Channelpedia

PubMed 25165692


Referenced in Channelpedia wiki pages of: none

Automatically associated channels: Kir1.1 , Kir6.2



Title: Evidence for association of the E23K variant of KCNJ11 gene with type 2 diabetes in Tunisian population: population-based study and meta-analysis.

Authors: Khaled Lasram, Nizar Ben Halim, Sana Hsouna, Rym Kefi, Imen Arfa, Welid Ghazouani, Henda Jamoussi, Houda Benrahma, Najla Kharrat, Ahmed Rebai, Slim Ben Ammar, Sonia Bahri, Abdelhamid Barakat, Abdelmajid Abid, Sonia Abdelhak

Journal, date & volume: Biomed Res Int, 2014 , 2014, 265274

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25165692


Abstract
Genetic association studies have reported the E23K variant of KCNJ11 gene to be associated with Type 2 diabetes. In Arab populations, only four studies have investigated the role of this variant. We aimed to replicate and validate the association between the E23K variant and Type 2 diabetes in Tunisian and Arab populations.We have performed a case-control association study including 250 Tunisian patients with Type 2 diabetes and 267 controls. Allelic association has also been evaluated by 2 meta-analyses including all population-based studies among Tunisians and Arabs (2 and 5 populations, resp.).A significant association between the E23K variant and Type 2 diabetes was found (OR = 1.6, 95% CI = 1.14-2.27, and P = 0.007). Furthermore, our meta-analysis has confirmed the significant role of the E23K variant in susceptibility of Type 2 diabetes in Tunisian and Arab populations (OR = 1.29, 95% CI = 1.15-1.46, and P < 10(-3) and OR = 1.33, 95% CI = 1.13-1.56, and P = 0.001, resp.).Both case-control and meta-analyses results revealed the significant association between the E23K variant of KCNJ11 and Type 2 diabetes among Tunisians and Arabs.