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Metalloproteinase-3 genotype as a predictor of cardiovascular risk in hypertensive adolescents

Yun Hee Lee et al.
Used Parameters : BFM

Publication Year : 2009

Country : Korea

Journal : The Korean Society
of Cardiology

Results In hypertensive adolescents, blood pressure, anthropometric data, carotid IMT, baPWV, serum pro-MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-9, TIMP-1, and TIMP-2 were no different between the 6A/6A group and the 5A/6A group. Serum MMP-9 was higher in the 5A/6A group than in the control group. Aldosterone, insulin, and homocysteine were higher in the 6A/6A group than in the control group, and vitamin B 12 and folate were lower in the 6A/6A group than in the control group. Conclusion In conclusion, serum MMP-3 levels were not significantly …
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