Journal article

E2f8 and Dlg2 genes have independent effects on impaired insulin secretion associated with hyperglycaemia

Chieh-Hsin Yang, Salvatore P Mangiafico, Michaela Waibel, Thomas Loudovaris, Kim Loh, Helen E Thomas, Grant Morahan, Sofianos Andrikopoulos

DIABETOLOGIA | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Reduced insulin secretion results in hyperglycaemia and diabetes involving a complex aetiology that is yet to be fully elucidated. Genetic susceptibility is a key factor in beta cell dysfunction and hyperglycaemia but the responsible genes have not been defined. The Collaborative Cross (CC) is a recombinant inbred mouse panel with diverse genetic backgrounds allowing the identification of complex trait genes that are relevant to human diseases. The aim of this study was to identify and characterise genes associated with hyperglycaemia. METHODS: Using an unbiased genome-wide association study, we examined random blood glucose and insulin sensitivity in 53 genetically unique m..

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