Common variants in the ENPP1 gene are not reproducibly associated with diabetes or obesity

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Abstract

The common missense single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) K121Q in the ectoenzyme nucleotide pyrophosphate phosphodiesterase (ENPP1) gene has recently been associated with type 2 diabetes in Italian, U.S., and South-Asian populations. A three-SNP haplotype, including K121Q, has also been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes in French and Austrian populations. We set out to confirm these findings in several large samples. We genotyped the haplotype K121Q (rs1044498), rs1799774, and rs7754561 in 8,676 individuals of European ancestry with and without type 2 diabetes, in 1,900 obese and 930 lean individuals of European ancestry from the U.S. and Poland, and in 1,101 African-American individuals. Neither the K121Q missense polymorphism nor the putative risk haplotype were significantly associated with type 2 diabetes or BMI. Two SNPs showed suggestive evidence of association in a meta-analysis of our European ancestry samples. These SNPs were rs7754561 with type 2 diabetes 0.85 [95% CI 0.78-0.92], P = 0.00003) and rs1799774 with BMI (homozygotes of the delT-allele, 0.6 [0.42-0.88], P = 0.007). However, these findings are not supported by other studies. We did not observe a reproducible association between these three ENPP1 variants and BMI or type 2 diabetes.

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Authors
  • Helen N. Lyon
  • Jose C. Florez
  • Todd Bersaglieri
  • Richa Saxena
  • Wendy Winckler
  • Peter Almgren
  • Ulf Lindblad
  • Tiinamaija Tuomi
  • Daniel Gaudet
  • Xiaofeng Zhu
  • Richard Cooper
  • Kristin G. Ardlie
  • Mark J. Daly
  • David Altshuler
  • Leif Groop
  • Joel N. Hirschhorn
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  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3180-3184
JournalDiabetes
Volume55
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes