A Replication Study of ND3 rs2853826 association with Type 2 Diabetes in North Indian Population

  1. Varun Sharma1,
  2. Indu Sharma1,
  3. Gurvinder Singh1,2,
  4. Itty Sethi1,
  5. A.J.S. Bhanwer2,
  6. Vinod Singh1,
  7. Ekta Rai1,
  8. Swarkar Sharma1

Authors Affiliation(s)

  • 1Human Genetics Research Group, Department of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, INDIA
  • 2Department of Human Genetics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA

Can J Biotech, Volume 1, Special Issue-Supplement, Page 257, DOI: https://doi.org/10.24870/cjb.2017-a241

Presenting author: vinod.singh@smvdu.ac.in


Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a complex disease and genetic is one of factor contributing to its pathogenesis. Both decreased body sensitivity to insulin and defects in insulin production are involved in T2D development. ND3 is one of the subunit of complex I which is located in inner mitochondrial membrane of mitochondria. Mitochondrial activity can regulate insulin sensitivity and insulin production. Further, variations in mitochondrial DNA have been shown to raise the risk of T2D. In this study, we replicated the association of ND3 rs2853826 with T2D in a total of 1759 samples (684 T2D cases and 1075 healthy controls) belonging to North India. We observed that ND3 rs2853826 is significantly associated with TD in the studied population and the estimated odds ratio (OR) is 1.65 (1.33 – 2.05 at 95% CI). Thus, our findings replicate and support earlier studies implicating the association of ND3 gene with T2D in Indian population.