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  • 1. Ahmad, S
    et al.
    Poveda, A
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology. Department of Clinical Sciences, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Lund University Diabetes Center, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.
    Barroso, I
    Hallmans, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biobank Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research.
    Renström, Frida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biobank Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research. Department of Clinical Sciences, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Lund University Diabetes Center, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.
    Franks, Paul W
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Clinical Sciences, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Lund University Diabetes Center, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.
    Established BMI-associated genetic variants and their prospective associations with BMI and other cardiometabolic traits: the GLACIER Study2016In: International Journal of Obesity, ISSN 0307-0565, E-ISSN 1476-5497, Vol. 40, no 9, p. 1346-1352Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Recent cross-sectional genome-wide scans have reported associations of 97 independent loci with body mass index (BMI). In 3541 middle-aged adult participants from the GLACIER Study, we tested whether these loci are associated with 10-year changes in BMI and other cardiometabolic traits (fasting and 2-h glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and systolic and diastolic blood pressures).

    METHODS: A BMI-specific genetic risk score (GRS) was calculated by summing the BMI-associated effect alleles at each locus. Trait-specific cardiometabolic GRSs comprised only the loci that show nominal association (P⩽0.10) with the respective trait in the original cross-sectional study. In longitudinal genetic association analyses, the second visit trait measure (assessed ~10 years after baseline) was used as the dependent variable and the models were adjusted for the baseline measure of the outcome trait, age, age(2), fasting time (for glucose and lipid traits), sex, follow-up time and population substructure.

    RESULTS: The BMI-specific GRS was associated with increased BMI at follow-up (β=0.014 kg m(-2) per allele per 10-year follow-up, s.e.=0.006, P=0.019) as were three loci (PARK2 rs13191362, P=0.005; C6orf106 rs205262, P=0.043; and C9orf93 rs4740619, P=0.01). Although not withstanding Bonferroni correction, a handful of single-nucleotide polymorphisms was nominally associated with changes in blood pressure, glucose and lipid levels.

    CONCLUSIONS: Collectively, established BMI-associated loci convey modest but statistically significant time-dependent associations with long-term changes in BMI, suggesting a role for effect modification by factors that change with time in this population.

  • 2. Ahmad, S.
    et al.
    Zhao, W.
    Renström, F.
    Rasheed, A.
    Zaidi, M.
    Samuel, M.
    Shah, N.
    Mallick, N. H.
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
    Zaman, K. S.
    Ishaq, M.
    Rasheed, S. Z.
    Memon, F-ur-R
    Hanif, B.
    Lakhani, M. S.
    Ahmed, F.
    Kazmi, S. U.
    Deloukas, P.
    Frossard, P.
    Franks, P. W.
    Saleheen, D.
    A novel interaction between theFLJ33534locus and smokingin obesity: a genome-wide study of 14 131 Pakistani adults2016In: International Journal of Obesity, ISSN 0307-0565, E-ISSN 1476-5497, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 186-190Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Obesity is a complex disease caused by the interplay of genetic and lifestyle factors, but identification of gene-lifestyle interactions in obesity has remained challenging. Few large-scale studies have reported use of genome-wide approaches to investigate gene-lifestyle interactions in obesity. METHODS: In the Pakistan Risk of Myocardial Infraction Study, a cross-sectional study based in Pakistan, we calculated body mass index (BMI) variance estimates (square of the residual of inverse-normal transformed BMI z-score) in 14 131 participants and conducted genome-wide heterogeneity of variance analyses (GWHVA) for this outcome. All analyses were adjusted for age, age(2), sex and genetic ancestry. RESULTS: The GWHVA analyses identified an intronic variant, rs140133294, in the FLJ33544 gene in association with BMI variance (P-value = 3.1 x 10(-8)). In explicit tests of gene x lifestyle interaction, smoking was found to significantly modify the effect of rs140133294 on BMI (Pinteraction = 0.0005), whereby the minor allele (T) was associated with lower BMI in current smokers, while positively associated with BMI in never smokers. Analyses of ENCODE data at the FLJ33534 locus revealed features indicative of open chromatin and high confidence DNA-binding motifs for several transcription factors, providing suggestive biological support for a mechanism of interaction. CONCLUSIONS: In summary, we have identified a novel interaction between smoking and variation at the FLJ33534 locus in relation to BMI in people from Pakistan.

  • 3. Ahmad, Shafqat
    et al.
    Rukh, Gull
    Varga, Tibor V
    Ali, Ashfaq
    Kurbasic, Azra
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology. Lund University.
