Functional polymorphisms in matrix metalloproteinase-1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and rheumatoid arthritis

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The aim of this study is to investigate whether the functional polymorphisms in the promoter of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) and in the regulatory region of the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) gene are associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its clinical features. The MMP-1 1G/2G polymorphism and the MCP-1 promoter A/G polymorphism were determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism in 117 RA patients and 97 healthy controls. The genotype distribution of the MMP-1 promoter did not differ between RA patients and control subjects. However, in the 2G/2G genotype. ESR and Plat were higher than the 1G/1G genotype. The genotype distribution of the MCP-1 promoter did not differ between the RA and control groups. Clinically there was no significant difference among RA patients according to the MCP-1 promoter genotypes. Our data show that the functional promoter polymorphism in the MMP-1 promoter may not play an important role in the susceptibility of RA, but the polymorphism may be related to clinical phenotypes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 27



  • Matrix metalloproteinase-1
  • Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 polymorphisms
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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