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Association of LIPC and advanced age-related macular degeneration.


ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To determine whether there is an association between hepatic lipase (LIPC) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in two independent Caucasian cohorts. METHODS: A discovery cohort of 1626 patients with advanced AMD and 859 normal controls and a replication cohort of 2159 cases and 1150 controls were genotyped for two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of LIPC. The associations between the SNPs and AMD were examined by ?(2) tests. RESULTS: In the discovery cohort, rs493258 and rs10468017 were both associated with advanced AMD (P=9.63E-3 and P=0.048, respectively). The association was corroborated in the replication cohort (P=4.48E-03 for rs493258 and P=0.015 for rs10468017). Combined analysis resulted in even more significant associations (P=1.21E-04 for rs493258 and P=1.67E-03 for rs10468017). CONCLUSION: The LIPC promoter variants rs493258 and rs10468017 were associated with advanced AMD in two independent Caucasian populations, confirming that LIPC polymorphisms may be a genetic risk factor for AMD in the Caucasian population.

SUBMITTER: Lee J 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC3574263 | BioStudies | 2013-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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