    Ericson, Ulrika
    Koivula, Robert W
    Chu, Audrey Y
    Rose, Lynda M
    Ganna, Andrea
    Qi, Qibin
    Stancakova, Alena
    Sandholt, Camilla H
    Elks, Cathy E
    Curhan, Gary
    Jensen, Majken K
    Tamimi, Rulla M
    Allin, Kristine H
    Jorgensen, Torben
    Brage, Soren
    Langenberg, Claudia
    Aadahl, Mette
    Grarup, Niels
    Linneberg, Allan
    Pare, Guillaume
    Magnusson, Patrik KE
    Pedersen, Nancy L
    Boehnke, Michael
    Hamsten, Anders
    Mohlke, Karen L
    Pasquale, Louis T
    Pedersen, Oluf
    Scott, Robert A
    Ridker, Paul M
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Laakso, Markku
    Hansen, Torben
    Qi, Lu
    Wareham, Nicholas J
    Chasman, Daniel I
    Hallmans, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biobank Research.
    Hu, Frank B
    Renström, Frida
    Orho-Melander, Marju
    Franks, Paul W.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Lund University and Harvard University.
    Gene x physical activity interactions in obesity: combined analysis of 111,421 individuals of European ancestry2013In: PLOS Genetics, ISSN 1553-7390, E-ISSN 1553-7404, Vol. 9, no 7, p. e1003607-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Numerous obesity loci have been identified using genome-wide association studies. A UK study indicated that physical activity may attenuate the cumulative effect of 12 of these loci, but replication studies are lacking. Therefore, we tested whether the aggregate effect of these loci is diminished in adults of European ancestry reporting high levels of physical activity. Twelve obesity-susceptibility loci were genotyped or imputed in 111,421 participants. A genetic risk score (GRS) was calculated by summing the BMI-associated alleles of each genetic variant. Physical activity was assessed using self-administered questionnaires. Multiplicative interactions between the GRS and physical activity on BMI were tested in linear and logistic regression models in each cohort, with adjustment for age, age(2), sex, study center (for multicenter studies), and the marginal terms for physical activity and the GRS. These results were combined using meta-analysis weighted by cohort sample size. The meta-analysis yielded a statistically significant GRS x physical activity interaction effect estimate (P-interaction = 0.015). However, a statistically significant interaction effect was only apparent in North American cohorts (n = 39,810, P-interaction = 0.014 vs. n = 71,611, P-interaction = 0.275 for Europeans). In secondary analyses, both the FTO rs1121980 (P-interaction = 0.003) and the SEC16B rs10913469 (P-interaction = 0.025) variants showed evidence of SNP x physical activity interactions. This meta-analysis of 111,421 individuals provides further support for an interaction between physical activity and a GRS in obesity disposition, although these findings hinge on the inclusion of cohorts from North America, indicating that these results are either population-specific or non-causal.

  • 4. Berndt, Sonja I.
    et al.
    Gustafsson, Stefan
    Maegi, Reedik
    Ganna, Andrea
    Wheeler, Eleanor
    Feitosa, Mary F.
    Justice, Anne E.
    Monda, Keri L.
    Croteau-Chonka, Damien C.
    Day, Felix R.
    Esko, Tonu
    Fall, Tove
    Ferreira, Teresa
    Gentilini, Davide
    Jackson, Anne U.
    Luan, Jian'an
    Randall, Joshua C.
    Vedantam, Sailaja
    Willer, Cristen J.
    Winkler, Thomas W.
    Wood, Andrew R.
    Workalemahu, Tsegaselassie
    Hu, Yi-Juan
    Lee, Sang Hong
    Liang, Liming
    Lin, Dan-Yu
    Min, Josine L.
    Neale, Benjamin M.
    Thorleifsson, Gudmar
    Yang, Jian
    Albrecht, Eva
    Amin, Najaf
    Bragg-Gresham, Jennifer L.
    Cadby, Gemma
    den Heijer, Martin
    Eklund, Niina
    Fischer, Krista
    Goel, Anuj
    Hottenga, Jouke-Jan
    Huffman, Jennifer E.
    Jarick, Ivonne
    Johansson, Asa
    Johnson, Toby
    Kanoni, Stavroula
    Kleber, Marcus E.
    Koenig, Inke R.
    Kristiansson, Kati
    Kutalik, Zoltn
    Lamina, Claudia
    Lecoeur, Cecile
    Li, Guo
    Mangino, Massimo
    McArdle, Wendy L.
    Medina-Gomez, Carolina
    Mueller-Nurasyid, Martina
    Ngwa, Julius S.
    Nolte, Ilja M.
    Paternoster, Lavinia
    Pechlivanis, Sonali
    Perola, Markus
    Peters, Marjolein J.
    Preuss, Michael
    Rose, Lynda M.
    Shi, Jianxin
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Smith, Albert Vernon
    Strawbridge, Rona J.
    Surakka, Ida
    Teumer, Alexander
    Trip, Mieke D.
