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Hypertension genetics: under pressure

Part 1. Genetics

1.5. Complex Traits and Diseases

Short Specialist Review

  1. Fadi J. Charchar,
  2. Maciej Tomaszewski,
  3. Anna F. Dominiczak

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g105315

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Charchar, F. J., Tomaszewski, M. and Dominiczak, A. F. 2005. Hypertension genetics: under pressure. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 1:1.5:63.

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  1. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

Abstract

Hypertension genetics is now at a critical juncture. The molecular methods used so far have not revealed the numerous genes causing the common familial forms of hypertension. Here we present a brief review of the future directions of hypertension genetics research and what its implication and challenges are.

Keywords:

  • hypertension;
  • congenic;
  • consomic;
  • complex traits;
  • blood pressure;
  • animal models