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evolutionary trilogy

NOT Open Access | Evolutionary trilogy of malaria, angiotensin II and hypertension: deeper insights and the way forward

September 8, 2021 - 15:59 -- NOT Open Access
De A, Tiwari A, Pande V, Sinha A
J Hum Hypertens. 2021 Sep 3

Despite clinical and pathological distinctions between malaria and hypertension, accumulated epidemiological and evolutionary evidence indicate the need of deeper understanding how severe malaria contributes to elevated hypertension risk. Malaria is said to exert strong selection pressure on the host genome, thus selecting certain genetic polymorphisms.

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