Association of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene G894T polymorphism with essential hypertension in an adult Pakistani Pathan population.

Journal Article (Letter)

This retrospective, case-control study was carried out to find putative correlations of eNOS G894T polymorphism with essential hypertension (EHT) amongst adult Pakistani Pathans. We investigated a sample population of 332 (154 men, 178 women) comprising groups of 146 hypertensives (HTs) and 186 normotensives (NTs) by assays based on polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction endonuclease analysis. The distribution of the genotypes or alleles was not statistically different in hypertensive and normotensive groups. In conclusion, the present study in a population of Pakistani adult Pathans does not support the association of the eNOS gene G894T polymorphism to essential hypertension.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Khawaja, MR; Taj, F; Ahmad, U; Saleheen, D; Jafar, T; Frossard, PM

Published Date

  • March 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 116 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 115

PubMed ID

  • 16765468

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16765468

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1874-1754

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-5273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.04.019


  • eng