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Omentin serum levels and omentin gene Val109Asp polymorphism in patients with psoriasis
Article first published online: 10 DEC 2013
© 2013 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 53, Issue 5, pages 601–605, May 2014
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Turan, H., Yaykasli, K. O., Soguktas, H., Yaykasli, E., Aliagaoglu, C., Erdem, T., Karkucak, M., Kaya, E., Ucgun, T. and Bahadir, A. (2014), Omentin serum levels and omentin gene Val109Asp polymorphism in patients with psoriasis. International Journal of Dermatology, 53: 601–605. doi: 10.1111/ijd.12306
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 10 DEC 2013
- Duzce University Scientific Research Projects Commission. Grant Number: 2011.04.03.082
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of uncertain pathogenesis. Omentin is a new adipokine with anti-inflammatory properties; however, the relationship between psoriasis and omentin has not been fully established yet.
This study was designed to evaluate the relationship between psoriasis and omentin serum levels and Val109Asp polymorphism in exon 4 of the omentin gene.
Forty-nine patients with plaque-type psoriasis and 39 healthy subjects were included in the study. Omentin concentrations were determined by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Val109Asp polymorphism in exon 4 of the omentin gene was assessed by the polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism method. Genotypes were determined according to the bands formed in agarose electrophoresis gels. In the statistical analysis, the level of significance was set at P < 0.05.
The serum omentin levels of the patients with psoriasis (354.2 ± 152.0) were found to be significantly lower than those in the control group (488.7 ± 190.3) (P = 0.001). A moderate level negative correlation was determined between serum omentin level and body mass index and waist circumference. No significant differences were observed between the patient and control groups in terms of the genotype and allele frequency of Val109Asp polymorphism in exon 4 of the omentin gene (P > 0.05).
Omentin serum levels were determined to be low in patients with psoriasis. No significant difference was found regarding Val109Asp polymorphism of the omentin gene. To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first clinical study to examine the relationship between psoriasis and omentin in terms of serum and genomic levels.