Research Article

Traditional risk factors and angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion gene polymorphism in coronary artery disease

Published: March 20, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (1) : 2063-2068 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.March.20.16
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(2015). Traditional risk factors and angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion gene polymorphism in coronary artery disease. Genet. Mol. Res. 14(1): gmr4622. https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.March.20.16
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Abstract

We investigated whether the insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene and serum ACE levels are associated with traditional risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD). We enrolled 250 individuals without CAD and 750 individuals suffering from CAD who were angiographically diagnosed. Biochemical risk factors, the ACE (I/D) gene polymorphism, and ACE serum levels were compared. ACE genotypes were determined using real-time polymerase chain reaction. ACE serum levels were determined using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Lipid parameters were determined spectrophotometrically using an autoanalyzer. Compared to the control group, the CAD group showed significantly higher serum ACE levels (P ACE (I/D) genotypes and serum ACE levels may be associated with risk factors and the development of CAD.

We investigated whether the insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene and serum ACE levels are associated with traditional risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD). We enrolled 250 individuals without CAD and 750 individuals suffering from CAD who were angiographically diagnosed. Biochemical risk factors, the ACE (I/D) gene polymorphism, and ACE serum levels were compared. ACE genotypes were determined using real-time polymerase chain reaction. ACE serum levels were determined using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Lipid parameters were determined spectrophotometrically using an autoanalyzer. Compared to the control group, the CAD group showed significantly higher serum ACE levels (P ACE (I/D) genotypes and serum ACE levels may be associated with risk factors and the development of CAD.