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BACKGROUND: Inositol polyphosphate phosphatase-like 1 (INPPL1, SHIP2) is a negative regulator of insulin signalling and has previously been found to be associated with hypertension, obesity and type 2 diabetes in a cohort of families with diabetes in the UK presenting features of metabolic syndrome. In particular, a haplotype of three genetic polymorphisms (rs2276047, rs9886 and an insertion/deletion polymorphism in intron 1) was found to be strongly associated with increased susceptibility to hypertension. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: To assess if INPPL1 variants play a direct role in the development of essential hypertension, we genotyped the three previously associated INPPL1 polymorphisms in a cohort of 712 families with severe hypertension from the BRIGHT study transmission disequilibrium test cohort. RESULTS: We found no evidence of significant association between hypertension and any of the three INPPL1 polymorphisms or haplotypes (p>0.1). CONCLUSION: These results suggest that INPPL1 variants may be involved in mechanisms causing hypertension in metabolic syndrome patients specifically.

Original publication




Journal article


J Med Genet

Publication Date





603 - 605


Adult, Cohort Studies, Female, Haplotypes, Humans, Hypertension, Insulin Resistance, Linkage Disequilibrium, Male, Metabolic Syndrome, Phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-Trisphosphate 5-Phosphatases, Phosphoric Monoester Hydrolases, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Sequence Deletion, United Kingdom