Research Article

Association of liver X receptor α (LXRα) gene polymorphism and ischemic stroke

Published: January 15, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (1) : 118-122 DOI: 10.4238/2015.January.15.14

Abstract

We examined the relationship between the liver X receptor a gene (LXRα) rsl2221497 polymorphism and the susceptibility to ischemic stroke in a Chinese population. The polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism technique was used to detect the genotype of rsl2221497 in the LXRαgene of 300 stroke patients and 300 healthy control subjects. The chi-square test was used to analyze the genotype distribution between the 2 groups. We found that the risk of stroke in carriers with the AA + GA genotype was 2.12-fold higher than that in GG genotype carriers (odds ratio = 2.12, 95% confidence interval: 1.58-2.99, P LXRαgene was associated with the susceptibility to stroke in a Chinese population.

We examined the relationship between the liver X receptor a gene (LXRα) rsl2221497 polymorphism and the susceptibility to ischemic stroke in a Chinese population. The polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism technique was used to detect the genotype of rsl2221497 in the LXRαgene of 300 stroke patients and 300 healthy control subjects. The chi-square test was used to analyze the genotype distribution between the 2 groups. We found that the risk of stroke in carriers with the AA + GA genotype was 2.12-fold higher than that in GG genotype carriers (odds ratio = 2.12, 95% confidence interval: 1.58-2.99, P LXRαgene was associated with the susceptibility to stroke in a Chinese population.