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Arif Ahmad A, Rahimi Z, Asadi S, Vaisi-Raygani A, Kohsari M. The GPx-1 Gene Variants (rs1050450) in Obesity: Association with the Risk of Obesity and the GPx Activity in Females. rbmb.net 2023; 12 (1) :185-194
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Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran & Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
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Background: This study aimed to investigate the GPx-1 gene polymorphism (rs1050450), the level of oxidative stress and antioxidant parameters, and the lipid profile in an obese Kurdish population in Sulaimani, Iraq.

Methods: In a case-control study,134 obese subjects and 131 normal BMI healthy individuals participated. The GPx-1 gene polymorphism was assessed by Polymerase Chain Reaction-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method. The levels of biochemical and oxidative parameters were determined using photometric methods.

Results: The results showed that the fasting blood sugar (FBS), triglycerides (TG), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels were significantly higher in obese subjects compared to the control group. Obese individuals had significantly lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) than the controls. The GPx-1 activity and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) levels were significantly elevated in the obese group compared to the control group (P=0.006, and P<0.001, respectively). No significant difference was detected in genotype and allele frequencies of GPx-1 (rs1050450) between obese and normal BMI groups. However, the presence of the GPx-1 TT genotype enhanced the risk of obesity in females by 1.93-fold (95% CI 1.04-3.58, P=0.036). In the total population, the GPx activity increased in the presence of TT compared to CC+CT and CT genotypes.

Conclusions: The study indicated that obesity is linked to significantly higher levels of FBS, TG, LDL-C, TAC, and GPx activity and lower level of HDL-C. Also, we found the GPx-1 gene polymorphism was associated with the risk of obesity in females and increased the GPx activity.
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Type of Article: Original Article | Subject: Molecular Biology
Received: 2023/04/10 | Accepted: 2023/05/28 | Published: 2023/08/15

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