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Interaction of A-240T and A2350G related genotypes of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is associated with decreased serum ACE activity and blood pressure in a healthy Iranian population.
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PMID:  21810419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Most of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) gene polymorphisms have not yet been studied in the Iranian population. In the present study, the frequencies of common polymorphisms in the RAS genes, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) and three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), i.e., A-240T, T-93C and A2350G, angiotensinogen M235T, angiotensin II receptor type 1 A1166C and angiotensin II receptor type 2 C3123A variants were determined in DNAs extracted from venous blood of 104 healthy Iranian volunteers. Genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP method. Serum ACE activity was also assayed using reverse phase HPLC. Combined polymorphisms of TT (A-240T) and GG (A2350G) was significantly associated with decreased serum ACE activity (P=0.042) and decreased diastolic blood pressure (P=0.040). The angiotensin II receptor type 1 A1166C polymorphism (CC genotype) showed a significant association with declined diastolic blood pressure (P=0.028). Serum ACE activity was significantly higher in men compared to women (P=0.033). ACE activity also showed a direct association with diastolic blood pressure (P<0.001). No association was obtained among each single polymorphism with body mass index (BMI), fasting blood sugar (FBS), lipid profile and ACE activity. In conclusion, combined polymorphisms of A-240T and A2350G seem to affect serum ACE level as well as diastolic blood pressure in our study population. However, it also might be hypothesized that they are in strong linkage disequilibrium with other functional mutations not studied yet. Our findings revealed that gene interactions can play an important role in various biological conditions.
Negar Firouzabadi; Nader Tajik; Massoumeh Shafiei; Soltan Ahmed Ebrahimi; Hooman Bakhshandeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0712     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1254354     Medline TA:  Eur J Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Hemmat Highway, P.O.Box: 14155-6183 Tehran, Iran.
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