PubMed 23651960

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Automatically associated channels: KCNQ1 , Kv7.1 , Slo1

Title: [KCNQ1 mutation in patients with lone atrial fibrillation].

Authors: Ming-Jun Feng, Hui-Min Chu, Han-bin Cui, Bin He, Jing Liu, Yi-bo Yu, Cai-jie Shen, Xiao-Min Chen

Journal, date & volume: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi, 2013 Jan , 41, 8-12

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Recent studies suggest that mutation of the slow delayed rectifier potassium channel [I(Ks)] contributes to familial atrial fibrillation (FAF). In the current study, we explored the potential association between KCNQ1 polymorphism with lone AF (LAF).Clinical data and blood samples were collected from 95 Han Chinese patients with LAF and matched healthy controls. Variants of the KCNQ1 gene were identified using single-strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP) analysis. A case-control association study in KCNQ1 identified four known single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) during SSCP screening of the 95 LAF patients and 190 healthy controls.Three new variations were identified in KCNQ1 from 95 sporadic LAF including 1 in 5'UTR(c.-22T > C), 1 in exon9 synonymous mutation (c.1008C > T) and 1 in intron region (c.1590 + 31A > T). These variations were heterozygous and not presented in 190 healthy controls. Highly significant difference was detected between LAF group and control groups in rs760419 polymorphism. Logistic regression revealed that rs760419 was independent risk factor for LAF(OR = 2.056, P = 0.001).KCNQ1 mutation is associated with LAF and rs760419 polymorphism is a susceptible marker for LAF.