Apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism in renal transplant recipients: effects on lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis and allograft function

Kahraman S., Kiykim A., Altun B., Genctoy G., Arici M., Gulsun M., ...More

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.18, no.3, pp.288-294, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2004.00162.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.288-294
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Introduction: Atherosclerosis is a serious complication and leading cause of mortality in renal transplant recipients (RTRs). Hyperlipidemia may be associated with progression of renal disease and chronic allograft dysfunction. Similarities in the pathogenesis of glomerulosclerosis and atherosclerosis have been proposed. Apolipoprotein (apo) E gene code forms three major isoforms (E2, E3, and E4) with variable effects on lipid metabolism.