The present study aimed to investigate the interaction between the Ser447Term polymorphism in the lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene and some common risk factors for stroke. A total of 704 unrelated patients with ischemic stroke were recruited for genetic analysis; they were all of Han Chinese origin. These patients were classified into subgroups based on their exposure to stroke-related risk factors, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and hyperlipidemia. The Ser447Term polymorphism was genotyped by PCR-based restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. The chi-square (? 2) test showed that the frequency of Ser447Term G allele was significantly higher in stroke patients with a history of diabetes than in those without a history of diabetes (? 2 = 7.25, P = 0.007, OR = 1.78, 95%CI 1.18-2.68). Allelic association was not observed in patients exposed to the other three stroke-related risk factors. The combined effect of the LPL gene polymorphisms and diabetes may contribute to the development of a subgroup of ischemic stroke. ? 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Yang, Y. A. C., Du, D. A., Gao, P. A., Zhang, X. A. B., Wu, N. B., Wang, F. A., Wang, Z. B., Ye, L. B., Wu, J. A., Megson, I., & Wei, J. (2011). Investigation of the Interaction Between the Ser447Term Polymorphism of Lipoprotein Lipase and the Stroke-Related Risk Factors in Ischemic Stroke. Translational Stroke Research, 2(1), 101-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12975-010-0045-1