Influence of genomic loci on measures of chronic kidney disease in hypertensive sibships

Stephen T. Turner, Sharon L.R. Kardia, Thomas H. Mosley, Andrew D. Rule, Eric Boerwinkle, Mariza De Andrade

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Genomewide linkage analyses were conducted of serum creatinine, estimated GFR (eGFR), and urine albumin-creatinine ratio (UACR) in search of genetic susceptibility loci for chronic kidney disease in 1351 black (median age 63 yr, 70% women, 79% hypertensive) and 1022 white individuals (median age 61 yr, 56% women, 75% hypertensive) from sibships in which two or more members had essential hypertension diagnosed before age 60 yr. After adjustment for gender, age, diabetes, and use of angiotensin inhibitors, the logarithm-transformed measure of serum creatinine was heritable in both ethnic groups (0.45 in black individuals [P < 0.001]; 0.39 in white individuals [P < 0.001]), as was eGFR (0.52 in black individuals [P < 0.001]; 0.39 in white individuals [P < 0.001]). Log UACR was heritable in black individuals (0.30, P < 0.001) but not in white individuals (0.12; P = 0.059). In black individuals, the univariate maximum multipoint logarithm of odds scores (MLS) were observed on chromosome 7 for log serum creatinine (MLS = 3.65, at 43 cM from pter; P = 0.00002) and eGFR (MLS = 2.52, at 45 cM from pter; P = 0.00033) and for log UACR (MLS = 2.91, at 112 cM from pter; P = 0.00012). In white individuals, only one MLS for log serum creatinine and one for eGFR achieved the logarithm of odds score criterion for "suggestive" evidence of linkage (2 ≤ MLS < 3), both on chromosome 3 (at 211 and 209 cM, respectively); however, none did so for log UACR. In black individuals, bivariate linkage analyses of log serum creatinine and pulse pressure (i.e., systolic-diastolic BP) provided "suggestive" evidence of a region on chromosome 5 with pleiotropic effects on both traits (MLS = 3.62, at 85 cM from pter; P = 0.00023). These findings support the utility of genetic linkage analyses for identification of novel risk factors that influence measures of chronic kidney disease, particularly among black individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2048-2055
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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