Dietary saturated fat, gender and genetic variation at the TCF7L2 locus predict the development of metabolic syndrome

Transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) is the strongest genetic determinant of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and insulin-related phenotypes to date. Dietary fat is a key environmental factor which may interact with genotype to affect risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and T2DM. This study investigated the relationship between the TCF7L2 rs7903146 polymorphism, insulin sensitivity/resistance and MetS

Genetic polymorphisms of the DNA repair gene UNG are associated with the susceptibility of rheumatoid arthritis

The involvement of uracil-DNA glycosylase (UNG) in the pathogenesis of cancer is well documented. In contrast, the role of this protein in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) development is not well defined, although previous studies suggest a possible link between autoimmune diseases and malignancy. Therefore, we aimed to examine whether there is a link between UNG genetic