Zinc transport and diabetes risk

Ewan Pearson (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Genome-wide association studies have previously identified variants in SLC30A8, encoding the zinc transporter ZnT8, associated with diabetes risk. A rare variant association study has now established the direction of effect, surprisingly showing that loss-of-function mutations in SLC30A8 are protective against diabetes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)323-4
    Number of pages2
    JournalNature Genetics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


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