Association of Genetic Variants at 3q22 with Nephropathy in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

B. He, A.M. Osterholm, A. Hoverfalt, C. Forsblom, E.E. Hjorleifsdottir, A.S. Nilsson, M. Parkkonen, J. Pitkaniemi, A. Hreidarsson, C. Sarti, Amy Jayne McKnight, Alexander Maxwell, J. Tuomilehto, P.H. Groop, K. Tryggvason

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Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and affects about 30% of these patients. We have previously localized a DN locus on chromosome 3q with suggestive linkage in Finnish individuals. Linkage to this region has also been reported earlier by several other groups. To fine map this locus, we conducted a multistage case-control association study in T1DM patients, comprising 1822 cases with nephropathy and 1874 T1DM patients free of nephropathy, from Finland, Iceland, and the British Isles. At the screening stage, we genotyped 3072 tag SNPs, spanning a 28 Mb region, in 234 patients and 215 controls from Finland. SNPs that met the significance threshold of p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-13
Number of pages9
JournalThe American Journal of Human Genetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 09 Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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