Chromosome - 7 SNP - rs1726866 Gene Name - MGAM

Basic Information

  • SNP rs1726866
  • Chromosome 7
  • Gene Name MGAM
  • Weight of evidence 120
Genotype Frequency
  • AG
  • AA
  • GG
Allele Frequency
  • A
  • G

SNP Expression Description

How does this fit in to your daily life?

Individuals with this SNP are encouraged to consider supplementing their diet with more bitter tasting foods.

Further research is being conducted on this SNP, please consult with your physician before taking any action. Even though current research indicates the possibility that current diseases are associated with this SNP, individuals with this SNP should be aware that this does not necessarily indicate that such diseases are present nor likely.

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General SNP Description

This is one of three SNPs that form the main haplotypes behind the ability to perceive as bitter the taste of the compound phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) and similar molecules in foods (cabbage and raw broccoli) or drinks (coffee and dark beers).The C allele for this SNP is  is the “tasting” allele, and it is dominant to the “non-tasting” allele T, having one copy is enough to have the bitter tasting ability. Research also indicates that women with a A/A genotype for this SNP  lack control over their eating behavior and have a greater tendency to overeat. Polymorphisms in this gene form the basis for the ability to taste bitterness in certain foods. Diseases associated with this gene include Dental Caries and Nicotine Dependence.
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