Publication details

The rs1527483, but not rs3212018, CD36 polymorphism associates with linoleic acid detection and obesity in Czech young adults.


PLESNÍK Jiří ŠERÝ Omar KHAN Amira BIELIK Peter KHAN Naim Akhtar

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source British Journal of Nutrition
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Keywords CD36; fat taste; genetic; polymorphism; rs1527483
Description Recent evidence has raised the possibility of the existence of a sixth taste modality – that is, taste for fat – which is mediated by lingual CD36 and plays a role in obesity. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between oro-sensory perception of linoleic acid (LA), two CD36 polymorphisms (rs1527483 and rs3212018), obesity parameters and craving habits for dietary lipids in young Czech adults. We observed that craving for dietary lipids was correlated with anthropometric parameters (P<0·05) and LA detection threshold (P=0·033). The participants with the CC genotype of the rs1527483 polymorphism had lower BMI (P=0·011), waist circumference (P=0·005), waist:height ratio (P=0·010) and higher sensitivity for LA (P=0·037) than the participants with the CT and TT genotypes. Interestingly, we did not observe any association between the rs3212018 polymorphism and the studied parameters. Moreover, we did not observe any mutation in exons 5 and 6 of the CD36 gene in these subjects. Finally, we can state that rs1527483 is associated with high body weight in young Czech subjects.
Related projects:

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.

More info