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ADD1 460W allele associated with cardiovascular disease in hypertensive individuals.

TitleADD1 460W allele associated with cardiovascular disease in hypertensive individuals.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMorrison AC, Bray MS, Folsom AR, Boerwinkle E
Date Published2002 Jun
KeywordsAlleles, Arterial Occlusive Diseases, Calmodulin-Binding Proteins, Cardiovascular Diseases, Case-Control Studies, Coronary Disease, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Gene Frequency, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genotype, Heterotrimeric GTP-Binding Proteins, Humans, Hypertension, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Prevalence

High blood pressure is a predictor of cardiovascular disease. Hence, genes contributing to essential hypertension may play a role in the etiology of cardiovascular disease. For this reason, we examined the association between the alpha-adducin (ADD1) G460W and G-protein beta3 subunit (GNB3) 825C>T polymorphisms and the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in non-Hispanic whites from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. PAD prevalence was defined by an ankle-brachial index, ie, the ratio of ankle systolic blood pressure to brachial artery systolic blood pressure, of =0.90 for men and =0.85 for women. CHD incidence was determined by following the ARIC cohort for a median of 5.3 years for potential coronary events. Stratified random samples of the ARIC cohort (n=703 and n=684) were used, respectively, as the comparison groups for the PAD (n=144) and incident CHD (n=408) cases. The GNB3 825T allele and the ADD1 460W allele were not significantly associated with prevalence of PAD or incidence of CHD. However, a test of the interaction between hypertension status and the ADD1 G460W polymorphism indicated that further evaluation of the ADD1 polymorphism in only hypertensive individuals was warranted. The ADD1 460W allele was significantly associated with PAD (odds ratio [OR]: 2.61, 95% CI, 1.27-5.37, P=0.01) and CHD (hazard rate ratio [HRR]: 2.30, 95% CI, 1.20-4.42, P=0.01) in hypertensive individuals after adjustment for multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors. An interaction with hypertension in the association between the ADD1 G460W polymorphism and cardiovascular disease merits further testing in additional populations.

Alternate JournalHypertension
PubMed ID12052841
Grant ListN01-HC-55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55019 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55020 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55021 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55022 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States