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A Haplotype at the UCP1 Gene Locus Contributes to Genetic Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Asian Indians (CURES-72)

Vimaleswaran, Karani S and Radha, Venkatesan and Ghosh, Saurabh and Majumder, Partha P and Mohan, Viswanathan (2010) A Haplotype at the UCP1 Gene Locus Contributes to Genetic Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Asian Indians (CURES-72). In: Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 8 (1). pp. 63-68.

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Background: The gene encoding for uncoupling protein-1 (UCP1) is considered to be a candidate gene for type 2 diabetes because of its role in thermogenesis and energy expenditure. The objective of the study was to examine whether genetic variations in the UCP1 gene are associated with type 2 diabetes and its related traits in Asian Indians. Methods: The study subjects, 810 type 2 diabetic subjects and 990 normal glucose tolerant (NGT) subjects, were chosen from the Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiological Study (CURES), an ongoing population-based study in southern India. The polymorphisms were genotyped using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method. Linkage disequilibrium (LD) was estimated from the estimates of haplotypic frequencies. Results: The three polymorphisms, namely -3826A -> G, an A -> C transition in the 5'-untranslated region (UTR) and Met229Leu, were not associated with type 2 diabetes. However, the frequency of the A-C-Met (-3826A -> G-5'UTR A -> C-Met229Leu) haplotype was significantly higher among the type 2 diabetic subjects (2.67%) compared with the NGT subjects (1.45%, P < 0.01). The odds ratio for type 2 diabetes for the individuals carrying the haplotype A-C-Met was 1.82 (95% confidence interval, 1.29-2.78, P = 0.009). Conclusions: The haplotype, A-C-Met, in the UCP1 gene is significantly associated with the increased genetic risk for developing type 2 diabetes in Asian Indians.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Mary Ann Liebert.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 11:52
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2010 11:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26226

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