Polymorphism in the angiotensin converting enzyme but not in the angiotensinogen gene is associated with hypertension and type 2 diabetes: the Skaraborg Hypertension and diabetes project
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OBJECTIVE: To study the association between polymorphisms in the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene and angiotensinogen (AGT) gene and hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes in a community population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism of the ACE gene and the M235T polymorphism of the AGT gene were genotyped in 773 nondiabetic individuals with hypertension, 193 normotensive patients with type 2 diabetes, 243 patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension, and in 820 normotensive control individuals identified in a community-based study. RESULTS: The DD genotype was associated with hypertension in individuals less than 70 years [odds ratio (OR) = 1.54, confidence interval (CI) = 1.09-2.18] and remained so when patients with type 2 diabetes were excluded from the analysis (OR = 1.45, CI = 1.01-2.09). The strongest association was with the combination of type 2 diabetes and hypertension (OR = 2.19, CI = 1.09-4.38). There was no association with type 2 diabetes without hypertension. No association was observed between the M235T variant or the 3'-microsatellite polymorphism of the AGT gene and hypertension. CONCLUSION: The D-allele of the ACE gene ID polymorphism increases susceptibility to hypertension, particularly when associated with type 2 diabetes. No association was observed between the M235T variant or 3'-microsatellite polymorphism of the AGT gene and hypertension.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Journal of Hypertension|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Community Medicine (013241810), Diabetes and Endocrinology (013241530), Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease (013242540), Psychiatry/Primary Care/Public Health (013240500), Department of Orthopaedics (Lund) (013028000)