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Genome-wide linkage reveals a locus for human essential (primary) hypertension on chromosome 12p

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Title:Genome-wide linkage reveals a locus for human essential (primary) hypertension on chromosome 12p
Creators Name:Gong, M. and Zhang, H.Y. and Schulz, H. and Lee, Y.A. and Sun, K. and Bähring, S. and Luft, F.C. and Nuernberg, P. and Reis, A. and Rohde, K. and Ganten, D. and Hui, R.T. and Huebner, N.
Abstract:Essential (primary) hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Blood pressure is largely heritable; however, the genetic factors contributing to essential hypertension are mostly unknown. We examined a large Chinese kindred (n=387) and selected a subset of 94 individuals for genotyping. An additional 32 Chinese nuclear families with essential hypertension were also recruited. Genome-wide parametric linkage analysis identified a new locus for primary hypertension on chromosome 12p (parametric LOD score 3.44). This locus overlaps with the assigned locus that causes severe autosomal-dominant hypertension and brachydactyly, the only form of monogenic hypertension known to date that resembles primary hypertension. We suggest that this genomic region, spanning 18 annotated genes, will be of great relevance in elucidating new mechanisms for primary hypertension.
Keywords:China, Pair 12 Human Chromosomes, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Human Genome, Hypertension, Linkage, Lod Score, Pedigree
Source:Human Molecular Genetics
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Page Range:1273-1277
Date:1 June 2003
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddg135
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