Association study of genetic polymorphisms of SLC2A10 gene and type 2 diabetes in the Taiwanese population.

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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The gene encoding solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter, member 10 (SLC2A10, previously known as glucose transporter 10 [GLUT10]) is a promising candidate gene for type 2 diabetes since it is highly expressed in liver and pancreas and is located on human chromosome region 20q12-q13.1, a region previously shown to harbour type 2 diabetes susceptibility genes. We investigated whether the SLC2A10 gene could be a type 2 diabetes susceptibility gene in the Taiwanese population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sequencing of SLC2A10 gene from 48 diabetic subjects detected short tandem repeat polymorphisms in the promoter region, but did not detect any other sequence variants or new single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) other than those already in the SNPper database ( ) (30 June 2005). RESULTS: Using these genetic polymorphisms, we divided the SLC2A10 gene into four distinct linkage disequilibrium blocks and performed a case-control association study in a group of type 2 diabetes subjects (n = 375) and normoglycaemic individuals (n=377). The HapD (A-G-T-C) haplotype in block 3, a rare haplotype, which consisted of four SNPs (rs3092412, rs2235491, rs2425904 and rs1059217), was modestly associated with type 2 diabetes with a haplotype score of -2.95567 (p = 0.012 with the haplotype-specific test). CONCLUSIONS/INTERPRETATION: Our results suggest that SLC2A10 genetic variations do not appear to be major determinants for type 2 diabetes susceptibility in the Taiwanese population.

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Cited Authors

  • Lin, WH; Chuang, LM; Chen, CH; Yeh, JI; Hsieh, PS; Cheng, CH; Chen, YT

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1214 - 1221

PubMed ID

  • 16586067

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-186X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00125-006-0218-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany