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Vitamin D receptor polimorphism can be associated with coronary artery disaese [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(1): 64-64 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2018.44154  

Vitamin D receptor polimorphism can be associated with coronary artery disaese

Sadık Volkan Emren, Mehmet Tokaç
Department of Cardiology, Katip Celebi University, Izmir/Turkey

To the Editor,
We have read the article entitled “ Assessment of vitamin D levels in patients with acute coronary syndrome” by Şimşek et al. (1) with great pleasure, which was published in East J Med 2016; 21(4): 178-182.(4) We congratulated the authors for this excellent study. In this study the investigators reported that Vitamin D insufficiency is not a risk factor for acute coronary syndrome. According to the results of this study, there was no association between vitamin D plasma level and the risk of acute coronary syndrome. In this regard we aim to highlight the some points regarding the relation between vitamin D and coronary artery disease.

vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism can also be associated with coronary artery disease regardless of vitamin D level. Abu El Maaty et al has recently reported that Vitamin D receptor polymorphism especially Fok1 gene has been related to coronary artery disease, although the determined vitamin D genotypes were not related to vitamin D levels (2). Besides Hossein- Nezhad et al demonstrated the association of Fok1 polymorphism with the level of collateralization in patients with coronary artery disease (3) however we have no data about the association with vitamin D polymorphism and coronary artery disease in Turkish population. In this context we advise to investigate the vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism in order to delineate the association with coronary artery disease and vitamin D.

Keywords: Vitamin D, coronary heart disaese, gene polimorphism


Sadık Volkan Emren, Mehmet Tokaç. Vitamin D receptor polimorphism can be associated with coronary artery disaese. Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(1): 64-64

Corresponding Author: Sadık Volkan Emren, Türkiye


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