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Current Neurovascular Research


ISSN (Print): 1567-2026
ISSN (Online): 1875-5739

Thromboxane A2 Receptor Polymorphism in Association with Cerebral Infarction and its Regulation on Platelet Function

Author(s): Jiaxiang Shao, Yi Fu, Wanlin Yang, Jing Yan, Jing Zhao, Shengdi Chen and Weiliang Xia

Volume 12, Issue 1, 2015

Page: [15 - 24] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1567202612666150102125221

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Binding of thromboxane A2 (TXA2) to its receptor TXA2R modulates thrombosis/hemostasis and plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of cerebral infarction (CI). In this study, we investigated the relationship between TXA2R polymorphisms and CI in Chinese Han population and the effect on platelet function by these polymorphisms. Polymerase chain reaction and ligase detection reaction (PCR-LDR) was performed in 230 CI patients and 143 healthy volunteers to examine four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in human TXA2R gene (C795T, T924C and G1686A in the exon region, and rs768963 in the promoter region). We found that rs768963 polymorphism was significantly more frequent in the CI group than in the non-CI group and the T-T-G-T haplotype of C795T-T924C-G1686A-rs768963 was significantly less frequent in the CI subjects (0.238 versus 0.339; OR 0.617 [95%CI 0.444-0.856]). In the meantime, we constructed wild-type and mutant (C795T, G910A and T924C) eukaryotic expression plasmids, and transfected these plasmids into human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells or Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells stably expressing human TXA2R (GPb/a- CHO). C795T and T924C variants of TXA2R led to increased ligand binding-induced intracellular calcium influx and fibrinogen-integrin conjugation, while dominant negative mutant G910A abolished the signal enhancement. Together these data show that TXA2R polymorphisms may affect platelet function and the risk of developing cerebral ischemia.

Keywords: Thromboxane A2 receptor, cerebral infarction; single nucleotide polymorphism; integrin GPIIb/IIIa.

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