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Dec
1969

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is the form of neurodegenerative dementia with the highest prevalence after Alzheimer's disease, equally distributed in men and women. It includes several variants, generally characterized by behavioural instability and language impairments. Although few mendelian genes (MAPT, GRN, and C9orf72) have been associated to the FTD phenotype, in most cases there is only evidence of multiple risk loci with relatively small effect size.

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Dec
1969

CNV-association meta-analysis in 191,161 European adults reveals new loci associated with anthropometric traits.

Nat Commun 2017 09 29;8(1):744. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
Aurélien Macé, Marcus A Tuke, Patrick Deelen, Kati Kristiansson, Hannele Mattsson, Margit Nõukas, Yadav Sapkota, Ursula Schick, Eleonora Porcu, Sina Rüeger, Aaron F McDaid, David Porteous, Thomas W Winkler, Erika Salvi, Nick Shrine, Xueping Liu, Wei Q Ang, Weihua Zhang, Mary F Feitosa, Cristina Venturini, Peter J van der Most, Anders Rosengren, Andrew R Wood, Robin N Beaumont, Samuel E Jones, Katherine S Ruth, Hanieh Yaghootkar, Jessica Tyrrell, Aki S Havulinna, Harmen Boers, Reedik Mägi, Jennifer Kriebel, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Markus Perola, Markku Nieminen, Marja-Liisa Lokki, Mika Kähönen, Jorma S Viikari, Frank Geller, Jari Lahti, Aarno Palotie, Päivikki Koponen, Annamari Lundqvist, Harri Rissanen, Erwin P Bottinger, Saima Afaq, Mary K Wojczynski, Petra Lenzini, Ilja M Nolte, Thomas Sparsø, Nicole Schupf, Kaare Christensen, Thomas T Perls, Anne B Newman, Thomas Werge, Harold Snieder, Timothy D Spector, John C Chambers, Seppo Koskinen, Mads Melbye, Olli T Raitakari, Terho Lehtimäki, Martin D Tobin, Louise V Wain, Juha Sinisalo, Annette Peters, Thomas Meitinger, Nicholas G Martin, Naomi R Wray, Grant W Montgomery, Sarah E Medland, Morris A Swertz, Erkki Vartiainen, Katja Borodulin, Satu Männistö, Anna Murray, Murielle Bochud, Sébastien Jacquemont, Fernando Rivadeneira, Thomas F Hansen, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Massimo Mangino, Michael A Province, Panos Deloukas, Jaspal S Kooner, Rachel M Freathy, Craig Pennell, Bjarke Feenstra, David P Strachan, Guillaume Lettre, Joel Hirschhorn, Daniele Cusi, Iris M Heid, Caroline Hayward, Katrin Männik, Jacques S Beckmann, Ruth J F Loos, Dale R Nyholt, Andres Metspalu, Johan G Eriksson, Michael N Weedon, Veikko Salomaa, Lude Franke, Alexandre Reymond, Timothy M Frayling, Zoltán Kutalik
There are few examples of robust associations between rare copy number variants (CNVs) and complex continuous human traits. Here we present a large-scale CNV association meta-analysis on anthropometric traits in up to 191,161 adult samples from 26 cohorts. The study reveals five CNV associations at 1q21.

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Aug
2017

Erratum: Genetic loci associated with heart rate variability and their effects on cardiac disease risk.

Nat Commun 2017 Aug 2;8:16140. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
Ilja M Nolte, M Loretto Munoz, Vinicius Tragante, Azmeraw T Amare, Rick Jansen, Ahmad Vaez, Benedikt von der Heyde, Christy L Avery, Joshua C Bis, Bram Dierckx, Jenny van Dongen, Stephanie M Gogarten, Philippe Goyette, Jussi Hernesniemi, Ville Huikari, Shih-Jen Hwang, Deepali Jaju, Kathleen F Kerr, Alexander Kluttig, Bouwe P Krijthe, Jitender Kumar, Sander W van der Laan, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Adam X Maihofer, Arpi Minassian, Peter J van der Most, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Michel Nivard, Erika Salvi, James D Stewart, Julian F Thayer, Niek Verweij, Andrew Wong, Delilah Zabaneh, Mohammad H Zafarmand, Abdel Abdellaoui, Sulayma Albarwani, Christine Albert, Alvaro Alonso, Foram Ashar, Juha Auvinen, Tomas Axelsson, Dewleen G Baker, Paul I W de Bakker, Matteo Barcella, Riad Bayoumi, Rob J Bieringa, Dorret Boomsma, Gabrielle Boucher, Annie R Britton, Ingrid Christophersen, Andrea Dietrich, George B Ehret, Patrick T Ellinor, Markku Eskola, Janine F Felix, John S Floras, Oscar H Franco, Peter Friberg, Maaike G J Gademan, Mark A Geyer, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Catharina A Hartman, Daiane Hemerich, Albert Hofman, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Heikki Huikuri, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Xavier Jouven, Juhani Junttila, Markus Juonala, Antti M Kiviniemi, Jan A Kors, Meena Kumari, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Cathy C Laurie, Joop D Lefrandt, Yong Li, Yun Li, Duanping Liao, Marian C Limacher, Henry J Lin, Cecilia M Lindgren, Steven A Lubitz, Anubha Mahajan, Barbara McKnight, Henriette Meyer Zu Schwabedissen, Yuri Milaneschi, Nina Mononen, Andrew P Morris, Mike A Nalls, Gerjan Navis, Melanie Neijts, Kjell Nikus, Kari E North, Daniel T O'Connor, Johan Ormel, Siegfried Perz, Annette Peters, Bruce M Psaty, Olli T Raitakari, Victoria B Risbrough, Moritz F Sinner, David Siscovick, Johannes H Smit, Nicholas L Smith, Elsayed Z Soliman, Nona Sotoodehnia, Jan A Staessen, Phyllis K Stein, Adrienne M Stilp, Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek, Konstantin Strauch, Johan Sundström, Cees A Swenne, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Jean-Claude Tardif, Kent D Taylor, Alexander Teumer, Timothy A Thornton, Lesley E Tinker, André G Uitterlinden, Jessica van Setten, Andreas Voss, Melanie Waldenberger, Kirk C Wilhelmsen, Gonneke Willemsen, Quenna Wong, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Alan B Zonderman, Daniele Cusi, Michele K Evans, Halina K Greiser, Pim van der Harst, Mohammad Hassan, Erik Ingelsson, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Stefan Kääb, Mika Kähönen, Mika Kivimaki, Charles Kooperberg, Diana Kuh, Terho Lehtimäki, Lars Lind, Caroline M Nievergelt, Chris J O'Donnell, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Brenda Penninx, Alexander P Reiner, Harriëtte Riese, Arie M van Roon, John D Rioux, Jerome I Rotter, Tamar Sofer, Bruno H Stricker, Henning Tiemeier, Tanja G M Vrijkotte, Folkert W Asselbergs, Bianca J J M Brundel, Susan R Heckbert, Eric A Whitsel, Marcel den Hoed, Harold Snieder, Eco J C de Geus
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15805.

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Jun
2017

Genetic loci associated with heart rate variability and their effects on cardiac disease risk.

Nat Commun 2017 Jun 14;8:15805. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
Ilja M Nolte, M Loretto Munoz, Vinicius Tragante, Azmeraw T Amare, Rick Jansen, Ahmad Vaez, Benedikt von der Heyde, Christy L Avery, Joshua C Bis, Bram Dierckx, Jenny van Dongen, Stephanie M Gogarten, Philippe Goyette, Jussi Hernesniemi, Ville Huikari, Shih-Jen Hwang, Deepali Jaju, Kathleen F Kerr, Alexander Kluttig, Bouwe P Krijthe, Jitender Kumar, Sander W van der Laan, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Adam X Maihofer, Arpi Minassian, Peter J van der Most, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Michel Nivard, Erika Salvi, James D Stewart, Julian F Thayer, Niek Verweij, Andrew Wong, Delilah Zabaneh, Mohammad H Zafarmand, Abdel Abdellaoui, Sulayma Albarwani, Christine Albert, Alvaro Alonso, Foram Ashar, Juha Auvinen, Tomas Axelsson, Dewleen G Baker, Paul I W de Bakker, Matteo Barcella, Riad Bayoumi, Rob J Bieringa, Dorret Boomsma, Gabrielle Boucher, Annie R Britton, Ingrid Christophersen, Andrea Dietrich, George B Ehret, Patrick T Ellinor, Markku Eskola, Janine F Felix, John S Floras, Oscar H Franco, Peter Friberg, Maaike G J Gademan, Mark A Geyer, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Catharina A Hartman, Daiane Hemerich, Albert Hofman, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Heikki Huikuri, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Xavier Jouven, Juhani Junttila, Markus Juonala, Antti M Kiviniemi, Jan A Kors, Meena Kumari, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Cathy C Laurie, Joop D Lefrandt, Yong Li, Yun Li, Duanping Liao, Marian C Limacher, Henry J Lin, Cecilia M Lindgren, Steven A Lubitz, Anubha Mahajan, Barbara McKnight, Henriette Meyer Zu Schwabedissen, Yuri Milaneschi, Nina Mononen, Andrew P Morris, Mike A Nalls, Gerjan Navis, Melanie Neijts, Kjell Nikus, Kari E North, Daniel T O'Connor, Johan Ormel, Siegfried Perz, Annette Peters, Bruce M Psaty, Olli T Raitakari, Victoria B Risbrough, Moritz F Sinner, David Siscovick, Johannes H Smit, Nicholas L Smith, Elsayed Z Soliman, Nona Sotoodehnia, Jan A Staessen, Phyllis K Stein, Adrienne M Stilp, Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek, Konstantin Strauch, Johan Sundström, Cees A Swenne, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Jean-Claude Tardif, Kent D Taylor, Alexander Teumer, Timothy A Thornton, Lesley E Tinker, André G Uitterlinden, Jessica van Setten, Andreas Voss, Melanie Waldenberger, Kirk C Wilhelmsen, Gonneke Willemsen, Quenna Wong, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Alan B Zonderman, Daniele Cusi, Michele K Evans, Halina K Greiser, Pim van der Harst, Mohammad Hassan, Erik Ingelsson, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Stefan Kääb, Mika Kähönen, Mika Kivimaki, Charles Kooperberg, Diana Kuh, Terho Lehtimäki, Lars Lind, Caroline M Nievergelt, Chris J O'Donnell, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Brenda Penninx, Alexander P Reiner, Harriëtte Riese, Arie M van Roon, John D Rioux, Jerome I Rotter, Tamar Sofer, Bruno H Stricker, Henning Tiemeier, Tanja G M Vrijkotte, Folkert W Asselbergs, Bianca J J M Brundel, Susan R Heckbert, Eric A Whitsel, Marcel den Hoed, Harold Snieder, Eco J C de Geus
Reduced cardiac vagal control reflected in low heart rate variability (HRV) is associated with greater risks for cardiac morbidity and mortality. In two-stage meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies for three HRV traits in up to 53,174 individuals of European ancestry, we detect 17 genome-wide significant SNPs in eight loci. HRV SNPs tag non-synonymous SNPs (in NDUFA11 and KIAA1755), expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) (influencing GNG11, RGS6 and NEO1), or are located in genes preferentially expressed in the sinoatrial node (GNG11, RGS6 and HCN4).

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Dec
1969

Genetic association study of exfoliation syndrome identifies a protective rare variant at LOXL1 and five new susceptibility loci.

