A genome-wide association study in the Japanese population identifies susceptibility loci for type 2 diabetes at UBE2E2 and C2CD4A-C2CD4B

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Toshimasa Yamauchi, Kazuo Hara, Shiro Maeda, Kazuki Yasuda, Atsushi Takahashi, Momoko Horikoshi, Masahiro Nakamura, Hayato Fujita, Niels Grarup, Stephane Cauchi, Daniel P K Ng, Ronald C W Ma, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Michiaki Kubo, Hirotaka Watada, Hiroshi Maegawa, Miki Okada-Iwabu, Masato Iwabu, Nobuhiro Shojima, Hyoung Doo Shin & 26 others Gitte Andersen, Daniel R Witte, Torben Jørgensen, Torsten Lauritzen, Annelli Sandbæk, Torben Hansen, Toshihiko Ohshige, Shintaro Omori, Ikuo Saito, Kohei Kaku, Hiroshi Hirose, Wing-Yee So, Delphine Beury, Juliana C N Chan, Kyong Soo Park, E Shyong Tai, Chikako Ito, Yasushi Tanaka, Atsunori Kashiwagi, Ryuzo Kawamori, Masato Kasuga, Philippe Froguel, Oluf Pedersen, Naoyuki Kamatani, Yusuke Nakamura, Takashi Kadowaki

We conducted a genome-wide association study of type 2 diabetes (T2D) using 459,359 SNPs in a Japanese population with a three-stage study design (stage 1, 4,470 cases and 3,071 controls; stage 2, 2,886 cases and 3,087 controls; stage 3, 3,622 cases and 2,356 controls). We identified new associations in UBE2E2 on chromosome 3 and in C2CD4A-C2CD4B on chromosome 15 at genome-wide significant levels (rs7612463 in UBE2E2, combined P = 2.27 × 10¿¿; rs7172432 in C2CD4A-C2CD4B, combined P = 3.66 × 10¿¿). The association of these two loci with T2D was replicated in other east Asian populations. In the European populations, the C2CD4A-C2CD4B locus was significantly associated with T2D, and a combined analysis of all populations gave P = 8.78 × 10¿¹4, whereas the UBE2E2 locus did not show association to T2D. In conclusion, we identified two new loci at UBE2E2 and C2CD4A-C2CD4B associated with susceptibility to T2D.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Genetics
Volume42
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)864-8
Number of pages5
ISSN1061-4036
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

    Research areas

  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group, Case-Control Studies, Chromosomes, Human, Pair 15, Chromosomes, Human, Pair 3, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genome, Human, Genome-Wide Association Study, Genotype, Humans, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Transcription Factors, Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzymes

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