Angiotensin converting enzyme gene polymorphism and development of post-transplant erythrocytosis

Yildiz A., Yazici H., Cine N., Kazancioglu R., Akkaya V., Sever M., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.16, no.3, pp.399-403, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-403
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Background: An increased activation of the renin-angiotensin system probably plays a major role in the development of post-transplant erythrocytosis (PTE). It is known that deletion type polymorphism (DD) in the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene is associated with higher circulating angiotensin II (AII) levels. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ACE gene polymorphism on development of PTE.