    Tyrer, Jonathan
    Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Jana V.
    Vandenput, Liesbeth
    Waite, Lindsay L.
    Zhao, Jing Hua
    Absher, Devin
    Asselbergs, Folkert W.
    Atalay, Mustafa
    Attwood, Antony P.
    Balmforth, Anthony J.
    Basart, Hanneke
    Beilby, John
    Bonnycastle, Lori L.
    Brambilla, Paolo
    Bruinenberg, Marcel
    Campbell, Harry
    Chasman, Daniel I.
    Chines, Peter S.
    Collins, Francis S.
    Connell, John M.
    Cookson, William O.
    de Faire, Ulf
    de Vegt, Femmie
    Dei, Mariano
    Dimitriou, Maria
    Edkins, Sarah
    Estrada, Karol
    Evans, David M.
    Farrall, Martin
    Ferrario, Marco M.
    Ferrieres, Jean
    Franke, Lude
    Frau, Francesca
    Gejman, Pablo V.
    Grallert, Harald
    Groenberg, Henrik
    Gudnason, Vilmundur
    Hall, Alistair S.
    Hall, Per
    Hartikainen, Anna-Liisa
    Hayward, Caroline
    Heard-Costa, Nancy L.
    Heath, Andrew C.
    Hebebrand, Johannes
    Homuth, Georg
    Hu, Frank B.
    Hunt, Sarah E.
    Hyppoenen, Elina
    Iribarren, Carlos
    Jacobs, Kevin B.
    Jansson, John-Olov
    Jula, Antti
    Kahonen, Mika
    Kathiresan, Sekar
    Kee, Frank
    Khaw, Kay-Tee
    Kivimaki, Mika
    Koenig, Wolfgang
    Kraja, Aldi T.
    Kumari, Meena
    Kuulasmaa, Kari
    Kuusisto, Johanna
    Laitinen, Jaana H.
    Lakka, Timo A.
    Langenberg, Claudia
    Launer, Lenore J.
    Lind, Lars
    Lindstrom, Jaana
    Liu, Jianjun
    Liuzzi, Antonio
    Lokki, Marja-Liisa
    Lorentzon, Mattias
    Madden, Pamela A.
    Magnusson, Patrik K.
    Manunta, Paolo
    Marek, Diana
    Maerz, Winfried
    Leach, Irene Mateo
    McKnight, Barbara
    Medland, Sarah E.
    Mihailov, Evelin
    Milani, Lili
    Montgomery, Grant W.
    Mooser, Vincent
    Muehleisen, Thomas W.
    Munroe, Patricia B.
    Musk, Arthur W.
    Narisu, Narisu
    Navis, Gerjan
    Nicholson, George
    Nohr, Ellen A.
    Ong, Ken K.
    Oostra, Ben A.
    Palmer, Colin N. A.
    Palotie, Aarno
    Peden, John F.
    Pedersen, Nancy
    Peters, Annette
    Polasek, Ozren
    Pouta, Anneli
    Pramstaller, Peter P.
    Prokopenko, Inga
    Puetter, Carolin
    Radhakrishnan, Aparna
    Raitakari, Olli
    Rendon, Augusto
    Rivadeneira, Fernando
    Rudan, Igor
    Saaristo, Timo E.
    Sambrook, Jennifer G.
    Sanders, Alan R.
    Sanna, Serena
    Saramies, Jouko
    Schipf, Sabine
    Schreiber, Stefan
    Schunkert, Heribert
    Shin, So-Youn
    Signorini, Stefano
    Sinisalo, Juha
    Skrobek, Boris
    Soranzo, Nicole
    Stancakova, Alena
    Stark, Klaus
    Stephens, Jonathan C.
    Stirrups, Kathleen
    Stolk, Ronald P.
    Stumvoll, Michael
    Swift, Amy J.
    Theodoraki, Eirini V.
    Thorand, Barbara
    Tregouet, David-Alexandre
    Tremoli, Elena
    Van der Klauw, Melanie M.
    van Meurs, Joyce B. J.
    Vermeulen, Sita H.
    Viikari, Jorma
    Virtamo, Jarmo
    Vitart, Veronique
    Waeber, Gerard
    Wang, Zhaoming
    Widen, Elisabeth
    Wild, Sarah H.
    Willemsen, Gonneke
    Winkelmann, Bernhard R.
    Witteman, Jacqueline C. M.
    Wolffenbuttel, Bruce H. R.
    Wong, Andrew
    Wright, Alan F.
    Zillikens, M. Carola
    Amouyel, Philippe
    Boehm, Bernhard O.
    Boerwinkle, Eric
    Boomsma, Dorret I.
    Caulfield, Mark J.
    Chanock, Stephen J.
    Cupples, L. Adrienne
    Cusi, Daniele
    Dedoussis, George V.
