Genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies novel variants associated with fasting plasma glucose in East Asians.

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Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) has been recognized as an important indicator for the overall glycemic state preceding the onset of metabolic diseases. So far, most indentified genome-wide association loci for FPG were derived from populations with European ancestry, with a few exceptions. To extend a thorough catalog for FPG loci, we conducted meta-analyses of 13 genome-wide association studies in up to 24,740 nondiabetic subjects with East Asian ancestry. Follow-up replication analyses in up to an additional 21,345 participants identified three new FPG loci reaching genome-wide significance in or near PDK1-RAPGEF4, KANK1, and IGF1R. Our results could provide additional insight into the genetic variation implicated in fasting glucose regulation.

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Cited Authors

  • Hwang, J-Y; Sim, X; Wu, Y; Liang, J; Tabara, Y; Hu, C; Hara, K; Tam, CHT; Cai, Q; Zhao, Q; Jee, S; Takeuchi, F; Go, MJ; Ong, RTH; Ohkubo, T; Kim, YJ; Zhang, R; Yamauchi, T; So, WY; Long, J; Gu, D; Lee, NR; Kim, S; Katsuya, T; Oh, JH; Liu, J; Umemura, S; Kim, Y-J; Jiang, F; Maeda, S; Chan, JCN; Lu, W; Hixson, JE; Adair, LS; Jung, KJ; Nabika, T; Bae, J-B; Lee, MH; Seielstad, M; Young, TL; Teo, YY; Kita, Y; Takashima, N; Osawa, H; Lee, S-H; Shin, M-H; Shin, DH; Choi, BY; Shi, J; Gao, Y-T; Xiang, Y-B; Zheng, W; Kato, N; Yoon, M; He, J; Shu, XO; Ma, RCW; Kadowaki, T; Jia, W; Miki, T; Qi, L; Tai, ES; Mohlke, KL; Han, B-G; Cho, YS; Kim, B-J

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 291 - 298

PubMed ID

  • 25187374

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4274808

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-327X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2337/db14-0563


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States