1. Essential hypertension is characterized by increased vascular resistance due to narrowing of the small arterioles. This may be influenced by vasoactive substances, cell growth and vascular remodelling. 2. A sample of Australian hypertensive and normotensive subjects was investigated for association with genetic markers which are candidates for a role in blood pressure (BP) regulation due to potential effects on vascular diameter. 3. The six markers used were for genes encoding vasoconstrictors, growth factors and a structural protein of the extracellular matrix. 4. No significant association of any of the markers used was found with BP status in this sample of patients.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|