    Erdmann, Jeanette
    Eriksson, Johan G.
    Franks, Paul W.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Froguel, Philippe
    Gieger, Christian
    Gyllensten, Ulf
    Hamsten, Anders
    Harris, Tamara B.
    Hengstenberg, Christian
    Hicks, Andrew A.
    Hingorani, Aroon
    Hinney, Anke
    Hofman, Albert
    Hovingh, Kees G.
    Hveem, Kristian
    Illig, Thomas
    Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta
    Joeckel, Karl-Heinz
    Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, Sirkka M.
    Kiemeney, Lambertus A.
    Kuh, Diana
    Laakso, Markku
    Lehtimaki, Terho
    Levinson, Douglas F.
    Martin, Nicholas G.
    Metspalu, Andres
    Morris, Andrew D.
    Nieminen, Markku S.
    Njolstad, Inger
    Ohlsson, Claes
    Oldehinkel, Albertine J.
    Ouwehand, Willem H.
    Palmer, Lyle J.
    Penninx, Brenda
    Power, Chris
    Province, Michael A.
    Psaty, Bruce M.
    Qi, Lu
    Rauramaa, Rainer
    Ridker, Paul M.
    Ripatti, Samuli
    Salomaa, Veikko
    Samani, Nilesh J.
    Snieder, Harold
    Sorensen, Thorkild I. A.
    Spector, Timothy D.
    Stefansson, Kari
    Tonjes, Anke
    Tuomilehto, Jaakko
    Uitterlinden, Andre G.
    Uusitupa, Matti
    van der Harst, Pim
    Vollenweider, Peter
    Wallaschofski, Henri
    Wareham, Nicholas J.
    Watkins, Hugh
    Wichmann, H-Erich
    Wilson, James F.
    Abecasis, Goncalo R.
    Assimes, Themistocles L.
    Barroso, Ines
    Boehnke, Michael
    Borecki, Ingrid B.
    Deloukas, Panos
    Fox, Caroline S.
    Frayling, Timothy
    Groop, Leif C.
    Haritunian, Talin
    Heid, Iris M.
    Hunter, David
    Kaplan, Robert C.
    Karpe, Fredrik
    Moffatt, Miriam F.
    Mohlke, Karen L.
    O'Connell, Jeffrey R.
    Pawitan, Yudi
    Schadt, Eric E.
    Schlessinger, David
    Steinthorsdottir, Valgerdur
    Strachan, David P.
    Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur
    van Duijn, Cornelia M.
    Visscher, Peter M.
    Di Blasio, Anna Maria
    Hirschhorn, Joel N.
    Lindgren, Cecilia M.
    Morris, Andrew P.
    Meyre, David
    Scherag, Andr
    McCarthy, Mark I.
    Speliotes, Elizabeth K.
    North, Kari E.
    Loos, Ruth J. F.
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies 11 new loci for anthropometric traits and provides insights into genetic architecture2013In: Nature Genetics, ISSN 1061-4036, E-ISSN 1546-1718, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 501-U69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Approaches exploiting trait distribution extremes may be used to identify loci associated with common traits, but it is unknown whether these loci are generalizable to the broader population. In a genome-wide search for loci associated with the upper versus the lower 5th percentiles of body mass index, height and waist-to-hip ratio, as well as clinical classes of obesity, including up to 263,407 individuals of European ancestry, we identified 4 new loci (IGFBP4, H6PD, RSRC1 and PPP2R2A) influencing height detected in the distribution tails and 7 new loci (HNF4G, RPTOR, GNAT2, MRPS33P4, ADCY9, HS6ST3 and ZZZ3) for clinical classes of obesity. Further, we find a large overlap in genetic structure and the distribution of variants between traits based on extremes and the general population and little etiological heterogeneity between obesity subgroups.

  • 5. Deloukas, Panos
    et al.
    Kanoni, Stavroula
    Willenborg, Christina
    Farrall, Martin
    Assimes, Themistocles L.
    Thompson, John R.
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Saleheen, Danish
    Erdmann, Jeanette
    Goldstein, Benjamin A.
    Stirrups, Kathleen
    Koenig, Inke R.
    Cazier, Jean-Baptiste
    Johansson, Asa
    Hall, Alistair S.
    Lee, Jong-Young
    Willer, Cristen J.
    Chambers, John C.
    Esko, Tonu
    Folkersen, Lasse
    Goel, Anuj
    Grundberg, Elin
    Havulinna, Aki S.
    Ho, Weang K.
    Hopewell, Jemma C.
    Eriksson, Niclas
    Kleber, Marcus E.
    Kristiansson, Kati
    Lundmark, Per
    Lyytikainen, Leo-Pekka
    Rafelt, Suzanne
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Strawbridge, Rona J.
