Published in Pharma Law Weekly, January 18th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Peptides, "Urotensin II is among the most potent vasoactive hormones known and the urotensin II (UTS2) gene is localized to 1p36-p32, one of the regions reported to show possible linkage with type 2 diabetes in Japanese. When we surveyed genetic polymorphisms in the UTS2 and urotensin II receptor (GPR14) gene, we identified two SNPs with amino acid substitutions (designated T21M and S89N and an SNP in the promotor region (-605G>A) of the UTS2 gene, and two SNPs in the non-coding...
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