alexa Association of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Gene Polymorphism and Possible High Risk Factors with Essential Arterial Hypertension in Egyptian Patients
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Association of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Gene Polymorphism and Possible High Risk Factors with Essential Arterial Hypertension in Egyptian Patients

Eman R. Abdel-hamid1*, Eman A. Mohammed1, Azza Z. Aleraky2 and Fouad M. Badr1

1Medical Genetics Unit, Department of Histology and Cell Biology, Egypt

2Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

*Corresponding Author:
Eman Ramadan Abdel-hamid Ahmed
Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University
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Received date: May 28, 2016; Accepted date: June 03, 2016; Published date: June 10, 2016

Citation: Abdel-hamid ER, Mohammed EA, Aleraky AZ, Badr FM (2016) Association of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Gene Polymorphism and Possible High Risk Factors with Essential Arterial Hypertension in Egyptian Patients. Mol Biol 5:165. doi:10.4172/2168-9547.1000165

Copyright: © 2016 Abdel-hamid ER, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




Background: Hypertension (HT) is a public health challenge due to its high prevalence, and being a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. HT is a multifactorial disorder with genetic and environmental interactive factors. Aim: This study aims to evaluate association of angiotensin converting enzyme gene polymorphism (I/D) with blood pressure among Egyptian patients with essential hypertension and the interrelationship with other clinical parameters. Subjects and methods: Eighty four patients with essential hypertension were included in this cross sectional descriptive study. Venous blood samples were withdrawn for DNA extraction, determination of different genotypes of ACE gene (I/D) polymorphism by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and measuring serum ACE levels, lipid profile, blood sugar and creatinin. Results: The frequency of different ACE genotypes were; 41.7% homozygous (DD), 45.2% heterozygous (ID) and 13.1% homozygous (II) indicating that (D) allele is significantly associated with essential hypertension. Also serum ACE level was significantly correlated with ACE (I/D) polymorphism (p=0.001). Patients with DD genotype had the highest serum ACE level followed by patients with ID genotype and patients with II genotype had the lowest serum ACE level. Conclusion: ACE (I/D) polymorphism is associated with increased serum ACE activity and consequently with increased risk for essential hypertension and its complications.


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