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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Gene Polymorphism and Sasang Constitution in Patients with Cerebral Infarction
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Gene Polymorphism and Sasang Constitution in Patients with Cerebral Infarction
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine. 2002. Apr, 14(1): 132-139
  • Published : April 30, 2002
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Bae, Young-Choon
Kweon, Deog-Yun
Kim, Kyung-Yo
Kim, Il-Hwan
Ju, Jong-Chun

Abstract
The correlation between angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) polymorphisms and cerebral infarction (CI) has been controversial. Such controversy may be due to different classifications of cerebrovascular diseases and ethnic differences. I studied the correlation between ACE genotypes and CI patients by case-control study in the Korean population. I also classified CI patients and control group into four types according to Sasang constitutional medicine. Furthermore I investigated the correlation among ACE genotypes, CI and Sasang constitutions. The frequencies of D allele were 0.32 in subjects with CI and 0.40 in the control group without CI (X2=0.128, p=0.720). In patients with CI, the frequency of Taeumins, one of four Sasang constitutional types, was significantly higher than that in controls (X2=15.425, p<0.00l). I did not find any correlation between ACE polymorphism and CI in Koreans. However, there were significant differences in allele frequencies between Koreans and Europeans, while similarities were shown to those of Japanese and Chinese populations.
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