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Association of Transcobalamin II (TCN2) and Transcobalamin II-Receptor (TCblR) Genetic Variations With Cobalamin Deficiency Parameters in Elderly Women.
Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Jul; 17(4):444-54.BR

Abstract

Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency is a subtle progressive clinical disorder, affecting nearly 1 in 5 individuals > 60 years old. This deficiency is produced by age-related decreases in nutrient absorption, medications that interfere with vitamin B12 absorption, and other comorbidities. Clinical heterogeneity confounds symptom detection for elderly adults, as deficiency sequelae range from mild fatigue and weakness to debilitating megaloblastic anemia and permanent neuropathic injury. A better understanding of genetic factors that contribute to cobalamin deficiency in the elderly would allow for targeted nursing care and preventive interventions. We tested for associations of common variants in genes involved in cobalamin transport and homeostasis with metabolic indicators of cobalamin deficiency (homocysteine and methylmalonic acid) as well as hematologic, neurologic, and functional performance features of cobalamin deficiency in 789 participants of the Women's Health and Aging Studies. Although not significant when corrected for multiple testing, eight single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in two genes, transcobalamin II (TCN2) and the transcobalamin II-receptor (TCblR), were found to influence several clinical traits of cobalamin deficiency. The three most significant findings were the identified associations involving missense coding SNPs, namely, TCblR G220R (rs2336573) with serum cobalamin, TCN2 S348F (rs9621049) with homocysteine, and TCN2 P259R (rs1801198) with red blood cell mean corpuscular volume. These SNPs may modify the phenotype in older adults who are more likely to develop symptoms of vitamin B12 malabsorption.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Genome Technology Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA University of Utah, College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.Genome Technology Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.University of Utah, College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.University of Utah, College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Denver, CO, USA.University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.Genome Technology Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA lbrody@mail.nih.gov.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25657319

Citation

Kurnat-Thoma, Emma L., et al. "Association of Transcobalamin II (TCN2) and Transcobalamin II-Receptor (TCblR) Genetic Variations With Cobalamin Deficiency Parameters in Elderly Women." Biological Research for Nursing, vol. 17, no. 4, 2015, pp. 444-54.
Kurnat-Thoma EL, Pangilinan F, Matteini AM, et al. Association of Transcobalamin II (TCN2) and Transcobalamin II-Receptor (TCblR) Genetic Variations With Cobalamin Deficiency Parameters in Elderly Women. Biol Res Nurs. 2015;17(4):444-54.
Kurnat-Thoma, E. L., Pangilinan, F., Matteini, A. M., Wong, B., Pepper, G. A., Stabler, S. P., Guralnik, J. M., & Brody, L. C. (2015). Association of Transcobalamin II (TCN2) and Transcobalamin II-Receptor (TCblR) Genetic Variations With Cobalamin Deficiency Parameters in Elderly Women. Biological Research for Nursing, 17(4), 444-54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1099800415569506
Kurnat-Thoma EL, et al. Association of Transcobalamin II (TCN2) and Transcobalamin II-Receptor (TCblR) Genetic Variations With Cobalamin Deficiency Parameters in Elderly Women. Biol Res Nurs. 2015;17(4):444-54. PubMed PMID: 25657319.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Association of Transcobalamin II (TCN2) and Transcobalamin II-Receptor (TCblR) Genetic Variations With Cobalamin Deficiency Parameters in Elderly Women. AU - Kurnat-Thoma,Emma L, AU - Pangilinan,Faith, AU - Matteini,Amy M, AU - Wong,Bob, AU - Pepper,Ginette A, AU - Stabler,Sally P, AU - Guralnik,Jack M, AU - Brody,Lawrence C, Y1 - 2015/02/05/ PY - 2015/2/7/entrez PY - 2015/2/7/pubmed PY - 2016/12/15/medline KW - cobalamin KW - genetic association KW - older adults KW - pernicious anemia KW - transcobalamin KW - vitamin B12 deficiency SP - 444 EP - 54 JF - Biological research for nursing JO - Biol Res Nurs VL - 17 IS - 4 N2 - Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency is a subtle progressive clinical disorder, affecting nearly 1 in 5 individuals > 60 years old. This deficiency is produced by age-related decreases in nutrient absorption, medications that interfere with vitamin B12 absorption, and other comorbidities. Clinical heterogeneity confounds symptom detection for elderly adults, as deficiency sequelae range from mild fatigue and weakness to debilitating megaloblastic anemia and permanent neuropathic injury. A better understanding of genetic factors that contribute to cobalamin deficiency in the elderly would allow for targeted nursing care and preventive interventions. We tested for associations of common variants in genes involved in cobalamin transport and homeostasis with metabolic indicators of cobalamin deficiency (homocysteine and methylmalonic acid) as well as hematologic, neurologic, and functional performance features of cobalamin deficiency in 789 participants of the Women's Health and Aging Studies. Although not significant when corrected for multiple testing, eight single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in two genes, transcobalamin II (TCN2) and the transcobalamin II-receptor (TCblR), were found to influence several clinical traits of cobalamin deficiency. The three most significant findings were the identified associations involving missense coding SNPs, namely, TCblR G220R (rs2336573) with serum cobalamin, TCN2 S348F (rs9621049) with homocysteine, and TCN2 P259R (rs1801198) with red blood cell mean corpuscular volume. These SNPs may modify the phenotype in older adults who are more likely to develop symptoms of vitamin B12 malabsorption. SN - 1552-4175 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25657319/Association_of_Transcobalamin_II__TCN2__and_Transcobalamin_II_Receptor__TCblR__Genetic_Variations_With_Cobalamin_Deficiency_Parameters_in_Elderly_Women_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1099800415569506?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -