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FAS A-670G and Fas ligand IVS2nt A 124G polymorphisms are significantly increased in women with pre-eclampsia and may contribute to HELLP syndrome: a case-controlled study.

Authors: Raguema, N  Zitouni, H  Ben Ali Gannoun, M  Benletaifa, D  Almawi, W Y  Mahjoub, T  Lavoie, J L 
Citation: Raguema N, etal., BJOG. 2018 Dec;125(13):1758-1764. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15412. Epub 2018 Sep 3.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:30066360
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1111/1471-0528.15412


OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the association between the Fas-670A/G and the Fas ligand FasL IVS2nt 124 A/G polymorphisms and the risk of pre-eclampsia and its complications.
DESIGN: A case-controlled study.
SETTING: University Hospitals in most areas of Tunisia.
POPULATION: We recruited 300 pregnant women who developed pre-eclampsia and 300 age-matched healthy pregnant women from the same hospital.
METHODS: Genotyping of Fas-670A/G and the FasL IVS2nt 124A/G gene polymorphisms were conducted using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism among our cohort.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Fisher's exact test was used to compare the statistical differences between groups for categorical variables and Student t tests were used for continuous variables.
RESULTS: The frequency of the Fas-670G gene variant was significantly increased in women with pre-eclampsia (42%) compared with control women (30%; P < 0.001). Also, a statistically significant difference was obtained in the distribution of the FasL IVS2nt 124G gene variant when comparing women with pre-eclampsia (43%) with controls (30%; P < 0.001). Interestingly, we found that the carriage of Fas-670G was associated with increased liver enzymes, suggesting an increased prevalence of the haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, a pre-eclampsia complication.
CONCLUSION: The Fas-670G and FasL IVS2nt 124G polymorphisms are associated with a higher risk of pre-eclampsia and its complications.
TWEETABLE ABSTRACT: Polymorphisms in the Fas and FasL genes are associated with increased risk of pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.

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RGD ID: 14700669
Created: 2019-08-09
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2019-08-09
Status: ACTIVE



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