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Essential hypertension and beta(2)-adrenergic receptor gene linkage and association analysis

M Tomaszewski, NJR Brain, FJ Charchar, WYS Wang, B Lacka, S Padmanabahn, JS Clark, NH Anderson, HV Edwards, E Zukowska-Szczechowska, W Grzeszczak, AF Dominiczak



A region on human chromosome 5 (5q31.1-qter) contains several genes that encode important blood pressure regulators and thus is a good candidate for analysis of linkage and association with hypertension. We recruited 638 individuals from 212 Polish pedigrees with clustering of essential hypertension. These subjects were genotyped for 11 microsatellite markers that span this region to test for linkage to essential hypertension and systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The segment of this region of approximately 7 cM delineated by D5S1480 and D5S500 markers was linked to blood pressures in multipoint analysis. In 2-point analysis, D5S1480--the marker in close proximity to beta2-adrenergic re..

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