Daniel P. K. Ng

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We conducted a genome-wide association study using 207,097 SNP markers in Japanese individuals with type 2 diabetes and unrelated controls, and identified KCNQ1 (potassium voltage-gated channel, KQT-like subfamily, member 1) to be a strong candidate for conferring susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. We detected consistent association of a SNP in KCNQ1(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite extensive evidence for genetic susceptibility to diabetic nephropathy, the identification of susceptibility genes and their variants has had limited success. To search for genes that contribute to diabetic nephropathy, a genome-wide association scan was implemented on the Genetics of Kidneys in Diabetes collection. RESEARCH DESIGN AND(More)
We conducted a genome-wide association study of type 2 diabetes (T2D) using 459,359 SNPs in a Japanese population with a three-stage study design (stage 1, 4,470 cases and 3,071 controls; stage 2, 2,886 cases and 3,087 controls; stage 3, 3,622 cases and 2,356 controls). We identified new associations in UBE2E2 on chromosome 3 and in C2CD4A-C2CD4B on(More)
CONTEXT Novel type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) susceptibility loci, identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS), have been replicated in many European and Japanese populations. However, the association in other East Asian populations is less well characterized. OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of SNPs in CDKAL1, CDKN2A/B, IGF2BP2, HHEX,(More)
It has been suggested that genetic susceptibility plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. A large-scale genotyping analysis of gene-based single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes identified the gene encoding acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase beta (ACACB) as a candidate for a susceptibility to(More)
Elevation of intracellular glucose in mesangial cells as mediated by GLUT1 may be important in initiating cellular mechanisms that cause diabetic nephropathy. To determine whether DNA sequence differences in GLUT1 confer susceptibility to this complication, single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in this gene were examined using a large case-control study.(More)
The main hallmark of diabetic nephropathy is elevation in urinary albumin excretion. We performed a genome-wide linkage scan in 63 extended families with multiple members with type II diabetes. Urinary albumin excretion, measured as the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), was determined in 426 diabetic and 431 nondiabetic relatives who were genotyped for 383(More)
A polymorphism in the ecto-nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 gene (ENPP1) (previously known as PC-1), resulting in an amino acid change from lysine to glutamine at codon 121 (K121Q), is associated with insulin resistance. A small follow-up study of patients with type 1 diabetes and proteinuria found that renal function declines more rapidly in(More)
OBJECTIVE—The potassium voltage-gated channel, KQT-like subfamily, member 1 (KCNQ1) has been found through a genome-wide association study to be a strong candidate for conferring susceptibility to type 2 diabetes in East Asian and European populations. Our objective was to describe the association between polymorphisms at the KCNQ1 locus with insulin(More)
BACKGROUND Saliva is a potentially useful but untapped source of genomic DNA for genetic epidemiological studies. However, current commercial methods are mainly concerned with DNA extraction and do not address important issues concerning saliva preservation and storage. As such, we evaluated how various saliva storage conditions affected DNA yield and(More)