The influence of OLR1 and PCSK9 gene polymorphisms on ischemic stroke: Evidence from a meta-analysis

Au, Anthony, Griffiths, Lyn R., Cheng, Kian-Kai, Kooi, Cheah Wee, Irene, Looi, & Wei, Keat Loo (2015) The influence of OLR1 and PCSK9 gene polymorphisms on ischemic stroke: Evidence from a meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, 5, Article Number:-18224.

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It has been reported that both OLR1 and PCSK9 genes are related to various vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, peripheral artery disease and stroke, in particular ischemic stroke. The prevalence of PCSK9 rs505151 and OLR1 rs11053646 variants in ischemic stroke were 0.005 and 0.116, respectively. However, to date, association between OLR1 rs11053646 and PCSK9 rs505151 polymorphisms and the risk of ischemic stroke remains unclear and inconclusive. Therefore, this first meta-analysis was carried out to clarify the presumed influence of genetic polymorphisms on ischemic stroke, by analyzing the complete coverage of all relevant studies. All eligible case-control and cohort studies that met the search term were retrieved in multiple scientific databases. Data of interest such as demographic data and genotyping methods were extracted from each study, and the meta-analysis was performed using RevMan 5.3 and Metafor R 3.2.1. The pooled odd ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using both fixed- and random-effect models. A total of seven case-control studies encompassing 1897 ischemic stroke cases and 2119 healthy controls were critically evaluated. Pooled results from the genetic models indicated that OLR1 rs11053646 dominant (OR=1.33. 95%CI:1.11-1.58) and co-dominant models (OR=1.24, 95%CI:1.02-1.51) were significantly associated with ischemic stroke. For PCSK9 rs505151 polymorphism, the OR of co-dominant model (OR=1.36, 95%CI:1.01-1.58) was found to be higher among ischemic stroke patients. In conclusion, the current meta-analysis highlighted that variant allele of OLR1 rs11053646 G>C and PCSK9 rs505151 A>G may contribute to the susceptibility risk of ischemic stroke.

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ID Code: 94387
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: ischemic stroke, meta-analysis, OLR1, PCSK9, polymorphism
DOI: 10.1038/srep18224
ISSN: 2045-2322
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
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