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TCF7L2 Genetic Variants Contribute to Phenotypic Heterogeneity of Type 1 Diabetes

Maria J Redondo, Susan Geyer, Andrea K Steck, Jay Sosenko, Mark Anderson, Peter Antinozzi, Aaron Michels, John Wentworth, Ping Xu, Alberto Pugliese

Diabetes Care | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The phenotypic diversity of type 1 diabetes suggests heterogeneous etiopathogenesis. We investigated the relationship of type 2 diabetes-associated transcription factor 7 like 2 (TCF7L2) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with immunologic and metabolic characteristics at type 1 diabetes diagnosis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We studied TrialNet participants with newly diagnosed autoimmune type 1 diabetes with available TCF7L2 rs4506565 and rs7901695 SNP data (n = 810; median age 13.6 years; range 3.3-58.6). We modeled the influence of carrying a TCF7L2 variant (i.e., having 1 or 2 minor alleles) on the number of islet autoantibodies and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)-stim..

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Grants

Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


Awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases



Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES


Funding Acknowledgements

The sponsor of the trial was the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group. The Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group is a clinical trials network funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the cooperative agreements U01-DK-061010, U01-DK-061034, U01-DK-061042, U01-DK-061058, U01-DK-085465, U01-DK-085453, U01-DK-085461, U01-DK-085466, U01-DK-085499, U01-DK-085504, U01-DK-085509, U01-DK-103180, U01-DK-103153, U01-DK-085476, U01-DK-103266, U01-DK-103282, U01-DK-106984, U01-DK-106994, U01-DK-107013, U01-DK-107014, and UC4-DK-106993; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant U01-DK-103180-01 to M.J.R. (primary investigator); and JDRF.