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      ADIPOQ and IL6 variants are associated with a pro-inflammatory status in obeses with cardiometabolic dysfunction

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          Background

          Polymorphisms in genes encoding adiponectin ( ADIPOQ) and interleukin-6 ( IL6) have been associated with adiposity and obese-related phenotypes. This study investigated the relationship of ADIPOQ and IL6 gene polymorphisms with pro-inflammatory and cardiometabolic markers in obese patients.

          Methods

          Anthropometric and body composition parameters were measured in 249 Brazilian subjects (30 to 68 yr). Metabolic and inflammatory markers and adipokines were analyzed in blood samples. ADIPOQ rs2241766 (45 T > G) and IL6 rs1800795 (−174G > C) polymorphisms were analyzed by real-time PCR and PCR-RFLP, respectively.

          Results

          Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and increased values of waist circumference, body fat, leptin, fibrinogen, IL-1β, hsCRP and TNFα were related to obesity (p < 0.05). Multiple linear regression analysis showed a positive correlation between BMI and waist circumference, body fat, leptin, fibrinogen, PAI-1, IL-1β, hsCRP and TNFα values (p < 0.001) but not with adiponectin. Obese group had altered metabolic status, resistance to leptin and insulin, and atherogenic and pro-inflammatory profiles. ADIPOQ and IL6 variants were not directely related to obesity, leptin resistance or alterations in cardiometabolic markers. Individuals carrying ADIPOQ 45G allele (TG + GG genotype) had higher IL-6, IL-1β and TNFα levels than TT genotype carriers (p < 0.05). IL6 -174GG genotype was associated with increased IL-1β levels (p = 0.033).

          Conclusion

          Obesity is associated with leptin resistance, cardiometabolic alterations and a pro-inflammatory status. Our results are suggestive that ADIPOQ and IL6 polymorphisms contribute to cardiometabolic risk in obese individuals.

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                Affiliations
                [ ]School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Sao Paulo, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 580, 05508-900, Sao Paulo, SP Brazil
                [ ]Center of Molecular Biology and Pharmacogenetics, BIOREN-CEGIN, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile
                [ ]University Hospital, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                Contributors
                quel_sheva@yahoo.com.br
                ta_moraes@yahoo.com.br
                tmalvarocerda@gmail.com
                mhhirata@usp.br
                fjdchris@yahoo.com.br
                marcela.sousa011@gmail.com
                egidiodr@gmail.com
                marcia.bernik@gmail.com
                rosariohirata@usp.br
                Journal
                Diabetol Metab Syndr
                Diabetol Metab Syndr
                Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
                BioMed Central (London )
                1758-5996
                11 April 2015
                11 April 2015
                2015
                : 7
                27
                10.1186/s13098-015-0027-2
                4403938
                © Oliveira et al.; licensee BioMed Central. 2015

                This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

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                Nutrition & Dietetics

                obesity, inflammation, adiponectin, interleukin-6, gene polymorphism

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