Cell Stress and Chaperones

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 231–238

Genetic variation in heat shock protein 60 gene and coronary heart disease in China: tagging-SNP haplotype analysis in a case-control study

  • Mei-An He
  • Xiaomin Zhang
  • Jing Wang
  • Longxian Cheng
  • Li Zhou
  • Hesong Zeng
  • Feng Wang
  • Ying Chen
  • Zengguang Xu
  • Qingyi Wei
  • Frank B. Hu
  • Tangchun Wu
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s12192-008-0025-5

Cite this article as:
He, M., Zhang, X., Wang, J. et al. Cell Stress and Chaperones (2008) 13: 231. doi:10.1007/s12192-008-0025-5

Abstract

Background

High levels of circulating heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60) and antibody to human Hsp60 have been associated with greater risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in several studies, but associations between polymorphisms of the hsp60 gene and CHD risk have not been investigated.

Methods

By resequencing DNA from 30 unrelated Han Chinese and using HapMap Phase I Chinese data of hsp60 gene, we selected four tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (tagSNPs) named rs2340690, rs788016, rs2305560, and rs2565163, and determined their frequencies in 1,003 Chinese CHD patients and 1,003 age- and sex-frequency-matched controls. Furthermore, we used PHASE 2.0 software to reconstruct haplotypes and logistic regression to control for potential confounders in multivariate analyses.

Results

We found 13 SNPs in hsp60 gene (including four novel SNPs) in Han Chinese subjects. Our results showed no significant differences in four selected SNPs in patients with CHD and controls after adjusting for other conventional risk factors and stratifying by age, sex, smoking status, past history of hypertension and DM; however, our results showed that subjects with the GCTC haplotype had about twofold higher risk of CHD than those with the GTTC haplotype (OR = 1.91, 95%CI: 1.26–2.89, P = 0.002).

Conclusions

Our results suggest that the GCTC haplotype in the hsp60 gene is significantly associated with higher CHD risk in a Chinese population.

Keywords

Coronary heart diseaseHaplotypeHsp60PolymorphismTagSNP

Abbreviations

BMI

body mass index

CHD

coronary heart disease

CIs

confidence intervals

FBG

fasting blood glucose

Hsp60

heat shock protein 60

LD

linkage disequilibrium

MAF

minor allele frequency

ORs

odds ratios

SNPs

single nucleotide polymorphisms

TC

total cholesterol

TG

triglyceride

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© Cell Stress Society International 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mei-An He
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaomin Zhang
    • 1
  • Jing Wang
    • 1
  • Longxian Cheng
    • 2
  • Li Zhou
    • 1
  • Hesong Zeng
    • 3
  • Feng Wang
    • 1
  • Ying Chen
    • 2
  • Zengguang Xu
    • 1
  • Qingyi Wei
    • 1
  • Frank B. Hu
    • 4
    • 5
  • Tangchun Wu
    • 1
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Occupational Medicine and the Ministry of Education Key Lab of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of Cardiology, Union HospitalHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  3. 3.Department of Cardiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  4. 4.Department of NutritionHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  5. 5.Department of EpidemiologyHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  6. 6.Institute of Occupational MedicineTongji Medical CollegeWuhanChina