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PubMed 21765448


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Automatically associated channels: Kir1.1 , Kir6.2



Title: Association of the antihypertensive response of iptakalim with KCNJ11 (Kir6.2 gene) polymorphisms in Chinese Han hypertensive patients.

Authors: Rui-feng Duan, Wen-Yu Cui, Hai Wang

Journal, date & volume: Acta Pharmacol. Sin., 2011 Aug , 32, 1078-84

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21765448


Abstract
To study the relationship between the antihypertensive response of iptakalim and KCNJ11 polymorphisms in Chinese Han hypertensive patients.One hundred sixty two Chinese Han hypertensive patients were administered iptakalim (5 or 10 mg/d, po) for 8 weeks. Before the treatment and 24 h after completing the treatment blood pressure (BP) was measured. Genotyping was performed using direct sequencing.Four common A190A, E23K, I337V and 3'UTR +62 G/A polymorphisms were found in KCNJ11. The E23K, I337V and 3'UTR +62 G/A polymorphisms were in complete linkage disequilibrium, and I337V was used as a representative. There were no significant differences in age, body mass index, sex, baseline systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) among the 3 genotypes for the four polymorphisms. Significant association was found between SBP response and the polymorphisms (adjusted regression coefficient: 3.5 [1.2] mmHg; P=0.003 for the A190A polymorphism; adjusted regression coefficient: 3.1 [1.2] mmHg; P=0.012 for the I337V polymorphism). The patients with TT genotype for A190A polymorphism had higher clinical efficacy than those with CC genotype.The results suggest the KCNJ11 polymorphisms are associated with the SBP-lowering response of short-term iptakalim therapy in Chinese Han hypertensive patients.