ACE gene polymorphism in Turkish children with nephrotic syndrome

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CELIK U. S. , NOYAN A., BAYAZIT A. , BUYUKCELIK M., DURSUN H., Anarat A. , ...Daha Fazla

RENAL FAILURE, cilt.28, ss.401-403, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/08860220600599084
  • Dergi Adı: RENAL FAILURE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.401-403


Since 1990, the role of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphism in various renal and cardiac diseases is still debated. This study comprised 71 pediatric patients with nephrotic syndrome, 47 males (66%) and 24 females (34%) with a mean age of 57.4 37.6 months, and a control group of 83 healthy males (59%) and 57 healthy females (41%) with a mean age of 505 160.5 months. The distribution of the ACE genotype in the control group was II, 11%; ID, 53%; and DD, 36%, and the nephrotic syndrome was II, 4%; ID, 78%; and DD, 18%. Angiotensin-converting enzyme genotypes were significantly different between patients and control groups (p < 0.05). The study groups consisted of 52 (73%) with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SNSS) and 19 (27%) with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS). The distribution of the ACE genotype was II, 6%; ID, 75%; and DD, 19% in the SSNS population and ID, 84% and DD, 16% in the SRNS population. No statistically significant difference was found between steroid sensitivity and ACE genotypes (p = 0.5). The results show that ACE I/D polymorphism does not contribute to the steroid resistance, even though this study indicates that the presence of the I/D genotype has a much higher risk - approximately 2.8 times - of having nephrotic syndrome. Further studies with a larger number of patients are needed.