A functional amino acid substitution in the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide receptor (GIPR) gene is associated with lower bone mineral density and increased fracture risk
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CONTEXT: Food ingestion decreases bone resorption, and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) may mediate this effect. Mice overexpressing GIP have increased osteoblast activity and are rescued from age-related bone loss, whereas GIPR knockout mice have decreased cortical bone mass and compromised bone quality. Carriers of the functional variant GIPR Glu354Gln (rs1800437) have higher plasma glucose 2 hours after glucose ingestion, suggesting that the variant encoding GIPR 354Gln decreases the effect of GIP.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate the effect of GIPR Glu354Gln on bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk.
DESIGN: This was a prospective, comprehensive, cohort study (number NCT00252408).
PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1686 perimenopausal women were included.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was performed at baseline and after 10 years. Incident fractures were recorded during the follow-up and were obtained from the Danish National Patient Registry, giving a total follow-up time of a minimum 16 years.
RESULTS: After 10 years, women with the minor frequency C allele of rs1800437 (354Gln) had significantly lower BMD at the femoral neck compared with carriers of the major G-allele (CC: 0.755 ± 0.015 g/cm(2) vs CG: 747 ± 0.005 g/cm(2); GG: 0.766 ± 0.004 g/cm(2), P < .001). Correspondingly, total hip BMD was significantly lower among C allele carriers (CC: 0.881 ± 0.016 g/cm(2); CG: 0.884 ± 0.005 g/cm(2); and GG: 0.906 ± 0.004 g/cm(2), P < .001). Finally, women homozygous for the variant C allele had an increased risk (hazard ratio 1.6, confidence interval 1.0-2.6, P < .05) of nonvertebral fractures.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates an association between a functional GIPR polymorphism Glu354Gln (rs1800437) and BMD and fracture risk. These findings further establish GIP to be involved in the regulation of bone density.
|Journal||The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2014|
- Alleles, Amino Acid Substitution, Bone Density, Cohort Studies, Female, Femur Neck, Fractures, Bone, Gene Frequency, Genetic Association Studies, Humans, Middle Aged, Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal, Receptors, Gastrointestinal Hormone