Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Gene Insertion/deletion Polymorphism Studies in Asian Indian Pregnant Women Biochemically Identifies Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Rao, Pragna (2013) Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Gene Insertion/deletion Polymorphism Studies in Asian Indian Pregnant Women Biochemically Identifies Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin- Aldosterone System. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Introduction: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance first recognized during pregnancy. Insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of a 287 bp Alu repetitive sequence in intron 16 of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene has been widely investigated in Asian Indian populations with different ethnic origins. The present study examined possible association between I/D polymorphism of the ACE gene and GDM in Asian Indian pregnant women. Methods: A total of 200 pregnant women (100 GDM and 100 non-GDM) were recruited in this study and I/D poly - morphism of a 287 bp Alu1 element inside intron 16 of the ACE gene was examined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based gel electrophoresis. Result: The distribution of the variants like II, ID, and DD genotypes of ACE gene showed differences between normal GDM versus non-GDM subjects, and the frequency of the ID+ DD Vs II genotype was significant ( p =0.0002) in the GDM group. Conclusion: ACE gene polymorphism was associated with GDM in Asian Indian pregnant women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gestational diabetes mellitus; Angiotensin-converting enzyme; Insertion/deletion polymorphism; Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Polymerase chain reaction
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:40
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2013 09:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137950

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