PubMed 24373634

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Title: KCNQ1 rs2237892 C→T gene polymorphism and type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Asian population: a meta-analysis of 15,736 patients.

Authors: Yan-Yan Li, Xiang-ming Wang, Xin-zheng Lu

Journal, date & volume: J. Cell. Mol. Med., 2014 Feb , 18, 274-82

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The KCNQ1 rs2237892 C→T gene polymorphism is reportedly associated with T2DM susceptibility, but various studies show conflicting results. To explore this association in the Asian population, a meta-analysis of 15,736 patients from 10 individual studies was performed. The pooled odds ratios (ORs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were evaluated using random-effect or fixed-effect models. A significant relationship between the KCNQ1 rs2237892 C→T gene polymorphism and T2DM was observed in the Asian population under the allelic (OR, 1.350; 95% CI, 1.240-1.480; P < 0.00001), recessive (OR: 0.650; 95% CI: 0.570-0.730; P < 0.00001), dominant (OR: 1.450; 95% CI: 1.286-1.634; P < 0.00001), and additive (OR: 1.346; 95% CI: 1.275-1.422; P < 0.00001) genetic models. In the subgroup analysis by race, a significant association was found in Chinese, Korean and Malaysia population, but not in Indian population. KCNQ1 rs2237892 C→T gene polymorphism was found to be significantly associated with increased T2DM risk in the Asian population, except Indian population. The C allele of the KCNQ1 rs2237892 C→T gene polymorphism may confer susceptibility to T2DM.