The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Photo: KG Pressfoto

Marju Orho-Melander

Professor

Photo: KG Pressfoto

The T 54 allele of the intestinal fatty acid-binding protein 2 is associated with a parental history of stroke

Author

  • Martin Carlsson
  • Marju Orho-Melander
  • Jan Hedenbro
  • Peter Almgren
  • Leif Groop

Summary, in English

To test the hypothesis that the A/T polymorphism of the fatty acid-binding protein 2 gene (FABP2) is associated with impaired lipid metabolism and cardiovascular disease, we compared clinical characteristics and a parental history of cardiovascular disease between 213 sibling pairs discordant for the polymorphism. Siblings with an excess of the T54 allele had higher triglyceride (P = 0.002) and cholesterol (P = 0.019) concentrations than siblings with the A54 allele. Parents of offspring with the T54T and T54A genotypes reported an increased prevalence of stroke compared to parents of offspring with the A54A genotype (P = 0.007). In summary, we have confirmed the association of the FABP2 T54 allele with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in genotype-discordant sibling pairs. We also present novel evidence that genetic variation in the FABP2 gene may increase susceptibility to stroke.

Department/s

  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Surgery (Lund)

Publishing year

2000

Language

English

Pages

2801-2804

Publication/Series

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Volume

85

Issue

8

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Topic

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Surgery

Status

Published

Research group

  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1945-7197