Linkage disequilibrium analysis of the renin-angiotensin system genes.

The genes of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) are important candidates to confer susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases. A large number of association studies between cardiovascular traits and the polymorphisms in RAS have been conducted, although inconsistent results are often reported. The patterns of linkage disequilibrium in RAS genes have also… (More)