The LPA gene C93T polymorphism influences plasma lipoprotein(a) levels and is independently associated with susceptibility to peripheral arterial disease

Catalano M., Cortelazzo A., YILMAZ Y., Perilli E., Carzaniga G., Emanuele E.

CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA, vol.387, pp.109-112, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 387
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cca.2007.09.014
  • Title of Journal : CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-112


Background: Plasma lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels are mainly genetically determined. The C93T polymorphism is a naturally occurring variant of the LPA gene that may influence Lp(a) concentration. The role of Lp(a) in the pathogenesis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has not been firmly established.