OBJECTIVE: Current studies reporting the association between VDR polymorphisms and susceptibility to hypertension are controversial. This meta-analysis aims to obtain a precise correlation estimate between VDR polymorphisms and susceptibility to hypertension.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant studies were searched in PubMed, Web of Science, CNRI, Wanfang, and VIP using the keywords as “Vitamin D receptor, hypertension”, “Vitamin D receptor polymorphism, hypertension”, and “VDR, hypertension”. ORs and corresponding 95%CI of eligible studies were calculated using RevMan5.3 and STATA12.0.
RESULTS: Seven independent studies reporting the association between VDR gene polymorphisms and hypertension were enrolled. VDR rs1544410 (BsmI) was associated with susceptibility to hypertension. The frequency of VDR BsmI AA genotype decreased in hypertension patients compared with healthy controls. The population carrying VDR BsmI AA genotype had lower susceptibility to hypertension relative to those carrying GA or GG genotype (OR = 0.69, 95% CI = 0.54-0.89, p = 0.005). Meanwhile, the frequency of A allele was higher in the case group than that of control group (OR = 0.83, 95% CI = 0.69-0.99, p = 0.04). No significant correlation was found between VDR FokI or VDR ApaI with susceptibility to hypertension.
CONCLUSIONS: VDR BsmI gene polymorphism is closely related to the susceptibility to hypertension.
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Y.-B. Zhu, Z.-Q. Li, N. Ding, H.-L. Yi
The association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism and susceptibility to hypertension: a meta-analysis
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 23 - N. 20