CONTEXT: The pathogenesis of increased blood pressure (BP) in acromegaly is unclear, and the role of IGF-I levels and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in this disease remains controversial. OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of gene polymorphisms of the RAAS and involved in sodium handling on BP in acromegaly. SETTING AND PATIENTS: We conducted a multicentric retrospective study that included 100 consecutive patients with acromegaly referred during the period 2000-2003. INTERVENTION: All patients were genotyped for ACE I/D, AGT M235T, CYP11B2 -344T/C, B2R -58T/C, and alpha-adducin G460W polymorphisms. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: We assessed the prevalence of hypertension and BP according to the genotype. RESULTS: Patients with the CYP11B2 -344CC genotype displayed a significant increase in the risk of hypertension compared with patients with CT/TT genotypes (odds ratio = 4.0; 95% confidence interval = 1.4-11.6; P = 0.01). Consistently, a significant proportion of patients with the CYP11B2 -344CC genotypes were under antihypertensive treatment (73.1%) compared with patients with the TT/TC genotypes (38.2%; P = 0.003). Patients with the -344CC genotype displayed a significant increase in systolic BP (10.2 +/- 4.3 mm Hg; P = 0.02) but not a significant increase in diastolic BP (2.6 +/- 2.6 mm Hg; P = 0.32) compared with patients with the CT/TT genotype. CONCLUSIONS: We have shown an association of the -344T/C CYP11B2 gene polymorphism with BP in patients affected by acromegaly. These findings suggest that the RAAS is implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension in acromegaly

CYP11B2 -344T/C gene polymorphism and blood pressure in patients with acromegaly

BONDANELLI, Marta;DEGLI UBERTI, Ettore;
2006

Abstract

CONTEXT: The pathogenesis of increased blood pressure (BP) in acromegaly is unclear, and the role of IGF-I levels and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in this disease remains controversial. OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of gene polymorphisms of the RAAS and involved in sodium handling on BP in acromegaly. SETTING AND PATIENTS: We conducted a multicentric retrospective study that included 100 consecutive patients with acromegaly referred during the period 2000-2003. INTERVENTION: All patients were genotyped for ACE I/D, AGT M235T, CYP11B2 -344T/C, B2R -58T/C, and alpha-adducin G460W polymorphisms. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: We assessed the prevalence of hypertension and BP according to the genotype. RESULTS: Patients with the CYP11B2 -344CC genotype displayed a significant increase in the risk of hypertension compared with patients with CT/TT genotypes (odds ratio = 4.0; 95% confidence interval = 1.4-11.6; P = 0.01). Consistently, a significant proportion of patients with the CYP11B2 -344CC genotypes were under antihypertensive treatment (73.1%) compared with patients with the TT/TC genotypes (38.2%; P = 0.003). Patients with the -344CC genotype displayed a significant increase in systolic BP (10.2 +/- 4.3 mm Hg; P = 0.02) but not a significant increase in diastolic BP (2.6 +/- 2.6 mm Hg; P = 0.32) compared with patients with the CT/TT genotype. CONCLUSIONS: We have shown an association of the -344T/C CYP11B2 gene polymorphism with BP in patients affected by acromegaly. These findings suggest that the RAAS is implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension in acromegaly
2006
Mulatero, P; Veglio, F; Maffei, P; Bondanelli, Marta; Bovio, S; Daffara, F; Leotta, G; Angeli, A; Calvo, C; Martini, C; DEGLI UBERTI, Ettore; Terzolo, M.
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