J Hum Hypertens 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Department of Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.
Allelic variations affecting the activity of the maternal renin-angiotensin system may play a role in the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy like preeclampsia, its more severe early-onset form, and intrauterine growth restriction. We examined the association of common allelic variants of angiotensin II type 1 and type 2 receptor genes (AT1R and AT2R) sorted in five AT1R/AT2R receptor combination genotype groups with susceptibility to early-onset preeclampsia (EOP). The occurrence of AT1R (A1166C) and A2TR (C3123A) alleles in wild type (AA, CC), heterozygous (A/C, C/A), and homozygous (C/C, A/A) states was recorded in 84 women with a history of EOP and 84 age-matched controls sorted in five AT1R/AT2R receptor combination genotype (wild type: AA/CC, one mutant: AA/CA, AC/CC, two mutant: AC/CA, AA/AA, CC/CC, three mutants: AC/AA, CC/CA and four mutant: CC/AA) groups, by polymerase chain reaction-RFLP analysis. Read More