OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to analyze the correlation between GNAS2 gene polymorphisms and children with arrhythmia.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: We followed 89 children with arrhythmia treated in our hospital from April 2013 to April 2015, comprising the observation group, while 92 healthy subjects were taken as the control group. We analyzed polymorphisms of the GNAS2 gene from both groups by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP).
RESULTS: There were no significant differences (p>0.05) in GNAS2 genotype or allelic distribution between the observation group and control group. However, there were significant differences in the gene frequency of homozygotes (TT and GG) and alleles between the control group and samples from children with arrhythmia (p<0.05) (X2=16.57, p<0.05; X2=17.48, p<0.05). Further study of samples from both groups indicate that gene frequency of homozygous (TT and GG) or heterozygous (TG) genes and alleles also had differences, indicating that homozygotes (TT and GG) are in relatively high proportion among patients with severe cases of arrhythmia.
CONCLUSIONS: Morbidity in patients with arrhythmia is related to GNAS2 gene polymorphisms. Differences in genotype and allele frequency are related to the severity of illness.Free PDF Download
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Q.-W. Wang, M.-Y. Fu, C.-L. Li, L. Niu, J. Tian, X.-J. An
Correlation analysis between GNAS2 gene polymorphisms in children with arrhythmia
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 21 - N. 2