Angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphisms and T2DM in a case–control association study of the Bahraini population

Al-Jawhara Centre for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (Impact Factor: 2.39). 04/2011; 350(1-2):119-25. DOI: 10.1007/s11010-010-0688-y
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Bahrain has one of the highest incidence rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Development of diabetic nephropathy (DN) as a complication was noticed in some patients while absent in others. This interesting observation raises the role of certain genetic risk factors for the development of DN. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism was found to be associated with T2DM. While some patients have predisposition to DN in the population, others have negative association. The present case-control association study was designed to investigate the association of ACE I/D polymorphism in T2DM patients in Bahrain especially in those who developed DN. A total of 360 T2DM patients (110 with DN and 250 without DN) and 360 healthy (non-diabetic) age-matched subjects were recruited for this study for comparison. The presence (insertion)/absence (deletion) (I/D) polymorphism of a 287-bp Alu1 element inside intron 16 of the ACE gene was investigated using PCR-gel electrophoresis. The results show that the distribution of the homozygote DD genotype of the ACE gene was high among Bahraini T2DM patients compared to the healthy non-diabetic subjects. In addition, the distribution of the deletion (D) allele was high among Bahraini T2DM patients with DN when compared to the healthy non-diabetic subjects. However, there was no significant difference in the distribution of ACE I/D allele and genotypes between DN patients when compared to those T2DM patients without DN. The results obtained in this study are in closely agreement with some previous reports which show a strong association of ACE polymorphism with T2DM patients, yet not a risk factor for development of DN.

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    • "Genetic markers, in particular ACE I/D gene polymorphism, might offer some benefits to better predict the outcome of renal diseases. The level of plasma ACE, constitutively expressed in several types of somatic cells, is linked to an I/D gene polymorphism of 287 bp in intron 16 of the ACE gene [7, 12]. The D allele and DD genotype has been reported to be associated with higher plasma ACE level [13]. "
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