Heritability of plasma renin activity and plasma concentration of angiotensinogen and angiotensin-converting enzyme

@article{Vinck2002HeritabilityOP,
  title={Heritability of plasma renin activity and plasma concentration of angiotensinogen and angiotensin-converting enzyme},
  author={Wouter J Vinck and Robert H. Fagard and Robert F M H Vlietinck and P F Lijnen},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={417-422}
}
The purpose of the present investigation was to describe the relative impact of genes and environment on the variance of the plasma constituents of the renin angiotensin system. We ascertained 56 male and 80 female adult same-sex twin pairs from the Flemish population. Plasma renin activity (PRA), the concentration of angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) were measured, and path analysis was applied, after transformation toward normality. For PRA and AGT significant… CONTINUE READING

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