This site became the new on June 19th. Learn more.
Show more Menu IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu IMPORTANT: Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu
Give us feedback

Genetic Mapping of Atherogenic Lipoprotein Phenotypes

This study has been completed.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by:
University of Washington Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: February 8, 2016
Last verified: May 2001
To map the major gene influencing low-density lipoprotein subclass phenotypes, denoted atherogenic lipoprotein (ALP) phenotypes, with a long term goal of cloning the ALP gene and understanding its role in genetic susceptibility to atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by University of Washington:

Study Start Date: August 1991
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 1996
Detailed Description:


ALP phenotype B (ALP-B), characterized by a predominance of small, dense LDL particles as determined by gradient gel electrophoresis, has been associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and a constellation of atherogenic lipid and apolipoprotein (apo) changes. Based on complex segregation analysis, ALP-B appeared to be influenced by a single major genetic locus with a dominant mode of inheritance and a common allele frequency. This project was designed to identify a new gene involved in susceptibility to coronary heart disease.


The investigators identified, collected and constructed a repository of immortalized cell lines and lipid and apo measurements from members of families informative for ALP. They tested genes implicated in lipoprotein metabolism as possible candidate ALP genes and used highly informative DNA probes to search the genome for linkage to the ALP gene. They also refined the model for the inheritance of ALP phenotypes and tested for genetic-environmental interactions. Forty informative families were recruited for the repository. The families were identified through two sources of probands: former participants in a cholesterol-lowering diet study and patients seen at the lipid clinics at the University of Washington. Each participating family member completed a medical history questionnaire and provided a blood sample for ALP phenotype determination, for DNA studies, and for lipid and apo measurements. Linkage studies and LOD score analyses began with a candidate gene approach, and continued by using DNA probes that revealed restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) to search the genome for linkage to the ALP gene. When a linkage was found, ALP genotype information was used to refine the statistical model describing the inheritance of ALP phenotypes, and to evaluate genetic-environmental interactions involving lipid and apo levels and environmental and behavioral factors.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

No Contacts or Locations Provided
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005465     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4909
R01HL046880 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: February 8, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017