    Thorleifsson, Gudmar
    Tikkanen, Emmi
    Van Zuydam, Natalie
    Voight, Benjamin F.
    Waite, Lindsay L.
    Zhang, Weihua
    Ziegler, Andreas
    Absher, Devin
    Altshuler, David
    Balmforth, Anthony J.
    Barroso, Ines
    Braund, Peter S.
    Burgdorf, Christof
    Claudi-Boehm, Simone
    Cox, David
    Dimitriou, Maria
    Do, Ron
    Doney, Alex S. F.
    El Mokhtari, NourEddine
    Eriksson, Per
    Fischer, Krista
    Fontanillas, Pierre
    Franco-Cereceda, Anders
    Gigante, Bruna
    Groop, Leif
    Gustafsson, Stefan
    Hager, Joerg
    Hallmans, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biobank Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research.
    Han, Bok-Ghee
    Hunt, Sarah E.
    Kang, Hyun M.
    Illig, Thomas
    Kessler, Thorsten
    Knowles, Joshua W.
    Kolovou, Genovefa
    Kuusisto, Johanna
    Langenberg, Claudia
    Langford, Cordelia
    Leander, Karin
    Lokki, Marja-Liisa
    Lundmark, Anders
    McCarthy, Mark I.
    Meisinger, Christa
    Melander, Olle
    Mihailov, Evelin
    Maouche, Seraya
    Morris, Andrew D.
    Mueller-Nurasyid, Martina
    Nikus, Kjell
    Peden, John F.
    Rayner, N. William
    Rasheed, Asif
    Rosinger, Silke
    Rubin, Diana
    Rumpf, Moritz P.
    Schaefer, Arne
    Sivananthan, Mohan
    Song, Ci
    Stewart, Alexandre F. R.
    Tan, Sian-Tsung
    Thorgeirsson, Gudmundur
    van der Schoot, C. Ellen
    Wagner, Peter J.
    Wells, George A.
    Wild, Philipp S.
    Yang, Tsun-Po
    Amouyel, Philippe
    Arveiler, Dominique
    Basart, Hanneke
    Boehnke, Michael
    Boerwinkle, Eric
    Brambilla, Paolo
    Cambien, Francois
    Cupples, Adrienne L.
    de Faire, Ulf
    Dehghan, Abbas
    Diemert, Patrick
    Epstein, Stephen E.
    Evans, Alun
    Ferrario, Marco M.
    Ferrieres, Jean
    Gauguier, Dominique
    Go, Alan S.
    Goodall, Alison H.
    Gudnason, Villi
    Hazen, Stanley L.
    Holm, Hilma
    Iribarren, Carlos
    Jang, Yangsoo
    Kahonen, Mika
    Kee, Frank
    Kim, Hyo-Soo
    Klopp, Norman
    Koenig, Wolfgang
    Kratzer, Wolfgang
    Kuulasmaa, Kari
    Laakso, Markku
    Laaksonen, Reijo
    Lee, Ji-Young
    Lind, Lars
    Ouwehand, Willem H.
    Parish, Sarah
    Park, Jeong E.
    Pedersen, Nancy L.
    Peters, Annette
    Quertermous, Thomas
    Rader, Daniel J.
    Salomaa, Veikko
    Schadt, Eric
    Shah, Svati H.
    Sinisalo, Juha
    Stark, Klaus
    Stefansson, Kari
    Tregouet, David-Alexandre
    Virtamo, Jarmo
    Wallentin, Lars
    Wareham, Nicholas
    Zimmermann, Martina E.
    Nieminen, Markku S.
    Hengstenberg, Christian
    Sandhu, Manjinder S.
    Pastinen, Tomi
    Syvanen, Ann-Christine
    Hovingh, G. Kees
    Dedoussis, George
    Franks, Paul W.
    Lehtimaki, Terho
    Metspalu, Andres
    Zalloua, Pierre A.
    Siegbahn, Agneta
    Schreiber, Stefan
    Ripatti, Samuli
    Blankenberg, Stefan S.
    Perola, Markus
    Clarke, Robert
    Boehm, Bernhard O.
    O'Donnell, Christopher
    Reilly, Muredach P.
    Maerz, Winfried
    Collins, Rory
    Kathiresan, Sekar
    Hamsten, Anders
    Kooner, Jaspal S.
    Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur
    Danesh, John
    Palmer, Colin N. A.
    Roberts, Robert
    Watkins, Hugh
    Schunkert, Heribert
    Samani, Nilesh J.
