There is an association between a genetic polymorphism in the ZNF259 gene involved in lipid metabolism and coronary artery disease

Seyed Reza Mirhafez, Amir Avan, Sara Khatamianfar, Faezeh Ghasemi, Mohsen Moohebati, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Hamideh Ghazizadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan* (Corresponding Author), Alireza Pasdar* (Corresponding Author)

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Background: Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified several genetic variants that influence the risk of dyslipidemia and coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study, we have examined the potential association of five SNPs variants related to lipid pathway, previously identified in GWAS studies (ZNF259 C>G, CETP I405VA/G, LPA C>T, LPLS447X and PSRC1 A>G) with CAD. Methods: Two hundred and ninety subjects including 194 patients with coronary artery disease and 96 controls were enrolled, followed by the analyses of anthropometric/biochemical parameters. Genotyping was carried out using Taq-Man real-time PCR based method. The association of the genetic polymorphisms with CAD was determined using univariate and multivariate analyses. Results: CAD patients had a higher (p < 0.05) fasting blood glucose (FBG), total cholesterol (TC), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and waist circumference. Results showed that subjects with CETP rs5882 genetic variant, AA&AG genotypes, had a higher risk of developing Coronary artery disease [OR: 2.1, 95% CI (1.2–4.1), p value = 0.015]. Also subjects who carried the G allele of the ZNF259 polymorphism were at an increased the risk of developing CAD [OR 1.86, 95% CI: 1.06–3.25, p value = 0.029] and had an increased TC, LDL and TG levels (p < 0.05). Furthermore, no statistically significant association was found between genetic polymorphisms of PSRC1 A>G, LPL S447X and LPA C>T and CAD. Conclusion: We identified a relationship between a genetic variant in CETP and ZNF259 gene with CAD and CAD and lipid profile, respectively. Further investigation in a larger population may help to investigate the value of emerging marker as a risk stratification marker in CAD and its risk factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-85
Number of pages6
Early online date19 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a grant (Majid Ghayour Mobarhan) from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences , Mashhad, Iran.

We would like to thank Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Research Council for their financial supports.


  • Coronary artery disease
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism
  • Zink finger protein


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