Variation within the type 2 diabetes susceptibility gene calpain-10 and polycystic ovary syndrome.


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Variation within the calpain-10 gene (CAPN10) has been proposed to account for linkage to type 2 diabetes on chromosome 2q in Mexican-Americans, and associations with diabetes have been reported in several other populations. Given the epidemiological, physiological, and genetic overlap between type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), CAPN10 represents a strong candidate gene for a role in PCOS susceptibility. Using both family based and case-control association resources (146 parent-offspring trios; 185 additional PCOS cases; 525 control subjects, all of European ancestry), we sought association between CAPN10 variation and PCOS, focusing on four single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) variants (SNP-44, SNP-43; SNP-19; SNP-63). On single-locus transmission disequilibrium analysis in the 146 trios, there was nominal evidence (P = 0.03) of excess transmission of the more common allele at SNP-63. This association was not, however, replicated in the case-control analysis. No other significant associations were observed at the single-locus or haplotype level in either the transmission-disequilibrium or case-control analyses. The relative risk for the high-risk diabetes susceptibility 112/121 genotype (SNPs 43-19-63) was 0.84 (95% confidence intervals, 0.40-1.71). No associations were seen with intermediate traits of relevance to diabetes and PCOS pathogenesis. We have found no evidence from these analyses that CAPN10 gene variation influences susceptibility to PCOS.

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Cited Authors

  • Haddad, L; Evans, JC; Gharani, N; Robertson, C; Rush, K; Wiltshire, S; Frayling, TM; Wilkin, TJ; Demaine, A; Millward, A; Hattersley, AT; Conway, G; Cox, NJ; Bell, GI; Franks, S; McCarthy, MI

Published Date

  • June 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2606 - 2610

PubMed ID

  • 12050223

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12050223

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-7197

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-972X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1210/jc.87.6.2606


  • eng