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Hum Genet. 2002 Dec;111(6):570-2. Epub 2002 Sep 11.

Association found between the promoter region polymorphism in the apolipoprotein A-V gene and the serum triglyceride level in Japanese schoolchildren.

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Department of Medical Science and Welfare, Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tennoudai 1-1-1, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken 305-8575, Japan.


The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of single nucleotide polymorphism 3 (SNP3) of the apolipoprotein A-V ( APOA5) gene on the serum triglyceride (TG) level in Japanese schoolchildren. To determine the frequency of the genotype, we analyzed 552 schoolchildren. The frequencies of the T/T, T/C and C/C genotypes of the APOA5 gene were 225 (40.8%), 263 (47.6%) and 64 (11.6%), respectively. The serum TG level was significantly different among the genotypic groups after adjustments for age, gender and obesity index (T/T 71.6+/-34.8 mg/dl, T/C 80.7+/-36.1 mg/dl, C/C 94.4+/-69.4 mg/dl, P<0.0001). The odds ratio (95% confidence interval) for hypertriglyceridemia of the C allele was 2.4 (1.0-6.2). Our data suggested that the T/C promoter region polymorphism of the APOA5 gene appears to be a genetic risk factor for hypertriglyceridemia in Japanese children.

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