Nat Genet 2017 07 29;49(7):993-1004. Epub 2017 May 29.
Tin Aung, Mineo Ozaki, Mei Chin Lee, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Takanori Mizoguchi, Robert P Igo, Aravind Haripriya, Susan E Williams, Yury S Astakhov, Andrew C Orr, Kathryn P Burdon, Satoko Nakano, Kazuhiko Mori, Khaled Abu-Amero, Michael Hauser, Zheng Li, Gopalakrishnan Prakadeeswari, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Alina Popa Cherecheanu, Jae H Kang, Sarah Nelson, Ken Hayashi, Shin-Ichi Manabe, Shigeyasu Kazama, Tomasz Zarnowski, Kenji Inoue, Murat Irkec, Miguel Coca-Prados, Kazuhisa Sugiyama, Irma Järvelä, Patricio Schlottmann, S Fabian Lerner, Hasnaa Lamari, Yildirim Nilgün, Mukharram Bikbov, Ki Ho Park, Soon Cheol Cha, Kenji Yamashiro, Juan C Zenteno, Jost B Jonas, Rajesh S Kumar, Shamira A Perera, Anita S Y Chan, Nino Kobakhidze, Ronnie George, Lingam Vijaya, Tan Do, Deepak P Edward, Lourdes de Juan Marcos, Mohammad Pakravan, Sasan Moghimi, Ryuichi Ideta, Daniella Bach-Holm, Per Kappelgaard, Barbara Wirostko, Samuel Thomas, Daniel Gaston, Karen Bedard, Wenda L Greer, Zhenglin Yang, Xueyi Chen, Lulin Huang, Jinghong Sang, Hongyan Jia, Liyun Jia, Chunyan Qiao, Hui Zhang, Xuyang Liu, Bowen Zhao, Ya-Xing Wang, Liang Xu, Stéphanie Leruez, Pascal Reynier, George Chichua, Sergo Tabagari, Steffen Uebe, Matthias Zenkel, Daniel Berner, Georg Mossböck, Nicole Weisschuh, Ursula Hoja, Ulrich-Christoph Welge-Luessen, Christian Mardin, Panayiota Founti, Anthi Chatzikyriakidou, Theofanis Pappas, Eleftherios Anastasopoulos, Alexandros Lambropoulos, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Rohit Shetty, Natalia Porporato, Vijayan Saravanan, Rengaraj Venkatesh, Chandrashekaran Shivkumar, Narendran Kalpana, Sripriya Sarangapani, Mozhgan R Kanavi, Afsaneh Naderi Beni, Shahin Yazdani, Alireza Lashay, Homa Naderifar, Nassim Khatibi, Antonio Fea, Carlo Lavia, Laura Dallorto, Teresa Rolle, Paolo Frezzotti, Daniela Paoli, Erika Salvi, Paolo Manunta, Yosai Mori, Kazunori Miyata, Tomomi Higashide, Etsuo Chihara, Satoshi Ishiko, Akitoshi Yoshida, Masahide Yanagi, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Tsutomu Ohashi, Toshiya Sakurai, Takako Sugimoto, Hideki Chuman, Makoto Aihara, Masaru Inatani, Masahiro Miyake, Norimoto Gotoh, Fumihiko Matsuda, Nagahisa Yoshimura, Yoko Ikeda, Morio Ueno, Chie Sotozono, Jin Wook Jeoung, Min Sagong, Kyu Hyung Park, Jeeyun Ahn, Marisa Cruz-Aguilar, Sidi M Ezzouhairi, Abderrahman Rafei, Yaan Fun Chong, Xiao Yu Ng, Shuang Ru Goh, Yueming Chen, Victor H K Yong, Muhammad Imran Khan, Olusola O Olawoye, Adeyinka O Ashaye, Idakwo Ugbede, Adeola Onakoya, Nkiru Kizor-Akaraiwe, Chaiwat Teekhasaenee, Yanin Suwan, Wasu Supakontanasan, Suhanya Okeke, Nkechi J Uche, Ifeoma Asimadu, Humaira Ayub, Farah Akhtar, Ewa Kosior-Jarecka, Urszula Lukasik, Ignacio Lischinsky, Vania Castro, Rodolfo Perez Grossmann, Gordana Sunaric Megevand, Sylvain Roy, Edward Dervan, Eoin Silke, Aparna Rao, Priti Sahay, Pablo Fornero, Osvaldo Cuello, Delia Sivori, Tamara Zompa, Richard A Mills, Emmanuelle Souzeau, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Alex W Hewitt, Michael Coote, Jonathan G Crowston, Sergei Y Astakhov, Eugeny L Akopov, Anton Emelyanov, Vera Vysochinskaya, Gyulli Kazakbaeva, Rinat Fayzrakhmanov, Saleh A Al-Obeidan, Ohoud Owaidhah, Leyla Ali Aljasim, Balram Chowbay, Jia Nee Foo, Raphael Q Soh, Kar Seng Sim, Zhicheng Xie, Augustine W O Cheong, Shi Qi Mok, Hui Meng Soo, Xiao Yin Chen, Su Qin Peh, Khai Koon Heng, Rahat Husain, Su-Ling Ho, Axel M Hillmer, Ching-Yu Cheng, Francisco A Escudero-Domínguez, Rogelio González-Sarmiento, Frederico Martinon-Torres, Antonio Salas, Kessara Pathanapitoon, Linda Hansapinyo, Boonsong Wanichwecharugruang, Naris Kitnarong, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Hip X Nguyn, Giang T T Nguyn, Trình V Nguyn, Werner Zenz, Alexander Binder, Daniela S Klobassa, Martin L Hibberd, Sonia Davila, Stefan Herms, Markus M Nöthen, Susanne Moebus, Robyn M Rautenbach, Ari Ziskind, Trevor R Carmichael, Michele Ramsay, Lydia Álvarez, Montserrat García, Héctor González-Iglesias, Pedro P Rodríguez-Calvo, Luis Fernández-Vega Cueto, Çilingir Oguz, Nevbahar Tamcelik, Eray Atalay, Bilge Batu, Dilek Aktas, Burcu Kasım, M Roy Wilson, Anne L Coleman, Yutao Liu, Pratap Challa, Leon Herndon, Rachel W Kuchtey, John Kuchtey, Karen Curtin, Craig J Chaya, Alan Crandall, Linda M Zangwill, Tien Yin Wong, Masakazu Nakano, Shigeru Kinoshita, Anneke I den Hollander, Eija Vesti, John H Fingert, Richard K Lee, Arthur J Sit, Bradford J Shingleton, Ningli Wang, Daniele Cusi, Raheel Qamar, Peter Kraft, Margaret A Pericak-Vance, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Steffen Heegaard, Tero Kivelä, André Reis, Friedrich E Kruse, Robert N Weinreb, Louis R Pasquale, Jonathan L Haines, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Fridbert Jonasson, R Rand Allingham, Dan Milea, Robert Ritch, Toshiaki Kubota, Kei Tashiro, Eranga N Vithana, Shazia Micheal, Fotis Topouzis, Jamie E Craig, Michael Dubina, Periasamy Sundaresan, Kari Stefansson, Janey L Wiggs, Francesca Pasutto, Chiea Chuen Khor
Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is the most common known risk factor for secondary glaucoma and a major cause of blindness worldwide. Variants in two genes, LOXL1 and CACNA1A, have previously been associated with XFS. To further elucidate the genetic basis of XFS, we collected a global sample of XFS cases to refine the association at LOXL1, which previously showed inconsistent results across populations, and to identify new variants associated with XFS.

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May
2017

Although lysyl oxidase-like 1 (LOXL1) is known as the principal genetic risk factor for pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome, a major cause of glaucoma and cardiovascular complications, no functional variants have been identified to date. Here, we conduct a genome-wide association scan on 771 German PEX patients and 1,350 controls, followed by independent testing of associated variants in Italian and Japanese data sets. We focus on a 3.

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Dec
1969

Platelet Endothelial Aggregation Receptor 1 (PEAR1), a membrane protein highly expressed in platelets and endothelial cells, plays a role in platelet contact-induced activation, sustained platelet aggregation and endothelial function. Previous reports implicate PEAR1 rs12041331 as a variant influencing risk in patients with coronary heart disease. We investigated whether genetic variation in PEAR1 predicts cardiovascular outcome in a white population.

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Apr
2017

Genome-wide meta-analysis of 241,258 adults accounting for smoking behaviour identifies novel loci for obesity traits.

Nat Commun 2017 Apr 26;8:14977. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
Anne E Justice, Thomas W Winkler, Mary F Feitosa, Misa Graff, Virginia A Fisher, Kristin Young, Llilda Barata, Xuan Deng, Jacek Czajkowski, David Hadley, Julius S Ngwa, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Audrey Y Chu, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Elise Lim, Jeremiah Perez, John D Eicher, Zoltán Kutalik, Luting Xue, Anubha Mahajan, Frida Renström, Joseph Wu, Qibin Qi, Shafqat Ahmad, Tamuno Alfred, Najaf Amin, Lawrence F Bielak, Amelie Bonnefond, Jennifer Bragg, Gemma Cadby, Martina Chittani, Scott Coggeshall, Tanguy Corre, Nese Direk, Joel Eriksson, Krista Fischer, Mathias Gorski, Marie Neergaard Harder, Momoko Horikoshi, Tao Huang, Jennifer E Huffman, Anne U Jackson, Johanne Marie Justesen, Stavroula Kanoni, Leena Kinnunen, Marcus E Kleber, Pirjo Komulainen, Meena Kumari, Unhee Lim, Jian'an Luan, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Massimo Mangino, Ani Manichaikul, Jonathan Marten, Rita P S Middelberg, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Pau Navarro, Louis Pérusse, Natalia Pervjakova, Cinzia Sarti, Albert Vernon Smith, Jennifer A Smith, Alena Stančáková, Rona J Strawbridge, Heather M Stringham, Yun Ju Sung, Toshiko Tanaka, Alexander Teumer, Stella Trompet, Sander W van der Laan, Peter J van der Most, Jana V Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Sailaja L Vedantam, Niek Verweij, Jacqueline M Vink, Veronique Vitart, Ying Wu, Loic Yengo, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Martina E Zimmermann, Niha Zubair, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Linda S Adair, Saima Afaq, Uzma Afzal, Stephan J L Bakker, Traci M Bartz, John Beilby, Richard N Bergman, Sven Bergmann, Reiner Biffar, John Blangero, Eric Boerwinkle, Lori L Bonnycastle, Erwin Bottinger, Daniele Braga, Brendan M Buckley, Steve Buyske, Harry Campbell, John C Chambers, Francis S Collins, Joanne E Curran, Gert J de Borst, Anton J M de Craen, Eco J C de Geus, George Dedoussis, Graciela E Delgado, Hester M den Ruijter, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Anna L Eriksson, Tõnu Esko, Jessica D Faul, Ian Ford, Terrence Forrester, Karl Gertow, Bruna Gigante, Nicola Glorioso, Jian Gong, Harald Grallert, Tanja B Grammer, Niels Grarup, Saskia Haitjema, Göran Hallmans, Anders Hamsten, Torben Hansen, Tamara B Harris, Catharina A Hartman, Maija Hassinen, Nicholas D Hastie, Andrew C Heath, Dena Hernandez, Lucia Hindorff, Lynne J Hocking, Mette Hollensted, Oddgeir L Holmen, Georg Homuth, Jouke Jan Hottenga, Jie Huang, Joseph Hung, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Erik Ingelsson, Alan L James, John-Olov Jansson, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Min A Jhun, Marit E Jørgensen, Markus Juonala, Mika Kähönen, Magnus Karlsson, Heikki A Koistinen, Ivana Kolcic, Genovefa Kolovou, Charles Kooperberg, Bernhard K Krämer, Johanna Kuusisto, Kirsti Kvaløy, Timo A Lakka, Claudia Langenberg, Lenore J Launer, Karin Leander, Nanette R Lee, Lars Lind, Cecilia M Lindgren, Allan Linneberg, Stephane Lobbens, Marie Loh, Mattias Lorentzon, Robert Luben, Gitta Lubke, Anja Ludolph-Donislawski, Sara Lupoli, Pamela A F Madden, Reija Männikkö, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Nicholas G Martin, Colin A McKenzie, Barbara McKnight, Dan Mellström, Cristina Menni, Grant W Montgomery, Aw Bill Musk, Narisu Narisu, Matthias Nauck, Ilja M Nolte, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Matthias Olden, Ken K Ong, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Patricia A Peyser, Charlotta Pisinger, David J Porteous, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, D C Rao, Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Rajesh Rawal, Treva Rice, Paul M Ridker, Lynda M Rose, Stephanie A Bien, Igor Rudan, Serena Sanna, Mark A Sarzynski, Naveed Sattar, Kai Savonen, David Schlessinger, Salome Scholtens, Claudia Schurmann, Robert A Scott, Bengt Sennblad, Marten A Siemelink, Günther Silbernagel, P Eline Slagboom, Harold Snieder, Jan A Staessen, David J Stott, Morris A Swertz, Amy J Swift, Kent D Taylor, Bamidele O Tayo, Barbara Thorand, Dorothee Thuillier, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Andre G Uitterlinden, Liesbeth Vandenput, Marie-Claude Vohl, Henry Völzke, Judith M Vonk, Gérard Waeber, Melanie Waldenberger, R G J Westendorp, Sarah Wild, Gonneke Willemsen, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Andrew Wong, Alan F Wright, Wei Zhao, M Carola Zillikens, Damiano Baldassarre, Beverley Balkau, Stefania Bandinelli, Carsten A Böger, Dorret I Boomsma, Claude Bouchard, Marcel Bruinenberg, Daniel I Chasman, Yii-DerIda Chen, Peter S Chines, Richard S Cooper, Francesco Cucca, Daniele Cusi, Ulf de Faire, Luigi Ferrucci, Paul W Franks, Philippe Froguel, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Vilmundur Gudnason, Christopher A Haiman, Caroline Hayward, Kristian Hveem, Andrew D Johnson, J Wouter Jukema, Sharon L R Kardia, Mika Kivimaki, Jaspal S Kooner, Diana Kuh, Markku Laakso, Terho Lehtimäki, Loic Le Marchand, Winfried März, Mark I McCarthy, Andres Metspalu, Andrew P Morris, Claes Ohlsson, Lyle J Palmer, Gerard Pasterkamp, Oluf Pedersen, Annette Peters, Ulrike Peters, Ozren Polasek, Bruce M Psaty, Lu Qi, Rainer Rauramaa, Blair H Smith, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Konstantin Strauch, Henning Tiemeier, Elena Tremoli, Pim van der Harst, Henrik Vestergaard, Peter Vollenweider, Nicholas J Wareham, David R Weir, John B Whitfield, James F Wilson, Jessica Tyrrell, Timothy M Frayling, Inês Barroso, Michael Boehnke, Panagiotis Deloukas, Caroline S Fox, Joel N Hirschhorn, David J Hunter, Tim D Spector, David P Strachan, Cornelia M van Duijn, Iris M Heid, Karen L Mohlke, Jonathan Marchini, Ruth J F Loos, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Ching-Ti Liu, Ingrid B Borecki, Kari E North, L Adrienne Cupples
Few genome-wide association studies (GWAS) account for environmental exposures, like smoking, potentially impacting the overall trait variance when investigating the genetic contribution to obesity-related traits. Here, we use GWAS data from 51,080 current smokers and 190,178 nonsmokers (87% European descent) to identify loci influencing BMI and central adiposity, measured as waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio both adjusted for BMI. We identify 23 novel genetic loci, and 9 loci with convincing evidence of gene-smoking interaction (GxSMK) on obesity-related traits.

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Dec
1969

Vitamin K (VK)-dependent γ-glutamate carboxylation and serine phosphorylation activate matrix Gla protein (MGP) to a potent locally acting inhibitor of calcification. Nephrolithiasis represents a process of unwanted calcification associated with substantial mortality and high recurrence rates. We hypothesized that the risk of nephrolithiasis increases with VK shortage, as exemplified by higher plasma levels of desphospho-uncarboxylated MGP (dp-ucMGP).

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Dec
1969

Genetic Drivers of Kidney Defects in the DiGeorge Syndrome.

N Engl J Med 2017 02 25;376(8):742-754. Epub 2017 Jan 25.
Esther Lopez-Rivera, Yangfan P Liu, Miguel Verbitsky, Blair R Anderson, Valentina P Capone, Edgar A Otto, Zhonghai Yan, Adele Mitrotti, Jeremiah Martino, Nicholas J Steers, David A Fasel, Katarina Vukojevic, Rong Deng, Silvia E Racedo, Qingxue Liu, Max Werth, Rik Westland, Asaf Vivante, Gabriel S Makar, Monica Bodria, Matthew G Sampson, Christopher E Gillies, Virginia Vega-Warner, Mariarosa Maiorana, Donald S Petrey, Barry Honig, Vladimir J Lozanovski, Rémi Salomon, Laurence Heidet, Wassila Carpentier, Dominique Gaillard, Alba Carrea, Loreto Gesualdo, Daniele Cusi, Claudia Izzi, Francesco Scolari, Joanna A E van Wijk, Adela Arapovic, Mirna Saraga-Babic, Marijan Saraga, Nenad Kunac, Ali Samii, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Terrence B Crowley, Elaine H Zackai, Dorota Drozdz, Monika Miklaszewska, Marcin Tkaczyk, Przemyslaw Sikora, Maria Szczepanska, Malgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Grazyna Krzemien, Agnieszka Szmigielska, Marcin Zaniew, John M Darlow, Prem Puri, David Barton, Emilio Casolari, Susan L Furth, Bradley A Warady, Zoran Gucev, Hakon Hakonarson, Hana Flogelova, Velibor Tasic, Anna Latos-Bielenska, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Landino Allegri, Craig S Wong, Iain A Drummond, Vivette D'Agati, Akira Imamoto, Jonathan M Barasch, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Krzysztof Kiryluk, Richard P Lifton, Bernice E Morrow, Cecile Jeanpierre, Virginia E Papaioannou, Gian Marco Ghiggeri, Ali G Gharavi, Nicholas Katsanis, Simone Sanna-Cherchi
The DiGeorge syndrome, the most common of the microdeletion syndromes, affects multiple organs, including the heart, the nervous system, and the kidney. It is caused by deletions on chromosome 22q11.2; the genetic driver of the kidney defects is unknown.

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Mar
2017

SOS2 and ACP1 Loci Identified through Large-Scale Exome Chip Analysis Regulate Kidney Development and Function.

