Using two recently described family-based tests of association, the possible role of the functional -2518G/A polymorphism in the promoter region of the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) gene in the susceptibility to ischaemic heart disease (IHD) was investigated in a well-defined Irish population. One thousand and twelve individuals from 386 families with at least one member prematurely affected with M were, genotyped for the MCP-1 -2518G/A polymorphism. Using the combined transmission disequilibriurn test and the pedigree disequilibriurn test, no association between the MCP-1 -2518G/A polymorphism and M was found. g Our data demonstrate that, in an Irish population, the MCP-1 -2518G/A polymorphism is not strongly associated with M.
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- Cell Biology