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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 May 27;331(1):347-50.

Association of soluble epoxide hydrolase gene polymorphism with insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic patients.

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Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.

Abstract

The insulin resistance found in diabetes is influenced by vascular tone and local blood flow. Endothelial-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) functions as a potent vasodilator to regulate vascular tone, and its production is regulated by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). In this study, we examined the genotype distribution and allele frequency of sEH gene G860A (Arg287Gln) polymorphism in Japanese subjects (n=499) (non-diabetic subjects, n=205; type 2 diabetic patients, n=294). Also, to accurately evaluate insulin resistance, we performed the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp test for each type 2 diabetic patient (n=86) from whom agreement was obtained, and then examined a possible association of sEH gene G860A polymorphism with insulin resistance status. There was no significant difference in genotype distribution and allele frequency between non-diabetic subjects and type 2 diabetic patients. Interestingly, however, there was close association of sEH gene G860A (Arg287Gln) polymorphism with insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic patients, which was not observed in non-diabetic subjects. These results suggest that sEH and EDHF play some important role in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance found in type 2 diabetes.

PMID:
15845398
DOI:
10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.03.171
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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