J Am Soc Nephrol 2017 Mar 5;28(3):981-994. Epub 2016 Dec 5.
Man Li, Yong Li, Olivia Weeks, Vladan Mijatovic, Alexander Teumer, Jennifer E Huffman, Gerard Tromp, Christian Fuchsberger, Mathias Gorski, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Teresa Nutile, Sanaz Sedaghat, Rossella Sorice, Adrienne Tin, Qiong Yang, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Dan E Arking, Nathan A Bihlmeyer, Carsten A Böger, Robert J Carroll, Daniel I Chasman, Marilyn C Cornelis, Abbas Dehghan, Jessica D Faul, Mary F Feitosa, Giovanni Gambaro, Paolo Gasparini, Franco Giulianini, Iris Heid, Jinyan Huang, Medea Imboden, Anne U Jackson, Janina Jeff, Min A Jhun, Ronit Katz, Annette Kifley, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Ashish Kumar, Markku Laakso, Ruifang Li-Gao, Kurt Lohman, Yingchang Lu, Reedik Mägi, Giovanni Malerba, Evelin Mihailov, Karen L Mohlke, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Antonietta Robino, Douglas Ruderfer, Erika Salvi, Ursula M Schick, Christina-Alexandra Schulz, Albert V Smith, Jennifer A Smith, Michela Traglia, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Wei Zhao, Mark O Goodarzi, Aldi T Kraja, Chunyu Liu, Jennifer Wessel, , , Eric Boerwinkle, Ingrid B Borecki, Jette Bork-Jensen, Erwin P Bottinger, Daniele Braga, Ivan Brandslund, Jennifer A Brody, Archie Campbell, David J Carey, Cramer Christensen, Josef Coresh, Errol Crook, Gary C Curhan, Daniele Cusi, Ian H de Boer, Aiko P J de Vries, Joshua C Denny, Olivier Devuyst, Albert W Dreisbach, Karlhans Endlich, Tõnu Esko, Oscar H Franco, Tibor Fulop, Glenn S Gerhard, Charlotte Glümer, Omri Gottesman, Niels Grarup, Vilmundur Gudnason, Torben Hansen, Tamara B Harris, Caroline Hayward, Lynne Hocking, Albert Hofman, Frank B Hu, Lise Lotte N Husemoen, Rebecca D Jackson, Torben Jørgensen, Marit E Jørgensen, Mika Kähönen, Sharon L R Kardia, Wolfgang König, Charles Kooperberg, Jennifer Kriebel, Lenore J Launer, Torsten Lauritzen, Terho Lehtimäki, Daniel Levy, Pamela Linksted, Allan Linneberg, Yongmei Liu, Ruth J F Loos, Antonio Lupo, Christine Meisinger, Olle Melander, Andres Metspalu, Paul Mitchell, Matthias Nauck, Peter Nürnberg, Marju Orho-Melander, Afshin Parsa, Oluf Pedersen, Annette Peters, Ulrike Peters, Ozren Polasek, David Porteous, Nicole M Probst-Hensch, Bruce M Psaty, Lu Qi, Olli T Raitakari, Alex P Reiner, Rainer Rettig, Paul M Ridker, Fernando Rivadeneira, Jacques E Rossouw, Frank Schmidt, David Siscovick, Nicole Soranzo, Konstantin Strauch, Daniela Toniolo, Stephen T Turner, André G Uitterlinden, Sheila Ulivi, Dinesh Velayutham, Uwe Völker, Henry Völzke, Melanie Waldenberger, Jie Jin Wang, David R Weir, Daniel Witte, Helena Kuivaniemi, Caroline S Fox, Nora Franceschini, Wolfram Goessling, Anna Köttgen, Audrey Y Chu
Genome-wide association studies have identified >50 common variants associated with kidney function, but these variants do not fully explain the variation in eGFR. We performed a two-stage meta-analysis of associations between genotypes from the Illumina exome array and eGFR on the basis of serum creatinine (eGFRcrea) among participants of European ancestry from the CKDGen Consortium (nStage1: 111,666; nStage2: 48,343). In single-variant analyses, we identified single nucleotide polymorphisms at seven new loci associated with eGFRcrea (PPM1J, EDEM3, ACP1, SPEG, EYA4, CYP1A1, and ATXN2L; PStage1<3.

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Dec
1969

A principal component meta-analysis on multiple anthropometric traits identifies novel loci for body shape.

Nat Commun 2016 11 23;7:13357. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
Janina S Ried, Janina Jeff M, Audrey Y Chu, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, Jenny van Dongen, Jennifer E Huffman, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Gemma Cadby, Niina Eklund, Joel Eriksson, Tõnu Esko, Mary F Feitosa, Anuj Goel, Mathias Gorski, Caroline Hayward, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Anne U Jackson, Eero Jokinen, Stavroula Kanoni, Kati Kristiansson, Zoltán Kutalik, Jari Lahti, Jian'an Luan, Reedik Mägi, Anubha Mahajan, Massimo Mangino, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Keri L Monda, Ilja M Nolte, Louis Pérusse, Inga Prokopenko, Lu Qi, Lynda M Rose, Erika Salvi, Megan T Smith, Harold Snieder, Alena Stančáková, Yun Ju Sung, Ioanna Tachmazidou, Alexander Teumer, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Pim van der Harst, Ryan W Walker, Sophie R Wang, Sarah H Wild, Sara M Willems, Andrew Wong, Weihua Zhang, Eva Albrecht, Alexessander Couto Alves, Stephan J L Bakker, Cristina Barlassina, Traci M Bartz, John Beilby, Claire Bellis, Richard N Bergman, Sven Bergmann, John Blangero, Matthias Blüher, Eric Boerwinkle, Lori L Bonnycastle, Stefan R Bornstein, Marcel Bruinenberg, Harry Campbell, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Charleston W K Chiang, Peter S Chines, Francis S Collins, Fracensco Cucca, L Adrienne Cupples, Francesca D'Avila, Eco J C de Geus, George Dedoussis, Maria Dimitriou, Angela Döring, Johan G Eriksson, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Martin Farrall, Teresa Ferreira, Krista Fischer, Nita G Forouhi, Nele Friedrich, Anette Prior Gjesing, Nicola Glorioso, Mariaelisa Graff, Harald Grallert, Niels Grarup, Jürgen Gräßler, Jagvir Grewal, Anders Hamsten, Marie Neergaard Harder, Catharina A Hartman, Maija Hassinen, Nicholas Hastie, Andrew Tym Hattersley, Aki S Havulinna, Markku Heliövaara, Hans Hillege, Albert Hofman, Oddgeir Holmen, Georg Homuth, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Jennie Hui, Lise Lotte Husemoen, Pirro G Hysi, Aaron Isaacs, Till Ittermann, Shapour Jalilzadeh, Alan L James, Torben Jørgensen, Pekka Jousilahti, Antti Jula, Johanne Marie Justesen, Anne E Justice, Mika Kähönen, Maria Karaleftheri, Kay Tee Khaw, Sirkka M Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, Leena Kinnunen, Paul B Knekt, Heikki A Koistinen, Ivana Kolcic, Ishminder K Kooner, Seppo Koskinen, Peter Kovacs, Theodosios Kyriakou, Tomi Laitinen, Claudia Langenberg, Alexandra M Lewin, Peter Lichtner, Cecilia M Lindgren, Jaana Lindström, Allan Linneberg, Roberto Lorbeer, Mattias Lorentzon, Robert Luben, Valeriya Lyssenko, Satu Männistö, Paolo Manunta, Irene Mateo Leach, Wendy L McArdle, Barbara Mcknight, Karen L Mohlke, Evelin Mihailov, Lili Milani, Rebecca Mills, May E Montasser, Andrew P Morris, Gabriele Müller, Arthur W Musk, Narisu Narisu, Ken K Ong, Ben A Oostra, Clive Osmond, Aarno Palotie, James S Pankow, Lavinia Paternoster, Brenda W Penninx, Irene Pichler, Maria G Pilia, Ozren Polašek, Peter P Pramstaller, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, D C Rao, Nigel W Rayner, Rasmus Ribel-Madsen, Treva K Rice, Marcus Richards, Paul M Ridker, Fernando Rivadeneira, Kathy A Ryan, Serena Sanna, Mark A Sarzynski, Salome Scholtens, Robert A Scott, Sylvain Sebert, Lorraine Southam, Thomas Hempel Sparsø, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Kathleen Stirrups, Ronald P Stolk, Konstantin Strauch, Heather M Stringham, Morris A Swertz, Amy J Swift, Anke Tönjes, Emmanouil Tsafantakis, Peter J van der Most, Jana V Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Liesbeth Vandenput, Erkki Vartiainen, Cristina Venturini, Niek Verweij, Jorma S Viikari, Veronique Vitart, Marie-Claude Vohl, Judith M Vonk, Gérard Waeber, Elisabeth Widén, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Thomas W Winkler, Alan F Wright, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Jing Hua Zhao, M Carola Zillikens, Dorret I Boomsma, Claude Bouchard, John C Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Daniele Cusi, Ron T Gansevoort, Christian Gieger, Torben Hansen, Andrew A Hicks, Frank Hu, Kristian Hveem, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Eero Kajantie, Jaspal S Kooner, Diana Kuh, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Timo A Lakka, Terho Lehtimäki, Andres Metspalu, Inger Njølstad, Claes Ohlsson, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Lyle J Palmer, Oluf Pedersen, Markus Perola, Annette Peters, Bruce M Psaty, Hannu Puolijoki, Rainer Rauramaa, Igor Rudan, Veikko Salomaa, Peter E H Schwarz, Alan R Shudiner, Jan H Smit, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Timothy D Spector, Kari Stefansson, Michael Stumvoll, Angelo Tremblay, Jaakko Tuomilehto, André G Uitterlinden, Matti Uusitupa, Uwe Völker, Peter Vollenweider, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, James F Wilson, Eleftheria Zeggini, Goncalo R Abecasis, Michael Boehnke, Ingrid B Borecki, Panos Deloukas, Cornelia M van Duijn, Caroline Fox, Leif C Groop, Iris M Heid, David J Hunter, Robert C Kaplan, Mark I McCarthy, Kari E North, Jeffrey R O'Connell, David Schlessinger, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, David P Strachan, Timothy Frayling, Joel N Hirschhorn, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ruth J F Loos
Large consortia have revealed hundreds of genetic loci associated with anthropometric traits, one trait at a time. We examined whether genetic variants affect body shape as a composite phenotype that is represented by a combination of anthropometric traits. We developed an approach that calculates averaged PCs (AvPCs) representing body shape derived from six anthropometric traits (body mass index, height, weight, waist and hip circumference, waist-to-hip ratio).

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Dec
1969

This study aimed to identify novel loci influencing the antihypertensive response to hydrochlorothiazide monotherapy. A genome-wide meta-analysis of blood pressure (BP) response to hydrochlorothiazide was performed in 1739 white hypertensives from 6 clinical trials within the International Consortium for Antihypertensive Pharmacogenomics Studies, making it the largest study to date of its kind. No signals reached genome-wide significance (P<5×10-8), and the suggestive regions (P<10-5) were cross-validated in 2 black cohorts treated with hydrochlorothiazide.

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Oct
2016

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a nonatherosclerotic vascular disease leading to stenosis, dissection and aneurysm affecting mainly the renal and cerebrovascular arteries. FMD is often an underdiagnosed cause of hypertension and stroke, has higher prevalence in females (~80%) but its pathophysiology is unclear. We analyzed ~26K common variants (MAF>0.

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Oct
2016

Since involved in synaptic transmission and located on X-chromosome, neuroligins 3 and 4X have been studied as good positional and functional candidate genes for autism spectrum disorder pathogenesis, although contradictory results have been reported. Here, we performed a case-control study to assess the association between noncoding genetic variants in NLGN3 and NLGN4X genes and autism, in an Italian cohort of 202 autistic children analyzed by high-resolution melting. The results were first compared with data from 379 European healthy controls (1000 Genomes Project) and then with those from 1061 Italian controls genotyped by Illumina single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array 1M-duo.

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Oct
2016

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare autoimmune disease (AID) with a complex genetic etiology. Evidence for a shared pathogenesis across AIDs is given by the well-known pleiotropism of autoimmune genes. Recently, several unbiased approaches have identified an association between polymorphisms of the CD2 gene, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility.

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Nov
2016

The enzyme xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) generates uric acid in the terminal steps of the purine metabolism; meanwhile reactive oxygen species are formed. We hypothesized that uric acid production, as assessed indirectly from XOR variants, is associated with hypertension.
Among 2769 participants (48.

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Jun
2016

Myofibrillar myopathies (MFMs) are genetically heterogeneous dystrophies characterized by the disintegration of Z-disks and myofibrils and are associated with mutations in genes encoding Z-disk or Z-disk-related proteins. The c.626 C > T (p.

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Jun
2016

Correction: The Influence of Age and Sex on Genetic Associations with Adult Body Size and Shape: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Interaction Study.

