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Variation in glucose homeostasis traits associated with P2RX7 polymorphisms in mice and humans.

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Todd, JN; Poon, W; Lyssenko, V; Groop, L; Nichols, B; Wilmot, M; Robson, S; Enjyoji, K; Herman, MA; Hu, C; Zhang, R; Jia, W; Ma, R ...
Published in: J Clin Endocrinol Metab
May 2015

CONTEXT: Extracellular nucleotide receptors are expressed in pancreatic B-cells. Purinergic signaling via these receptors may regulate pancreatic B-cell function. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that purinergic signaling might influence glucose regulation and sought evidence in human studies of glycemic variation and a mouse model of purinergic signaling dysfunction. DESIGN: In humans, we mined genome-wide meta-analysis data sets to examine purinergic signaling genes for association with glycemic traits and type 2 diabetes. We performed additional testing in two genomic regions (P2RX4/P2RX7 and P2RY1) in a cohort from the Prevalence, Prediction, and Prevention of Diabetes in Botnia (n = 3504), which includes more refined measures of glucose homeostasis. In mice, we generated a congenic model of purinergic signaling dysfunction by crossing the naturally hypomorphic C57BL6 P2rx7 allele onto the 129SvJ background. RESULTS: Variants in five genes were associated with glycemic traits and in three genes with diabetes risk. In the Prevalence, Prediction, and Prevention of Diabetes in Botnia study, the minor allele in the missense functional variant rs1718119 (A348T) in P2RX7 was associated with increased insulin sensitivity and secretion, consistent with its known effect on increased pore function. Both male and female P2x7-C57 mice demonstrated impaired glucose tolerance compared with matched P2x7-129 mice. Insulin tolerance testing showed that P2x7-C57 mice were also less responsive to insulin than P2x7-129 mice. CONCLUSIONS: We show association of the purinergic signaling pathway in general and hypofunctioning P2X7 variants in particular with impaired glucose homeostasis in both mice and humans.

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J Clin Endocrinol Metab

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EISSN

1945-7197

Publication Date

May 2015

Volume

100

Issue

5

Start / End Page

E688 / E696

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Receptors, Purinergic P2X7
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Mice
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Homeostasis
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Female
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
 

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Todd, J. N., Poon, W., Lyssenko, V., Groop, L., Nichols, B., Wilmot, M., … Friedman, D. J. (2015). Variation in glucose homeostasis traits associated with P2RX7 polymorphisms in mice and humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 100(5), E688–E696. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2014-4160
Todd, Jennifer N., Wenny Poon, Valeriya Lyssenko, Leif Groop, Brendan Nichols, Michael Wilmot, Simon Robson, et al. “Variation in glucose homeostasis traits associated with P2RX7 polymorphisms in mice and humans.J Clin Endocrinol Metab 100, no. 5 (May 2015): E688–96. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2014-4160.
Todd JN, Poon W, Lyssenko V, Groop L, Nichols B, Wilmot M, et al. Variation in glucose homeostasis traits associated with P2RX7 polymorphisms in mice and humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 May;100(5):E688–96.
Todd, Jennifer N., et al. “Variation in glucose homeostasis traits associated with P2RX7 polymorphisms in mice and humans.J Clin Endocrinol Metab, vol. 100, no. 5, May 2015, pp. E688–96. Pubmed, doi:10.1210/jc.2014-4160.
Todd JN, Poon W, Lyssenko V, Groop L, Nichols B, Wilmot M, Robson S, Enjyoji K, Herman MA, Hu C, Zhang R, Jia W, Ma R, Florez JC, Friedman DJ. Variation in glucose homeostasis traits associated with P2RX7 polymorphisms in mice and humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 May;100(5):E688–E696.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Clin Endocrinol Metab

DOI

EISSN

1945-7197

Publication Date

May 2015

Volume

100

Issue

5

Start / End Page

E688 / E696

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Receptors, Purinergic P2X7
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Mice
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Homeostasis
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Female
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism