Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

01 January 2005

G-protein beta-3 subunit gene 825C>T dimorphism is associated with left ventricular hypertrophy but not essential hypertension.

M. Saeed Mahmood, Zainul Sajadeen Urfy Mian, Atif Afzal, Philippe M. Frossard

Med Sci Monit 2005; 11(1): CR6-9 :: ID: 13869

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The human G-protein beta 3 subunit gene (GNB3) and some of its variants are known to be important genetic influences involved in essential hypertension (EH). Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has long been thought to be an end point of EH, rather than a separate entity, though it is influenced by a unique set of hormonal, vascular and genetic factors. METHODS/MATERIALS: We carried out a retrospective, case-control study of a GNB3 825 C>T dimorphism among nationals from the United Arab Emirates (Emirati), an ethnic group characterized by no alcohol intake and no cigarette smoking, for putative correlations with EH and LVH. We investigated a sample population of 454 Emirati (231 men, 223 women) comprising groups of controls and patients with clinical diagnoses of LVH, based on echocardiographic and ECG criteria, and EH, based on blood pressure values. The GNB3 825 C>T genotypes were determined by PCR and restriction digestion. RESULTS: The distribution of genotypes was in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in all three subject groups. GNB3 T825 alleles demonstrated a strong association with LVH (OR = 2.22; 95% CI: 1.29-3.83 and P = 0.0002), but not with EH. CONCLUSIONS: GNB3 825 C>T is likely to be a significant risk factor for LVH but not for EH in the Emirati population, thereby strengthening the view that LVH is genetically a separate clinical entity.

Keywords: Case-Control Studies, Heterotrimeric GTP-Binding Proteins - genetics, Hypertension - genetics, Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular - genetics, Pilot Projects, Polymorphism, Genetic, Protein Subunits - genetics, United Arab Emirates, Case-Control Studies, Heterotrimeric GTP-Binding Proteins - genetics, Hypertension - genetics, Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular - genetics, Pilot Projects, Polymorphism, Genetic, Protein Subunits - genetics, United Arab Emirates

0 Comments

Editorial

01 February 2023 : Editorial  

Editorial: The XBB.1.5 (‘Kraken’) Subvariant of Omicron SARS-CoV-2 and its Rapid Global Spread

Dinah V. Parums
Science Editor, Medical Science Monitor, International Scientific Information, Inc., Melville, NY, USA

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939580

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e939580

SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

19 January 2023 : Clinical Research  

Evaluation of Health-Related Quality of Life and Mental Health in 729 Medical Students in Indonesia During ...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938892  

27 December 2022 : Clinical Research  

Effect of Physiotherapy to Correct Rounded Shoulder Posture in 30 Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic in ...

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938926

10 December 2022 : Clinical Research  

Retrospective Study to Identify Risk Factors for Severe Disease and Mortality Using the Modified Early Warn...

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938647

In Press

01 Feb 2023 : Clinical Research  

Comparison of 3 Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay Methods to Evaluate Serum Concentrations of Infliximab and Antibo...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939084  

31 Jan 2023 : Clinical Research  

Balloon Dilation Eustachian Tuboplasty Combined with Tympanotomy Tube Insertion for Treatment of Refractory...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938879  

31 Jan 2023 : Clinical Research  

Comparison of Vision Correction and Corneal Thickness at 180-Day Follow-Up After Femtosecond Laser-Assisted...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939099  

30 Jan 2023 : Clinical Research  

Splenic Artery Steal Syndrome in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis: A Retrospective Clinical Study

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938998  

Most Viewed Current Articles

13 Nov 2021 : Clinical Research  

Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Attending the Oncology ...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.932788

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932788

30 Dec 2021 : Clinical Research  

Retrospective Study of Outcomes and Hospitalization Rates of Patients in Italy with a Confirmed Diagnosis o...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935379

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935379

08 Mar 2022 : Review article  

A Review of the Potential Roles of Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Approaches for the Man...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.936292

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936292

01 Jan 2022 : Editorial  

Editorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935952

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750