Zhang, Jian and Regieli, J.J. and Schipper, M. and Entius, M.M. and Liang, F. and Koerselman, J. and Ruven, H.J.T. and van der Graaf, Y. and Grobbee, D.E. and Doevendans, P.A. (2008) Inflammatory Gene Haplotype-Interaction Networks Involved in Coronary Collateral Formation. Human Heredity, 66 (4). pp. 252-264. ISSN 0001-5652 . (Full text available)
Objectives: Formation of collateral circulation is an endogenous response to atherosclerosis, and is a natural escape mechanism by re-routing blood. Inflammatory responserelated genes underlie the formation of coronary collaterals. We explored the genetic basis of collateral formation in man postulating interaction networks between functional Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in these inflammatory gene candidates. Methods: The contribution of 41 genes as well as the interactions among them was examined in a cohort of 226 coronary artery disease patients, genotyped for 54 candidate SNPs. Patients were classified to the extent of collateral circulation. Stepwise logistic regression analysis and a haplotype entropy procedure were applied to search for haplotype interactions among all 54 polymorphisms. Multiple testing was addressed by using the false discovery rate (FDR) method. Results: The population comprised 84 patients with and 142 without visible collaterals. Among the 41 genes, 16 pairs of SNPs were implicated in the development of collaterals with the FDR of 0.19. Nine SNPs were found to potentially have main effects on collateral formation. Two sets of coupling haplotypes that predispose to collateral formation were suggested. Conclusions: These findings suggest that collateral formation may arise from the interactions between several SNPs in inflammatory response related genes, which may represent targets in future studies of collateral formation. This may enhance developing strategies for risk stratification and therapeutic stimulation of arteriogenesis.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics|
|Depositing User:||Jian Zhang|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2012 17:32|
|Last Modified:||20 Feb 2013 16:50|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31587 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|