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Title: Vitamin D-binding protein and its polymorphisms as a predictor for metabolic syndrome
Authors: Piyaporn Karuwanarint
Benjaluck Phonrat
Anchalee Tungtrongchitr
Kanjana Suriyaprom
Somlak Chuengsamarn
Florian J. Schweigert
Rungsunn Tungtrongchitr
Rangsit University
Universität Potsdam
Mahidol University
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Srinakharinwirot University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Medicine;Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Issue Date: 1-May-2018
Citation: Biomarkers in Medicine. Vol.12, No.5 (2018), 465-473
Abstract: © 2018 2018 Future Medicine Ltd. Aim: To investigate the relationship of Vitamin D-binding protein (GC) and genetic variation of GC (rs4588, rs7041 and rs2282679) with metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the Thai population. Materials & methods: GC-globulin concentrations were measured by quantitative western blot analysis in 401 adults. All participants were genotyped using TaqMan allelic discrimination assays. Results: GC-globulin levels were significatly lower in MetS subjects than in control subjects, in which significant negative correlations of GC-globulin levels with systolic blood pressure, glucose and age were found. Male participants who carried the GT genotype for rs4588 showed an increased risk of MetS compared with the GG wild-Type (odds ratio: 3.25; p = 0.004). Conclusion: GC-globulin concentrations and variation in GC rs4588 were supported as a risk factor for MetS in Thais.
ISSN: 17520371
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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