Molecular Biology Reports

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RETRACTED ARTICLE: Correlations of SELE genetic polymorphisms with risk of coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis

  • Zhao-Qiang Dong
  • Xiang-Jun Wu
  • Qing-Hua Lu


This meta-analysis of case–control studies was conducted to determine whether SELE genetic polymorphisms contribute to the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction (MI). The PubMed, CISCOM, CINAHL, Web of Science, Google Scholar, EBSCO, Cochrane Library, and CBM databases were searched for relevant articles published before November 1st, 2013 without any language restrictions. Meta-analysis was conducted using the STATA 12.0 software. Twenty case–control studies met the inclusion criteria, with a total of 2,292 CHD patients, 901 MI patients and 3,233 healthy controls. Six common polymorphisms in the SELE gene were evaluated, including 554L/F, 98G/T, 128S/R, 2692G/A, 1901C/T, and 1856A/G. The results of our meta-analysis suggest that SELE genetic polymorphisms might be strongly correlated with an increased risk of CHD (allele model: OR 2.08, 95 % CI 1.67–2.58, P < 0.001; dominant model: OR 2.12, 95 % CI 1.68–2.68, P < 0.001; respectively), especially the SELE 554L/F, 98G/T and 128S/R polymorphisms. Furthermore, our findings indicated that SELE genetic polymorphisms were closely linked to the risk of CHD in Asians but not Caucasians. However, our findings reveal no positive correlations between SELE genetic polymorphisms and MI risk (allele model: OR 1.39, 95 % CI 1.00–1.94, P = 0.054; dominant model: OR 1.40, 95 % CI 0.96–2.04, P = 0.081; respectively). The current meta-analysis suggests that SELE genetic polymorphisms may contribute to an increased risk of CHD, especially the SELE 554L/F, 98G/T and 128S/R polymorphisms in Asians. However, SELE genetic polymorphisms may not be important determinants of susceptibility to MI.


E-selectin SELE Coronary heart disease Myocardial infarction Meta-analysis 



We would like to acknowledge the helpful comments on this paper received from our reviewers.

Conflict of interests

We declare that we have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Medicinethe Second Hospital of Shandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China

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