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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.121, No.10, p.717–721,2020

Title: Methylation of MMP2, TIMP2, MMP9 and TIMP1 in abdominal aortic aneurysm
Author: M. Skorvanova, T. Matakova, M. Skerenova, M. Sarlinova, H. Drobkova, M. Petras, M. Janickova, M. Halasa, V. Repiska, E. Halasova

Abstract: OBJECTIVES: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and its complications are among the most serious cardiovascular diseases and its occurrence has risen sharply in recent years. The aim of this pilot study is to explore the relationship between the methylation of matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of the metalloproteinases genes’ promoter region, and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) through the detection of the methylation status of MMP2, TIMP2, TIMP1, and MMP9 genes in peripheral blood.
METHODS: The study included 43 males with verified AAA (case group) and 34 healthy males (control group). The methylation status of the genes’ promoter region was detected by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MS-PCR).
RESULTS: In adominal aortic aneurysm patients, the methylation ratio of MMP2 gene was positive in 9.3 % (4 cases), 2.3 % (1 case) had methylated TIMP2 gene, 7.0 % (3 cases) had methylated TIMP1 gene, while the methylation ratio of MMP9 gene was positive in 93.0 % (40 cases). In the control group, MMP2 gene was found to be methylated in 5.9 % (2 cases), 5.9 % of cases had methylated TIMP2 and TIMP1 genes (2 cases), and MMP9 gene was found to be methylated in 91.2 % (31 cases).
CONCLUSION: In our pilot study, we found no association between DNA methylation of gelatinases and their tissue inhibitors, and the development of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (Tab. 2, Fig. 1, Ref. 27).

Keywords: abdominal aortic aneurysm, matrix metalloproteinase, DNA methylation, methylation status
Published online: 20-Sep-2020
Year: 2020, Volume: 121, Issue: 10 Page From: 717, Page To: 721

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