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Association between ADAMTS7 TagSNPs and the risk of myocardialinfarction
  1. Li-li Liang1,2,
  2. Yu-lan Zhou1,2,
  3. Jie Cheng1,
  4. Yu-tong Xiao1,
  5. Zi-bin Tang1,
  6. Sun-min Liu1,
  7. Jia-chun Lian1,
  8. Xin-xin Wang1,
  9. Xinguang Liu1,2,
  10. Xing-dong Xiong1,2
  1. 1 Institute of Aging Research, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Diagnostics, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan, China
  2. 2 Institute of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Guangdong Medical University, Zhanjiang, China
  1. Correspondence to DrXing-dongXiong, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Diagnostics, Institute of Aging Research, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan 510245, China; xiongxingdong{at}


Purpose of the study Genome-wide association studies have revealed an association of ADAMTS7 polymorphisms with the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Nonetheless, the role of ADAMTS7 polymorphisms on myocardial infarction (MI) risk remains poorly understood. Here, we aim to evaluate the effect of ADAMTS7 tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on individual susceptibility to MI.

Study design Genotyping of the four tagSNPs (rs1994016, rs3825807, rs4380028 and rs7173743) was performed in 232 MI cases and 661 control subjects using PCR-ligase detection reaction (LDR) method. The association of these four tagSNPs with MI risk was performed with SPSS software.

Results Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that ADAMTS7 tagSNP rs3825807 exhibited a significant effect on MI risk. Compared with the TT homozygotes, the CT genotype (OR1.93, 95% CI1.30to 2.85, Pc=0.004) and the combined CC/CT genotypes (OR1.70, 95% CI1.16 to 2.50, Pc=0.028) were statistically significantly associated with the increased risk for MI. Further stratified analysis revealed a more significant association with MI risk among older subjects, hypertensives, non-diabetics and patients with hyperlipidaemia. Consistently, the haplotype rs1994016T–rs3825807C containing rs3825807 C allele exhibited increased MI risk (OR1.52, 95% CI1.10 to 2.10, p=0.010). However, we did not detect any association of the other three tagSNPs with MI risk.

Conclusions Our finding suggest that ADAMTS7 tagSNP rs3825807 contributes to MI susceptibility in the Chinese Han population. Further studies are necessary to confirm the general validity of our findings and to clarify the underlying mechanism for this association.

  • adamts7
  • single nucleotide polymorphism
  • rs3825807
  • risk
  • myocardial infarction

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  • Contributors LL and YZ performed the experimental work and LL drafted the manuscript. LL, YZ, JC, YX, ZT, SL, JL and XW collected the specimens. XL and XX contributed reagents and materials. XX participated in the design of the study and revised the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of the Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical University and the First People’s Hospital of Foshan.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available in a public, open access repository.