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Gac Med Mex. 2005 Mar-Apr;141(2):115-22.

[Identifying different susceptibility loci associated with early onset diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Mexican families].

[Article in Spanish]

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Unidad de Biología Molecular y Medicina Genómica del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán y del Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas de la UNAM, México.


Coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus are among the primary mortality and morbidity causes in Mexico. Genetic factors play a fundamental role in the development of these entities. In the past few years due to the recognition and study of families with monogenic forms of diabetes and dislipidemias associated with development of atherosclerosis, several genes and loci have been associated with these conditions through genetic linkage studies. These studies have provided evidence of the genetic heterogeneity that exists and the type of genes involved in different ethnic groups. The study of Mexican families with early-onset diabetes and combined familial hyperlipidemia showed the participation of different genetic loci associated with these conditions in the Mexican population. These findings show the value of gene mapping strategies in the identification of the genetic component in these entities in our population.

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