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BACKGROUND Common variations in the calpain 10 (CAPN10) gene variants UCSNP-43, UCSNP-19 and UCSNP-63, and the 112/121 diplotype, are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and T2DM-related traits. METHODS The association of UCSNP-43, -19 and -63 CAPN10 SNPs with T2DM was assessed in 917 Tunisian T2DM patients and 748 ethnically(More)
We tested the association of TCF7L2 variants with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in 691 Lebanese people and 919 controls. rs7901695, rs4506565, rs7903146, rs12243326, rs7895340, and rs12255372 minor allele frequencies were higher in T2DM. Haplotype analysis (rs7901695-rs4506565-rs7903146-rs12243326-rs7895340-rs11196205-rs12255372) identified positively- (2122112,(More)
AIM Recent genome-wide association scans (GWAS) and replication studies have expanded the list of validated type 2 diabetes (T2DM) susceptibility loci. We replicated T2DM association of 19 SNPs from 15 candidate loci in Lebanese Arabs. METHODS Case-control association study, comprising 995 T2DM patients and 1076 control participants. We genotyped by the(More)
BACKGROUND Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene variants and hyperhomocysteinemia have been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in various ethnic groups. We investigated the association of C677T and A1298C MTHFR gene variants and altered homocysteine concentrations in Lebanese and Bahraini type 2 diabetes (T2DM) DN(More)
We investigated the association of CDKAL1 (rs7754840 and rs7756992) and CDKN2A/2B (rs10811661) variants with T2DM. Higher MAF of rs7754840 and rs7756992 were seen in patients, and both were associated with T2DM under additive, dominant, and recessive models. CDKAL1 rs7754840 and rs7756992, but not CDKN2A/2B rs10811661, are associated with T2DM in Lebanese.
BACKGROUND While several type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) susceptibility loci identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been replicated in many populations, their association in Arabs has not been reported. For this reason, the present study looked at the contribution of ENNP1 (rs1044498), IGF2BP2 (rs1470579), KCNJ11 (rs5219), MLXIPL(More)
It has been proven that nicotine contributes to cardiovascular diseases, although its precise mechanism of action is still unclear. The purpose of this study is to find how nicotine may complicate myocardial ischemia by affecting the thromboxane/prostacyclin (TXA(2)/PGI(2)) balance. We used four groups (n=7 each) of isolated and perfused rabbit hearts(More)
OBJECTIVE Several genome-wide association studies and replication analyses have identified common variation at the insulin-like binding protein 2 (IGF2BP2) gene to be associated with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The aim of this study was to replicate in a Lebanese Arab population identified associations of IGF2BP2 variants rs4402960 and rs1470579 with T2DM. (More)
BACKGROUND Elevated levels of total plasma homocysteine are a risk factor for atherosclerotic disease. AIMS The rationale behind this study is to explore the correlation between degree and site of coronary lesion and hyperhomocysteinemia in Lebanese CAD patients and assess environmental and genetic factors for elevated levels of total plasma homocysteine.(More)