Genetic dilemma: eNOS gene intron 4a/b VNTR polymorphism in sepsis and its clinical features in Turkish children

Celik U. , Yildizdas D., Alhan E., Celik T., Attila G., SERTDEMİR Y. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.50, no.2, pp.114-119, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-119


The role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene intron 4 a/b (eNOS4a/b) variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) polymorphism in various diseases was investigated. We investigated whether this polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to sepsis and its clinical features such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and shock. eNOS4a/b VNTR polymorphism was determined by the polymerase chain reaction in 100 children with sepsis and in 134 healthy controls. The genotype distribution of eNOS4 was not different between the patients and controls (p=0.44). There was no statistically significant association between genotypes/allele frequency and outcomes like mortality, MODS, ARDS, and shock (p>0.05).