T594M mutation of the β-subunit of the epithelial sodium channel in Ghanaian populations from Kumasi and London and a possible association with hypertension

Yanbin Dong, J. Plange-Rhule, I. Owusu, F. Micah, J. B. Eastwood, N. D. Carter, A. K. Saggar-Malik, F. P. Cappuccio, S. Jeffery

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Abstract

We have tested 186 individuals from Ghana, 95 indigenous and 91 who have settled in the United Kingdom, for the presence of the T594M mutation in the β-subunit of the epithelial sodium channel, which is associated with hypertension in black populations. The group living in Ghana had a mean age of 27 years and were normotensive, but had an increased frequency of the T allele compared to the London-based population. If this is reflected in larger studies, and the link with hypertension is maintained in the Ghanaian population, this mutation could be a significant cause of hypertension in Ghana.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalGenetic Testing
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)

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