Lack of association between LIPC-514 C/T polymorphism of hepatic lipase and endometriosis in Iranian women

Mehdi Sahmani, Talaat Dabbaghi Ghaleh, Maryam Darabi, Masoud Darabi, Zahra Rashvand, Reza Najafipour*

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Aim: Patients with endometriosis may suffer from dyslipidemia. Hepatic lipase (HL) is involved in the metabolism of lipoproteins and has an important role in reverse cholesterol transport. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the LIPC-514 C/T polymorphism in the HL gene and the risk of endometriosis in a group of Iranian women. Methods: Ninety-seven patients with endometriosis and 107 women who were negative for endometriosis after diagnostic laparoscopy, as control group, were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Samples were analyzed for polymorphism of the HL gene using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism. Results: Multivariate analysis was used to examine the association between the risk of endometriosis and LIPC-514 C/T polymorphism. There was no statistically significant difference in the frequency of the LIPC-514 C/T polymorphism between patients and the controls (60.7% CC, 34.6% CT, 4.7% TT versus 68.4%, 27.4%, 4.2%, respectively, P = 0.52). Conclusion: The present study suggested that the LIPC-514 C/T polymorphism of the HL gene has no significant association with the risk of endometriosis in the studied Iranian women.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)479-484
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 02.2014

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