• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Physiological research 2009

The interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of hypertension.

@article{Kune2009TheIO,
  title={The interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of hypertension.},
  author={Jaroslav Kune{\vs} and Josef Zicha},
  journal={Physiological research},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S33-41
        }
}
Essential hypertension is a major risk factor for several cardiovascular diseases. It is a complex trait resulting from the interactions of multiple genetic and environmental factors. Moreover, not only genetic but also epigenetic inheritance plays a significant role. One can speculate that hypertension develops as a consequence of "errors" in well-coordinated regulatory systems of blood pressure. Errors in the cascade of molecular, biochemical and genetic processes, which regulate blood… CONTINUE READING

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