PLoS Genet 2016 Jun 29;12(6):e1006166. Epub 2016 Jun 29.
Thomas W Winkler, Anne E Justice, Mariaelisa Graff, Llilda Barata, Mary F Feitosa, Su Chu, Jacek Czajkowski, Tõnu Esko, Tove Fall, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Yingchang Lu, Reedik Mägi, Evelin Mihailov, Tune H Pers, Sina Rüeger, Alexander Teumer, Georg B Ehret, Teresa Ferreira, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Juha Karjalainen, Vasiliki Lagou, Anubha Mahajan, Michael D Neinast, Inga Prokopenko, Jeannette Simino, Tanya M Teslovich, Rick Jansen, Harm-Jan Westra, Charles C White, Devin Absher, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Shafqat Ahmad, Eva Albrecht, Alexessander Couto Alves, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, Anton J M de Craen, Joshua C Bis, Amélie Bonnefond, Gabrielle Boucher, Gemma Cadby, Yu-Ching Cheng, Charleston W K Chiang, Graciela Delgado, Ayse Demirkan, Nicole Dueker, Niina Eklund, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Joel Eriksson, Bjarke Feenstra, Krista Fischer, Francesca Frau, Tessel E Galesloot, Frank Geller, Anuj Goel, Mathias Gorski, Tanja B Grammer, Stefan Gustafsson, Saskia Haitjema, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Jennifer E Huffman, Anne U Jackson, Kevin B Jacobs, Åsa Johansson, Marika Kaakinen, Marcus E Kleber, Jari Lahti, Irene Mateo Leach, Benjamin Lehne, Youfang Liu, Ken Sin Lo, Mattias Lorentzon, Jian'an Luan, Pamela A F Madden, Massimo Mangino, Barbara McKnight, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Keri L Monda, May E Montasser, Gabriele Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ilja M Nolte, Kalliope Panoutsopoulou, Laura Pascoe, Lavinia Paternoster, Nigel W Rayner, Frida Renström, Federica Rizzi, Lynda M Rose, Kathy A Ryan, Perttu Salo, Serena Sanna, Hubert Scharnagl, Jianxin Shi, Albert Vernon Smith, Lorraine Southam, Alena Stančáková, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Rona J Strawbridge, Yun Ju Sung, Ioanna Tachmazidou, Toshiko Tanaka, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Stella Trompet, Natalia Pervjakova, Jonathan P Tyrer, Liesbeth Vandenput, Sander W van der Laan, Nathalie van der Velde, Jessica van Setten, Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Niek Verweij, Efthymia Vlachopoulou, Lindsay L Waite, Sophie R Wang, Zhaoming Wang, Sarah H Wild, Christina Willenborg, James F Wilson, Andrew Wong, Jian Yang, Loïc Yengo, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Lei Yu, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Ehm A Andersson, Stephan J L Bakker, Damiano Baldassarre, Karina Banasik, Matteo Barcella, Cristina Barlassina, Claire Bellis, Paola Benaglio, John Blangero, Matthias Blüher, Fabrice Bonnet, Lori L Bonnycastle, Heather A Boyd, Marcel Bruinenberg, Aron S Buchman, Harry Campbell, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Peter S Chines, Simone Claudi-Boehm, John Cole, Francis S Collins, Eco J C de Geus, Lisette C P G M de Groot, Maria Dimitriou, Jubao Duan, Stefan Enroth, Elodie Eury, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Nita G Forouhi, Nele Friedrich, Pablo V Gejman, Bruna Gigante, Nicola Glorioso, Alan S Go, Omri Gottesman, Jürgen Gräßler, Harald Grallert, Niels Grarup, Yu-Mei Gu, Linda Broer, Annelies C Ham, Torben Hansen, Tamara B Harris, Catharina A Hartman, Maija Hassinen, Nicholas Hastie, Andrew T Hattersley, Andrew C Heath, Anjali K Henders, Dena Hernandez, Hans Hillege, Oddgeir Holmen, Kees G Hovingh, Jennie Hui, Lise L Husemoen, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Pirro G Hysi, Thomas Illig, Philip L De Jager, Shapour Jalilzadeh, Torben Jørgensen, J Wouter Jukema, Markus Juonala, Stavroula Kanoni, Maria Karaleftheri, Kay Tee Khaw, Leena Kinnunen, Steven J Kittner, Wolfgang Koenig, Ivana Kolcic, Peter Kovacs, Nikolaj T Krarup, Wolfgang Kratzer, Janine Krüger, Diana Kuh, Meena Kumari, Theodosios Kyriakou, Claudia Langenberg, Lars Lannfelt, Chiara Lanzani, Vaneet Lotay, Lenore J Launer, Karin Leander, Jaana Lindström, Allan Linneberg, Yan-Ping Liu, Stéphane Lobbens, Robert Luben, Valeriya Lyssenko, Satu Männistö, Patrik K Magnusson, Wendy L McArdle, Cristina Menni, Sigrun Merger, Lili Milani, Grant W Montgomery, Andrew P Morris, Narisu Narisu, Mari Nelis, Ken K Ong, Aarno Palotie, Louis Pérusse, Irene Pichler, Maria G Pilia, Anneli Pouta, Myriam Rheinberger, Rasmus Ribel-Madsen, Marcus Richards, Kenneth M Rice, Treva K Rice, Carlo Rivolta, Veikko Salomaa, Alan R Sanders, Mark A Sarzynski, Salome Scholtens, Robert A Scott, William R Scott, Sylvain Sebert, Sebanti Sengupta, Bengt Sennblad, Thomas Seufferlein, Angela Silveira, P Eline Slagboom, Jan H Smit, Thomas H Sparsø, Kathleen Stirrups, Ronald P Stolk, Heather M Stringham, Morris A Swertz, Amy J Swift, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Sian-Tsung Tan, Barbara Thorand, Anke Tönjes, Angelo Tremblay, Emmanouil Tsafantakis, Peter J van der Most, Uwe Völker, Marie-Claude Vohl, Judith M Vonk, Melanie Waldenberger, Ryan W Walker, Roman Wennauer, Elisabeth Widén, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Alan F Wright, M Carola Zillikens, Suzanne C van Dijk, Natasja M van Schoor, Folkert W Asselbergs, Paul I W de Bakker, Jacques S Beckmann, John Beilby, David A Bennett, Richard N Bergman, Sven Bergmann, Carsten A Böger, Bernhard O Boehm, Eric Boerwinkle, Dorret I Boomsma, Stefan R Bornstein, Erwin P Bottinger, Claude Bouchard, John C Chambers, Stephen J Chanock, Daniel I Chasman, Francesco Cucca, Daniele Cusi, George Dedoussis, Jeanette Erdmann, Johan G Eriksson, Denis A Evans, Ulf de Faire, Martin Farrall, Luigi Ferrucci, Ian Ford, Lude Franke, Paul W Franks, Philippe Froguel, Ron T Gansevoort, Christian Gieger, Henrik Grönberg, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Per Hall, Anders Hamsten, Pim van der Harst, Caroline Hayward, Markku Heliövaara, Christian Hengstenberg, Andrew A Hicks, Aroon Hingorani, Albert Hofman, Frank Hu, Heikki V Huikuri, Kristian Hveem, Alan L James, Joanne M Jordan, Antti Jula, Mika Kähönen, Eero Kajantie, Sekar Kathiresan, Lambertus A L M Kiemeney, Mika Kivimaki, Paul B Knekt, Heikki A Koistinen, Jaspal S Kooner, Seppo Koskinen, Johanna Kuusisto, Winfried Maerz, Nicholas G Martin, Markku Laakso, Timo A Lakka, Terho Lehtimäki, Guillaume Lettre, Douglas F Levinson, Lars Lind, Marja-Liisa Lokki, Pekka Mäntyselkä, Mads Melbye, Andres Metspalu, Braxton D Mitchell, Frans L Moll, Jeffrey C Murray, Arthur W Musk, Markku S Nieminen, Inger Njølstad, Claes Ohlsson, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Ben A Oostra, Lyle J Palmer, James S Pankow, Gerard Pasterkamp, Nancy L Pedersen, Oluf Pedersen, Brenda W Penninx, Markus Perola, Annette Peters, Ozren Polašek, Peter P Pramstaller, Bruce M Psaty, Lu Qi, Thomas Quertermous, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, Rainer Rauramaa, Paul M Ridker, John D Rioux, Fernando Rivadeneira, Jerome I Rotter, Igor Rudan, Hester M den Ruijter, Juha Saltevo, Naveed Sattar, Heribert Schunkert, Peter E H Schwarz, Alan R Shuldiner, Juha Sinisalo, Harold Snieder, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Tim D Spector, Jan A Staessen, Bandinelli Stefania, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Michael Stumvoll, Jean-Claude Tardif, Elena Tremoli, Jaakko Tuomilehto, André G Uitterlinden, Matti Uusitupa, André L M Verbeek, Sita H Vermeulen, Jorma S Viikari, Veronique Vitart, Henry Völzke, Peter Vollenweider, Gérard Waeber, Mark Walker, Henri Wallaschofski, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, Eleftheria Zeggini, , , , , , , , Aravinda Chakravarti, Deborah J Clegg, L Adrienne Cupples, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Cashell E Jaquish, D C Rao, Goncalo R Abecasis, Themistocles L Assimes, Inês Barroso, Sonja I Berndt, Michael Boehnke, Panos Deloukas, Caroline S Fox, Leif C Groop, David J Hunter, Erik Ingelsson, Robert C Kaplan, Mark I McCarthy, Karen L Mohlke, Jeffrey R O'Connell, David Schlessinger, David P Strachan, Kari Stefansson, Cornelia M van Duijn, Joel N Hirschhorn, Cecilia M Lindgren, Iris M Heid, Kari E North, Ingrid B Borecki, Zoltán Kutalik, Ruth J F Loos
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.

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Dec
1969

Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) gene polymorphisms and polyphenols intake have been reported independently associated to lipid profile and susceptibility to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. However, the interaction between these factors remains to be investigated. We performed an observational nutrigenetic study to examine whether the interaction between polyphenols and anthocyanins intake and PON1 genetic variants can modulate biomarkers of cardiovascular health in an Italian healthy population.

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Dec
1969

Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment.

Nature 2016 05 11;533(7604):539-42. Epub 2016 May 11.
Aysu Okbay, Jonathan P Beauchamp, Mark Alan Fontana, James J Lee, Tune H Pers, Cornelius A Rietveld, Patrick Turley, Guo-Bo Chen, Valur Emilsson, S Fleur W Meddens, Sven Oskarsson, Joseph K Pickrell, Kevin Thom, Pascal Timshel, Ronald de Vlaming, Abdel Abdellaoui, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Jonas Bacelis, Clemens Baumbach, Gyda Bjornsdottir, Johannes H Brandsma, Maria Pina Concas, Jaime Derringer, Nicholas A Furlotte, Tessel E Galesloot, Giorgia Girotto, Richa Gupta, Leanne M Hall, Sarah E Harris, Edith Hofer, Momoko Horikoshi, Jennifer E Huffman, Kadri Kaasik, Ioanna P Kalafati, Robert Karlsson, Augustine Kong, Jari Lahti, Sven J van der Lee, Christiaan deLeeuw, Penelope A Lind, Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Tian Liu, Massimo Mangino, Jonathan Marten, Evelin Mihailov, Michael B Miller, Peter J van der Most, Christopher Oldmeadow, Antony Payton, Natalia Pervjakova, Wouter J Peyrot, Yong Qian, Olli Raitakari, Rico Rueedi, Erika Salvi, Börge Schmidt, Katharina E Schraut, Jianxin Shi, Albert V Smith, Raymond A Poot, Beate St Pourcain, Alexander Teumer, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Niek Verweij, Dragana Vuckovic, Juergen Wellmann, Harm-Jan Westra, Jingyun Yang, Wei Zhao, Zhihong Zhu, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Najaf Amin, Andrew Bakshi, Sebastian E Baumeister, Ginevra Biino, Klaus Bønnelykke, Patricia A Boyle, Harry Campbell, Francesco P Cappuccio, Gail Davies, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Panos Deloukas, Ilja Demuth, Jun Ding, Peter Eibich, Lewin Eisele, Niina Eklund, David M Evans, Jessica D Faul, Mary F Feitosa, Andreas J Forstner, Ilaria Gandin, Bjarni Gunnarsson, Bjarni V Halldórsson, Tamara B Harris, Andrew C Heath, Lynne J Hocking, Elizabeth G Holliday, Georg Homuth, Michael A Horan, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Philip L de Jager, Peter K Joshi, Astanand Jugessur, Marika A Kaakinen, Mika Kähönen, Stavroula Kanoni, Liisa Keltigangas-Järvinen, Lambertus A L M Kiemeney, Ivana Kolcic, Seppo Koskinen, Aldi T Kraja, Martin Kroh, Zoltan Kutalik, Antti Latvala, Lenore J Launer, Maël P Lebreton, Douglas F Levinson, Paul Lichtenstein, Peter Lichtner, David C M Liewald, , Anu Loukola, Pamela A Madden, Reedik Mägi, Tomi Mäki-Opas, Riccardo E Marioni, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Gerardus A Meddens, George McMahon, Christa Meisinger, Thomas Meitinger, Yusplitri Milaneschi, Lili Milani, Grant W Montgomery, Ronny Myhre, Christopher P Nelson, Dale R Nyholt, William E R Ollier, Aarno Palotie, Lavinia Paternoster, Nancy L Pedersen, Katja E Petrovic, David J Porteous, Katri Räikkönen, Susan M Ring, Antonietta Robino, Olga Rostapshova, Igor Rudan, Aldo Rustichini, Veikko Salomaa, Alan R Sanders, Antti-Pekka Sarin, Helena Schmidt, Rodney J Scott, Blair H Smith, Jennifer A Smith, Jan A Staessen, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Konstantin Strauch, Antonio Terracciano, Martin D Tobin, Sheila Ulivi, Simona Vaccargiu, Lydia Quaye, Frank J A van Rooij, Cristina Venturini, Anna A E Vinkhuyzen, Uwe Völker, Henry Völzke, Judith M Vonk, Diego Vozzi, Johannes Waage, Erin B Ware, Gonneke Willemsen, John R Attia, David A Bennett, Klaus Berger, Lars Bertram, Hans Bisgaard, Dorret I Boomsma, Ingrid B Borecki, Ute Bültmann, Christopher F Chabris, Francesco Cucca, Daniele Cusi, Ian J Deary, George V Dedoussis, Cornelia M van Duijn, Johan G Eriksson, Barbara Franke, Lude Franke, Paolo Gasparini, Pablo V Gejman, Christian Gieger, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Jacob Gratten, Patrick J F Groenen, Vilmundur Gudnason, Pim van der Harst, Caroline Hayward, David A Hinds, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Elina Hyppönen, William G Iacono, Bo Jacobsson, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Jaakko Kaprio, Sharon L R Kardia, Terho Lehtimäki, Steven F Lehrer, Patrik K E Magnusson, Nicholas G Martin, Matt McGue, Andres Metspalu, Neil Pendleton, Brenda W J H Penninx, Markus Perola, Nicola Pirastu, Mario Pirastu, Ozren Polasek, Danielle Posthuma, Christine Power, Michael A Province, Nilesh J Samani, David Schlessinger, Reinhold Schmidt, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Tim D Spector, Kari Stefansson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, A Roy Thurik, Nicholas J Timpson, Henning Tiemeier, Joyce Y Tung, André G Uitterlinden, Veronique Vitart, Peter Vollenweider, David R Weir, James F Wilson, Alan F Wright, Dalton C Conley, Robert F Krueger, George Davey Smith, Albert Hofman, David I Laibson, Sarah E Medland, Michelle N Meyer, Jian Yang, Magnus Johannesson, Peter M Visscher, Tõnu Esko, Philipp D Koellinger, David Cesarini, Daniel J Benjamin
Educational attainment is strongly influenced by social and other environmental factors, but genetic factors are estimated to account for at least 20% of the variation across individuals. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for educational attainment that extends our earlier discovery sample of 101,069 individuals to 293,723 individuals, and a replication study in an independent sample of 111,349 individuals from the UK Biobank. We identify 74 genome-wide significant loci associated with the number of years of schooling completed.

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Mar
2016

During the past 20 years, the studies on genetics or pharmacogenomics of primary hypertension provided interesting results supporting the role of genetics, but no actionable finding ready to be translated into personalized medicine. Two types of approaches have been applied: a "hypothesis-driven" approach on the candidate genes, coding for proteins involved in the biochemical machinery underlying the regulation of BP, and an "unbiased hypothesis-free" approach with GWAS, based on the randomness principles of frequentist statistics. During the past 10-15 years, the application of the latter has overtaken the application of the former leading to an enlargement of the number of previously unknown candidate loci or genes but without any actionable result for the therapy of hypertension.

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Jan
2016

Genetic associations at 53 loci highlight cell types and biological pathways relevant for kidney function.

