CD36 single nucleotide polymorphism is associated with variation in low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol in young Japanese men

Toshiyuki Morii, Yoichi Ohno, Norihiro Kato, Hiroshi Hirose, Hiroshi Kawabe, Keiichi Hirao, Takashi Eguchi, Tatsuya Maruyama, Matsuhiko Hayashi, Ikuo Saito, Yoshio Yazaki, Takao Saruta

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Abstract

Macrophages uptake oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) via a scavenger receptor such as CD36 from plasma, and then become foam cells. We examined the association of CD36 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with certain metabolic characteristics in a young male Japanese population (n494). The G allele in a SNP located at 30215 on the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) was significantly orrelated with the plasma LDL-cholesterol concentrations (r=0.13, p<0.01). The difference in LDL-cholesterol concentrations was 10mg dl -1 between GG- and AA-genotype carriers (p<0.05). The CD36 gene SNP is a novel maker of the variation in the LDL-cholesterol levels in young Japanese men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalBiomarkers
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1

Keywords

  • CD36
  • LDL-cholesterol
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Morii, T., Ohno, Y., Kato, N., Hirose, H., Kawabe, H., Hirao, K., Eguchi, T., Maruyama, T., Hayashi, M., Saito, I., Yazaki, Y., & Saruta, T. (2009). CD36 single nucleotide polymorphism is associated with variation in low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol in young Japanese men. Biomarkers, 14(4), 207-212. https://doi.org/10.1080/13547500902811274