Association of endothelial nitric oxide synthase Glu298Asp gene polymorphism in psoriasis cases with hypertension.

Ogretmen Z., Hiz M. M., SILAN F., ULUDAĞ A., ÖZDEMİR Ö.

Annals of Saudi medicine, vol.34, no.4, pp.340-5, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5144/0256-4947.2014.340
  • Journal Name: Annals of Saudi medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-5
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis is a common autoimmune-mediated chronic, inflammatory skin disease. Although, the molecular mechanism is not completely understood, psoriasis is caused by genetic and non-genetic parameters. The current study aimed (1) to define genotype and allele frequency of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS Glu298Asp) gene polymorphism in hypertensive and/or non-hypertensive psoriatic patients (2) to investigate the possible relationship between the eNOS Glu298Asp polymorphism and the risk of hypertension among psoriatic patients in the Turkish population.