 SNP rs5127 (HR = 0 72,95% Cl: 0 56-0 93), while carriers of APOC1 SNP rs4803770 had higher risk of CHD (HR = 1 36,95% Cl: 1 04-1 78) compared with noncarriers. While the common APOE polymorphism explains the majority of the locus genetic determinants of plasma lipid levels, additional SNPs in the APOC1/C2 region may contribute to CHD risk, but these effects require confirmation. (C) 2010 The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, www.feinsteininstitute.org

Type:Article
Title:APOE/C1/C4/C2 Gene Cluster Genotypes, Haplotypes and Lipid Levels in Prospective Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among UK Healthy Men
Open access status:An open access publication
DOI:10.2119/molmed.2010.00044
Keywords:APOLIPOPROTEIN-E GENE, PROMOTER -219G/T POLYMORPHISM, DIAGONAL GEL-ELECTROPHORESIS, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, LIPOPROTEIN METABOLISM, UNRELATED INDIVIDUALS, PLASMA TRIGLYCERIDE, LDL CHOLESTEROL, ARTERY-DISEASE, ASSOCIATION
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science

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