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Indian J Clin Biochem. 2011 Apr;26(2):125-30. doi: 10.1007/s12291-010-0099-6. Epub 2011 Jan 13.

Influence of Bcl-1 Gene Polymorphism of Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene (NR3C1, rs41423247) on Blood Pressure, Glucose in Northern Indians.


Glucocorticoids and its receptor are known to be involved in the dysregulation of hormone and lipid levels. Therefore, we evaluated the association of Bcl1 gene polymorphism of glucocorticoids receptor (GCR) gene variant with hormone and lipid levels in Northern Indians obese. A total of 435 obese and non-obese age matched subjects were included in the case-control study. Lipid and hormonal levels were estimated using standard protocols. Analysis of +646 C>G NR3C1 gene polymorphism was done using PCR-RFLP. The frequencies of GR Bcl1, C>G genotypes and alleles did not differ significantly (P > 0.05) between obese and non-obese. The +646 G allele carriers had higher waist to hip ratio, blood pressure, insulin and glucose levels than non-carriers in obese subjects while diastolic blood pressure and glucose in non-obese. The NR3C1, +646 C>G polymorphism did not associate with obesity. However, the GG genotype may modulate blood pressure, blood glucose and hormonal levels in northern Indians.


Abdominal obesity; Glucocorticoid receptors; Polymorphism; Risk

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