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Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide Gene Polymorphism in Migraine Patients

  • Baburhan Guldiken (a1), Tammam Sipahi (a2), Remziye Tekinarslan (a3), Levent Kabayel (a3), Hulya Ozkan (a3), Ayhan Unlu (a2), Bilge Eren Yamasan (a2), Tulay Okman-Kilic (a4) and Nilda Turgut (a5)...

Abstract:

Objective:

Calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), which has a vasodilator effect, is held responsible for neurogenic inflammation and vasodilatation of the cranial vessels in migraine pathophysiology. In this study, we investigated the association between alpha CGRP gene polymorphism (CALCA T-692C) and migraine.

Material and Methods:

One hundred and thirty-four female migraineurs and 96 healthy female cases were enrolled in the study. The patient group was further subdivided into migraine with and without aura groups. The CALCA T-692C gene polymorphism was identified using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP).

Results:

The genotype and allele frequencies of CALCA T-692C gene polymorphism did not differ between the migraine and control groups. Between the migraine with and without aura subgroups, there was no difference. No association was seen between the CALCA T-692C gene polymorphisms and migraine attack severity and frequency.

Conclusion:

Our study did not show any association between CALCA T-692C gene polymorphism and migraine.

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Corresponding author

Trakya University Medical Faculty, Department of Neurology, Edirne 22030, Turkey. Email: baburhan@hotmail.com

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