The Single Nucleotide Polymorphism rs2208454 Confers an Increased Risk for Ischemic Stroke: A Case-Control Study

Man Luo, Jiao-Xing Li, Xun-Sha Sun, Rong Lai, Yu-Fang Wang, Xiao-Wei Xu, Wen-Li Sheng
2014 CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics  
Aim: A recent genome-wide association study identified a strong association of covert magnetic resonance imaging infarcts with the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2208454. The aim of this study was to determine whether the rs2208454 polymorphism is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke (IS). Methods: Ischemic stroke patients (n = 712) and control subjects (n = 774) from a southern Chinese Han population were included. The snapshot technique was used for genotype analysis.
more » ... genotype analysis. Results: Compared with the GT+GG or GG genotype, the frequency of the TT genotype was significantly higher in IS than in controls. After adjusting for age, gender, family history of IS, hypertension history, and history of diabetes mellitus, a significant correlation between the TT genotype and IS persisted (TT vs. GT+GG: adjusted OR = 1.79, 95% CI: 1.16-2.77; TT vs. GG: adjusted OR = 1.88, 95% CI: 1.20-2.94). In subgroup analyses, SNP rs2208454 was significantly associated with large artery atherosclerosis (LAA) (TT vs. GG: adjusted OR = 2.16, 95% CI: 1.19-3.93), but failed to show significant association with small-artery occlusion or cardioembolism IS subtypes. Conclusions: Single nucleotide polymorphism rs2208454 confers an increased risk for IS in a southern Chinese Han population. When the IS subtype was examined, the effect of the SNP was restricted to LAA.
doi:10.1111/cns.12298 pmid:24954375 fatcat:z3jdnqsurvgptlnnlbf2q7i2om