Conclusions And Perspectives

Hypertension is a polygenic disease, and most probably multiple genes are involved in the etiology of this disease in different ethnic groups. Although initial studies, based on microsatellite markers, had shown that renin, ACE, and angiotensin receptor type 1 genes are not involved in hypertension, recent studies have suggested that certain polymorphic variants of renin and angiotensin receptor may be involved in human essential hypertension (64). It is also important to mention that other genes such as adducin (65), P2-adrenergic receptor (66), and G protein P3 subunit (67) have also been suggested to be involved in human hypertension. It will be important to examine whether interaction of these genes leads to hypertension.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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