Article Abstract

Association of lectin-like oxidized low density lipoprotein receptor 1 (OLR1) polymorphisms with late-onset Alzheimer disease in Han Chinese

Authors: Zuo-Teng Wang, Xiao-Ling Zhong, Meng-Shan Tan, Hui-Fu Wang, Chen-Chen Tan, Wei Zhang, Zhan-Jie Zheng, Ling-Li Kong, Lan Tan, Li Sun


Background: Lectin-like oxidized low density lipoprotein receptor 1 (OLR1) locates within the area of chromosome 12p, which has been identified as the AD-susceptible region, and plays a role in lipid metabolism. Therefore, it has been suggested to be a good candidate gene for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Several SNPs within OLR1 have been reported to have association with AD among Caucasians.
Methods: We selected and genotyped three SNPs (rs1050283, rs1050286, rs17808009) in OLR1 to investigate its possible relationship with the onset of late-onset Alzheimer disease(LOAD) in 984 LOAD cases and 1,354 healthy controls among northern Han Chinese.
Results: No significant association was found between the OLR1 (rs1050283, rs1050286, rs17808009) polymorphisms and LOAD, even after adjustment for gender and age and stratification for apolipoprotein E (APOE) status.
Conclusions: Our study showed that the SNPs (rs1050283, rs1050286, rs17808009) located in the 3’UTR of OLR1 may not involve in the mechanism of LOAD in Han Chinese population.