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Angiotensinogen 235T allele "dosage" is associated with blood pressure phenotypes.
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PMID:  12511525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The genetic mechanisms underlying interindividual blood pressure variation among humans may reflect, at least in part, clustering of functional gene variants belonging to complex blood pressure control systems. In this study, we investigated the association of specific functional gene variants of the renin-angiotensin system, ACE (I/D) and angiotensinogen (M/T) genes, with blood pressure phenotypes (systolic, mean, diastolic, and pulse pressure), in an ethnically mixed urban population in Brazil. Individuals (n=1421) were randomly selected from the general population of the Vitoria City Metropolitan area. Neither gender, age, smoking status, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, VLDL-cholesterol, or diabetes was associated with ACE or AGT polymorphism in univariate analysis. No association was found between ACE variants and blood pressure phenotypes. However, a statistically significant association was revealed between the AGT 235T variant and all blood pressure phenotypes, consistent with an additive/codominant mode of action even after adjustment for age and gender (P<0.01). Genotypic analysis contemplating both ACE and AGT variants in the same model did not show any significant interaction between both genetic polymorphisms. In addition, the AGT 235T allele was significantly associated with hypertension in a recessive model, which remained as an independent risk factor for hypertension even after adjustment for age, gender, and ethnicity (OR, 1.33; 95% CI, 1.04 to 1.70). Taken together, these data indicate a linear relation between AGT 235T allele number ("dosage") and blood pressure in an ethnically mixed urban population and confirmed its role as an independent risk factor for hypertension for men and women when in homozygosity.
Alexandre C Pereira; Glória F A Mota; Roberto S Cunha; Fernando L Herbenhoff; José G Mill; José E Krieger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hypertension     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1524-4563     ISO Abbreviation:  Hypertension     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-03     Completed Date:  2003-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906255     Medline TA:  Hypertension     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Cardiology, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Substitution
Angiotensinogen / genetics*
Blood Pressure / genetics*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Gene Dosage
Gene Frequency
Hypertension / genetics
Middle Aged
Mutagenesis, Insertional
Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A / genetics
Polymorphism, Genetic*
Sequence Deletion
Reg. No./Substance:
11002-13-4/Angiotensinogen; EC A

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