Factor H variant Y402H and the prevalence of hypertension and proteinuria: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
Hypertension is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which in turn is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. While the pathogenesis of vascular injury and subsequent end organ damage is complex, there is emerging data to support a role for the complement system in endovascular diseases. The complement Factor H Y402H polymorphism has been associated with a number of vasculopathies, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction. The current study evaluated the relationship of the Y402H polymorphism with hypertension and microalbuminuria in large the bi-racial Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. The Y402H polymorphism was found to be associated with a 48% (p-value 0.042) increase in the risk of developing incident hypertension in African American participants. No significant association was found with the Y402H polymorphism and microalbuminuria. The results from this investigation reveal the first association of the Factor H Y402H polymorphism and an increased risk of incident hypertension in African Americans.
Suarez Rivera, Marta Pilar, "Factor H variant Y402H and the prevalence of hypertension and proteinuria: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study" (2008). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1453591.