DUAL EFFECT OF THE GHRL GENE VARIANT IN THE MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS OF OBESITY
Becer E1,2, Ergoren MC2,3,*
*Corresponding Author: Associate Professor Mahmut C. Ergoren, Ph.D., Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Near East University, Near East Boulevard, 99138 Nicosia, Cyprus. Tel.: +90-392-675-1000, Ext: 3035. Fax: +90-392-223-6461. Mobile: +90-0548-865-8889. E-mail: mahmutcerkez.ergoren@ neu.edu.tr
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Abstract

Obesity is as a global health problem due to its interaction with complex chronic disorders such as cardiovascular disorders, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cancer. Despite the fact that pathogenesis of obesity is not yet clearly understood, it is associated with a combination of psychological, environmental and various genetic factors. Here, employing a case-control design, we aimed to examine the effects of the GHRL c.152C>T (p.Arg51Gln) (rs34911341) and c.214G>T (p.Leu72Met) (rs696217) markers on susceptibility to obesity in a Turkish-Cypriot population, as well as to evaluate whether these markers affect biochemical parameters and show their putative functional consequences. This study involved 211 Turkish-Cypriot subjects (106 obese and 95 non obese). Genotyping for the GHRL gene polymorphisms was performed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis. Our results indicate that the GHRL Leu72Met polymorphism was found to be significantly higher in obese patients, with respect to genotypic (p = 0.0012) and allelic (p = 0.0005) frequencies. Strikingly, the rs696217 GT genotype (heterozygous) had significantly lower serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) (p = 0.015) than GG (wild type) genotypes. Overall, Leu72Met susceptibility variant may be considered as risk and crucial marker for both obesity and cholesterol metabolism in the community of Turkish-Cypriots. Thus, the dual effect of the GHRL gene Leu72Met variant may be used for clinical diagnosis.



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