Association of genetic variation on chromosome 9p21.3 and arterial stiffness
2009 (English)In: Journal of Internal Medicine, ISSN 0954-6820, E-ISSN 1365-2796, Vol. 265, no 3, 373-381 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Genome wide association studies have consistently reported associations between a region on chromosome 9p21.3 and a broad range of vascular diseases, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), aortic and intracranial aneurysms and type-2 diabetes (T2D). However, clear associations with intermediate phenotypes have not been described so far. To shed light on a possible influence of this chromosomal region on arterial wall integrity, we analysed associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and degree of stiffness of the abdominal aorta in elderly individuals.
A total of 400 subjects, 212 men and 188 women, aged 70-88 years were included. Arterial stiffness was examined at the midpoint between the renal arteries and the aortic bifurcation. Two CAD- and aneurysm-associated SNPs (rs10757274 and rs2891168) and one T2D-associated SNP (rs1081161) within the 9p21.3 region were genotyped. Aortic compliance and distensibility coefficients were higher in carriers of the rs10757274G and rs2891168G alleles in men reflecting a decrease in aortic stiffness. Adjustment for age and mean arterial pressure had no effect on these associations. The two SNPs were not associated with intima-media thickness or lumen diameter of the abdominal aorta. There were no associations between the rs10811661 SNP and any measure of aortic stiffness.
Impaired mechanical properties of the arterial wall may explain the association between chromosome 9p21.3 polymorphisms and vascular disease.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 265, no 3, 373-381 p.
arterial stiffness, polymorphism, vascular disease
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16963DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.2008.02020.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16963DiVA: diva2:200850
This is the authors’ version of the following article: Hanna Björck, Toste Länne, Urban Alehagen, Karin Persson, Louise Rundkvist, A Hamsten, Ulf Dahlström and P Eriksson, Association of genetic variation on chromosome 9p21.3 and arterial stiffness, 2009, Journal of Internal Medicine, (265), 3, 373-381. which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2796.2008.02020.x Copyright: Blackwell Publishing Ltd http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Brand/id-35.html2009-02-282009-02-272014-06-25Bibliographically approved