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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--14

Investigation of the Rho-kinase 2 gene Thr431Asn polymorphism in migraine


1 Department of Neurology, Emine-Bahaeddin Nakiboglu Medical Faculty, Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey
2 Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
3 Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
4 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
5 Department of Medical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Samiye Uslu Kuzudisli
Department of Neurology, Emine-Bahaeddin Nakiboglu Medical Faculty, Zirve University, Gaziantep
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.128241

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Background: Migraine has a complex etiology determined by genetic and environmental factors, but the molecular mechanisms and genetics of this disease have not yet been fully clarified. Aim: This case/control study was designed to analyze the genotype distributions and allele frequencies for the Rho-kinase 2 (ROCK2) gene Thr431Asn polymorphism among the migraine patients. Materials and Methods: A total of 155 migraine patients and 155 healthy age and sex matched controls were included in this study. Genomic deoxyribonucleic acid from migraine patients and controls was analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Results: Neither genotype distributions nor the allele frequencies for the Thr431Asn polymorphism showed a significant difference between the groups. In addition, there were no marked differences in genotype and allele frequencies for the migraine without aura and migraine with aura subgroups when compared with control group. Conclusion: This is the first study to show that the ROCK2 gene Thr431Asn polymorphism is not a risk factor for the migraine in the Turkish population.






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