The 981C>T polymorphism in protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B is associated with decreased risk of coronary artery disease in Chinese Han population.
ABSTRACT The present study was designed to investigate the potential association between the 981C>T polymorphism in protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP-1B) and coronary artery disease (CAD).
We conducted a hospital-based case-control study with 864 CAD patients and 1008 controls to explore the association between the PTP-1B 981C>T polymorphism and risk of CAD in Chinese Han population.
Subjects with the variant genotypes (CT+TT) had a 52% decreased risk of CAD relative to CC carriers (adjusted odds ratio, 0.48; 95% confidence interval, 0.39-0.60). The 981C>T polymorphism was associated with a higher body mass index and serum triglyceride levels in both CAD patients and controls. Moreover, this polymorphism was found to be associated with a lower serum glucose levels in cases, but not in controls.
Our study demonstrates that the PTP-1B 981C>T polymorphism is associated with decreased risk of CAD in Chinese Han population.