Nat Commun 2016 Jan 21;7:10023. Epub 2016 Jan 21.
Cristian Pattaro, Alexander Teumer, Mathias Gorski, Audrey Y Chu, Man Li, Vladan Mijatovic, Maija Garnaas, Adrienne Tin, Rossella Sorice, Yong Li, Daniel Taliun, Matthias Olden, Meredith Foster, Qiong Yang, Ming-Huei Chen, Tune H Pers, Andrew D Johnson, Yi-An Ko, Christian Fuchsberger, Bamidele Tayo, Michael Nalls, Mary F Feitosa, Aaron Isaacs, Abbas Dehghan, Pio d'Adamo, Adebowale Adeyemo, Aida Karina Dieffenbach, Alan B Zonderman, Ilja M Nolte, Peter J van der Most, Alan F Wright, Alan R Shuldiner, Alanna C Morrison, Albert Hofman, Albert V Smith, Albert W Dreisbach, Andre Franke, Andre G Uitterlinden, Andres Metspalu, Anke Tonjes, Antonio Lupo, Antonietta Robino, Åsa Johansson, Ayse Demirkan, Barbara Kollerits, Barry I Freedman, Belen Ponte, Ben A Oostra, Bernhard Paulweber, Bernhard K Krämer, Braxton D Mitchell, Brendan M Buckley, Carmen A Peralta, Caroline Hayward, Catherine Helmer, Charles N Rotimi, Christian M Shaffer, Christian Müller, Cinzia Sala, Cornelia M van Duijn, Aude Saint-Pierre, Daniel Ackermann, Daniel Shriner, Daniela Ruggiero, Daniela Toniolo, Yingchang Lu, Daniele Cusi, Darina Czamara, David Ellinghaus, David S Siscovick, Douglas Ruderfer, Christian Gieger, Harald Grallert, Elena Rochtchina, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Elizabeth G Holliday, Eric Boerwinkle, Erika Salvi, Erwin P Bottinger, Federico Murgia, Fernando Rivadeneira, Florian Ernst, Florian Kronenberg, Frank B Hu, Gerjan J Navis, Gary C Curhan, George B Ehret, Georg Homuth, Stefan Coassin, Gian-Andri Thun, Giorgio Pistis, Giovanni Gambaro, Giovanni Malerba, Grant W Montgomery, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Gunnar Jacobs, Guo Li, H-Erich Wichmann, Harry Campbell, Helena Schmidt, Henri Wallaschofski, Henry Völzke, Hermann Brenner, Heyo K Kroemer, Holly Kramer, Honghuang Lin, I Mateo Leach, Ian Ford, Idris Guessous, Igor Rudan, Inga Prokopenko, Ingrid Borecki, Iris M Heid, Ivana Kolcic, Ivana Persico, J Wouter Jukema, James F Wilson, Janine F Felix, Jasmin Divers, Jean-Charles Lambert, Jeanette M Stafford, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Jennifer A Smith, Jessica D Faul, Jie Jin Wang, Jingzhong Ding, Joel N Hirschhorn, John Attia, John B Whitfield, John Chalmers, Jorma Viikari, Josef Coresh, Joshua C Denny, Juha Karjalainen, Jyotika K Fernandes, Karlhans Endlich, Katja Butterbach, Keith L Keene, Kurt Lohman, Laura Portas, Lenore J Launer, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Loic Yengo, Lude Franke, Luigi Ferrucci, Lynda M Rose, Lyudmyla Kedenko, Madhumathi Rao, Maksim Struchalin, Marcus E Kleber, Margherita Cavalieri, Margot Haun, Marilyn C Cornelis, Marina Ciullo, Mario Pirastu, Mariza de Andrade, Mark A McEvoy, Mark Woodward, Martin Adam, Massimiliano Cocca, Matthias Nauck, Medea Imboden, Melanie Waldenberger, Menno Pruijm, Marie Metzger, Michael Stumvoll, Michele K Evans, Michele M Sale, Mika Kähönen, Mladen Boban, Murielle Bochud, Myriam Rheinberger, Niek Verweij, Nabila Bouatia-Naji, Nicholas G Martin, Nick Hastie, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Nicole Soranzo, Olivier Devuyst, Olli Raitakari, Omri Gottesman, Oscar H Franco, Ozren Polasek, Paolo Gasparini, Patricia B Munroe, Paul M Ridker, Paul Mitchell, Paul Muntner, Christa Meisinger, Johannes H Smit, , , , , , Peter Kovacs, Philipp S Wild, Philippe Froguel, Rainer Rettig, Reedik Mägi, Reiner Biffar, Reinhold Schmidt, Rita P S Middelberg, Robert J Carroll, Brenda W Penninx, Rodney J Scott, Ronit Katz, Sanaz Sedaghat, Sarah H Wild, Sharon L R Kardia, Sheila Ulivi, Shih-Jen Hwang, Stefan Enroth, Stefan Kloiber, Stella Trompet, Benedicte Stengel, Stephen J Hancock, Stephen T Turner, Sylvia E Rosas, Sylvia Stracke, Tamara B Harris, Tanja Zeller, Tatijana Zemunik, Terho Lehtimäki, Thomas Illig, Thor Aspelund, Tiit Nikopensius, Tonu Esko, Toshiko Tanaka, Ulf Gyllensten, Uwe Völker, Valur Emilsson, Veronique Vitart, Ville Aalto, Vilmundur Gudnason, Vincent Chouraki, Wei-Min Chen, Wilmar Igl, Winfried März, Wolfgang Koenig, Wolfgang Lieb, Ruth J F Loos, Yongmei Liu, Harold Snieder, Peter P Pramstaller, Afshin Parsa, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Katalin Susztak, Pavel Hamet, Johanne Tremblay, Ian H de Boer, Carsten A Böger, Wolfram Goessling, Daniel I Chasman, Anna Köttgen, W H Linda Kao, Caroline S Fox
Reduced glomerular filtration rate defines chronic kidney disease and is associated with cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. We conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), combining data across 133,413 individuals with replication in up to 42,166 individuals. We identify 24 new and confirm 29 previously identified loci.

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Oct
2015

Recent studies identified > 100 non-HLA (human leukocyte antigen) multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility variants in Northern European populations, but their role in Southern Europeans is largely unexplored.
We aimed to investigate the cumulative impact of those variants in two Mediterranean populations: Continental Italians and Sardinians.
We calculated four weighted Genetic Risk Scores (wGRS), using up to 102 non-HLA MS risk variants and 5 HLA MS susceptibility markers in 1691 patients and 2194 controls from continental Italy; and 2861 patients and 3034 controls from Sardinia.

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Oct
2015

In mice MEOX2/TCF15 heterodimers are highly expressed in heart endothelial cells and are involved in the transcriptional regulation of lipid transport. In a general population, we investigated whether genetic variation in these genes predicted coronary heart disease (CHD).
In 2027 participants randomly recruited from a Flemish population (51.

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Oct
2015

The Influence of Age and Sex on Genetic Associations with Adult Body Size and Shape: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Interaction Study.

PLoS Genet 2015 Oct 1;11(10):e1005378. Epub 2015 Oct 1.
Thomas W Winkler, Anne E Justice, Mariaelisa Graff, Llilda Barata, Mary F Feitosa, Su Chu, Jacek Czajkowski, Tõnu Esko, Tove Fall, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Yingchang Lu, Reedik Mägi, Evelin Mihailov, Tune H Pers, Sina Rüeger, Alexander Teumer, Georg B Ehret, Teresa Ferreira, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Juha Karjalainen, Vasiliki Lagou, Anubha Mahajan, Michael D Neinast, Inga Prokopenko, Jeannette Simino, Tanya M Teslovich, Rick Jansen, Harm-Jan Westra, Charles C White, Devin Absher, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Shafqat Ahmad, Eva Albrecht, Alexessander Couto Alves, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, Anton J M de Craen, Joshua C Bis, Amélie Bonnefond, Gabrielle Boucher, Gemma Cadby, Yu-Ching Cheng, Charleston W K Chiang, Graciela Delgado, Ayse Demirkan, Nicole Dueker, Niina Eklund, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Joel Eriksson, Bjarke Feenstra, Krista Fischer, Francesca Frau, Tessel E Galesloot, Frank Geller, Anuj Goel, Mathias Gorski, Tanja B Grammer, Stefan Gustafsson, Saskia Haitjema, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Jennifer E Huffman, Anne U Jackson, Kevin B Jacobs, Åsa Johansson, Marika Kaakinen, Marcus E Kleber, Jari Lahti, Irene Mateo Leach, Benjamin Lehne, Youfang Liu, Ken Sin Lo, Mattias Lorentzon, Jian'an Luan, Pamela A F Madden, Massimo Mangino, Barbara McKnight, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Keri L Monda, May E Montasser, Gabriele Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ilja M Nolte, Kalliope Panoutsopoulou, Laura Pascoe, Lavinia Paternoster, Nigel W Rayner, Frida Renström, Federica Rizzi, Lynda M Rose, Kathy A Ryan, Perttu Salo, Serena Sanna, Hubert Scharnagl, Jianxin Shi, Albert Vernon Smith, Lorraine Southam, Alena Stančáková, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Rona J Strawbridge, Yun Ju Sung, Ioanna Tachmazidou, Toshiko Tanaka, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Stella Trompet, Natalia Pervjakova, Jonathan P Tyrer, Liesbeth Vandenput, Sander W van der Laan, Nathalie van der Velde, Jessica van Setten, Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Niek Verweij, Efthymia Vlachopoulou, Lindsay L Waite, Sophie R Wang, Zhaoming Wang, Sarah H Wild, Christina Willenborg, James F Wilson, Andrew Wong, Jian Yang, Loïc Yengo, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Lei Yu, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Ehm A Andersson, Stephan J L Bakker, Damiano Baldassarre, Karina Banasik, Matteo Barcella, Cristina Barlassina, Claire Bellis, Paola Benaglio, John Blangero, Matthias Blüher, Fabrice Bonnet, Lori L Bonnycastle, Heather A Boyd, Marcel Bruinenberg, Aron S Buchman, Harry Campbell, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Peter S Chines, Simone Claudi-Boehm, John Cole, Francis S Collins, Eco J C de Geus, Lisette C P G M de Groot, Maria Dimitriou, Jubao Duan, Stefan Enroth, Elodie Eury, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Nita G Forouhi, Nele Friedrich, Pablo V Gejman, Bruna Gigante, Nicola Glorioso, Alan S Go, Omri Gottesman, Jürgen Gräßler, Harald Grallert, Niels Grarup, Yu-Mei Gu, Linda Broer, Annelies C Ham, Torben Hansen, Tamara B Harris, Catharina A Hartman, Maija Hassinen, Nicholas Hastie, Andrew T Hattersley, Andrew C Heath, Anjali K Henders, Dena Hernandez, Hans Hillege, Oddgeir Holmen, Kees G Hovingh, Jennie Hui, Lise L Husemoen, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Pirro G Hysi, Thomas Illig, Philip L De Jager, Shapour Jalilzadeh, Torben Jørgensen, J Wouter Jukema, Markus Juonala, Stavroula Kanoni, Maria Karaleftheri, Kay Tee Khaw, Leena Kinnunen, Steven J Kittner, Wolfgang Koenig, Ivana Kolcic, Peter Kovacs, Nikolaj T Krarup, Wolfgang Kratzer, Janine Krüger, Diana Kuh, Meena Kumari, Theodosios Kyriakou, Claudia Langenberg, Lars Lannfelt, Chiara Lanzani, Vaneet Lotay, Lenore J Launer, Karin Leander, Jaana Lindström, Allan Linneberg, Yan-Ping Liu, Stéphane Lobbens, Robert Luben, Valeriya Lyssenko, Satu Männistö, Patrik K Magnusson, Wendy L McArdle, Cristina Menni, Sigrun Merger, Lili Milani, Grant W Montgomery, Andrew P Morris, Narisu Narisu, Mari Nelis, Ken K Ong, Aarno Palotie, Louis Pérusse, Irene Pichler, Maria G Pilia, Anneli Pouta, Myriam Rheinberger, Rasmus Ribel-Madsen, Marcus Richards, Kenneth M Rice, Treva K Rice, Carlo Rivolta, Veikko Salomaa, Alan R Sanders, Mark A Sarzynski, Salome Scholtens, Robert A Scott, William R Scott, Sylvain Sebert, Sebanti Sengupta, Bengt Sennblad, Thomas Seufferlein, Angela Silveira, P Eline Slagboom, Jan H Smit, Thomas H Sparsø, Kathleen Stirrups, Ronald P Stolk, Heather M Stringham, Morris A Swertz, Amy J Swift, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Sian-Tsung Tan, Barbara Thorand, Anke Tönjes, Angelo Tremblay, Emmanouil Tsafantakis, Peter J van der Most, Uwe Völker, Marie-Claude Vohl, Judith M Vonk, Melanie Waldenberger, Ryan W Walker, Roman Wennauer, Elisabeth Widén, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Alan F Wright, M Carola Zillikens, Suzanne C van Dijk, Natasja M van Schoor, Folkert W Asselbergs, Paul I W de Bakker, Jacques S Beckmann, John Beilby, David A Bennett, Richard N Bergman, Sven Bergmann, Carsten A Böger, Bernhard O Boehm, Eric Boerwinkle, Dorret I Boomsma, Stefan R Bornstein, Erwin P Bottinger, Claude Bouchard, John C Chambers, Stephen J Chanock, Daniel I Chasman, Francesco Cucca, Daniele Cusi, George Dedoussis, Jeanette Erdmann, Johan G Eriksson, Denis A Evans, Ulf de Faire, Martin Farrall, Luigi Ferrucci, Ian Ford, Lude Franke, Paul W Franks, Philippe Froguel, Ron T Gansevoort, Christian Gieger, Henrik Grönberg, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Per Hall, Anders Hamsten, Pim van der Harst, Caroline Hayward, Markku Heliövaara, Christian Hengstenberg, Andrew A Hicks, Aroon Hingorani, Albert Hofman, Frank Hu, Heikki V Huikuri, Kristian Hveem, Alan L James, Joanne M Jordan, Antti Jula, Mika Kähönen, Eero Kajantie, Sekar Kathiresan, Lambertus A L M Kiemeney, Mika Kivimaki, Paul B Knekt, Heikki A Koistinen, Jaspal S Kooner, Seppo Koskinen, Johanna Kuusisto, Winfried Maerz, Nicholas G Martin, Markku Laakso, Timo A Lakka, Terho Lehtimäki, Guillaume Lettre, Douglas F Levinson, Lars Lind, Marja-Liisa Lokki, Pekka Mäntyselkä, Mads Melbye, Andres Metspalu, Braxton D Mitchell, Frans L Moll, Jeffrey C Murray, Arthur W Musk, Markku S Nieminen, Inger Njølstad, Claes Ohlsson, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Ben A Oostra, Lyle J Palmer, James S Pankow, Gerard Pasterkamp, Nancy L Pedersen, Oluf Pedersen, Brenda W Penninx, Markus Perola, Annette Peters, Ozren Polašek, Peter P Pramstaller, Bruce M Psaty, Lu Qi, Thomas Quertermous, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, Rainer Rauramaa, Paul M Ridker, John D Rioux, Fernando Rivadeneira, Jerome I Rotter, Igor Rudan, Hester M den Ruijter, Juha Saltevo, Naveed Sattar, Heribert Schunkert, Peter E H Schwarz, Alan R Shuldiner, Juha Sinisalo, Harold Snieder, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Tim D Spector, Jan A Staessen, Bandinelli Stefania, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Michael Stumvoll, Jean-Claude Tardif, Elena Tremoli, Jaakko Tuomilehto, André G Uitterlinden, Matti Uusitupa, André L M Verbeek, Sita H Vermeulen, Jorma S Viikari, Veronique Vitart, Henry Völzke, Peter Vollenweider, Gérard Waeber, Mark Walker, Henri Wallaschofski, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, Eleftheria Zeggini, , , , , , , Aravinda Chakravarti, Deborah J Clegg, L Adrienne Cupples, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Cashell E Jaquish, D C Rao, Goncalo R Abecasis, Themistocles L Assimes, Inês Barroso, Sonja I Berndt, Michael Boehnke, Panos Deloukas, Caroline S Fox, Leif C Groop, David J Hunter, Erik Ingelsson, Robert C Kaplan, Mark I McCarthy, Karen L Mohlke, Jeffrey R O'Connell, David Schlessinger, David P Strachan, Kari Stefansson, Cornelia M van Duijn, Joel N Hirschhorn, Cecilia M Lindgren, Iris M Heid, Kari E North, Ingrid B Borecki, Zoltán Kutalik, Ruth J F Loos
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 100 genetic variants contributing to BMI, a measure of body size, or waist-to-hip ratio (adjusted for BMI, WHRadjBMI), a measure of body shape. Body size and shape change as people grow older and these changes differ substantially between men and women. To systematically screen for age- and/or sex-specific effects of genetic variants on BMI and WHRadjBMI, we performed meta-analyses of 114 studies (up to 320,485 individuals of European descent) with genome-wide chip and/or Metabochip data by the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium.

