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Altered transcriptional activity of gene encoding GAPDH in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with cardiac syndrome X - an important part in pathology of microvascular angina?

Dabek J, Wilczok J, Kulach A, Gasior Z - Arch Med Sci (2010)

Bottom Line: GAPDH gene expression was enhanced in CSX patients vs. controls (93022 ±23837 copies/μg vs. 1067 ±240 copies/μg respectively; p < 0.001).Moreover, transcriptional activity of the GAPDH gene was heterogeneous within the CSX group.GAPDH gene expression is markedly enhanced in CSX, which reflects carbohydrate metabolism disturbances and makes the GAPDH gene unsuitable as an endogenous control in patients with CSX.

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Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is characterized by anginal pain with ECG suggestive of ischaemia and normal coronary arteries at angiography. Pathology of CSX involves microvascular dysfunction and is possibly linked with metabolic syndrome. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is an enzyme involved in glycolysis. The GAPDH gene is a "housekeeping" gene and is used for normalization in quantitative gene expression assays. The aim of the study was to evaluate GAPDH gene expression in CSX.

Material and methods: The study was performed in 35 CSX patients and 10 control subjects. mRNA was extracted from peripheral blood mononuclears and the mRNA was assessed by QRT-PCR.

Results: GAPDH gene expression was enhanced in CSX patients vs. controls (93022 ±23837 copies/μg vs. 1067 ±240 copies/μg respectively; p < 0.001). Moreover, transcriptional activity of the GAPDH gene was heterogeneous within the CSX group.

Conclusions: GAPDH gene expression is markedly enhanced in CSX, which reflects carbohydrate metabolism disturbances and makes the GAPDH gene unsuitable as an endogenous control in patients with CSX.

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Figure 1: Transcriptional activity of GAPDH gene in CSX vs. Control subjects

Mentions: We observed a tremendously higher level of GAPDH gene expression in CSX patients vs. the control group (93022 ±23837 copies/μg vs. 1067 ±240 copies/μg respectively; p < 0.001) (Figure 1). β-actin gene expression was not different between the control and study group (p = NS).


Altered transcriptional activity of gene encoding GAPDH in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with cardiac syndrome X - an important part in pathology of microvascular angina?

Dabek J, Wilczok J, Kulach A, Gasior Z - Arch Med Sci (2010)

Transcriptional activity of GAPDH gene in CSX vs. Control subjects
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Transcriptional activity of GAPDH gene in CSX vs. Control subjects
Mentions: We observed a tremendously higher level of GAPDH gene expression in CSX patients vs. the control group (93022 ±23837 copies/μg vs. 1067 ±240 copies/μg respectively; p < 0.001) (Figure 1). β-actin gene expression was not different between the control and study group (p = NS).

Bottom Line: GAPDH gene expression was enhanced in CSX patients vs. controls (93022 ±23837 copies/μg vs. 1067 ±240 copies/μg respectively; p < 0.001).Moreover, transcriptional activity of the GAPDH gene was heterogeneous within the CSX group.GAPDH gene expression is markedly enhanced in CSX, which reflects carbohydrate metabolism disturbances and makes the GAPDH gene unsuitable as an endogenous control in patients with CSX.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is characterized by anginal pain with ECG suggestive of ischaemia and normal coronary arteries at angiography. Pathology of CSX involves microvascular dysfunction and is possibly linked with metabolic syndrome. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is an enzyme involved in glycolysis. The GAPDH gene is a "housekeeping" gene and is used for normalization in quantitative gene expression assays. The aim of the study was to evaluate GAPDH gene expression in CSX.

Material and methods: The study was performed in 35 CSX patients and 10 control subjects. mRNA was extracted from peripheral blood mononuclears and the mRNA was assessed by QRT-PCR.

Results: GAPDH gene expression was enhanced in CSX patients vs. controls (93022 ±23837 copies/μg vs. 1067 ±240 copies/μg respectively; p < 0.001). Moreover, transcriptional activity of the GAPDH gene was heterogeneous within the CSX group.

Conclusions: GAPDH gene expression is markedly enhanced in CSX, which reflects carbohydrate metabolism disturbances and makes the GAPDH gene unsuitable as an endogenous control in patients with CSX.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus