Association of anthropometric, androgenic and insulin-related features with polymorphisms in exon 8 of SHBG gene in women with polycystic ovary syndrome


Hacihanefioglu B., Aybey B., Ozon Y. H. , Berkil H., Karsidag K.

GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.29, no.4, pp.361-364, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/09513590.2012.743006
  • Journal Name: GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-364

Abstract

Objective: Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels are often low in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In addition to metabolic and nutritional factors, SHBG levels are determined by genetic polymorphisms in SHBG gene. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of polymorphisms in exon 8 of SHBG gene with anthropometric and biochemical features of women with PCOS.