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Sep
2015

Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a classical autoimmune liver disease for which effective immunomodulatory therapy is lacking. Here we perform meta-analyses of discovery data sets from genome-wide association studies of European subjects (n=2,764 cases and 10,475 controls) followed by validation genotyping in an independent cohort (n=3,716 cases and 4,261 controls). We discover and validate six previously unknown risk loci for PBC (Pcombined<5 × 10(-8)) and used pathway analysis to identify JAK-STAT/IL12/IL27 signalling and cytokine-cytokine pathways, for which relevant therapies exist.

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Oct
2015

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most prevalent form of early onset dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD). We performed a case-control association study in an Italian FTD cohort (n = 530) followed by the novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)-to-genes approach and functional annotation analysis. We identified 2 novel potential loci for FTD.

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Sep
2015

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a nonatherosclerotic vascular disease leading to stenosis, aneurysm and dissection, mainly of renal arteries and carotids. FMD occurs predominantly in women with nearly four out of 1000 prevalence and cause hypertension, renal ischemia or stroke. The pathogenesis of FMD is unknown and a genetic origin is suspected given its demonstrated familial aggregation.

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Jul
2015

Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations.

Nature 2015 Jul 1;523(7561):459-462. Epub 2015 Jul 1.
Peter K Joshi, Tonu Esko, Hannele Mattsson, Niina Eklund, Ilaria Gandin, Teresa Nutile, Anne U Jackson, Claudia Schurmann, Albert V Smith, Weihua Zhang, Yukinori Okada, Alena Stančáková, Jessica D Faul, Wei Zhao, Traci M Bartz, Maria Pina Concas, Nora Franceschini, Stefan Enroth, Veronique Vitart, Stella Trompet, Xiuqing Guo, Daniel I Chasman, Jeffery R O'Connel, Tanguy Corre, Suraj S Nongmaithem, Yuning Chen, Massimo Mangino, Daniela Ruggiero, Michela Traglia, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Tim Kacprowski, Andrew Bjonnes, Ashley van der Spek, Ying Wu, Anil K Giri, Lisa R Yanek, Lihua Wang, Edith Hofer, Cornelius A Rietveld, Olga McLeod, Marilyn C Cornelis, Cristian Pattaro, Niek Verweij, Clemens Baumbach, Abdel Abdellaoui, Helen R Warren, Dragana Vuckovic, Hao Mei, Claude Bouchard, John R B Perry, Stefania Cappellani, Saira S Mirza, Miles C Benton, Ulrich Broeckel, Sarah E Medland, Penelope A Lind, Giovanni Malerba, Alexander Drong, Loic Yengo, Lawrence F Bielak, Degui Zhi, Peter J van der Most, Daniel Shriner, Reedik Mägi, Gibran Hemani, Tugce Karaderi, Zhaoming Wang, Tian Liu, Ilja Demuth, Jing Hua Zhao, Weihua Meng, Lazaros Lataniotis, Sander W van der Laan, Jonathan P Bradfield, Andrew R Wood, Amelie Bonnefond, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Leanne M Hall, Erika Salvi, Seyhan Yazar, Lisbeth Carstensen, Hugoline G de Haan, Mark Abney, Uzma Afzal, Matthew A Allison, Najaf Amin, Folkert W Asselbergs, Stephan J L Bakker, R Graham Barr, Sebastian E Baumeister, Daniel J Benjamin, Sven Bergmann, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P Bottinger, Archie Campbell, Aravinda Chakravarti, Yingleong Chan, Stephen J Chanock, Constance Chen, Y-D Ida Chen, Francis S Collins, John Connell, Adolfo Correa, L Adrienne Cupples, George Davey Smith, Gail Davies, Marcus Dörr, Georg Ehret, Stephen B Ellis, Bjarke Feenstra, Mary F Feitosa, Ian Ford, Caroline S Fox, Timothy M Frayling, Nele Friedrich, Frank Geller, Generation Scotland, Irina Gillham-Nasenya, Omri Gottesman, Misa Graff, Francine Grodstein, Charles Gu, Chris Haley, Christopher J Hammond, Sarah E Harris, Tamara B Harris, Nicholas D Hastie, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Kauko Heikkilä, Lynne J Hocking, Georg Homuth, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Jinyan Huang, Jennifer E Huffman, Pirro G Hysi, M Arfan Ikram, Erik Ingelsson, Anni Joensuu, Åsa Johansson, Pekka Jousilahti, J Wouter Jukema, Mika Kähönen, Yoichiro Kamatani, Stavroula Kanoni, Shona M Kerr, Nazir M Khan, Philipp Koellinger, Heikki A Koistinen, Manraj K Kooner, Michiaki Kubo, Johanna Kuusisto, Jari Lahti, Lenore J Launer, Rodney A Lea, Benjamin Lehne, Terho Lehtimäki, David C M Liewald, Lars Lind, Marie Loh, Marja-Liisa Lokki, Stephanie J London, Stephanie J Loomis, Anu Loukola, Yingchang Lu, Thomas Lumley, Annamari Lundqvist, Satu Männistö, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Corrado Masciullo, Angela Matchan, Rasika A Mathias, Koichi Matsuda, James B Meigs, Christa Meisinger, Thomas Meitinger, Cristina Menni, Frank D Mentch, Evelin Mihailov, Lili Milani, May E Montasser, Grant W Montgomery, Alanna Morrison, Richard H Myers, Rajiv Nadukuru, Pau Navarro, Mari Nelis, Markku S Nieminen, Ilja M Nolte, George T O'Connor, Adesola Ogunniyi, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Walter R Palmas, James S Pankow, Inga Patarcic, Francesca Pavani, Patricia A Peyser, Kirsi Pietilainen, Neil Poulter, Inga Prokopenko, Sarju Ralhan, Paul Redmond, Stephen S Rich, Harri Rissanen, Antonietta Robino, Lynda M Rose, Richard Rose, Cinzia Sala, Babatunde Salako, Veikko Salomaa, Antti-Pekka Sarin, Richa Saxena, Helena Schmidt, Laura J Scott, William R Scott, Bengt Sennblad, Sudha Seshadri, Peter Sever, Smeeta Shrestha, Blair H Smith, Jennifer A Smith, Nicole Soranzo, Nona Sotoodehnia, Lorraine Southam, Alice V Stanton, Maria G Stathopoulou, Konstantin Strauch, Rona J Strawbridge, Matthew J Suderman, Nikhil Tandon, Sian-Tsun Tang, Kent D Taylor, Bamidele O Tayo, Anna Maria Töglhofer, Maciej Tomaszewski, Natalia Tšernikova, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Andre G Uitterlinden, Dhananjay Vaidya, Astrid van Hylckama Vlieg, Jessica van Setten, Tuula Vasankari, Sailaja Vedantam, Efthymia Vlachopoulou, Diego Vozzi, Eero Vuoksimaa, Melanie Waldenberger, Erin B Ware, William Wentworth-Shields, John B Whitfield, Sarah Wild, Gonneke Willemsen, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Jie Yao, Gianluigi Zaza, Xiaofeng Zhu, The BioBank Japan Project, Rany M Salem, Mads Melbye, Hans Bisgaard, Nilesh J Samani, Daniele Cusi, David A Mackey, Richard S Cooper, Philippe Froguel, Gerard Pasterkamp, Struan F A Grant, Hakon Hakonarson, Luigi Ferrucci, Robert A Scott, Andrew D Morris, Colin N A Palmer, George Dedoussis, Panos Deloukas, Lars Bertram, Ulman Lindenberger, Sonja I Berndt, Cecilia M Lindgren, Nicholas J Timpson, Anke Tönjes, Patricia B Munroe, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Charles N Rotimi, Donna K Arnett, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Sharon L R Kardia, Beverley Balkau, Giovanni Gambaro, Andrew P Morris, Johan G Eriksson, Margie J Wright, Nicholas G Martin, Steven C Hunt, John M Starr, Ian J Deary, Lyn R Griffiths, Henning Tiemeier, Nicola Pirastu, Jaakko Kaprio, Nicholas J Wareham, Louis Pérusse, James G Wilson, Giorgia Girotto, Mark J Caulfield, Olli Raitakari, Dorret I Boomsma, Christian Gieger, Pim van der Harst, Andrew A Hicks, Peter Kraft, Juha Sinisalo, Paul Knekt, Magnus Johannesson, Patrik K E Magnusson, Anders Hamsten, Reinhold Schmidt, Ingrid B Borecki, Erkki Vartiainen, Diane M Becker, Dwaipayan Bharadwaj, Karen L Mohlke, Michael Boehnke, Cornelia M van Duijn, Dharambir K Sanghera, Alexander Teumer, Eleftheria Zeggini, Andres Metspalu, Paolo Gasparini, Sheila Ulivi, Carole Ober, Daniela Toniolo, Igor Rudan, David J Porteous, Marina Ciullo, Tim D Spector, Caroline Hayward, Josée Dupuis, Ruth J F Loos, Alan F Wright, Giriraj R Chandak, Peter Vollenweider, Alan Shuldiner, Paul M Ridker, Jerome I Rotter, Naveed Sattar, Ulf Gyllensten, Kari E North, Mario Pirastu, Bruce M Psaty, David R Weir, Markku Laakso, Vilmundur Gudnason, Atsushi Takahashi, John C Chambers, Jaspal S Kooner, David P Strachan, Harry Campbell, Joel N Hirschhorn, Markus Perola, Ozren Polašek, James F Wilson
Homozygosity has long been associated with rare, often devastating, Mendelian disorders, and Darwin was one of the first to recognize that inbreeding reduces evolutionary fitness. However, the effect of the more distant parental relatedness that is common in modern human populations is less well understood. Genomic data now allow us to investigate the effects of homozygosity on traits of public health importance by observing contiguous homozygous segments (runs of homozygosity), which are inferred to be homozygous along their complete length.

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May
2015

The association of copy number variations (CNVs), differing numbers of copies of genetic sequence at locations in the genome, with phenotypes such as intellectual disability has been almost exclusively evaluated using clinically ascertained cohorts. The contribution of these genetic variants to cognitive phenotypes in the general population remains unclear.
To investigate the clinical features conferred by CNVs associated with known syndromes in adult carriers without clinical preselection and to assess the genome-wide consequences of rare CNVs (frequency ≤0.

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Dec
1969

The emergence of evidence pointing at diet as key risk factor for chronic diseases and at gene-diet interactions as key elements in the interplay between an individual genetic background and his/her lifestyle, pave the way for studies in nutrigenomics. Such studies need an integrated solution to collect, monitor and analyse a large set of data. In the frame of ATHENA, a European Commission FP7 project, we developed an integrated platform, called Dietary Monitoring Solution enabling the collection of phenotypic, genetic and lifestyle information, linked to a mHealth application tool.

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Mar
2015

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) are rare polygenic autoimmune diseases (AIDs) characterized by fibroblast dysfunction. Furthermore, both diseases share some genetic bases with other AIDs, as evidenced by autoimmune gene pleiotropism. The present study was undertaken to investigate whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified by a large genome-wide association study (GWAS) in PBC might contribute to SSc susceptibility.

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Jun
2015

Thiazide diuretics have been recommended as a first-line antihypertensive treatment, although the choice of 'the right drug in the individual essential hypertensive patient' remains still empirical. Essential hypertension is a complex, polygenic disease derived from the interaction of patient's genetic background with the environment. Pharmacogenomics could be a useful tool to pinpoint gene variants involved in antihypertensive drug response, thus optimizing therapeutic advantages and minimizing side effects.

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Feb
2015

Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology.

