Gene Polymorphisms Affect the Effectiveness of Atorvastatin in Treating Ischemic Stroke Patients

Yun-Hua Yue, Xu-dong Bai, Hui-jun Zhang, You-mei Li, Liang Hu, Ling-yun Liu, Jie-ping Mao, Xiao-ying Yang, Na-mu Dila
2016 Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry  
Background/Aims: The aim of the present study is to investigate whether the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in lipid metabolism related genes would affect the effectiveness of atorvastatin in both Han and Uighur populations. Methods: 200 ischemic stroke patients were treated with atorvastatin. The differences of blood lipid level and their ratios were measured. Six lipid related genes, HMGCR, APOA5, LPL, CETP, LDLR and PCSK9 were selected as candidate genes. And nine SNP loci in these six
more » ... loci in these six genes were genotyped by SNaPshot technique. Results: In all patients treated with atorvastatin, the SNP rs662799 significantly affected the ratio of ΔLDL and ΔLDL/LDL (p < 0.05); the SNP rs320 significantly affected the ratio of ΔLDL/LDL and Δ(LDL/HDL)/(LDL/HDL) (p < 0.01) and the SNP rs708272 significantly affected the ratio of ΔLDL (p < 0.05). In Han population treated with atorvastatin, the SNP rs662799 significantly affected the ratio of ΔTG (p < 0.05); the SNP rs320 significantly affected the ratio of ΔLDL/ LDL and Δ (LDL/HDL)/(LDL/HDL) (p < 0.01). In Uighur population treated with atorvastatin, the SNP rs2266788 significantly affected the ratio of ΔHDL (p < 0.05); the SNP rs662799 significantly affected the ratio of ΔLDL/LDL (p < 0.05) and the SNP rs708272 significantly affected the ratio of ΔLDL (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Polymorphisms of rs662799 and rs2266788 in APOA5 gene, rs320 in LPL gene and rs708272 in CETP gene had significant association with the effect of the lipid-lowering therapy via atorvastatin calcium on ischemic stroke patients.
doi:10.1159/000445654 pmid:27415775 fatcat:dkbpfe2yszaf7cndywnxacpfxq