Investigation of KCNQI polymorphisms as biomarkers for cardiovascular diseases in the Turkish Cypriots for establishing preventative medical measures

Tulay P., Temel Ş. G., Ergoren M. C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, vol.124, pp.537-540, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 124
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.11.227
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.537-540
  • Keywords: KCNQ1, Biomarker, Cardiovascular diseases, Turkish Cypriot, LONG-QT-SYNDROME, POTASSIUM CHANNEL, MUTATIONS, GENE, SUSCEPTIBILITY, ASSOCIATION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Potassium channels are important in transmitting electrical signals through potassium ions transport. These potassium channels are made from signals encoded by KCNQ1 gene. KCNQ1 polymorphisms were associated with many diseases, including many metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and therefore they can be employed as biomarkers. In this study we aimed to investigate KCNQ1 polymorphisms in the Turkish Cypriot population to reveal the allele frequencies specific for this population and use these polymorphisms as biomarkers to develop preventative medical measures.