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J Diabetes Complications. 1995 Oct-Dec;9(4):272-6.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphism in type II diabetic patients with increased albumin excretion rate.

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Endocrine Unit, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Australia.

Abstract

Approximately one in three patients with diabetes is at risk of developing kidney disease, despite current methods of treatment. It has long been suspected that diabetic kidney disease has a genetic basis, but this has been difficult to prove. Polymorphisms of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene have been shown to be related to the occurrence of nephropathy in type I diabetic patients. This study showed that there was no association in the ACE genotype frequency and increased albumin excretion rate in type II diabetic patients.

PMID:
8573745
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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