Effects of Paraoxonase-1 variants on course of severity and mortality of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Karakus N., YİĞİT S., Duygu F., Barut S., Rustemoglu A., Basol N.

Gene, vol.687, pp.188-192, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 687
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gene.2018.11.059
  • Journal Name: Gene
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-192
  • Keywords: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, L55M, Paraoxonase-1, Polymorphism, Q192R
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV). Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) is a high density lipoprotein (HDL)-binding protein which defense the body against oxidative stress. To investigate the role of the PON1 gene in CCHF, we screened the genotypes of two single nucleotide polymorphisms (Q192R [rs662] and L55M [rs854560]) in CCHF patients stratified according to course of severity and mortality by using PCR-based RFLP assay. Overall, 132 patients diagnosed as CCHF were enrolled in this study. The frequencies of the three genotypes and two alleles of Q192R and L55M polymorphisms didn't show any statistically significant differences in terms of mortality and disease severity (p > 0.05). Any statistically significant differences were not found between severe and mild and fatal and non-fatal CCHF patients according to seven composite genotypes (p > 0.05). When we analyzed the clinical characteristics of CCHF patients stratified according to PON1gene polymorphisms, any statistically significant differences were not also observed (p > 0.05). Our study showed no possible association between genotypes of PON1 gene Q192R and L55M polymorphisms and CCHF.