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Disease Markers
Volume 31, Issue 4, Pages 241-246
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/DMA-2011-0823

A Polymorphism Within the Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) Gene has No Effect on Non-Invasive Markers of Beta-Cell Area and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Olga Pivovarova,1,2 Eva Fisher,3 Katarzyna Dudziak,4 Iryna Ilkavets,5 Steven Dooley,5 Petr Slominsky,6 Svetlana Limborska,6 Martin O. Weickert,1,2,7 Joachim Spranger,1,2 Andreas Fritsche,4 Heiner Boeing,3 Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer,1,2 and Natalia Rudovich1,2

1Department of Clinical Nutrition, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
2Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Charité University, Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
3Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
4Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Angiology, Nephrology, and Clinical Chemistry, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Tübingen and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Member of the German, Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), Tübingen, Germany
5Molecular Hepatology – Alcohol Associated Diseases, Medical Clinic II, Faculty of Medicine Mannheim at Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany
6Institute of Molecular Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
7Warwickshire Institute for the Study of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, UK and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Received 14 October 2011; Accepted 14 October 2011

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How to Cite this Article

Olga Pivovarova, Eva Fisher, Katarzyna Dudziak, et al., “A Polymorphism Within the Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) Gene has No Effect on Non-Invasive Markers of Beta-Cell Area and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes,” Disease Markers, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 241-246, 2011. https://doi.org/10.3233/DMA-2011-0823.