Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Taq1B Polymorphism in an Angiographically Assessed Turkish Population: No Effects on Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Tanrikulu-Kucuk S., Ademoglu E. , Gurdol F., Bilge A. K. , Mutlu-Turkoglu U., Nisanci Y.

GENETIC TESTING AND MOLECULAR BIOMARKERS, cilt.14, sa.5, ss.637-642, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/gtmb.2010.0069
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.637-642


Background: Taq1B polymorphism of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) is believed to associate with high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and may alter the susceptibility to atherosclerosis. Aim of the Study: This study investigated the effects of Taq1B polymorphism on HDL-C and coronary artery disease (CAD) risk in angiographically defined CAD patients. Methods: One hundred thirty-five CAD patients and 112 healthy controls were screened for the CETP Taq1B genotype and plasma lipids. Results: The genotype frequency of CAD patients and controls were similar. The HDL-C levels of all genotypes in the CAD group were significantly lower than the corresponding controls. Smoking and plasma triglycerides were the predictors of the HDL-C level in B1B1 bearers, whereas the subjects with a polymorphic B2 allele were affected by smoking and sex. Conclusion: CETP Taq1B polymorphism neither plays a role in determining HDL-C levels nor is a useful predictor of the risk of CAD.