Original Article Relation of JAGGED 1 and collagen type 1 alpha 1 polymorphisms with bone mineral density in Chinese postmenopausal women

Li-Qin Zhang, Hua Liu, Xian-Feng Huang
2014 Int J Clin Exp Pathol   unpublished
Osteoporosis is a complex disease characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD), which is determined by an interaction of genetics and environmental factors. Collagen type alpha 1 (COL1A) and JAGGED (JAG1) genes have been implicated in relation to BMD. The aim of this study was to investigate possible association among BMD and rs2273061 of JAG1, rs1107946 and rs1800012 of Col1A1 polymorphisms, as well as their haplotypes with BMD in postmenopausal Chinese women. A structured questionnaire for
more » ... risk factors was recorded and BMD in lumbar spine and total hip was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiomety. Genomic DNA was obtained from 367 postmenopausal Chinese women. Genomic DNA was extracted from EDTA-preserved peripheral venous blood by phenol-chloroform extraction method and analyzed by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). As a result, the rs1800012 polymorphism of COL1A1 showed an association with BMD of the lumbar spine under a dominant model. Besides, haplotype analysis of COL1A1 gene showed that G-G haplo-type presented higher BMD in lumbar spine. No significant association between genotypes and alleles distributions of the rs1107946 polymorphism of COL1A1 and rs2273061 polymorphism of the JAG1 was found. In conclusion, our results suggest that the rs1800012 polymorphism of the COL1A1 and one haplotype were significantly associated with lumbar spine BMD variations in Chinese postmenopausal women.