[Polymorphic variants of genes encoding interleukin-6 and fibrinogen, the risk of ischemic stroke and fibrinogen levels].

B. V. Titov, R. M. Barsova, M. I. Martynov, A. A. Nikonova, A. V. Favorov, E. I. Gusev, O. O. Favorova

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Carriage frequencies of alleles and genotypes of polymorphous locus of -174G>C IL6 (rs1800795) were analyzed in the patients with ischemic stroke (IS) of Russian ethnic descent (200 cases) and in the control group of the same ethnic descent with similar sex and age (140 controls). Significant differences were identified in frequencies of carriage (in homo- or heterozygous form) of allele IL6*-174G (p = 0.0029, OR = 2.9, 95% CI: 1.4-5.8), which can be considered as risk factor for IS and in frequencies of IL6*-174C/C genotype carriage, correspondingly (p = 0.0029, OR = 0.35, 95% CI: 0.17-0.69). After sex stratification of patients and controls similar significant differences were observed only between female patients and controls, after age stratification the difference was observed only for the age group older 60 years. Complex analysis of association of SNP -174G>C IL6 alleles and genotypes carriage in combination with SNP 4266A>G (Thr312Ala) FGA (rs6050) (see symbol) -249C>T FGB (rs1800788) with IS revealed protective combinations IL6*-174C/C + FGA* 4266A (see symbol) IL6*-174C/C + FGB*-249C, which were slightly more significant than single protective genotype IL6*-174C/C associated with IS and their ORs didn't differ substantially from the single genotypes's OR value. At the same time the combinations of alternative allele IL6*-174G with the same FGB*-249C or FGA* 4266A alleles were revealed and their association significance levels as well as OR values were lower than the values for the single risk allele IL6*-174G. In case of the mutual carriage of IL6*-174G allele with FGA*4266A/A, FGB*-249C/C genotypes or with combinations of these alleles/genotypes the "neutralized" effect became stronger. In other words, we observed association of IS with allele/genotype combinations of genes IL6, FGA and FGB, in which IL6 plays key role and FGA and FGB have modulating function. In analysis of association of fibrinogen plasma levels with three analyzed polymorphous loci significant differences were not revealed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalMolekuliarnaia biologiia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of '[Polymorphic variants of genes encoding interleukin-6 and fibrinogen, the risk of ischemic stroke and fibrinogen levels].'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this