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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 5352071, 7 pages
Research Article

CD36 Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Intracerebral Hemorrhage Susceptibility in a Han Chinese Population

Department of Neurology, Xinqiao Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, No. 183, Xinqiao Main Street, Shapingba District, Chongqing 400037, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Qing-Wu Yang; moc.361@sylmwqgnay

Received 20 March 2017; Accepted 12 June 2017; Published 19 July 2017

Academic Editor: Serge Marbacher

Copyright © 2017 Qiu-Wen Gong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The CD36 gene encodes a membrane glycoprotein (type B scavenger receptor, SR-B2) that plays a crucial role in lipid sensing, innate immunity, atherogenesis, and glycolipid metabolism. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between CD36 gene polymorphisms and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in a Han Chinese population. We performed genotype and allele analyses for eleven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of CD36 in a case-controlled study involving 292 ICH patients and 298 control participants. Eleven SNPs were genotyped by the Improved Multiple Ligase Detection Reaction (iMLDR) method. The results indicated that the SNP rs1194182 values were significantly different between ICH group and control group in a dominant model after adjusting for confounding factors. The subgroup analysis conducted for rs1194182 showed that the allele G frequencies were significantly different between ICH patients and controls in hypertension group via a dominant model. We then analyzed the rs1194182 genotype distributions among different groups of the serum lipid groups, including BMI, TC, TG, HDL, and LDL. However, no significant differences were found in the analysis of other subgroups. Taken together, these findings indicate that rs1194182 polymorphism in the CD36 gene was associated with ICH, and genotype GG could be an independent predictor.