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Dr. V. Mohan

Chairman & Chief of Diabetology
Dr.V. Mohan, Chairman & Chief of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre, and ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on Diabetes, spoke to Medindia about MODY and the new gene discovery.

New Gene Linked to Maturity-Onset Diabetes of Youth (MODY) Identified: Interview With Diabetologist

  • A rare gene which is linked to Maturity Onset Diabetes of Youth (MODY) has been identified by Indian scientists
  • MODY occurs due to the defect in a single gene. There are 14 different types of MODY. The gene discovery could be the new form of MODY
  • Renowned diabetologist Dr V Mohan, spoke to Medindia in an exclusive interview about MODY and the gene discovery
Conventionally, diabetes has been categorized into two sub-types - type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Now, scientists have identified at least 20 types of diabetes. The diagnosis of each type is based on certain tests that will help the diabetologist to diagnose the condition more accurately and accordingly take treatment decisions. A patient diagnosed with diabetes may not respond better to the same treatment given to another diabetic patient. For example, patients with type 1 diabetes may need insulin injections for life, while patients with type 2 diabetes respond better to medications than insulin.

Maturity Onset Diabetes of Youth (MODY) is a newly identified form of diabetes that occurs due to the defect in a single gene. So far, scientists have identified six variants of MODY, including three PDX1 variants P33T, E224K, P242L, HNF4A V169I, BLK A71T and NEUROD1 H241Q, previously reported to be linked to MODY. ...

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