Effects of melatonin receptor 1b gene variation on glucose control in population from Bosnia and Herzegovina

S. Semiz, T. Dujic, Z. Velija-Asimi, B. Prnjavorac, T. Bego, B. Ostanek, J. Marc, A. Causevic

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Abstract

Common variants in MTNR1B, encoding melatonin receptor 1B, have been recently associated with impaired glucose homeostasis and an increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes (T2D). In this study we investigated the association of MTNR1B variant rs10830963 with T2D and related quantitative traits in a population from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH). A total number of 268 subjects were recruited in the study (162 T2D patients and 106 nondiabetic controls). Subjects were genotyped for MTNR1B rs10830963 SNP by using hydrolysis probes. Our data showed that the prevalence of the MTNR1B rs10830963 risk G-allele in BH population was 26%. Furthermore, we demonstrated a significant association of MTNR1B rs10830963 variant with fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels in nondiabetic subjects. Under the additive genetic model, each variant G-allele was associated with an increased FPG levels of 0.29?mmol/L (95% CI 0.12, 0.46, p=0.001). Strikingly, our results also showed a significant association of this MTNR1B polymorphism with increased glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in nondiabetic subjects (p=0.040, additive genetic model). An association of the MTNR1B variant rs10830963 with T2D risk was not detected in our cohort. In conclusion, here we have demonstrated the association between the common MTNR1B rs10830963 variation and fasting plasma glucose levels in BH population. Furthermore, the influence of this polymorphism on the HbA1c levels was also shown in this study, further strengthening its role in blood glucose control.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)350-355
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes
Volume122
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • glucose
  • HbA1c
  • MTNR1B
  • type 2 diabetes

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