Amar Akhtar Sethi

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether the M235T polymorphism in the angiotensinogen gene was associated with angiotensinogen levels, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, hypertension, and risk of ischemic cardiovascular disease in different ethnic populations. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred twenty-seven studies published between(More)
BACKGROUND Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has been the cornerstone measurement for assessing cardiovascular risk for nearly 20 years. CONTENT Recent data demonstrate that apolipoprotein B (apo B) is a better measure of circulating LDL particle number (LDL-P) concentration and is a more reliable indicator of risk than LDL-C, and there is(More)
BACKGROUND The lysosphingolipid sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is carried in the blood in association with lipoproteins, predominantly high density lipoproteins (HDL). Emerging evidence suggests that many of the effects of HDL on cardiovascular function may be attributable to its S1P cargo. METHODS Here we have evaluated how levels of S1P and related(More)
In this study of 10 690 individuals, associations with elevated blood pressure, ischemic heart disease, and ischemic cerebrovascular disease were determined for two noncoding [A(-20)C, G(-6)A] and two coding (T174M, M235T) single nucleotide polymorphisms, analyzed alone and in combination (haplotypes). Participants from the general population with (n=4950)(More)
BACKGROUND The number of circulating LDL particles is a strong indicator of future cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, even superior to the concentration of LDL cholesterol. Atherogenic (primarily LDL) particle number is typically determined either directly by the serum concentration of apolipoprotein B (apo B) or indirectly by nuclear magnetic resonance(More)
The β(2)-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) is an important regulator of airway smooth muscle tone. We tested the hypothesis that three functional polymorphisms in the ADRB2 gene (Thr164Ile, Gly16Arg and Gln27Glu) are associated with reduced lung function, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We first genotyped 8,971 individuals from the(More)
The b 2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) is an important regulator of airway smooth muscle tone. We tested the hypothesis that three functional polymorphisms in the ADRB2 gene (Thr164Ile, Gly16Arg and Gln27Glu) are associated with reduced lung function, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We first genotyped 8,971 individuals from the(More)
Clinical trials and epidemiologic and most types of clinical research include the acquisition of biological samples to be analyzed either immediately after collection or in the future for biomarkers related to the study hypotheses. Tested biomarkers include those used to monitor sub-jects' health and to detect harmful side effects (e.g., liver and kidney(More)
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