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Genome-wide association scan meta-analysis identifies three Loci influencing adiposity and fat distribution.
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2009 (English)In: PLoS genetics, ISSN 1553-7404, Vol. 5, no 6, e1000508- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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To identify genetic loci influencing central obesity and fat distribution, we performed a meta-analysis of 16 genome-wide association studies (GWAS, N = 38,580) informative for adult waist circumference (WC) and waist-hip ratio (WHR). We selected 26 SNPs for follow-up, for which the evidence of association with measures of central adiposity (WC and/or WHR) was strong and disproportionate to that for overall adiposity or height. Follow-up studies in a maximum of 70,689 individuals identified two loci strongly associated with measures of central adiposity; these map near TFAP2B (WC, P = 1.9x10(-11)) and MSRA (WC, P = 8.9x10(-9)). A third locus, near LYPLAL1, was associated with WHR in women only (P = 2.6x10(-8)). The variants near TFAP2B appear to influence central adiposity through an effect on overall obesity/fat-mass, whereas LYPLAL1 displays a strong female-only association with fat distribution. By focusing on anthropometric measures of central obesity and fat distribution, we have identified three loci implicated in the regulation of human adiposity.

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2009. Vol. 5, no 6, e1000508- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32410DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000508PubMedID: 19557161OAI: diva2:303103
Available from: 2010-03-11 Created: 2010-03-11 Last updated: 2012-08-16Bibliographically approved

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