Association of recently identified type 2 diabetes gene variants with Gestational Diabetes in Asian Indian population

@article{Kanthimathi2017AssociationOR,
  title={Association of recently identified type 2 diabetes gene variants with Gestational Diabetes in Asian Indian population},
  author={Sekar Kanthimathi and M. Chidambaram and Dhanasekaran Bodhini and Samuel Liju and Aruyerchelvan Bhavatharini and Ram Uma and Ranjit Mohan Anjana and Viswanathan Mohan and Venkatesan Radha},
  journal={Molecular Genetics and Genomics},
  year={2017},
  volume={292},
  pages={585-591}
}
Earlier studies have provided evidence that the gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) share common genetic background. A recent genome wide association study (GWAS) showed a strong association of six novel gene variants with T2DM among south Asians but not with Europeans. The aim of this study was to investigate whether these variants that confer susceptibility to T2DM in Asian Indian population also correlate with GDM in Asian Indian population. In addition to… CONTINUE READING