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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 719-722
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.719.722
Apolipoprotein E Polymorphism in Tuberculosis Patients
Taghi Naserpour Farivar, Batool Sharifi Moud, Mansur Sargazi and Alireza Moeenrezakhanlou

Abstract:
In this study, we aimed to determine the significance of association between Tuberculosis and apolipoprotein E polymorphism. The apolipoprotein E genotypes were assayed in 250 tuberculosis patients by polymerase chain reaction followed by enzymatic digestion with Hha I. The results were compared with the results of the same experiments on 250 sex and age matched control peoples. Present results showed that in studied populations, prevalence of E4 genotype was lower in controls than in patients (8 v. 13.2%; OR = 1.75, p<0.05) and prevalence of E3 genotype was high in controls than in patients (86 v.51%; OR = 0.17, p<0.05). Statistically significant difference was found between patients and controls with respect to ε2 allele frequencies, while ε2 allele frequency was found to be much less prevalent in controls (6%) than in patients (35.8%; OR = 8.72, p<0.05). Also, our study revealed that there is an association between apolipoprotein E genotypes and amplitude to tuberculosis in studied populations. However, large population-based studies are needed to understand the exact role played by the locus in causing the condition.
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How to cite this article:

Taghi Naserpour Farivar, Batool Sharifi Moud, Mansur Sargazi and Alireza Moeenrezakhanlou, 2008. Apolipoprotein E Polymorphism in Tuberculosis Patients. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 719-722.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.719.722

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.719.722

 
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