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dc.contributor.authorLaplana Lafaja, Marina
dc.contributor.authorSánchez de la Torre, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorAguiló, Alicia
dc.contributor.authorCasado, Ignasi
dc.contributor.authorFlores, Miquel
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Pellicer, Ramon
dc.contributor.authorFibla Palazón, Joan
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-03T09:32:22Z
dc.date.available2020-02-03T09:32:22Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn1389-5729
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/67920
dc.description.abstractLongevity is a complex phenomenon involving multiple environmental and biological factors. Genetic studies of longevity have focussed on DNA repair, oxidative damage correction and immune-related genes. Vitamin-D works by modulating mineral homeostasis and key physiological processes such as cell proliferation and immune response. Vitamin-D insufficiency has been largely considered a risk factor for life-limiting illnesses including cardiovascular and immune-related diseases and cancer. Vitamin-D acts through vitamin-D-receptor (VDR), which regulates the expression of vitamin-D-response genes. VDR variants have been associated with susceptibility to cancer, bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases, and allergies. In the present study we evaluated VDR as candidate gene involved in human longevity. We selected five polymorphisms of the VDR gene that capture variability at the 5′, coding and 3′ regions. Genotype data was obtained from 104 octogenarians (>85 years) and 114 controls (17-40 years). Although differences in genotype and allele distribution did not reach statistical significance, haplotype distribution was distinctive, mainly for 3′ region haplotypes and particularly in males. Our results suggest a role for VDR gene variability in aging and longevity.
dc.description.sponsorshipML was recipient of a fellowship from the University of Lleida. This work was supported by grants to the University of Lleida (JF, principal investigator) from Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (FIS, PI051778) and Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (CGL 2007-62875). We thank Elaine Lilly, Ph.D. (Writer’s First Aid), for English language revision of the manuscript. We would like to thank the elderly participants and their families, who made this study possible.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relationMIECI/PN2004-2007/CGL-2007-62875
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-010-9273-8
dc.relation.ispartofBiogerontology, 2010, vol. 11, num. 4, p. 437-446
dc.rights(c) Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010
dc.subjectReceptor Vitamina D
dc.subjectVitamina D
dc.subjectLongevidad
dc.subjectSNP
dc.subjectGenética humana
dc.titleTagging long-lived individuals through vitamin-D receptor (VDR) haplotypes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2020-02-03T09:32:25Z
dc.identifier.idgrec020780
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-010-9273-8


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