Role of five platelet membrane glycoprotein polymorphisms in branch retinal vein occlusion

Ophira Salomon, Joseph Moisseiev, Tamara Vilganski, Rima Dardik, Shimon Kurtz, Eva Shpringer, David M. Steinberg, Nurit Rosenberg

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Abstract

To determine whether polymorphisms of platelet surface glycoprotein associated with arterial thrombosis are risk factors for branch retinal vein occlusion. A case-control study in which 69 patients with branch retinal vein occlusion and 147 controls who attended the eye clinic for nonvascular complications participated. DNA was extracted from whole blood and analyzed for genotyping of platelet glycoprotein polymorphisms by polymerase chain reactions and specific restricted enzymes. No relationship was found between the four platelet glycoprotein polymorphisms i.e. GPIa C807T, VNTR and Kozak of glycoprotein Ibα, the HPA-1 of glycoprotein IIIa and the occurrence of branch retinal vein occlusion. The HPA-2 polymorphism was found in 18 out 60 (30%) patients with branch retinal vein occlusion in comparison with 27 out 142 (19%) of controls, with an estimated odds ratio of 1.8 (95% confidence interval, 0.91-3.65). The four platelet glycoprotein polymorphisms are not risk factors for branch retinal vein occlusion and therefore it seems unnecessary to screen those patients for it. A larger study is required, however, to determine whether HPA-2 is a novel risk factor for branch retinal vein occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalBlood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Branch retinal vein occlusion
  • Platelet glycoprotein polymorphisms
  • Platelets
  • Retinal vein occlusion

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