Association of the Pro12Ala Polymorphism with the Metabolic Parameters in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Moushira Zaki, Naglaa Hassan, Hala T. El-Bassyouni, Sanaa Kamal, Walaa Basha, Osama Azmy, Khalda Amr


AIM: To investigate the association of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG) Pro12Ala polymorphism with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its effect on the metabolic parameters in PCOS women.

METHODS: The study used PCR to identify the presence of the PPARG Pro12Ala polymorphism in 100 PCOS women and 120 age-matched healthy women. All participants were subjected to anthropometry, biochemical and metabolic evaluation.

RESULTS: Significant difference in the genotypes distributions of PPARG Pro12Ala polymorphism was observed among PCOS women and controls (p = 0.03). The frequency of the polymorphic allele Ala was significantly higher in PCOS cases than that in the controls (OR = 2.01, p = 0.01). The carries of the variant allele Ala in PCOS women showed significant higher values in body mass index (BMI), systolic and diastolic blood pressure, waist circumference, waist to hip ratio, sum of skin folds, fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, HOMA-IR, fasting triglycerides, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein than non-carriers.

CONCLUSION: The PPARG Pro12Ala polymorphism might contribute to the risk of PCOS and abnormal metabolic parameters and could be considered as a biomarker for early diagnosis and clinic prediction of metabolic complications.


PCOS; metabolic; parameters; PPARG; polymorphism

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