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Association between CDH13 Variants and Cardiometabolic and Vascular Phenotypes in a Korean Population

Authors
 Ji Hyun Lee  ;  Dong-Jik Shin  ;  Sungha Park  ;  Seok-Min Kang  ;  Yangsoo Jang  ;  Sang-Hak Lee 
Citation
 Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.54(6) : 1305-1312, 2013 
Journal Title
 Yonsei Medical Journal 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2013
Abstract
PURPOSE: Although some CDH13 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been shown to be determinants of blood adiponectin levels, the clinical implications of CDH13 variants are not yet completely understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of SNPs of CDH13 on metabolic and vascular phenotypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 238 hypertensive subjects and 260 age- and sex-matched controls. Seven tagging-SNPs were identified in the CDH13 gene by whole gene sequencing. The association between these SNP variants and the risk of hypertension, metabolic traits, and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) was examined. RESULTS: Minor allele carriers of rs12444338 had a lower risk of hypertension, but the association turned out just marginal after adjusting confoudners. Blood glucose levels were higher in the minor allele carriers of c.1407C>T (p=0.01), whereas low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels were greater in those of rs6565105 (p=0.02). The minor allele of rs1048612 was associated with a higher body mass index (p=0.01). In addition, the mean carotid IMT was significantly associated with rs12444338 (p=0.02) and rs1048612 (p=0.02). CONCLUSION: These results provide evidence that CDH13 variants are associated with metabolic traits and carotid atherosclerosis in Koreans. This study shows the multifaceted effects of CDH13 variants on cardiometabolic risk.
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10.3349/ymj.2013.54.6.1305
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Yonsei Authors
강석민(Kang, Seok Min) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9856-9227
박성하(Park, Sung Ha) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5362-478X
이상학(Lee, Sang Hak) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4535-3745
이지현(Lee, Ji Hyun)
장양수(Jang, Yang Soo) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-3112
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/88271
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