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Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2009 Apr;13(2):223-6. doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2008.0111.

Association analysis between the prostaglandin E synthase 2 R298H polymorphism and body mass index in 8079 participants of the KORA study cohort.

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Department of Molecular Prevention, Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science, Christian-Albrecht-University, Kiel, Germany.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

The H-allele of the R298H polymorphism in the prostaglandin E synthase 2 (PTGES2) gene was associated with lower risk of diabetes type 2.

AIM:

To explore the association between the PTGES2 R298H SNP and body mass index (BMI).

METHODS:

We analyzed the R298H SNP (rs13283456) and three haplotype single-nucleotide polymorphisms (rs884115, rs10987883, and rs4837240) covering a 20 kb gene region in population-based surveys of the Kooperative Gesundheitsforschung in der Region Augsburg study cohort with 8079 participants.

RESULTS:

A statistically significant difference in BMI between the heterozygous PTGES2 R298H genotype and the homozygous R/R genotype was found in males but not in females. Males with the R/H genotype showed a decrease in BMI of -0.30 BMI units (95% CI: -0.55, -0.04, p = 0.02) in comparison to R/R males. A haplotype comprising the minor allele of PTGES2 R298H showed a significant decrease of -0.23 BMI units in males (-0.45, -0.02; p = 0.04) but not in females. Other haplotypes and haplotype single-nucleotide polymorphisms were not significantly associated with BMI.

CONCLUSION:

We found a marginal but significant influence of the PTGES2 298H SNP on BMI in a large population-based study.

PMID:
19371221
DOI:
10.1089/gtmb.2008.0111
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