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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2015; 61(5): 21-27

Influence of single nucleotide polymorphisms of vitamin D receptor-gene on the level of osteoassociated hormones linkage with postmenopausal osteoporosis

D.S. Ziablitsev, O.S. Larin

    Ukrainian Science-Practical Centre of Endocrine Surgery, Transplantation of Endocrine Organs and Tissues Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


The levels of osteoassociated hormones, macroelements, interleukines, cyclic nucleotides and activity of alkaline phosphatase were being detected in the blood plasma of 74 postmenopausal women with and without osteoporosis (OP). Bone mineral density (BMD) and the metacarpal index were being assessed according to the results of densitometry. The allele polymorphisms vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) Cdx2 (rs11568820) and TaqI (rs731236) were being identified with the help of the polymerase chain reaction. The major genotype CC TaqI was found in the group without OP 3.4 times more often than with OP, while the minor genotype TT was found 3.4 times more often with the presence of OP. The presence of the genotype CC TaqI decreased the risk of OP progress by 5.5 times, and the genotype TT TaqI increased by 5.4 times. The presence of the minor allele T was associated with the higher levels of interleukin 1β, BMD and lower testosterone blood level. The major homozygote AA Cdx2 was found in women without OP 2.9 times more often, while the minor genotype GG – 5.4 times more often with the presence of OP. The presence of the major homozygote decreased the risk of OP progress by more than 5.3 times, while the minor homozygote increased the risk by 8 times. The presence of the minor allele G in the genotype was associated with the increase of parathyroid hormone, phosphorus, magnesium, alkaline phosphatase activity in blood, BMD and with the decrease of testosterone, progesterone and calcium blood levels.

Keywords: postmenopausal osteoporosis: hormones: VDR: polymorphism Cdx2 (rs11568820): polymorphism TaqI (rs731236)


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