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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 139  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 273-278

α-Adducin gene G614T polymorphisms in essential hypertension patients with high low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels

1 Department of Biochemistry & Immunity, Zhejiang Medical College, Hangzhou, China
2 Department of Medicine, Zhejiang Medical College, Hangzhou, China
3 Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China

Correspondence Address:
Hongguang Zhao
Department of Chest Surgery, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou 310 022
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 24718403

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Background & objectives: The association between α-adducin gene G614T polymorphism and essential hypertension (EH) is not clear. The present study was carried out to examine a possible association between α-adducin gene G614T mutation and essential hypertension in Chinese population. Methods: A total of 170 patients with essential hypertension (EH group) and 154 normotensive subjects (Control group) were genotyped for the cytoskeletal protein single nucleotide polymorphism G614T of the α-adducin gene by PCR-RFLP technique. Systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), body mass index (BMI), low density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), left atrial diameter (LA DIA), left ventricular diameter (LV DIA) and other parameters were recorded in EH group. Results: There was significant association between EH and α-adducin genotypes (P<0.05). GT and TT genotypes in EH group had higher LDL levels as compared to GG carriers (P<0.05). The LDL concentration was significantly elevated in patients with GT and TT genotypes. The LDL levels also differed significantly in male patients with all the three genotypes. Interpretation & conclusions: A significant association was found between ADD1 gene G614T polymorphism and EH in Chinese patients. Further studies need to be done to confirm these findings in a large sample.

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