The genetics of fasting and postprandial metabolite levels are overlapping

Ruifang Li, Renee de Mutsert, Frits R Rosendaal, Ko Willems van Dijk, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori

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In 2015, a genome-wide association study described 59 independent signals that showed strong associations with 85 fasting metabolite concentrations as measured by the Biocrates AbsoluteIDQ p150 kit. However, the human body resides in a nonfasting state for the greater part of the day, and the genetic basis of postprandial metabolite concentrations remains largely unknown. We systematically examined these previously identified genetic associations in postprandial metabolite concentrations after a mixed meal. Of these 85 metabolites, 23 were identified with significant changes after the meal, for which 38 gene-metabolite associations were analyzed. Of these 38 associations, 31 gene-metabolite associations were replicated with postprandial metabolite concentrations. These data indicate that the genetics of fasting and postprandial metabolite levels are significantly overlapping.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)235-236
JournalPhysiological genomics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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