The over-expression of the islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) gene could be a causal factor for islet amyloidosis and beta-cell destruction in Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). An IAPP gene promoter polymorphism, IAPP-132G to A, has been associated with T2DM in Spain. To investigate this polymorphism in other cohorts and in relation to therapy, DNA from 425 T2DM and 279 unrelated, non-diabetic UK subjects (ND) and 102 T2DM and 80 ND Finnish subjects was examined. The relationship of amyloid severity (per...Expand abstract
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Islet amyloid polypeptide gene promoter polymorphisms are not associated with Type 2 diabetes or with the severity of islet amyloidosis.
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