Nature 2015 Feb;518(7538):197-206
Adam E Locke, Bratati Kahali, Sonja I Berndt, Anne E Justice, Tune H Pers, Felix R Day, Corey Powell, Sailaja Vedantam, Martin L Buchkovich, Jian Yang, Damien C Croteau-Chonka, Tonu Esko, Tove Fall, Teresa Ferreira, Stefan Gustafsson, Zoltán Kutalik, Jian'an Luan, Reedik Mägi, Joshua C Randall, Thomas W Winkler, Andrew R Wood, Tsegaselassie Workalemahu, Jessica D Faul, Jennifer A Smith, Jing Hua Zhao, Wei Zhao, Jin Chen, Rudolf Fehrmann, Åsa K Hedman, Juha Karjalainen, Ellen M Schmidt, Devin Absher, Najaf Amin, Denise Anderson, Marian Beekman, Jennifer L Bolton, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, Steven Buyske, Ayse Demirkan, Guohong Deng, Georg B Ehret, Bjarke Feenstra, Mary F Feitosa, Krista Fischer, Anuj Goel, Jian Gong, Anne U Jackson, Stavroula Kanoni, Marcus E Kleber, Kati Kristiansson, Unhee Lim, Vaneet Lotay, Massimo Mangino, Irene Mateo Leach, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Sarah E Medland, Michael A Nalls, Cameron D Palmer, Dorota Pasko, Sonali Pechlivanis, Marjolein J Peters, Inga Prokopenko, Dmitry Shungin, Alena Stančáková, Rona J Strawbridge, Yun Ju Sung, Toshiko Tanaka, Alexander Teumer, Stella Trompet, Sander W van der Laan, Jessica van Setten, Jana V Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Zhaoming Wang, Loïc Yengo, Weihua Zhang, Aaron Isaacs, Eva Albrecht, Johan Ärnlöv, Gillian M Arscott, Antony P Attwood, Stefania Bandinelli, Amy Barrett, Isabelita N Bas, Claire Bellis, Amanda J Bennett, Christian Berne, Roza Blagieva, Matthias Blüher, Stefan Böhringer, Lori L Bonnycastle, Yvonne Böttcher, Heather A Boyd, Marcel Bruinenberg, Ida H Caspersen, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Robert Clarke, E Warwick Daw, Anton J M de Craen, Graciela Delgado, Maria Dimitriou, Alex S F Doney, Niina Eklund, Karol Estrada, Elodie Eury, Lasse Folkersen, Ross M Fraser, Melissa E Garcia, Frank Geller, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Bruna Gigante, Alan S Go, Alain Golay, Alison H Goodall, Scott D Gordon, Mathias Gorski, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Harald Grallert, Tanja B Grammer, Jürgen Gräßler, Henrik Grönberg, Christopher J Groves, Gaëlle Gusto, Jeffrey Haessler, Per Hall, Toomas Haller, Goran Hallmans, Catharina A Hartman, Maija Hassinen, Caroline Hayward, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Quinta Helmer, Christian Hengstenberg, Oddgeir Holmen, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Alan L James, Janina M Jeff, Åsa Johansson, Jennifer Jolley, Thorhildur Juliusdottir, Leena Kinnunen, Wolfgang Koenig, Markku Koskenvuo, Wolfgang Kratzer, Jaana Laitinen, Claudia Lamina, Karin Leander, Nanette R Lee, Peter Lichtner, Lars Lind, Jaana Lindström, Ken Sin Lo, Stéphane Lobbens, Roberto Lorbeer, Yingchang Lu, François Mach, Patrik K E Magnusson, Anubha Mahajan, Wendy L McArdle, Stela McLachlan, Cristina Menni, Sigrun Merger, Evelin Mihailov, Lili Milani, Alireza Moayyeri, Keri L Monda, Mario A Morken, Antonella Mulas, Gabriele Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Arthur W Musk, Ramaiah Nagaraja, Markus M Nöthen, Ilja M Nolte, Stefan Pilz, Nigel W Rayner, Frida Renstrom, Rainer Rettig, Janina S Ried, Stephan Ripke, Neil R Robertson, Lynda M Rose, Serena Sanna, Hubert Scharnagl, Salome Scholtens, Fredrick R Schumacher, William R Scott, Thomas Seufferlein, Jianxin Shi, Albert Vernon Smith, Joanna Smolonska, Alice V Stanton, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Kathleen Stirrups, Heather M Stringham, Johan Sundström, Morris A Swertz, Amy J Swift, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Sian-Tsung Tan, Bamidele O Tayo, Barbara Thorand, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Jonathan P Tyrer, Hae-Won Uh, Liesbeth Vandenput, Frank C Verhulst, Sita H Vermeulen, Niek Verweij, Judith M Vonk, Lindsay L Waite, Helen R Warren, Dawn Waterworth, Michael N Weedon, Lynne R Wilkens, Christina Willenborg, Tom Wilsgaard, Mary K Wojczynski, Andrew Wong, Alan F Wright, Qunyuan Zhang, , Eoin P Brennan, Murim Choi, Zari Dastani, Alexander W Drong, Per Eriksson, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Jesper R Gådin, Ali G Gharavi, Michael E Goddard, Robert E Handsaker, Jinyan Huang, Fredrik Karpe, Sekar Kathiresan, Sarah Keildson, Krzysztof Kiryluk, Michiaki Kubo, Jong-Young Lee, Liming Liang, Richard P Lifton, Baoshan Ma, Steven A McCarroll, Amy J McKnight, Josine L Min, Miriam F Moffatt, Grant W Montgomery, Joanne M Murabito, George Nicholson, Dale R Nyholt, Yukinori Okada, John R B Perry, Rajkumar Dorajoo, Eva Reinmaa, Rany M Salem, Niina Sandholm, Robert A Scott, Lisette Stolk, Atsushi Takahashi, Toshihiro Tanaka, Ferdinand M van 't Hooft, Anna A E Vinkhuyzen, Harm-Jan Westra, Wei Zheng, Krina T Zondervan, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Andrew C Heath, Dominique Arveiler, Stephan J L Bakker, John Beilby, Richard N Bergman, John Blangero, Pascal Bovet, Harry Campbell, Mark J Caulfield, Giancarlo Cesana, Aravinda Chakravarti, Daniel I Chasman, Peter S Chines, Francis S Collins, Dana C Crawford, L Adrienne Cupples, Daniele Cusi, John Danesh, Ulf de Faire, Hester M den Ruijter, Anna F Dominiczak, Raimund Erbel, Jeanette Erdmann, Johan G Eriksson, Martin Farrall, Stephan B Felix, Ele Ferrannini, Jean Ferrières, Ian Ford, Nita G Forouhi, Terrence Forrester, Oscar H Franco, Ron T Gansevoort, Pablo V Gejman, Christian Gieger, Omri Gottesman, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Alistair S Hall, Tamara B Harris, Andrew T Hattersley, Andrew A Hicks, Lucia A Hindorff, Aroon D Hingorani, Albert Hofman, Georg Homuth, G Kees Hovingh, Steve E Humphries, Steven C Hunt, Elina Hyppönen, Thomas Illig, Kevin B Jacobs, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Berit Johansen, Pekka Jousilahti, J Wouter Jukema, Antti M Jula, Jaakko Kaprio, John J P Kastelein, Sirkka M Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Paul Knekt, Jaspal S Kooner, Charles Kooperberg, Peter Kovacs, Aldi T Kraja, Meena Kumari, Johanna Kuusisto, Timo A Lakka, Claudia Langenberg, Loic Le Marchand, Terho Lehtimäki, Valeriya Lyssenko, Satu Männistö, André Marette, Tara C Matise, Colin A McKenzie, Barbara McKnight, Frans L Moll, Andrew D Morris, Andrew P Morris, Jeffrey C Murray, Mari Nelis, Claes Ohlsson, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Ken K Ong, Pamela A F Madden, Gerard Pasterkamp, John F Peden, Annette Peters, Dirkje S Postma, Peter P Pramstaller, Jackie F Price, Lu Qi, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, D C Rao, Treva K Rice, Paul M Ridker, John D Rioux, Marylyn D Ritchie, Igor Rudan, Veikko Salomaa, Nilesh J Samani, Jouko Saramies, Mark A Sarzynski, Heribert Schunkert, Peter E H Schwarz, Peter Sever, Alan R Shuldiner, Juha Sinisalo, Ronald P Stolk, Konstantin Strauch, Anke Tönjes, David-Alexandre Trégouët, Angelo Tremblay, Elena Tremoli, Jarmo Virtamo, Marie-Claude Vohl, Uwe Völker, Gérard Waeber, Gonneke Willemsen, Jacqueline C Witteman, M Carola Zillikens, Linda S Adair, Philippe Amouyel, Folkert W Asselbergs, Themistocles L Assimes, Murielle Bochud, Bernhard O Boehm, Eric Boerwinkle, Stefan R Bornstein, Erwin P Bottinger, Claude Bouchard, Stéphane Cauchi, John C Chambers, Stephen J Chanock, Richard S Cooper, Paul I W de Bakker, George Dedoussis, Luigi Ferrucci, Paul W Franks, Philippe Froguel, Leif C Groop, Christopher A Haiman, Anders Hamsten, Jennie Hui, David J Hunter, Kristian Hveem, Robert C Kaplan, Mika Kivimaki, Diana Kuh, Markku Laakso, Yongmei Liu, Nicholas G Martin, Winfried März, Mads Melbye, Andres Metspalu, Susanne Moebus, Patricia B Munroe, Inger Njølstad, Ben A Oostra, Colin N A Palmer, Nancy L Pedersen, Markus Perola, Louis Pérusse, Ulrike Peters, Chris Power, Thomas Quertermous, Rainer Rauramaa, Fernando Rivadeneira, Timo E Saaristo, Danish Saleheen, Naveed Sattar, Eric E Schadt, David Schlessinger, P Eline Slagboom, Harold Snieder, Tim D Spector, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Michael Stumvoll, Jaakko Tuomilehto, André G Uitterlinden, Matti Uusitupa, Pim van der Harst, Mark Walker, Henri Wallaschofski, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, David R Weir, H-Erich Wichmann, James F Wilson, Pieter Zanen, Ingrid B Borecki, Panos Deloukas, Caroline S Fox, Iris M Heid, Jeffrey R O'Connell, David P Strachan, Kari Stefansson, Cornelia M van Duijn, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Lude Franke, Timothy M Frayling, Mark I McCarthy, Peter M Visscher, André Scherag, Cristen J Willer, Michael Boehnke, Karen L Mohlke, Cecilia M Lindgren, Jacques S Beckmann, Inês Barroso, Kari E North, Erik Ingelsson, Joel N Hirschhorn, Ruth J F Loos, Elizabeth K Speliotes
Obesity is heritable and predisposes to many diseases. To understand the genetic basis of obesity better, here we conduct a genome-wide association study and Metabochip meta-analysis of body mass index (BMI), a measure commonly used to define obesity and assess adiposity, in up to 339,224 individuals. This analysis identifies 97 BMI-associated loci (P < 5 × 10(-8)), 56 of which are novel.

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Feb
2015

Platelet endothelial aggregation receptor 1 (PEAR1) is a membrane protein involved in platelet contact-induced activation and sustained platelet aggregation. Experimental studies identified PEAR1, as a candidate gene that may be linked to the blood-pressure driven kidney injury in salt-sensitive Dahl rats.
In a family-based European population study (mean age 39.

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May
2015

Genome-wide association study of kidney function decline in individuals of European descent.

Kidney Int 2015 May 10;87(5):1017-29. Epub 2014 Dec 10.
Mathias Gorski, Adrienne Tin, Maija Garnaas, Gearoid M McMahon, Audrey Y Chu, Bamidele O Tayo, Cristian Pattaro, Alexander Teumer, Daniel I Chasman, John Chalmers, Pavel Hamet, Johanne Tremblay, Marc Woodward, Thor Aspelund, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Vilmundur Gudnason, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer, Albert V Smith, Braxton D Mitchell, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Alan R Shuldiner, Josef Coresh, Man Li, Paul Freudenberger, Edith Hofer, Helena Schmidt, Reinhold Schmidt, Elizabeth G Holliday, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Ian H de Boer, Guo Li, David S Siscovick, Zoltan Kutalik, Tanguy Corre, Peter Vollenweider, Gérard Waeber, Jayanta Gupta, Peter A Kanetsky, Shih-Jen Hwang, Matthias Olden, Qiong Yang, Mariza de Andrade, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Sharon L R Kardia, Stephen T Turner, Jeanette M Stafford, Jingzhong Ding, Yongmei Liu, Cristina Barlassina, Daniele Cusi, Erika Salvi, Jan A Staessen, Paul M Ridker, Harald Grallert, Christa Meisinger, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Bernhard K Krämer, Holly Kramer, Sylvia E Rosas, Ilja M Nolte, Brenda W Penninx, Harold Snieder, M Fabiola Del Greco, Andre Franke, Ute Nöthlings, Wolfgang Lieb, Stephan J L Bakker, Ron T Gansevoort, Pim van der Harst, Abbas Dehghan, Oscar H Franco, Albert Hofman, Fernando Rivadeneira, Sanaz Sedaghat, André G Uitterlinden, Stefan Coassin, Margot Haun, Barbara Kollerits, Florian Kronenberg, Bernhard Paulweber, Nicole Aumann, Karlhans Endlich, Mike Pietzner, Uwe Völker, Rainer Rettig, Vincent Chouraki, Catherine Helmer, Jean-Charles Lambert, Marie Metzger, Benedicte Stengel, Terho Lehtimäki, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Olli Raitakari, Andrew Johnson, Afshin Parsa, Murielle Bochud, Iris M Heid, Wolfram Goessling, Anna Köttgen, W H Linda Kao, Caroline S Fox, Carsten A Böger
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified multiple loci associated with cross-sectional eGFR, but a systematic genetic analysis of kidney function decline over time is missing. Here we conducted a GWAS meta-analysis among 63,558 participants of European descent, initially from 16 cohorts with serial kidney function measurements within the CKDGen Consortium, followed by independent replication among additional participants from 13 cohorts. In stage 1 GWAS meta-analysis, single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at MEOX2, GALNT11, IL1RAP, NPPA, HPCAL1, and CDH23 showed the strongest associations for at least one trait, in addition to the known UMOD locus, which showed genome-wide significance with an annual change in eGFR.

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Feb
2015

Matrix Gla-protein is a vitamin K-dependent protein that strongly inhibits arterial calcification. Vitamin K deficiency leads to production of inactive nonphosphorylated and uncarboxylated matrix Gla protein (dp-ucMGP). The risk associated with dp-ucMGP in the population is unknown.

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Nov
2014

Left ventricular (LV) function depends on the activity of transmembrane electrolyte transporters. Failing human myocardium has lower Na(+)/K(+) ATPase expression and higher intracellular sodium concentrations. The ATP12A gene encodes a catalytic subunit of an ATPase that can function as a Na(+)/K(+) pump.

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Nov
2014

Discovery of new risk loci for IgA nephropathy implicates genes involved in immunity against intestinal pathogens.

Nat Genet 2014 Nov 12;46(11):1187-96. Epub 2014 Oct 12.
Krzysztof Kiryluk, Yifu Li, Francesco Scolari, Simone Sanna-Cherchi, Murim Choi, Miguel Verbitsky, David Fasel, Sneh Lata, Sindhuri Prakash, Samantha Shapiro, Clara Fischman, Holly J Snyder, Gerald Appel, Claudia Izzi, Battista Fabio Viola, Nadia Dallera, Lucia Del Vecchio, Cristina Barlassina, Erika Salvi, Francesca Eleonora Bertinetto, Antonio Amoroso, Silvana Savoldi, Marcella Rocchietti, Alessandro Amore, Licia Peruzzi, Rosanna Coppo, Maurizio Salvadori, Pietro Ravani, Riccardo Magistroni, Gian Marco Ghiggeri, Gianluca Caridi, Monica Bodria, Francesca Lugani, Landino Allegri, Marco Delsante, Mariarosa Maiorana, Andrea Magnano, Giovanni Frasca, Emanuela Boer, Giuliano Boscutti, Claudio Ponticelli, Renzo Mignani, Carmelita Marcantoni, Domenico Di Landro, Domenico Santoro, Antonello Pani, Rosaria Polci, Sandro Feriozzi, Silvana Chicca, Marco Galliani, Maddalena Gigante, Loreto Gesualdo, Pasquale Zamboli, Giovanni Giorgio Battaglia, Maurizio Garozzo, Dita Maixnerová, Vladimir Tesar, Frank Eitner, Thomas Rauen, Jürgen Floege, Tibor Kovacs, Judit Nagy, Krzysztof Mucha, Leszek Pączek, Marcin Zaniew, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Maria Roszkowska-Blaim, Krzysztof Pawlaczyk, Daniel Gale, Jonathan Barratt, Lise Thibaudin, Francois Berthoux, Guillaume Canaud, Anne Boland, Marie Metzger, Ulf Panzer, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shin Goto, Ichiei Narita, Yasar Caliskan, Jingyuan Xie, Ping Hou, Nan Chen, Hong Zhang, Robert J Wyatt, Jan Novak, Bruce A Julian, John Feehally, Benedicte Stengel, Daniele Cusi, Richard P Lifton, Ali G Gharavi
We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of IgA nephropathy (IgAN), the most common form of glomerulonephritis, with discovery and follow-up in 20,612 individuals of European and East Asian ancestry. We identified six new genome-wide significant associations, four in ITGAM-ITGAX, VAV3 and CARD9 and two new independent signals at HLA-DQB1 and DEFA. We replicated the nine previously reported signals, including known SNPs in the HLA-DQB1 and DEFA loci.

