Introduction: Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 influences cardiovascular disease and serum concentration of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). The study purpose was to determine the influence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the COX-2 gene on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development and serum hsCRP concentrations. Patients and Methods: Patients with AAA and disease-free controls were recruited. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein was measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test. The distributions of COX-2 SNPs were investigated (rs20417 and rs4648307). The influence of the COX-2 SNPs on the hsCRP serum concentration was assessed.Results: A total of 230 patients with AAA and 279 controls were included. No difference was found in the genotype distribution of the COX-2 SNPs rs20417 (P = .26) and rs4648307 (P = .90). They did not influence the hsCRP concentration (P = .24 and P = .61, respectively). Haplotype analysis of COX-2 SNPs revealed no difference. Conclusion: These COX-2 SNPs do not play any role in AAA development and do not influence serum hsCRP. These results differentiate AAA development from atherosclerotic diseases.
- abdominal aortic aneurysm
- C-reactive protein
- genetic polymorphism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine