Published in Health and Medicine Week, March 13th, 2006
"Predisposition to type 1 diabetes and juvenile obesity is influenced by the susceptibility locus IDDM2 that includes the insulin gene (INS). Although the risk conferred by IDDM2 has been attributed to a minisatellite upstream of INS, intragenic variants have not been ruled out," scientists in England report.
J. Kralovicova and colleagues working with the University of Southampton conducted the present study to assess "whether INS polymorphisms affect pre-mRNA splicing and proinsulin secretion using minigene reporter assays. We show that IVS1-6A/T...
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