Title

Association study of two interleukin-1 gene loci with essential hypertension in a Pakistani Pathan population

Document Type

Article

Department

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

An association study of IL-1 beta -511C/T and IL-1 RN 86 bp VNTR polymorphisms with essential hypertension was carried out in a sample population of 500 Pakistani Pathan subjects selected randomly, comprising groups of 235 subjects with hypertension and 265 controls. The distribution of both genotypes and alleles was not statistically different in cases and controls. In conclusion, IL-1 beta -511C/T and IL-1 RN 86 bp VNTR do not contribute to the aetiology of essential hypertension in the Pakistani Pathan population investigated here.

Publication

Journal of Human Hypertension