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Journal of Amino Acids
Volume 2015, Article ID 481517, 8 pages
Research Article

The Association of Endothelin-1 with Markers of Arterial Stiffness in Black South African Women: The SABPA Study

1Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), North-West University, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa
2Medical Research Council, Research Unit for Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Received 15 October 2015; Revised 26 November 2015; Accepted 1 December 2015

Academic Editor: Hieronim Jakubowski

Copyright © 2015 Christine Susara du Plooy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Our study found an unadjusted correlation between endothelin-1 and age, systolic blood pressure, pulse pressure and pulse wave velocity in black women. ET-1 also correlated positively with interleukin-6, high density lipoprotein in black women and stroke volume in white women. No correlations where observed between endothelin-1 and cardiovascular and metabolic markers in black and white men.

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