Alan Y. Deng

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A quantitative trait locus (QTL) for blood pressure was previously detected by linkage analysis in a region of rat chromosome 2 using segregating populations derived from crosses of the Dahl salt-sensitive (Dahl S) rat with rats of the Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) strain or Milan normotensive strain (MNS). Two congenic strains, S.WKY-D2N35/Nep and S.MNS-Adh/D2Mit5,(More)
Alleles of the inducible nitric oxide synthase locus (Nos2) cosegregated highly significantly (P < 0.0001) with blood pressure in an F2 population [F2(S x MNS), n = 171] derived from a cross of inbred Dahl salt-sensitive (S) rats with Milan normotensive rats (MNS). In contrast, alleles at the constitutive brain nitric oxide synthase locus (Nos1) did not(More)
Our previous linkage studies indicated that there might be a blood pressure (BP) quantitative trait locus (QTL) on chromosome 3 (Chr 3) contrasting between the Dahl salt-sensitive (S) strain and the Lewis (LEW) strain. To prove and then to narrow down the segment containing this QTL, five congenic strains have been generated by replacing various segments of(More)
Chromosomes (Chr) 10 and 16 of the Dahl salt-sensitive (S) rat harbor quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for blood pressure (BP). To facilitate gene discovery of these QTLs, gene profiling based on microarrays was combined with fine QTL mapping to identify potential candidate genes that are differentially expressed. First, the region harboring the BP QTL on Chr(More)
Both linkage and use of congenic strains have shown that a region on rat chromosome 2 (Chr 2) of Dahl salt-sensitive rats (S) contained a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for blood pressure (BP). A congenic strain was made by replacing a segment of the S rat by the homologous region of the Milan normotensive (MNS) rat. Since the region was roughly 80 cM in(More)
Chromosome mapping based on congenic strains can restrict quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for blood pressure (BP) into small intervals that are otherwise indistinguishable in linkage analysis. Also, congenic strains can be created to test a candidate gene to be a BP QTL. Taking full advantage of these features, we produced 10 congenic strains by replacing(More)
Pursuing fully a suggestion from linkage analysis that there might be a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for blood pressure (BP) in a chromosome (Chr) 2 region of the Dahl salt-sensitive rat (DSS), four congenic strains were made by replacing various fragments of DSS Chr 2 with those of Lewis (LEW). Consequently, a BP QTL was localized to a segment of around(More)
OBJECTIVE The human beta2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) gene is a candidate for contributing to the pathophysiology of essential hypertension. The aims of the present study were to investigate the associations of differing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes of the ADRB2 gene promoter and coding regions with essential hypertension in(More)
Identification of the quantitative trait loci that influence blood pressure and cause genetic hypertension is a major challenge. Several genetically hypertensive rat strains exist and can be used to locate by linkage analysis broad chromosomal regions containing blood pressure quantitative trait loci. Such broad chromosomal regions, and the narrower(More)
Our previous work demonstrated 2 quantitative trait loci (QTLs), C2QTL1 and C2QTL2, for blood pressure (BP) located on chromosome (Chr) 2 of Dahl salt-sensitive (DSS) rats. However, for a lack of markers, the 2 congenic strains delineating C2QTL1 and C2QTL2 could not be separated. The position of the C2QTL1 was only inferred by comparing 2 congenic strains,(More)