A study by Yale University and published in the journal Nature known, has opened up new horizons on the front of the mechanisms that regulate blood pressure.


For the study were examined and analyzed the genes of dozens of people suffering from a rare form of hypertension characterized by the presence of potassium in excessive amounts in the blood: the technique used by the researchers allowed the sequencing of the entire individual ESOMAR, and was therefore carried out a survey on the structure of all genes. Brief information about hypertension, you can visit informative health guide.

At the end of exams, have been isolated two genes in particular, responsible for high blood pressure in some individuals, the two genes act on proteins, and thus have an indirect role in the reabsorption of salt and potassium secretion in the kidneys.

Richard Lifton, author of the study, explained that if these two genes do not perform their task properly, the kidneys do not handle the reabsorption of salt optimally, and this causes hypertension.Also, you can learn details information from health news.

That a malfunction of the kidneys could be a direct cause of hypertension was well known, but the discovery in question is still open new roads to address the treatment of high blood pressure, among the most common diseases worldwide.

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