Analysis of paraoxonase 1 (PON1) genetic polymorphisms and activities as risk factors for ischemic stroke in Turkish population

2009-12-01
Demirdogen, Birsen Can
Demirkaya, Seref
Turkanoglu, Aysun
Bek, Semai
Arinc, Emel
Adalı, Orhan
Background Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is protective against the development of atherosclerosis. a risk factor for ischemic stroke. PON1 gene has one promoter region (-107T/C) and two coding region (192Q/R and 55L/M) polymorphisms that affect the levels and catalytic efficiency of the enzyme. respectively. In this study. we aimed to determine the importance of -107T/C. 192Q/R and 55L/M polymorphisms of PON1 gene and three PON1 activity (diazoxonase, paraoxonase, arylesterase) as risk factors for ischemic stroke