Thr54 allele carriers of the Ala54Thr variant of FABP2 gene have associations with metabolic syndrome and hypertriglyceridemia in urban South Indians.

@article{Vimaleswaran2006Thr54AC,
  title={Thr54 allele carriers of the Ala54Thr variant of FABP2 gene have associations with metabolic syndrome and hypertriglyceridemia in urban South Indians.},
  author={Karani Santhanakrishnan Vimaleswaran and V. Radha and Viswanathan Mohan},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={1222-6}
}
The intestinal fatty acid-binding protein gene is proposed as a candidate gene for diabetes because the protein it codes is involved in fatty acid absorption and metabolism. This study investigates the association of the Ala54Thr variant of the intestinal fatty acid-binding protein gene on type 2 diabetes mellitus and other related metabolic traits in Asian Indians. Ala54Thr polymorphism was genotyped by using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism in unrelated 773… CONTINUE READING