Title

Polymorphism of the renalase gene in gestational diabetes mellitus

Document Type

Article

Department

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

Renalase is considered as a novel candidate gene for type 2 diabetes. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship of serum renalase and two single nucleotide polymorphisms with gestational diabetes mellitus. One hundred and ninety-eight normotensive pregnant females (n=99 gestational diabetes mellitus; n=99 euglycemic pregnant controls) were classified according to the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study criteria. Fasting and 2-h post glucose load blood levels and anthropometric assessment was performed. Serum renalase was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, whereas DNA samples were genotyped for renalase single nucleotide polymorphisms rs2576178 and rs10887800 using Polymerase chain reaction-Restriction fragment length polymorphism method. In an age-matched case control study, no difference was observed in the serum levels of renalase (p>0.05). The variant rs10887800 showed an association with gestational diabetes mellitus and remained significant after multiple adjustments (p<0.05), whereas rs2576178 showed weak association (p=0.030) that was lost after multiple adjustments (p=0.09). We inferred a modest association of the rs10887800 polymorphism with gestational diabetes. Although gestational diabetes mellitus is self-reversible, yet presence of this minor G allele might predispose to metabolic syndrome phenotypes in near the future.

Publication

Endocrine

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