Identification of Genetic Variations in CBL, SORBS1, CRK, and RHOQ, Key Modulators in the CAP/TC10 Pathway of Insulin Signal Transduction, and Their Association with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Korean Population

Kyung-Won Hong, Hyun-Seok Jin, Ji-Eun Lim, Min-Jin Go, Jong-Young Lee, Sue-Yun Hwang, Hun-Kuk Park, Berm-Seok Oh
2009 Genomics & Informatics  
Recent evidence has strongly suggested that the CAP/TC10 pathway is involved in the trafficking, docking, and fusion of vesicles containing the insulin-responsive glucose transporter Glut4 to the plasma membrane. However, little is known about how the genes employed in the CAP/TC10 pathway are associated with the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this study, we sequenced 4 genes of the CAP/TC10 pathway [SORBS1, CBL, CRK, and RHOQ] in 24 individuals to identify genetic variations in
more » ... ic variations in these loci. A total of 48 sequence variants were identified, including 23 novel variations. To investigate the possible association with type 2 diabetes mellitus, 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms from SORBS1, 3 from CBL, and 4 from RHOQ were genotyped in 1122 Korean type 2 diabetic patients and 1138 nondiabetic controls. Using logistic regression analysis, 1 significant association between SNP rs1376405 in RHOQ and type 2 diabetes mellitus [OR = 8.714 (C.I. 1.714-44.29), p = 0.009] was found in the recessive model. Our data demonstrate a positive association of the RHOQ gene in the CAP/TC10 pathway with T2DM in the Korean population.
doi:10.5808/gi.2009.7.2.053 fatcat:qnn5fulrurdglgmnhwfmaatqm4