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Jan
2015

Cross-disorder genome-wide analyses suggest a complex genetic relationship between Tourette's syndrome and OCD.

Am J Psychiatry 2015 Jan 31;172(1):82-93. Epub 2014 Oct 31.
Dongmei Yu, Carol A Mathews, Jeremiah M Scharf, Benjamin M Neale, Lea K Davis, Eric R Gamazon, Eske M Derks, Patrick Evans, Christopher K Edlund, Jacquelyn Crane, Jesen A Fagerness, Lisa Osiecki, Patience Gallagher, Gloria Gerber, Stephen Haddad, Cornelia Illmann, Lauren M McGrath, Catherine Mayerfeld, Sampath Arepalli, Cristina Barlassina, Cathy L Barr, Laura Bellodi, Fortu Benarroch, Gabriel Bedoya Berrió, O Joseph Bienvenu, Donald W Black, Michael H Bloch, Helena Brentani, Ruth D Bruun, Cathy L Budman, Beatriz Camarena, Desmond D Campbell, Carolina Cappi, Julio C Cardona Silgado, Maria C Cavallini, Denise A Chavira, Sylvain Chouinard, Edwin H Cook, M R Cookson, Vladimir Coric, Bernadette Cullen, Daniele Cusi, Richard Delorme, Damiaan Denys, Yves Dion, Valsama Eapen, Karin Egberts, Peter Falkai, Thomas Fernandez, Eduardo Fournier, Helena Garrido, Daniel Geller, Donald L Gilbert, Simon L Girard, Hans J Grabe, Marco A Grados, Benjamin D Greenberg, Varda Gross-Tsur, Edna Grünblatt, John Hardy, Gary A Heiman, Sian M J Hemmings, Luis D Herrera, Dianne M Hezel, Pieter J Hoekstra, Joseph Jankovic, James L Kennedy, Robert A King, Anuar I Konkashbaev, Barbara Kremeyer, Roger Kurlan, Nuria Lanzagorta, Marion Leboyer, James F Leckman, Leonhard Lennertz, Chunyu Liu, Christine Lochner, Thomas L Lowe, Sara Lupoli, Fabio Macciardi, Wolfgang Maier, Paolo Manunta, Maurizio Marconi, James T McCracken, Sandra C Mesa Restrepo, Rainald Moessner, Priya Moorjani, Jubel Morgan, Heike Muller, Dennis L Murphy, Allan L Naarden, Erika Nurmi, William Cornejo Ochoa, Roel A Ophoff, Andrew J Pakstis, Michele T Pato, Carlos N Pato, John Piacentini, Christopher Pittenger, Yehuda Pollak, Scott L Rauch, Tobias Renner, Victor I Reus, Margaret A Richter, Mark A Riddle, Mary M Robertson, Roxana Romero, Maria C Rosário, David Rosenberg, Stephan Ruhrmann, Chiara Sabatti, Erika Salvi, Aline S Sampaio, Jack Samuels, Paul Sandor, Susan K Service, Brooke Sheppard, Harvey S Singer, Jan H Smit, Dan J Stein, Eric Strengman, Jay A Tischfield, Maurizio Turiel, Ana V Valencia Duarte, Homero Vallada, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, Susanne Walitza, Ying Wang, Mike Weale, Robert Weiss, Jens R Wendland, Herman G M Westenberg, Yin Yao Shugart, Ana G Hounie, Euripedes C Miguel, Humberto Nicolini, Michael Wagner, Andres Ruiz-Linares, Danielle C Cath, William McMahon, Danielle Posthuma, Ben A Oostra, Gerald Nestadt, Guy A Rouleau, Shaun Purcell, Michael A Jenike, Peter Heutink, Gregory L Hanna, David V Conti, Paul D Arnold, Nelson B Freimer, S Evelyn Stewart, James A Knowles, Nancy J Cox, David L Pauls
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome are highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorders that are thought to share genetic risk factors. However, the identification of definitive susceptibility genes for these etiologically complex disorders remains elusive. The authors report a combined genome-wide association study (GWAS) of Tourette's syndrome and OCD.

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Jul
2014

Novel approach identifies SNPs in SLC2A10 and KCNK9 with evidence for parent-of-origin effect on body mass index.

PLoS Genet 2014 Jul 31;10(7):e1004508. Epub 2014 Jul 31.
Clive J Hoggart, Giulia Venturini, Massimo Mangino, Felicia Gomez, Giulia Ascari, Jing Hua Zhao, Alexander Teumer, Thomas W Winkler, Natalia Tšernikova, Jian'an Luan, Evelin Mihailov, Georg B Ehret, Weihua Zhang, David Lamparter, Tõnu Esko, Aurelien Macé, Sina Rüeger, Pierre-Yves Bochud, Matteo Barcella, Yves Dauvilliers, Beben Benyamin, David M Evans, Caroline Hayward, Mary F Lopez, Lude Franke, Alessia Russo, Iris M Heid, Erika Salvi, Sailaja Vendantam, Dan E Arking, Eric Boerwinkle, John C Chambers, Giovanni Fiorito, Harald Grallert, Simonetta Guarrera, Georg Homuth, Jennifer E Huffman, David Porteous, , , , Darius Moradpour, Alex Iranzo, Johannes Hebebrand, John P Kemp, Gert J Lammers, Vincent Aubert, Markus H Heim, Nicholas G Martin, Grant W Montgomery, Rosa Peraita-Adrados, Joan Santamaria, Francesco Negro, Carsten O Schmidt, Robert A Scott, Tim D Spector, Konstantin Strauch, Henry Völzke, Nicholas J Wareham, Wei Yuan, Jordana T Bell, Aravinda Chakravarti, Jaspal S Kooner, Annette Peters, Giuseppe Matullo, Henri Wallaschofski, John B Whitfield, Fred Paccaud, Peter Vollenweider, Sven Bergmann, Jacques S Beckmann, Mehdi Tafti, Nicholas D Hastie, Daniele Cusi, Murielle Bochud, Timothy M Frayling, Andres Metspalu, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, André Scherag, George Davey Smith, Ingrid B Borecki, Valentin Rousson, Joel N Hirschhorn, Carlo Rivolta, Ruth J F Loos, Zoltán Kutalik
The phenotypic effect of some single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) depends on their parental origin. We present a novel approach to detect parent-of-origin effects (POEs) in genome-wide genotype data of unrelated individuals. The method exploits increased phenotypic variance in the heterozygous genotype group relative to the homozygous groups.

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Feb
2015

Two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) gene were previously associated with kidney stones in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT): rs1501899, likely associated with a decrease in CASR expression, and Arg990Gly, causing a gain of CASR function. To evaluate the interaction of these two SNPs in the stone risk, we tested the association of stones with the genotype at both SNPs in PHPT patients and the association of rs1501899 with CASR expression as messenger RNA (mRNA) in human kidney samples.
Two hundred and ninety-six PHPT patients were genotyped at the rs1501899 and Arg990Gly SNPs.

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Dec
1969

The peculiar position of Sardinia in the Mediterranean sea has rendered its population an interesting biogeographical isolate. The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic population structure, as well as to estimate Runs of Homozygosity and regions under positive selection, using about 1.2 million single nucleotide polymorphisms genotyped in 1077 Sardinian individuals.

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Feb
2014

Nephrolithiasis is more frequent and severe in obese patients from different western nations. This may be supported by higher calcium, urate, oxalate excretion in obese stone formers. Except these parameters, clinical characteristics of obese stone formers were not extensively explored.

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Apr
2014

Measurement of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is recognized worldwide as the most accurate way of assessing kidney function. The prevalence of impaired renal function increases with advancing age. In this study we compared the clinical formulae Cockcroft-Gault (CG), isotope dilution mass spectrometry-modification of diet in renal disease (IMDS-MDRD) and chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration (CKD-EPI) with (99m)Tc-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid ((99m)Tc-DTPA) in elderly patients over and under the age of 70 years in an attempt to establish which formula produces the best measurement of renal function in this population.

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Jun
2014

The contribution of genetic variants underlying the susceptibility to different clinical courses of multiple sclerosis (MS) is still unclear.
The aim of the study is to evaluate and compare the proportion of liability explained by common SNPs and the genetic burden of MS-associated SNPs in progressive onset (PrMS) and bout-onset (BOMS) cases.
We estimated the proportion of variance in disease liability explained by 296,391 autosomal SNPs in cohorts of Italian PrMS and BOMS patients using the genome-wide complex trait analysis (GCTA) tool, and we calculated a weighted genetic risk score (wGRS) based on the known MS-associated loci.

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Nov
2013

Analysis of immune-related loci identifies 48 new susceptibility variants for multiple sclerosis.

Nat Genet 2013 Nov 29;45(11):1353-60. Epub 2013 Sep 29.
, Ashley H Beecham, Nikolaos A Patsopoulos, Dionysia K Xifara, Mary F Davis, Anu Kemppinen, Chris Cotsapas, Tejas S Shah, Chris Spencer, David Booth, An Goris, Annette Oturai, Janna Saarela, Bertrand Fontaine, Bernhard Hemmer, Claes Martin, Frauke Zipp, Sandra D'Alfonso, Filippo Martinelli-Boneschi, Bruce Taylor, Hanne F Harbo, Ingrid Kockum, Jan Hillert, Tomas Olsson, Maria Ban, Jorge R Oksenberg, Rogier Hintzen, Lisa F Barcellos, , , Cristina Agliardi, Lars Alfredsson, Mehdi Alizadeh, Carl Anderson, Robert Andrews, Helle Bach Søndergaard, Amie Baker, Gavin Band, Sergio E Baranzini, Nadia Barizzone, Jeffrey Barrett, Céline Bellenguez, Laura Bergamaschi, Luisa Bernardinelli, Achim Berthele, Viola Biberacher, Thomas M C Binder, Hannah Blackburn, Izaura L Bomfim, Paola Brambilla, Simon Broadley, Bruno Brochet, Lou Brundin, Dorothea Buck, Helmut Butzkueven, Stacy J Caillier, William Camu, Wassila Carpentier, Paola Cavalla, Elisabeth G Celius, Irène Coman, Giancarlo Comi, Lucia Corrado, Leentje Cosemans, Isabelle Cournu-Rebeix, Bruce A C Cree, Daniele Cusi, Vincent Damotte, Gilles Defer, Silvia R Delgado, Panos Deloukas, Alessia di Sapio, Alexander T Dilthey, Peter Donnelly, Bénédicte Dubois, Martin Duddy, Sarah Edkins, Irina Elovaara, Federica Esposito, Nikos Evangelou, Barnaby Fiddes, Judith Field, Andre Franke, Colin Freeman, Irene Y Frohlich, Daniela Galimberti, Christian Gieger, Pierre-Antoine Gourraud, Christiane Graetz, Andrew Graham, Verena Grummel, Clara Guaschino, Athena Hadjixenofontos, Hakon Hakonarson, Christopher Halfpenny, Gillian Hall, Per Hall, Anders Hamsten, James Harley, Timothy Harrower, Clive Hawkins, Garrett Hellenthal, Charles Hillier, Jeremy Hobart, Muni Hoshi, Sarah E Hunt, Maja Jagodic, Ilijas Jelčić, Angela Jochim, Brian Kendall, Allan Kermode, Trevor Kilpatrick, Keijo Koivisto, Ioanna Konidari, Thomas Korn, Helena Kronsbein, Cordelia Langford, Malin Larsson, Mark Lathrop, Christine Lebrun-Frenay, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Michelle H Lee, Maurizio A Leone, Virpi Leppä, Giuseppe Liberatore, Benedicte A Lie, Christina M Lill, Magdalena Lindén, Jenny Link, Felix Luessi, Jan Lycke, Fabio Macciardi, Satu Männistö, Clara P Manrique, Roland Martin, Vittorio Martinelli, Deborah Mason, Gordon Mazibrada, Cristin McCabe, Inger-Lise Mero, Julia Mescheriakova, Loukas Moutsianas, Kjell-Morten Myhr, Guy Nagels, Richard Nicholas, Petra Nilsson, Fredrik Piehl, Matti Pirinen, Siân E Price, Hong Quach, Mauri Reunanen, Wim Robberecht, Neil P Robertson, Mariaemma Rodegher, David Rog, Marco Salvetti, Nathalie C Schnetz-Boutaud, Finn Sellebjerg, Rebecca C Selter, Catherine Schaefer, Sandip Shaunak, Ling Shen, Simon Shields, Volker Siffrin, Mark Slee, Per Soelberg Sorensen, Melissa Sorosina, Mireia Sospedra, Anne Spurkland, Amy Strange, Emilie Sundqvist, Vincent Thijs, John Thorpe, Anna Ticca, Pentti Tienari, Cornelia van Duijn, Elizabeth M Visser, Steve Vucic, Helga Westerlind, James S Wiley, Alastair Wilkins, James F Wilson, Juliane Winkelmann, John Zajicek, Eva Zindler, Jonathan L Haines, Margaret A Pericak-Vance, Adrian J Ivinson, Graeme Stewart, David Hafler, Stephen L Hauser, Alastair Compston, Gil McVean, Philip De Jager, Stephen J Sawcer, Jacob L McCauley
Using the ImmunoChip custom genotyping array, we analyzed 14,498 subjects with multiple sclerosis and 24,091 healthy controls for 161,311 autosomal variants and identified 135 potentially associated regions (P < 1.0 × 10(-4)). In a replication phase, we combined these data with previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) data from an independent 14,802 subjects with multiple sclerosis and 26,703 healthy controls.

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A case-control study revealed association between hypertension and rs3918226 in the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene promoter (minor/major allele, T/C allele). We aimed at substantiating these preliminary findings by target sequencing, cell experiments, and a population study. We sequenced the 140-kb genomic area encompassing the eNOS gene.

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