Vitamin D status, serum lipid concentrations, and vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms in Familial Mediterranean fever.
Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2017 Sep 18. doi: 10.17305/bjbms.2017.2259. [Epub ahead of print]
Turhan T1, Doğan HO, Boğdaycioğlu N, Eyerci N, Omma A, Sari İ, Yeşilyurt A, Karaaslan Y.
Department of Biochemistry, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. amcaturhan at gmail.com.
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Vitamin D (VitD) is critical for the regulation of inflammatory processes, and VitD deficiency has been linked to several chronic inflammatory disorders. We aimed to investigate the concentrations of serum 25(OH)D3, lipid parameters, and three known VDR polymorphisms (BsmI, FokI, and TaqI) in patients with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disease. The study included 123 FMF patients and 105 controls.
A total of 38 patients were in acute attacks at the time of investigation. Serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations were determined using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. BsmI, FokI, and TaqI polymorphisms were analyzed by a competitive allele specific polymerase chain reaction assay (KASPar). Serum lipid parameters were measured with enzymatic colorimetric methods. 25(OH)D3 concentrations were lower in FMF patients compared to controls (p < 0.001).
No difference was observed in 25(OH)D3 concentration between patients with acute attack and those in attack-free period (p = 0.193). The distributions of FokI and TaqI genotypes were not significantly different between FMF patients and controls. There was a significant difference in the distribution of AA BsmI genotype between male FMF patients and male controls. Increased concentrations of triglycerides (p = 0.012) and decreased concentrations of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL-C] (p = 0.006) were found in FMF patients compared to controls. Although lower 25(OH)D3 concentrations were observed in FMF patients versus controls, no association was determined between FMF attack frequency and 25(OH)D3 concentrations. We showed that the AA genotype of BsmI polymorphism is associated with FMF in males but not in females. The effects of decreased HDL-C and increased triglyceride concentrations on cardiovascular events in FMF patients should be further investigated.
PMID: 28926322 DOI: 10.17305/bjbms.2017.2259
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