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Epigenomic Dysregulation in Preeclampsia-Associated Chronic Hypertension

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cindy Anderson, USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center Identifier:
First received: September 5, 2012
Last updated: September 22, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

Preliminary data from the investigator's lab identified novel patterns of differential DNA methylation in genes regulating cardiovascular and metabolic function in blood from women during the first trimester of pregnancy who were destined to develop preeclampsia (PE) in the third trimester. Further, common patterns of differential DNA methylation were found in the common genes from placental tissue at time of birth in the same women after diagnosis with PE, suggesting that the epigenomic patterns that predict pregnancy-induced hypertension may also underlie the development of chronic hypertension years after.

It is unknown whether aberrant DNA methylation in pregnancy-induced hypertension is the mechanism by which chronic hypertension develops in these women remote from pregnancy nor is it known if hypertension remote from PE is as responsive to therapeutic treatment of hypertension compared to women who develop hypertension without history of PE. The investigators plan to objectively test the central hypothesis and attain the objective of this project

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational Study of Epigenomic Dysregulation in Preeclampsia-Associated Chronic Hypertension

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Further study details as provided by USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • DNA methylation pattern [ Time Frame: age 30-65 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine DNA methylatiion patterns in women with hypertension who have/have not had a prior diagnosis of preeclampsia

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Vascular function [ Time Frame: aged 30-65 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine differences in vascular function among women aged 30-65, diagnosed with hypertension and who have/have not had a prior diagnosis of preeclampsia

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Sputum and peripheral blood will be collected for DNA extraction and epigenetic analyses.

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
History of Preeclampsia
Chronic hypertension with history of preeclampsia Chronic hypertension without history of preeclampsia


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Females diagnosed with chronic hypertension with a prior pregnancy


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female gender
  • history of prior pregnancy
  • diagnosis of chronic hypertension
  • current treatment of chronic hypertension
  • age 30 - 50 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of comorbid conditions that influence cardiovascular health (SLE, congenital cardiac anomalies
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01682304

United States, North Dakota
USDA Grand Forks Human Research Nutrition Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58203
Sponsors and Collaborators
USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
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Responsible Party: Cindy Anderson, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center Identifier: NCT01682304     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GFHNRC611
Study First Received: September 5, 2012
Last Updated: September 22, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center:
blood pressure
pregnancy induced hypertension
chronic hypertension

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on September 14, 2014