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With regard to diabetes mellitus, which of the following is a gene of major effect?

A. HNF-4 alpha
B. TCF7L2
C. KCNJ11
D. FTO
E. CDKAL1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Answer: A.  Mutations in the HNF-1 alpha or HNF-4 alpha genes cause MODY. These are genes of major effect, causing this unusual monogenic form of type 2 diabetes mellitus. 
The other genes mentioned in the question are genes of small effect.  
See chapter 14 of the book.