Research Article

Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 SNP rs671 and susceptibility to essential hypertension in Mongolians: a case control study

Published: March 29, 2011
Genet. Mol. Res. 10 (1) : 537-543 DOI: 10.4238/vol10-1gmr1056

Abstract

Mongolians are known as heavy drinkers, and they have a high incidence of essential hypertension, which may be an associated pathology. We examined a possible association of essential hypertension and polymorphism of the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) gene in Mongolians from Inner Mongolia. Single nucleotide polymorphism rs671 of ALDH2 was detected by TaqMan PCR in 91 essential hypertensive patients (44 males and 47 females) and 70 healthy Mongolians (37 males and 33 females). Frequencies of the ALDH2*1/1 genotype and the ALDH2*1 allele in patients (91.2 and 95.6%, respectively) were significantly higher than in controls (78.6 and 89.3%; P

Mongolians are known as heavy drinkers, and they have a high incidence of essential hypertension, which may be an associated pathology. We examined a possible association of essential hypertension and polymorphism of the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) gene in Mongolians from Inner Mongolia. Single nucleotide polymorphism rs671 of ALDH2 was detected by TaqMan PCR in 91 essential hypertensive patients (44 males and 47 females) and 70 healthy Mongolians (37 males and 33 females). Frequencies of the ALDH2*1/1 genotype and the ALDH2*1 allele in patients (91.2 and 95.6%, respectively) were significantly higher than in controls (78.6 and 89.3%; P

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