Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2021; 25 (22): 6881-6893
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202111_27236

CER 1 gene polymorphism in postmenopausal Roma and non-Roma Slovak women in connection with osteoporosis

M. Mydlárová Blaščáková, J. Mydlár, Z. Tomková, R. Hudáková, J. Poráčová, K. Hricová, M. Zigová, E. Petrejčíková, R. Omelka, M. Bauerová, A. Buriková, J. Vašková

Department of Biology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Prešov in Prešov, Slovak Republic. marta.blascakova@unipo.sk


OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between the rs74434454 polymorphism of the CER1 gene and selected biochemical, densitometric and anthropometric markers in Slovak postmenopausal women of two ethnic groups: Roma and non-Roma.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The scientific study included 303 postmenopausal women of the non-Roma and Roma populations who were divided into two groups based on densitometric measurements: control group (CG) and osteoporotic group (OG). Genomic DNA was isolated from peripheral blood using a commercial NucleoSpin® Blood kit following a standard protocol. The TaqMan Real-Time PCR method was used for genotyping. Biochemical markers were measured with Cobas e411 and Cobas Integra400 plus analysers.

RESULTS: In the control group of postmenopausal Roma women, the occurrence of the risk genotype GG was not observed. In the group of Roma women with osteopenia and osteoporosis, the GG genotype occurred at a frequency of 3.03%. In the group of non-Roma women (between CG and OG) statistically significant differences were found in all monitored biochemical markers except CTx-I (p<0.66). In contrast, in the group of Roma women, statistical significance was only found in the osteoresorption marker CTx-I (p<0.007). In the population of Roma women, we did not find a statistically significant difference between the AA, AG and GG genotypes in any of the monitored markers.

CONCLUSIONS: The results provide the first and unique insight on the distribution of genotypes and alleles of the rs74434454 CER1 gene polymorphism and its relationship to markers of bone metabolism in two ethnically distinct groups.

 

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M. Mydlárová Blaščáková, J. Mydlár, Z. Tomková, R. Hudáková, J. Poráčová, K. Hricová, M. Zigová, E. Petrejčíková, R. Omelka, M. Bauerová, A. Buriková, J. Vašková
CER 1 gene polymorphism in postmenopausal Roma and non-Roma Slovak women in connection with osteoporosis

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2021
Vol. 25 - N. 22
Pages: 6881-6893
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202111_27236