SEL1L, a human gene located on chromosome 14q24.3-q31, is highly expressed in adult pancreas. It is proximal to D14S67 (IDDM11) a proposed type I diabetes susceptibility locus. Considering the organ specific expression of SEL1L, a fundamental role of SEL1L in pancreatic growth can be hypothesized. While screening for mutations in young diabetic patients, in children affected by persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI), in patients with non-functional endocrine tumours and in over 100 control subjects, we identified a novel polymorphism (D162G) residing on the fourth exon of the gene. This exon encodes for the fibronectin type II domain and the nucleotide change involves a highly conserved amino acid. The D162G polymorphism induces a major change in the amino acid composition producing a possible disruptive role in collagen binding.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 4 2004|
- Fibronectin type II domain
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
- Molecular Biology