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A polymorphism of the renin gene rs6682082 is associated with essential hypertension risk and blood pressure levels in Korean women

Authors
 Jongkeun Park  ;  Kijun Song  ;  Yangsoo Jang  ;  Sungjoo Kim Yoon 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.56(1) : 227-234, 2015 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2015
MeSH
Alleles ; Asian Continental Ancestry Group/genetics* ; Blood Pressure/genetics* ; Case-Control Studies ; Diastole/genetics ; Essential Hypertension ; Female ; Gene Frequency ; Genetic Association Studies* ; Genetic Predisposition to Disease* ; Humans ; Hypertension/genetics* ; Hypertension/physiopathology* ; Luciferases/metabolism ; Middle Aged ; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics* ; Promoter Regions, Genetic/genetics ; Renin/genetics* ; Republic of Korea ; Risk Factors ; Systole/genetics ; Transfection
Keywords
Essential hypertension ; association ; polymorphism ; renin
Abstract
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to investigate associations between the renin gene (REN) and the risk of essential hypertension and blood pressure (BP) levels in Koreans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To outline the functional role of a single nucleotide polymorphism in the transcription of the REN gene, we conducted a case-control study of 1975 individuals: 646 hypertension (HT) patients and 1329 ethnically and age-matched normotensive subjects. RESULTS: Logistic regression analysis indicated that the genotypes AA/AG were strongly associated with risk of HT (odds ratio, 1.493; 95% confidence interval, 1.069-2.086, p=0.018) in female subjects. The genotypes AA/AG also showed significant association with higher blood pressure levels, both systolic and diastolic, in postmenopausal HT women (p=0.003 and p=0.017, respectively). Analysis of the promoter containing rs6682082 revealed a 2.4±0.01-fold higher activity in the A variant promoter than the G variant promoter, suggesting that rs6682082 is itself a functional variant. CONCLUSION: We suggest that the A allele of rs6682082 is a positive genetic marker for predisposition to essential hypertension and high BP in Korean women and may be mediated through the transcriptional activation of REN.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2015.56.1.227
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Biomedical Systems Informatics (의생명시스템정보학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Song, Ki Jun(송기준) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2505-4112
Jang, Yang Soo(장양수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-3112
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/140264
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