Evolution of receptors for peptides similar to glucagon.
Toronto, Canada. In Gen Comp Endocrinol, 2015
A total of five types of genes for receptors for these peptides have been identified, three for the products of GCG (GCGR, GLP1R, and GLP2R) and one each for the products of GIP (GIPR) and the ortholog of exendin (Grlr).
Common variants at CDKAL1 and KLF9 are associated with body mass index in east Asian populations.
Yokohama, Japan. In Nat Genet, 2012
Here we report a genome-wide association study and replication studies with 62,245 east Asian subjects, which identified two new body mass index-associated loci in the CDKAL1 locus at 6p22 (rs2206734, P = 1.4 × 10(-11)) and the KLF9 locus at 9q21 (rs11142387, P = 1.3 × 10(-9)), as well as several previously reported loci (the SEC16B, BDNF, FTO, MC4R and GIPR loci, P < 5.0 × 10(-8)).