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Paraoxonase/arylesterase ratio, PON1 192Q/R polymorphism and PON1 status are associated with increased risk of ischernic stroke

2008-01-01
Demirdogen, Birsen Can
Turkanoglu, Aysun
Bek, Semai
Sanisoglu, Yavuz
Demirkaya, Seref
Vural, Okay
Arinc, Emel
Adalı, Orhan
Objectives: In recent years, importance of enzyme activity measurements, in addition to genotyping, in epidemiological studies relating paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and vascular disease was emphasized. This is the first report evaluating paraoxonase and arylesterase activities as risk factors for ischemic stroke. In addition, PON1 192Gln(Q)/Arg(R) and 55Leu(L)/Met(M) polymorphisms were also analyzed.