    Large-scale association analysis identifies new risk loci for coronary artery disease2013In: Nature Genetics, ISSN 1061-4036, E-ISSN 1546-1718, Vol. 45, no 1, p. 25-U52Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the commonest cause of death. Here, we report an association analysis in 63,746 CAD cases and 130,681 controls identifying 15 loci reaching genome-wide significance, taking the number of susceptibility loci for CAD to 46, and a further 104 independent variants (r(2) < 0.2) strongly associated with CAD at a 5% false discovery rate (FDR). Together, these variants explain approximately 10.6% of CAD heritability. Of the 46 genome-wide significant lead SNPs, 12 show a significant association with a lipid trait, and 5 show a significant association with blood pressure, but none is significantly associated with diabetes. Network analysis with 233 candidate genes (loci at 10% FDR) generated 5 interaction networks comprising 85% of these putative genes involved in CAD. The four most significant pathways mapping to these networks are linked to lipid metabolism and inflammation, underscoring the causal role of these activities in the genetic etiology of CAD. Our study provides insights into the genetic basis of CAD and identifies key biological pathways.

  • 6. Do, Ron
    et al.
    Willer, Cristen J.
    Schmidt, Ellen M.
    Sengupta, Sebanti
    Gao, Chi
    Peloso, Gina M.
    Gustafsson, Stefan
    Kanoni, Stavroula
    Ganna, Andrea
    Chen, Jin
    Buchkovich, Martin L.
    Mora, Samia
    Beckmann, Jacques S.
    Bragg-Gresham, Jennifer L.
    Chang, Hsing-Yi
    Demirkan, Ayse
    Den Hertog, Heleen M.
    Donnelly, Louise A.
    Ehret, Georg B.
    Esko, Tonu
    Feitosa, Mary F.
    Ferreira, Teresa
    Fischer, Krista
    Fontanillas, Pierre
    Fraser, Ross M.
    Freitag, Daniel F.
    Gurdasani, Deepti
    Heikkila, Kauko
    Hyppoenen, Elina
    Isaacs, Aaron
    Jackson, Anne U.
    Johansson, Asa
    Johnson, Toby
    Kaakinen, Marika
    Kettunen, Johannes
    Kleber, Marcus E.
    Li, Xiaohui
    Luan, Jian'an
    Lyytikainen, Leo-Pekka
    Magnusson, Patrik K. E.
    Mangino, Massimo
    Mihailov, Evelin
    Montasser, May E.
    Mueller-Nurasyid, Martina
    Nolte, Ilja M.
    O'Connell, Jeffrey R.
    Palmer, Cameron D.
    Perola, Markus
    Petersen, Ann-Kristin
    Sanna, Serena
    Saxena, Richa
    Service, Susan K.
    Shah, Sonia
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology. Lunds universitet.
    Sidore, Carlo
    Song, Ci
    Strawbridge, Rona J.
    Surakka, Ida
    Tanaka, Toshiko
    Teslovich, Tanya M.
    Thorleifsson, Gudmar
    Van den Herik, Evita G.
    Voight, Benjamin F.
    Volcik, Kelly A.
    Waite, Lindsay L.
    Wong, Andrew
    Wu, Ying
    Zhang, Weihua
    Absher, Devin
    Asiki, Gershim
    Barroso, Ines
    Been, Latonya F.
    Bolton, Jennifer L.
    Bonnycastle, Lori L.
    Brambilla, Paolo
    Burnett, Mary S.
    Cesana, Giancarlo
    Dimitriou, Maria
    Doney, Alex S. F.
    Doering, Angela
    Elliott, Paul
    Epstein, Stephen E.
    Eyjolfsson, Gudmundur Ingi
    Gigante, Bruna
    Goodarzi, Mark O.
    Grallert, Harald
    Gravito, Martha L.
    Groves, Christopher J.
    Hallmans, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research.
    Hartikainen, Anna-Liisa
    Hayward, Caroline
    Hernandez, Dena
    Hicks, Andrew A.
    Holm, Hilma
    Hung, Yi-Jen
    Illig, Thomas
    Jones, Michelle R.
    Kaleebu, Pontiano
    Kastelein, John J. P.
    Khaw, Kay-Tee
    Kim, Eric
    Klopp, Norman
    Komulainen, Pirjo
    Kumari, Meena
    Langenberg, Claudia
    Lehtimaki, Terho
    Lin, Shih-Yi
    Lindstrom, Jaana
    Loos, Ruth J. F.
    Mach, Francois
    McArdle, Wendy L.
    Meisinger, Christa
    Mitchell, Braxton D.
    Mueller, Gabrielle
    Nagaraja, Ramaiah
    Narisu, Narisu
    Nieminen, Tuomo V. M.
    Nsubuga, Rebecca N.
    Olafsson, Isleifur
    Ong, Ken K.
    Palotie, Aarno
    Papamarkou, Theodore
    Pomilla, Cristina
    Pouta, Anneli
    Rader, Daniel J.
    Reilly, Muredach P.
