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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 19, No. 3, 2019, pp. 2484-2492
Bioline Code: hs19139
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2019, pp. 2484-2492

 en Association between the UBE2Z rs46522 and TCF7L2 rs7903146 polymorphisms with type 2 diabetes in south western Iran
Foroughmand, Ali Mohammad; Shafidelpour, Sana; Zakerkish, Merhrnoosh & Borujeni, Mehdi Pourmehdi


Background: Transcription factor 7-like 2 Protein (TCF7L2) has a strong role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Association between rs7903146 and T2D risk reported in some of populations. Also many loci such as UBE2Z rs46522 are affecting by TCF7L2 transcription factor have been found associated with T2D. The present study aimed to evaluate association of the SNPs with risk of T2D among our population.
Methods: This case-control study was conducted on 150 T2D patients and 150 healthy people (as a control group) in south western Iran. Genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP.
Results: The frequency of genotypes showed no remarkable difference between T2DM patients and control group. The odds ratios of rs7903146 (C/T) poly¬morphism for CC and TC genotypes were 1.9 (95% CI, 0.85 to 4.24; P=0.12) and 0.81 (95% CI, 0.47 to 1.38; P=0.43) compared with the TT genotype, respectively. The odds ratios of rs46522 (C/T) poly¬morphism for TT and TC genotypes were 1.75 (95% CI, 0.86 to 3.59; P=0.13) and 1.38 (95% CI, 0.81to 2.35; P=0.24) compared with the CC genotype, respectively.
Conclusion: Our study indicates no association of T2D in south western Iran with the rs7903146 and rs46522 variants.

Transcription Factor 7-Like 2 Protein; Diabetes Mellitus; Polymorphism.

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