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Transcobalamin polymorphism 67A-> G, but not 776C-> G, affects serum holotranscobalamin in a cohort of healthy middle-aged men and women
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 0022-3166, E-ISSN 1541-6100, Vol. 141, no 10, 1784-1790 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Two polymorphic variants in the gene coding for transcobalamin II (TCN2), TCN2 776C-> G and TCN2 67A-> G, may alter serum holotranscobalamin (holoTC), which in turn may affect cellular uptake of cobalamin (Cbl) and thereby Cbl status indicators. We studied the effects of TCN2 776C- > G and TCN2 67A- > G on blood concentrations of holoTC, Cbl, methylmalonic acid (MMA), and total homocysteine (tHcy) in 2411 individuals (50-64 y) that had been selected on the basis of these TCN2 genotypes from 10601 Norwegian inhabitants. The serum holoTC concentration was lower in TCN2 67AG (55 +/- 0.75 pmol/L) and 67GG (48 +/- 2.14 pmol/L) than in 67AA (62 +/- 0.67 pmol/L) (P < 0.001) but did not differ among TCN2 776C-> G genotypes. The polymorphisms interacted as serum holoTC determinants (P= 0.001) and the presence of TCN2 67AG and GG in strata of 776CC and CG, but not 776GG, increased the risk of having serum holoTC <45.6 pmol/L [tertile 1 vs. tertiles 2 and 3: OR = 2.5(95% CI 1.8-3.5) for 67AG; OR = 5.7 (95% Cl 3.5-9.1) for 67GG in 776CC; OR = 2.1 195% Cl 1.6-2.9) for 67AG; and OR = 4.5 (95% Cl 2.4-8.2) for 67GG in 776CG; all P < 0.0011. Plasma MMA, tHcy, and Cbl were not affected by either polymorphism. In summary, serum holoTC, but not plasma Cbl, MMA, or tHcy, varied according to TCN2 67A-> G genotypes. It remains to be determined whether this polymorphic effect on serum holoTC alters its diagnostic utility as Cbl status indicator.

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Bethesda, Md., 2011. Vol. 141, no 10, 1784-1790 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-48291DOI: 10.3945/jn.111.141960ISI: 000295193000004OAI: diva2:448684
Available from: 2011-10-17 Created: 2011-10-14 Last updated: 2011-10-20Bibliographically approved

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