Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Association of Bone Morphogenic Protein 4 Gene Polymorphism and Left Ventricle Hypertrophy in Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: A Pilot Study

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Safreen Shaikh Dawood Amanulla, Akash, John Robert, Kumaresan Ramanathan, Giri Padmanabhan, Bhooma Vijayaraghavan


Background The Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 (BMP4) is identified to play a significant role in cardiac remodelling; gene polymorphism and its resulting associations with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH) in diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients of this protein are yet to be established. Aim To analyse the association between BMP4 gene polymorphism and LVH in diabetic CKD patients. Materials and methods Isolation of DNA from whole blood samples of 50 patients each; patients diagnosed LVH with diabetic CKD and also from LVH patients without diabetic CKD, diabetic CKD without LVH and also normal patients as control were extracted. The gene of interest (BMP4 gene) purified from various samples digested using zero-cutter restriction endonucleases (Hind III and Bam HI) by employing the Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) technique. The restriction has been analysed using 1% agarose gel Electrophoresis.

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