APOA5 genotype influences the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and high density lipoprotein cholesterol

Karani S. Vimaleswaran, Alana Cavadino, Elina Hyppönen

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Objective: Circulating levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) are positively associated with high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. We sought to replicate a previously reported interaction between APOA5 genotype and vitamin D, and to examine whether HDL-associated genetic loci modify the association between serum 25OHD and HDL cholesterol. Methods: We examined whether 42 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) modify the association between serum 25OHD and HDL cholesterol in the 1958 British Birth cohort (aged 45 years, n = 4978). Results: We identified a borderline interaction between the SNP rs12272004 (near the APOA5) and serum 25OHD on HDL cholesterol (Pinteraction = 0.05). The interaction was particularly prominent among the samples collected during winter (Pinteraction = 0.001). None of the other loci showed an interaction with serum 25OHD concentrations on HDL cholesterol. Conclusions: Our study in 4978 British Whites provides further support that APOA5 genotype modifies the association between vitamin D metabolites and HDL cholesterol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-192
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • 1958BC
  • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D
  • APOA5
  • HDL
  • Interaction
  • SNP
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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