Lack of association between polymorphism of the human cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase gene and obesity. Int J Obes (Lond)

Section on Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA.
International Journal of Obesity (Impact Factor: 5). 08/2005; 29(7):872-4. DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802973
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To investigate whether genetic variation in the cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase gene (PRKG1) is associated with obesity.
The study included 143 individuals from New York City area, NY, USA. The subjects were sampled on the basis of body mass index (BMI): obese (BMI ranging from 33.8 to 89.5 kg/m(2)), and nonobese (BMI ranging from 16.0 to 29.4 kg/m(2)). The association between C2276T polymorphism in PRKG1 gene and obesity was tested using linear regression analysis.
BMI levels were predicted by linear regression models adjusted for demographic factors. An analysis was performed twice: in individuals of all ethnic backgrounds and in European-Americans only. In both cases, genotype did not have a significant effect.
We found no evidence that the C2276T polymorphism in the PKRG1 gene is associated with obesity.

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