Genes in the High-Density Lipoprotein Metabolic Pathway in Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To investigate the associations of genetic variants in the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism pathway with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV).Design: Cross-sectional, case-control association study.Participants: A Chinese case-control group of 200 neovascular AMD patients, 233 PCV patients, and 275 control subjects.Methods: Eight single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 6 genes of the HDL metabolism pathway and 2 known AMD-associated SNPs, rs800292 (from complement factor H [CFH]) and rs11200638 (from HtrA serine peptidase 1 [HTRA1]), were genotyped in all study subjects using the TaqMan genotyping technology (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA).Main Outcome Measures: Allele and genotypic frequencies (Read more...)

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