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ea0015p325 | Steroids | SFEBES2008

Heritability of plasma aldosterone levels and genetic variation association with the aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) and 11beta-hydroxylase (CYP11B1) genes

Alvarez-Madrazo Samantha , Padmanabhan Sandosh , Wallace Michael , Campbell Morvern , Friel Elaine , Keavney Bernard , Davies Eleanor , Connell John

Aldosterone plays a key role regulating electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure. An elevated aldosterone to renin ratio is present in 15% of hypertensive patients but the causes of aldosterone excess are not fully understood. There is evidence of interaction between the polymorphisms in the aldosterone synthase gene (CYP11B2) and aldosterone levels in plasma and urine. However, the most consistent associations between variation at this locus and altered steroid synth...