The eNOS gene: A candidate for the preeclampsia susceptibility locus?
JA Lade, EK Moses, GL Guo, AN Wilton, M Grehan, DW Cooper, SP Brennecke
HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANCY | MARCEL DEKKER INC | Published : 1999
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the endothelial cell nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene as a candidate for susceptibility to preeclampsia. METHODS: Twenty-six Australian families containing 11 eclamptics, 59 severe preeclamptics, and 27 mild preeclamptics were used to test for linkage between the eNOS gene region and preeclampsia. Two microsatellite markers (D7S483 and D7S505) in the proximity of the eNOS gene were used. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Logarithm of odds (LOD) scores were used to examine the cosegregation of alleles with the disease under a variety of inheritance models. Model-independent analysis, affected pedigree member method (AFFPED), and pairwise haplotype sharing between affected sibs..View full abstract