Association of RAGE gene polymorphism with Type2 diabetes mellitus in local population

Saba Zulfiqar, Fatma Hussain, Amer Jamil, Nisar Ahmed


Objectives: Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is an endocrine disease having a significant genetic component. Polymorphisms of many genes may affect hereditary vulnerability of the disease that is characterized by insulin resistance and islet disorder. As the genetic basis of T2DM can vary between ethnic groups, it is important to investigate the genetic link of T2DM in Pakistani populace. This study was aimed to assess the association of receptor for advanced glycation end product (RAGE) gene polymorphism (-429T>C) with Type-2 diabetes mellitus within local populace.

Methods: Genomic DNA was isolated by following kit protocol. Genotyping of the RAGE gene was studied by PCR-RFLP on genomic DNA. All research work was done in molecular biochemistry laboratory (MBL), University of Agriculture Faisalabad and Postgraduate Laboratory, The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan from December 2016 to July 2017.

Results: We found distribution of -429T>C genotypes between T2DM and healthy controls as 24.7% (tt), 24.7% (Tt) and 50.7% (TT). The outcomes were highly compatible statistically.

Conclusion: The techniques of PCR and RFLP when performed simultaneously can be helpful in tracing vital information regarding polymorphism of AGE receptor.


How to cite this:Zulfiqar S, Hussain F, Jamil A, Ahmed N. Association of RAGE gene polymorphism with Type2 diabetes mellitus in local population. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(1):226-229.   doi:

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Full Text: PDF


  • There are currently no refbacks.
sejuta manfaat artikel unik sejarah kerajaan