    Ridker, Paul M.
    Rivadeneira, Fernando
    Rudan, Igor
    Ruokonen, Aimo
    Samani, Nilesh
    Scharnagl, Hubert
    Seeley, Janet
    Silander, Kaisa
    Stancakova, Alena
    Stirrups, Kathleen
    Swift, Amy J.
    Tiret, Laurence
    Uitterlinden, Andre G.
    van Pelt, L. Joost
    Vedantam, Sailaja
    Wainwright, Nicholas
    Wijmenga, Cisca
    Wild, Sarah H.
    Willemsen, Gonneke
    Wilsgaard, Tom
    Wilson, James F.
    Young, Elizabeth H.
    Zhao, Jing Hua
    Adair, Linda S.
    Arveiler, Dominique
    Assimes, Themistocles L.
    Bandinelli, Stefania
    Bennett, Franklyn
    Bochud, Murielle
    Boehm, Bernhard O.
    Boomsma, Dorret I.
    Borecki, Ingrid B.
    Bornstein, Stefan R.
    Bovet, Pascal
    Burnier, Michel
    Campbell, Harry
    Chakravarti, Aravinda
    Chambers, John C.
    Chen, Yii-Der Ida
    Collins, Francis S.
    Cooper, Richard S.
    Danesh, John
    Dedoussis, George
    de Faire, Ulf
    Feranil, Alan B.
    Ferrieres, Jean
    Ferrucci, Luigi
    Freimer, Nelson B.
    Gieger, Christian
    Groop, Leif C.
    Gudnason, Vilmundur
    Gyllensten, Ulf
    Hamsten, Anders
    Harris, Tamara B.
    Hingorani, Aroon
    Hirschhorn, Joel N.
    Hofman, Albert
    Hovingh, G. Kees
    Hsiung, Chao Agnes
    Humphries, Steve E.
    Hunt, Steven C.
    Hveem, Kristian
    Iribarren, Carlos
    Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta
    Jula, Antti
    Kahonen, Mika
    Kaprio, Jaakko
    Kesaniemi, Antero
    Kivimaki, Mika
    Kooner, Jaspal S.
    Koudstaal, Peter J.
    Krauss, Ronald M.
    Kuh, Diana
    Kuusisto, Johanna
    Kyvik, Kirsten O.
    Laakso, Markku
    Lakka, Timo A.
    Lind, Lars
    Lindgren, Cecilia M.
    Martin, Nicholas G.
    Maerz, Winfried
    McCarthy, Mark I.
    McKenzie, Colin A.
    Meneton, Pierre
    Metspalu, Andres
    Moilanen, Leena
    Morris, Andrew D.
    Munroe, Patricia B.
    Njolstad, Inger
    Pedersen, Nancy L.
    Power, Chris
    Pramstaller, Peter P.
    Price, Jackie F.
    Psaty, Bruce M.
    Quertermous, Thomas
    Rauramaa, Rainer
    Saleheen, Danish
    Salomaa, Veikko
    Sanghera, Dharambir K.
    Saramies, Jouko
    Schwarz, Peter E. H.
    Sheu, Wayne H-H
    Shuldiner, Alan R.
    Siegbahn, Agneta
    Spector, Tim D.
    Stefansson, Kari
    Strachan, David P.
    Tayo, Bamidele O.
    Tremoli, Elena
    Tuomilehto, Jaakko
    Uusitupa, Matti
    van Duijn, Cornelia M.
    Vollenweider, Peter
    Wallentin, Lars
    Wareham, Nicholas J.
    Whitfield, John B.
    Wolffenbuttel, Bruce H. R.
    Altshuler, David
    Ordovas, Jose M.
    Boerwinkle, Eric
    Palmer, Colin N. A.
    Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur
    Chasman, Daniel I.
    Rotter, Jerome I.
    Franks, Paul W.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Lunds universitet, Harvard University.
    Ripatti, Samuli
    Cupples, L. Adrienne
    Sandhu, Manjinder S.
    Rich, Stephen S.
    Boehnke, Michael
    Deloukas, Panos
    Mohlke, Karen L.
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Abecasis, Goncalo R.
    Daly, Mark J.
    Neale, Benjamin M.
    Kathiresan, Sekar
    Common variants associated with plasma triglycerides and risk for coronary artery disease2013In: Nature Genetics, ISSN 1061-4036, E-ISSN 1546-1718, Vol. 45, no 11, p. 1345-+Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Triglycerides are transported in plasma by specific triglyceride-rich lipoproteins; in epidemiological studies, increased triglyceride levels correlate with higher risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, it is unclear whether this association reflects causal processes. We used 185 common variants recently mapped for plasma lipids (P < 5 x 10(-8) for each) to examine the role of triglycerides in risk for CAD. First, we highlight loci associated with both low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and triglyceride levels, and we show that the direction and magnitude of the associations with both traits are factors in determining CAD risk. Second, we consider loci with only a strong association with triglycerides and show that these loci are also associated with CAD. Finally, in a model accounting for effects on LDL-C and/or high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, the strength of a polymorphism's effect on triglyceride levels is correlated with the magnitude of its effect on CAD risk. These results suggest that triglyceride-rich lipoproteins causally influence risk for CAD.

