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Hypertension: A new genetic clue to unravel the origins of pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a common disorder of pregnancy for which the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. A genome-wide association study has now identified a pre-eclampsia susceptibility locus located near the FLT1 gene. This study brings us a step closer to dissecting the underlying causes of pre-eclampsia.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by US NIH grants HL108618 (J.P.G.), HL51971 (J.P.G.), P20GM104375 (E.M.G.), HL116774 (E.M.G.) and HL137791 (E.M.G).

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  1. Department of Biochemistry and at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39216, USA.

    • Eric M. George
  2. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39216, USA.

    • Joey P. Granger

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