The −174 G/C polymorphism of the interleukin-6 gene promoter and essential hypertension in an elderly Italian population

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Several studies have proposed a relationship between blood pressure and inflammation. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine involved in inflammation and tissue injury and potentially influencing blood pressure. Recently, a common polymorphism of the IL-6 gene, associated with differences in the transcription rate of the protein, has been… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.jhh.1001462

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@article{Pola2002TheG, title={The −174 G/C polymorphism of the interleukin-6 gene promoter and essential hypertension in an elderly Italian population}, author={R. Pola and Andrea Flex and Eleonora Gaetani and Peggy van der Pola and Rina Bernabei}, journal={Journal of Human Hypertension}, year={2002}, volume={16}, pages={637-640} }