Factors Affecting Bone Health in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Klotho Gene Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Other Clinical Features.

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Yeter H. H., Helvaci Ö., Korucu B., Gonen S., Guz G., Derici Ü.

Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation, vol.20, no.4, pp.370-379, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: Posttransplant bone diseases are a major cause of morbidity in kidney transplant recipients. We investigated the relationship between klotho gene single-nucleotide polymorphisms and bone diseases after kidney transplant. We also aimed to identify possible risk factors for development of bone disease. Materials and Methods: The study consisted of 251 kidney transplant recipients (164 men and 87 women) with minimum follow-up of 3 years after kidney transplant. Patients with prolonged immobilization, rates less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m2, hypo- or hyperthyroidism, and treatment with drugs that affect bone metabolism were excluded. We investigated the relationship between 6 single-nucleotide polymor phisms of the klotho gene (rs480780, rs211234, rs576404, rs211235, rs9536314, and rs1207568) and development of osteoporosis, avascular bone necrosis, and persistent hyperparathyroidism. phism in the klotho gene (odds ratio, 9.87; P = .001 for GG genotype) were significantly associated with persistent hyperparathyroidism. A higher magnesium