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Evidence for association of polymorphisms in CYP2J2 and susceptibility to essential hypertension.
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PMID:  17286575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Evidence from animal models and human studies suggests that CYP2J2 plays a mechanistic role in the development of hypertension. The present study aims to investigate the potential genetic contribution of the CYP2J2 gene to the etiology of essential hypertension (EH) and individual blood pressure. METHODS: We selected eight polymorphisms in/or around the CYP2J2 gene and performed a case-control association study involving 841 Han Chinese subjects, including 415 unrelated hypertensives and 426 age-, gender- and area-matched normotensives. RESULTS: Three functionally identified variants (CYP2J2 *2, *7 and CYP2J2 *8) and SNP rs11572182 represented rare polymorphisms in Han Chinese. However, the difference in rs1155002 genotype distribution between hypertensive and healthy subjects was close to significance (P = 0.06) in the whole sample. Interestingly, significant evidence for an association with rs1155002 was found in females when stratified by gender. In females, the TT homozygote of rs1155002 seems to be a risk factor for hypertension (p = 0.014). In addition, ANOVA analysis suggested TT carriers had significantly higher systolic blood pressure (p = 0.016). The genotype frequencies for rs10493270, rs1180273 and rs1324491 revealed no statistically significant differences. Likewise, four-marker haplotype frequencies showed no significant differences between cases and controls. CONCLUSION: Our data provide strong evidence that the CYP2J2 gene is a susceptibility factor for essential hypertension, especially in females, and influences individual systolic blood pressure in the Chinese Han population.
Sheng-Nan Wu; Yi Zhang; Charles O Gardner; Qi Chen; Yan Li; Gu-Liang Wang; Ping-Jin Gao; Ding-Liang Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-02-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of human genetics     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-4800     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Hum. Genet.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-05     Completed Date:  2007-09-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0416661     Medline TA:  Ann Hum Genet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Shanghai Key Laboratory of Vascular Biology at Ruijin Hospital and Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, State Key Laboratory of Medical Genomics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, P.R. China.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Pressure / genetics*
China / ethnology
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System / genetics*
Databases, Factual
Gene Frequency
Hypertension / enzymology,  etiology,  genetics*
Oxygenases / genetics*
Polymorphism, Genetic*
Sex Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
9035-51-2/Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System; EC 1.13.-/Oxygenases; EC epoxygenase

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