Epistasis between hyperglycemic QTLs revealed in a double congenic of the OLETF rat

Epistasis between hyperglycemic QTLs revealed in a double congenic of the OLETF rat Glucose homeostasis is believed to be regulated by multiple genetic components, in addition to numerous external factors. It is therefore crucial to dissect and understand what roles each causative gene plays in maintaining proper glucose metabolism. In OLETF (Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty) rat, a model of polygenic type 2 diabetes, at least 14 quantitative trait loci (QTLs) influencing plasma glucose levels were identified. In congenic strains some of the OLETF allelic variants were shown to increase glucose levels. In this study the focus was on two of the hyperglycemic loci, Nidd1/of and Nidd2/of. Congenic rats possessing OLETF genome fragment at either locus showed similar levels of mild hyperglycemia. A newly established double congenic rat showed a further aggravation of hyperglycemia. The Nidd1/of locus was also shown to function in the reduction of plasma leptin levels and fat weights, while the Nidd2/of locus led to increased plasma insulin and fat weights. Interestingly, both plasma leptin and fat weights reverted to the control levels in the double congenic rat. These results indicate that there is an epistatic interaction between the two loci. However, it is unlikely that the abnormal level of enhanced glucose homeostasis is mediated, at least not directly, by leptin or fat mass. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

Epistasis between hyperglycemic QTLs revealed in a double congenic of the OLETF rat

Loading next page...
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Life Sciences; Zoology ; Anatomy ; Cell Biology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial