Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 5, Pages 422 - 428 2020-09-04

Investigation of the relationship between atherosclerosis and interleukin-6 -174G⁄C gene polymorphism

Umut Serhat SANRI [1]

Objectives: Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease that causes various cardiovascular complications. The onset and progression of atherosclerosis depends primarily on genetic factors and life style, but the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms are still unclear. In recent studies, circulating cytokines have been shown to play an important role in inflammatory events. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) plays an important role in the regulation of proinflammation. In this study, a single nucleotide polymorphism of IL-6 gene at position -174 was studied. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between IL-6 -174G/C polymorphism and atherosclerosis.

Methods: In this prospective randomized study, 104 patients were included in both groups. We used Polymerase Chain Reaction-Restriction Fragment Lenght Polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method to amplify the polymorphism region.

Results: Allele frequency distributions of IL-6 -174G/C polymorphism in the study and control groups were evaluated. There were no statistically significant diversity between A and B allele frequencies.

Conclusions: The allele frequency and genotype distribution between the groups was not statistically different, which indicates another mechanisms on regulation of these cytokines. Single gene polymorphisms are generally not reproducible. Therefore, broad-based studies should be carried out considering suitable conditions and multi-factor features. 

Coronary atherosclerosis, IL-6 gene polymorphism, risk factors
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Primary Language en
Subjects Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Journal Section Original Articles

Orcid: 0000-0003-4008-4336
Author: Umut Serhat SANRI (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Supporting Institution Cumhuriyet University Scientific Research Projects .
Project Number CÜBAP Project No: T-482
Thanks I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Serdal ARSLAN who provided technical support and assistance in terms of information and methods for DNA isolation and screening of the selected gene region.

Application Date : December 24, 2019
Acceptance Date : January 30, 2020
Publication Date : September 4, 2020

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