The association between a Fatty Acid Binding Protein 1 (FABP1) gene polymorphism and serum lipid abnormalities in the MASHAD cohort study

Mohsen Valizadeh, Maliheh Aghasizadeh, Mohsen Nemati, Mohammad Hashemi, Seyed Hamid Aghaee-Bakhtiari, Reza Zare-Feyzabadi, Habibollah Esmaily, Hamideh Ghazizdaeh, Reza Sahebi, Najmeh Ahangari, Gordon A. Ferns, Alireza Pasdar, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan*

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Introduction: Dyslipidemia is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is partially determined by genetic variations in the genes involved in lipoprotein metabolism. Therefore, we aimed to assess the association between a polymorphism of the Fatty Acid Binding Protein1 (rs2241883) gene locus and dyslipidemia in an Iranian cohort. Materials and methods: This is a case-control study 2737 individuals were recruited (2203 subjects with dyslipidemia and 534 controls). Dyslipidemia was defined as total cholesterol≥200 mg/dl, or TG≥150 mg/dl, or LDL-C≥130 mg/dl, or HDL-C<40 mg/dl in males and <50 mg/dl in females. Serum lipid profile was determined using a Alcyon Abbott biochemical auto analyzer, USA. Genotyping was made through double amplification refractory mutation system polymerase chain reaction (ARMs PCR). Result: The frequency of TT, CT, CC genotypes of rs2241883 polymorphism of FABP1 gene were 65.5, 33.4, 5.1 in subjects with dyslipidemia and 56.9%, 40.4%, 2.6% in subjects without dyslipidemia, respectively. Using a dominant genetic model, subjects carrying C allele (CC&CT genotypes) had a 22% lower risk of dyslipidemia (OR: 0.78, CI 95%: 0.62-0.98 P, 0.03). Individuals with CT vs. TT genotypes had a significantly lower risk of a high serum TC and LDL level. Further analysis showed that there was a positive association between FABP1 genotype (CT) and isolated HTG as well as combined dyslipidemia. The change of a polar amino acid (threonine) in position T94A to a hydrophobic amino acid (alanine) can cause transformation protein. Conclusions: A CC genotype of the rs2241883 polymorphism of the FABP1 gene appears to confer a higher risk of dyslipidemia in our representative cohort of Iranian individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102324
JournalProstaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids
Early online date7 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2021


  • Dyslipidemia
  • FABP1
  • Genetic variants
  • Polymorphism


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