J Int Adv Otol. 2018 Aug;14(2):166-169. doi: 10.5152/iao.2018.5442.

Association between Uncoupling Protein 2 Gene Ala55val Polymorphism and Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.


OBJECTIVES: The pathology of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, which is known as sudden deafness (SD), remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) polymorphism and SD risk.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared 83 patients suffering from SD and 2048 controls who participated in the Longitudinal Study of Aging at the National Institute for Longevity Sciences. Multiple logistic regression was used to calculate the odds ratios (ORs) for SD with a polymorphism of the UCP2 (rs660339) gene.
RESULTS: Under the additive model of inheritance, UCP2 polymorphisms showed significant association with a SD risk. The OR was 1.468 (95% confidence interval, 1.056-2.040) with an adjustment for any past history, such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, or hypertension, and for age and sex.
CONCLUSION: Our results imply that the UCP2 (rs660339) polymorphism has a significant association with the risk of developing SD.


UCP2 Ala55Val 遺伝子多型が突発性難聴発症リスクと関連していることを示したケースコントロール研究。

PMID:  30100544