Lack of association between pseudoexfoliation syndrome and manganese superoxide dismutase polymorphism

Yuce H., Hepsen I. F., Tekederei I., Keskin U., Elyas H., Akyol O.

CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, vol.32, no.4, pp.387-391, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02713680701244538
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-391
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of this clinical study was to investigate the possible association between manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) enzyme polymorphism in the mitochondrial targeting sequence and pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Methods: Ala (GTT) or Val (GCT) polymorphism in the signal peptide of Mn-SOD gene was evaluated using a primer pair to amplify a 107-bp fragment followed by digestion with restriction enzyme NgoM IV. Results: The frequencies of Ala-9 and Val-9 variants and genotypes of Mn-SOD were similar in the controls and pseudoexfoliation syndrome patients. Conclusions: These results suggest no major modifying role for the Mn-SOD gene polymorphism in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome.