Association of ACE Gene Polymorphism with Hypertension and Metabolic Risk Factors among Indigenous People of the Northern Territory of Yakutia

Sargylana I. Sofronova, Maria P. Kirillina, Vyacheslav M. Nikolaev, Sardaana K. Kononova, Oksana G. Sidorova, Anna N. Romanova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2019;9(2):102-105.
DOI: 10.21103/Article9(2)_OA3
Originally published June 15, 2019  


The research objective was to study the association of the ACE gene I/D polymorphism with essential hypertension (EH) and metabolic risk factors among indigenous people of the northern territory of Yakutia.
The obtained data show that representatives of indigenous people of the North of Yakutia with the ACE ID genotype are characterized with high levels of systolic blood pressure. The carriage of DD genotype in EH patients is associated with a high frequency of hypercholesterolemia and hyper-LDL cholesterolemia. The carriage of ID genotype in EH patients, compared to subjects without EH, is characterized by higher blood levels of TC, LDL-C, TG, and FPG and associated with a high frequency of obesity. Thus, the ACE I/D polymorphism was found to be associated with metabolic risk factors in indigenous EH patients of the North of Yakutia.

essential hypertension • ACE gene • indigenous people • risk factors
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Received March 11, 2019.
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