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Association of BDNF G196A Gene Polymorphism with Ischemic Stroke Occurrence and its 6-Month Outcome in an Iranian Population.

PMID 27077983


Genetic factors like the allele for Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) are associated with the outcome of ischemic stroke most likely through affecting neural differentiation and synaptic plasticity. Studies of the association of BDNF G196A gene polymorphism and long-term ischemic stroke outcome in various populations have not been concordant. In this research, the association of BDNF G196A gene polymorphism and ischemic stroke occurrence were studied in a northern Iranian population with a glance to its 6-month outcome. The genetic variant of BDNF G196A was examined in Ischemic Stroke (IS) patients (nxa0=xa0206) and control group (nxa0=xa0200). In IS individuals, outcome variables such as stroke severity, functional disability, and cognitive impairment were examined, respectively, by NIHSS, Barthel Index, and MoCA in an average of 202xa0days after the stroke occurrence. The frequency of risk allele G was 12.1% in IS patients and 5.5% in healthy individuals; and the difference was statistically significant (pxa0

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