Association of the C677T and A1298C polymorphisms in the 5,10 methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene in patients with migraine risk

Kara I., Sazci A., Ergul E., Kaya G., Kilic G.

MOLECULAR BRAIN RESEARCH, cilt.111, ss.84-90, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 111
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0169-328x(02)00672-1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-90


Although controversial, diminished activity of 5,10 methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), a regulatory enzyme of homocysteine metabolism, may predispose to migraine in Turkish people. In a case-control study, we determined the prevalence of two common MTHFR polymorphisms,C677T and A1298C, in 102 migraine patients (23 migraine with aura, 70 migraine without aura and nine with tension-type headache) and compared it to that of 136 healthy controls. The frequencies of the T allele of MTHFR677 and the C allele of MTHFR1298 were significantly higher in the total migraine population (33.82%, 33.82%) than in controls (25.38% and 24.26%), respectively. The genotypes T677T and C1298C were the only genotypes significantly associated with migraine (OR=5.702; 95% CI=1.184-27.457; P=0.015) and (OR=8.933; 95% CI=1.953-40.869; P=0.001), respectively). Individuals with migraine with aura with C1298C and C677C/C1298C genotypes were even more profoundly associated with migraine risk than others (OR=14.105; 95% CI=2.417-82.320; P=0.0001) and (OR=10.050; 95% CI=1.580-63.907; P=0.003), respectively. However individuals with migraine without aura with T677T and C1298C genotypes showed the same susceptibility (OR=7.444; 95% CI=1.503-36.863); P=0.005). Patients with C1298C and C677C/C1298C genotypes may also predispose to tension-type headache (OR=8.375; 95% CI=0.685-102.458); P=0.049). (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.