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A meta-analysis of Italian and Estonian individuals shows an effect of common variants in HMGCR to blood apoB levels.

Biomark. Med., accepted (2018)
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AIM: The aim of the study was to explore the effects of variants at 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR) and kinesin family member 6 (KIF6) loci on a range of cardio-metabolic phenotypes. METHODS: We analyzed the range of variants within Genetics in Brisighella Health Study and KIF6 genes using an additive genetic model on 18 cardiometabolic phenotypes in a sample of 1645 individuals from the Genetics in Brisighella Health Study and replicated in 10,662 individuals from the Estonian Genome Center University of Tartu. RESULTS: We defined directly the effects of rs3846662:C>A at HMGCR on apoB levels. The analysis also confirmed effects of on low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and total cholesterol levels. Variants in KIF6 gene did not reveal any associations with cardiometabolic phenotypes. CONCLUSION: This study highlights effect of HMGCR locus on assay-determined apoB levels, an infrequent measure of blood lipids in large studies.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Apob ; Hmgcr ; Kif6 ; Blood Lipids ; Cardiovascular Disease
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