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Association of matrix metalloproteinase 3 and γ-glutamyltransferase 1 gene polymorphisms with the cardio-ankle vascular index in young Russians


, : Association of matrix metalloproteinase 3 and γ-glutamyltransferase 1 gene polymorphisms with the cardio-ankle vascular index in young Russians. Cardiology in the Young 26(6): 1238-1240

Specific gene polymorphisms are known to be associated with a different arterial physiology in the younger generation. The present study found that young Russians with the matrix metalloproteinase 3 6A/6A and γ-glutamyltransferase 1AA genotypes have lower levels of the cardio-ankle vascular index - a recent measure of arterial stiffness. This observation may serve as an additional tool for cardiovascular disease prevention in the young population.

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PMID: 27161754

DOI: 10.1017/S104795111600069X


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