PubMed 20054294

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Automatically associated channels: Kir1.1 , Kir6.2

Title: KCNJ11 Lys23Glu and TCF7L2 rs290487(C/T) polymorphisms affect therapeutic efficacy of repaglinide in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes.

Authors: M Yu, X-J Xu, J-Y Yin, J Wu, X Chen, Z-C Gong, H-Y Ren, Q Huang, F-F Sheng, H-H Zhou, Z-Q Liu

Journal, date & volume: Clin. Pharmacol. Ther., 2010 Mar , 87, 330-5

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This study showed that the polymorphisms KCNJ11 Lys23Glu and TCF7L2 rs290487(C/T) are associated with a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We also explored the effects of these polymorphisms on the efficacy of repaglinide therapy in Chinese patients with T2DM. A total of 259 patients with T2DM and 188 healthy controls were genotyped. Forty patients with various genotypes were randomly selected to undergo an 8-week repaglinide treatment regimen. Patients with the G allele of the KCNJ11 Lys23Glu polymorphism showed higher levels of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and postprandial plasma glucose (PPG) (P < 0.05). After repaglinide treatment, patients with the GA or AA genotype showed higher levels of FPG, PPG, and glycated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)) compared with patients with the GG genotype (P < 0.05). Patients with the C allele of TCF7L2 rs290487(C/T) had higher total cholesterol levels and lower body mass index (BMI) (P < 0.05). In patients with the TT genotype, the drug showed better efficacy with respect to levels of fasting insulin, triglycerides, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) than in patients with the CC or CT genotype (P < 0.05). The KCNJ11 and TCF7L2 polymorphisms were associated with repaglinide efficacy.