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Common variants in the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene have been identified as the strongest genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the mechanisms by which these non-coding variants increase risk for T2D are not well-established. We used 13 expression assays to survey mRNA expression of multiple TCF7L2 splicing forms in up to(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Genetic mapping has identified over 20 loci contributing to genetic risk of type 2 diabetes. The next step is to identify the genes and mechanisms regulating the contributions of genetic risk to disease. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of age, height, weight and risk alleles on expression of candidate genes in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There is some evidence that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and early life adversity may influence metabolic outcomes such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. However, whether and how these interact is not clear. METHODS We analyzed data from a cross-sectional and longitudinal study to determine how PTSD severity(More)
A study of 157 psoriatic patients showed that 48.4% were HL-A 17 positive (control 6.0%). The relative risk of psoriasis in HL-A 17 positive individuals (14.7) was significantly higher than that reported from other centes, whilst that for HL-A 13 was lower. HL-A 17 was commoner in femal patients and associated with an earlier age of onset of psoriasis than(More)
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