Disease Markers

Disease Markers / 2004 / Article

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Volume 20 |Article ID 715745 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2004/715745

Paul G. McGlinchey, Mark S. Spence, Chris C. Patterson, Adrian R. Allen, Gillian Murphy, Damian Fogarty, Alun Evans, Pascal P. McKeown, "The Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) 5A/6A Promoter Polymorphism Is Not Associated with Ischaemic Heart Disease: Analysis Employing a Family Based Approach", Disease Markers, vol. 20, Article ID 715745, 6 pages, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1155/2004/715745

The Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) 5A/6A Promoter Polymorphism Is Not Associated with Ischaemic Heart Disease: Analysis Employing a Family Based Approach

Received18 Jan 2005
Accepted18 Jan 2005

Abstract

Matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) has been proposed as an important mediator of the atherosclerotic process. The possible role of the functional -1612 5A/6A polymorphism of the MMP-3 gene in the susceptibility to ischaemic heart disease (IHD) was investigated in a well-defined Irish population using two recently described family based tests of association. One thousand and twelve individuals from 386 families with at least one member prematurely affected with IHD were genotyped. Using the combined transmission disequilibrium test (TDT)/sib-TDT and the pedigree disequilibrium test (PDT), no association between the MMP-3 -1612 5A/6A polymorphism and IHD was found. Our data demonstrate that, in an Irish population, the MMP-3 -1612 5A/6A polymorphism is not associated with IHD.

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