Association of SDF1 β (G801A) and GNB3 (C825T) polymorphisms with the incidence and severity of coronary artery disease.
Association of SDF1β (G801A) and GNB3 (C825T) polymorphisms with the incidence and severity of coronary artery disease. Br J Biomed Sci. 2018 Sep 26; Authors: Eba A, Raza ST, Abbas M, Rizvi S, Rajput M, Mahdi F Abstract Background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common heart diseases worldwide, with elevated mortality. CAD is mainly caused by underlying disorder of atherosclerosis, which may be genetically determined. We hypothesised an association of SDF-1β G801A (rs1801157) and GNB3 C825T (rs5443) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with the presence and severity of CAD. Participants and methods We enrolled 155 patients with CAD who underwent angiography (94 with 1 or 2 vessel disease, 61 with 3 or more vessel disease) and 185 healthy controls. Genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP. Results The GA genotype of SDF-1β G801A SNP showed significantly lower risk CAD (odds ratio (OR) 0.29, p
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Daniel Blockmans, Raashid Luqmani, Lucia Spaggiari, Carlo SalvaraniAbstractWith advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of large vessel vasculitides, we recognise the persistence of inflammation in large vessels, sometimes despite therapy to control clinical symptoms. Achieving an early diagnosis and establishing the extent of disease are important steps in improving our management of these diseases. Imaging is playing an increasing role in the assessment of these patients from diagnosis to prognosis. We review the current an...
Condition: Myopia Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Optical coherence tomography angiography OCTA Sponsor: Minia University Completed
ConclusionsThe variable nature of ALCAPA requires modification of the surgical approach on a patient by patient basis, and the above described technique adds an alternate and reliable long ‐term treatment option.
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