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AIMS Potassium inwardly rectifier 6.2 subunit (Kir6.2) of the ATP-sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channel encoded by KCNJ11 gene is a therapeutical target for sulfonylureas. KCNJ11 E23K polymorphism was associated with type 2 diabetes in genetic association studies. The aim of the present pharmacogenetic study was to examine the effect of sulfonylurea(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyse effects of sulphonylurea treatment on parameters of glycaemic control in relation to transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) genotypes. In 87 patients with type 2 diabetes who failed to achieve glycaemic control on metformin monotherapy, effects of 6-month sulphonylurea in addition to metformin on reductions in(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion across the entire range of fasting (FPG) and 2-h plasma glucose (PG), and we investigated the differences in insulin sensitivity and insulin release in different glucose tolerance categories. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 6,414 Finnish men (aged 57 +/- 7 years, BMI 27.0 +/- 3.9(More)
Previous studies showed associations between variants in TCF7L2 gene and the therapeutic response to sulfonylureas. All sulfonylureas stimulate insulin secretion by the closure of ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channel. The aim of the present study was to compare TCF7L2 genotype specific effect of gliclazide binding to KATP channel A-site (Group 1) with(More)
There is increasing evidence that intermittent hypoxia resulting from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is independently associated with dyslipidaemia. Currently, no data exist on potential links between OSA-related dyslipidaemia and susceptibility genes for dyslipidaemia in such patients. Our aim was to study the effects of the apolipoprotein E (APOE)(More)
Pharmacogenetic studies revealed that variants in genes related to the pharmacokinetics of metformin were associated with glucose-lowering effect of metformin. The aim of this study was to investigate possible associations of the variants in genes encoding organic cationic transporters-solute carrier family 22, members A1, A2 (SLC22A1, SLC22A2) and solute(More)
The aim of the present pilot pharmacogenetic study was to analyse quantitative effects of sulphonylurea treatment in addition to metformin on parameters of glycemic control with respect to CDKAL1 genotypes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Effect of 6-month sulphonylurea therapy on glycemic control according to CDKAL1 genotypes was evaluated in 101 patients(More)
AIMS Beneficial effects of statin treatment on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has been not entirely explained by the reduction in LDL-cholesterol level. We hypothesised that antioxidant activity of statins may contribute to their salutary cardiovascular effects. The aim of the present study was to examine effect of simvastatin treatment on some(More)
Dyslipidemia in the metabolic syndrome (MS) is considered to be one of the most important risk factors for atherosclerosis. It is characterized by hypertriglyceridemia, low concentration of plasma HDL-cholesterol, predominance of small dense LDL particles and an increased concentration of plasma apolipoprotein B (apoB). The pathogenesis of this type of(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of fat-bone interactions in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is poorly understood. Our aim was to investigate expressions of leptin and osteoprotegerin (OPG) in the adipose tissue, and their relationships to osteoporosis in patients with COPD. METHODS In 39 patients with stable COPD,(More)