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Indian J Gastroenterol. 2011 Sep;30(5):217-20. doi: 10.1007/s12664-011-0125-5. Epub 2011 Sep 24.

Role of matrix metalloproteinase 3 gene promoter polymorphism in chronic pancreatitis.

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  • 1Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Osmania University, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500 016, India.

Abstract

AIM:

To study the role of 5A/6A polymorphism of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP-3) and their levels in the pathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis (CP).

METHODS:

One hundred and twenty CP patients and an equal number of age and sex-matched healthy controls were included in the study. Genotypes were determined for 5A/6A allele of MMP-3 gene by allele specific PCR (AS-PCR). The serum MMP-3 levels were estimated using sandwich ELISA method.

RESULTS:

The distribution of the genotypes of the 5A/6A polymorphism in both control and study patients was similar (pā€‰=ā€‰0.523). Within the disease group, patients with older age, early onset of the disease, and addictions such as smoking and alcohol consumption had higher levels as compared to those who did not have these features.

CONCLUSION:

We conclude that functional polymorphism of MMP-3 (5A/6A) is not associated with CP. However, the higher levels within the disease group indicate its possible role in the disease process.

PMID:
21948134
DOI:
10.1007/s12664-011-0125-5
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