  • 7. Ehret, Georg B.
    et al.
    Ferreira, Teresa
    Chasman, Daniel I.
    Jackson, Anne U.
    Schmidt, Ellen M.
    Johnson, Toby
    Thorleifsson, Gudmar
    Luan, Jian'an
    Donnelly, Louise A.
    Kanoni, Stavroula
    Petersen, Ann -Kristin
    Pihurl, Vasyl
    Strawbridge, Rona J.
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Section of Medicine. Department of Clinical Sciences, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.
    Hughes, Maria F.
    Meirelles, Osorio
    Kaakinen, Marika
    Bouatia-Naji, Nabila
    Kristiansson, Kati
    Shah, Sonia
    Kleber, Marcus E.
    Guo, Xiuqing
    Lyytikainen, Leo-Pekka
    Fava, Cristiano
    Eriksson, Nidas
    Nolte, Ilja M.
    Magnusson, Patrik K.
    Salfati, Elias L.
    Rallidis, Loukianos S.
    Theusch, Elizabeth
    Smith, Andrew J. P.
    Folkersen, Lasse
    Witkowska, Kate
    Pers, Tune H.
    Joehanes, Roby
    Kim, Stuart K.
    Lataniotis, Lazaros
    Jansen, Rick
    Johnson, Andrew D.
    Warren, Helen
    Kim, Young Jin
    Zhao, Wei
    Wu, Ying
    Tayo, Bamidele O.
    Bochud, Murielle
    Absher, Devin
    Adair, Linda S.
    Amin, Najaf
    Arkingl, Dan E.
    Axelsson, Tomas
    Baldassarre, Damian
    Balkau, Beverley
    Bandinelli, Stefania
    Barnes, Michael R.
    Barroso, Ines
    Bevan, Stephen
    Bis, Joshua C.
    Bjornsdottir, Gyda
    Boehnke, Michael
    Boerwinkle, Eric
    Bonnycastle, Lori L.
    Boomsma, Dorret I.
    Bornstein, Stefan R.
    Brown, Morris J.
    Burnier, Michel
    Cabrera, Claudia P.
    Chambers, John C.
    Chang, I-Shou
    Cheng, Ching-Yu
    Chines, Peter S.
    Chung, Ren-Hua
    Collins, Francis S.
    Connell, John M.
    Doring, Angela
    Dallongeville, Jean
    Danesh, John
    de Faire, Ulf
    Delgado, Graciela
    Dominiczak, Anna F.
    Doney, Alex S. F.
    Drenos, Fotios
    Edkins, Sarah
    Eicher, John D.
    Elosua, Roberto
    Enroth, Stefan
    Erdmann, Jeanette
    Eriksson, Per
    Esko, Tonu
    Evangelou, Evangelos
    Evans, Alun
    Fai, Tove
    Farra, Martin
    Felixl, Janine F.
    Ferrieres, Jean
    Ferrucci, Luigi
    Fornage, Myriam
    Forrester, Terrence
    Franceschinil, Nora
    Franco, Oscar H.
    Franco-Cereceda, Anders
    Fraser, Ross M.
    Ganesh, Santhi K.
    Gao, He
    Gertow, Karl
    Gianfagna, Francesco
    Gigante, Bruna
    Giulianini, Franco
    Goe, Anuj
    Goodall, Alison H.
    Goodarzi, Mark
    Gorski, Mathias
    Grassler, Jurgen
    Groves, Christopher J.
    Gudnason, Vilmundur
    Gyllensten, Ulf
    Hallmans, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biobank Research.
    Hartikainen, Anna-Liisa
    Hassinen, Maija
    Havulinna, Aki S.
    Hayward, Caroline
    Hercberg, Serge
    Herzig, Karl-Heinz
    Hicks, Andrew A.
    Hingorani, Aroon D.
    Hirschhorn, Joel N.
    Hofmanl, Albert
    Holmen, Jostein
    Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas
    Hottenga, Jouke-Jan
    Howard, Phil
    Hsiung, Chao A.
    Hunt, Steven C.
    Ikram, M. Arfan
    Illig, Thomas
    Iribarren, Carlos
    Jensen, Richard A.
    Kahonen, Mika
    Kang, Hyun Min
    Kathiresan, Sekar
    Keating, Brendan J.
    Khaw, Kay-Tee
    Kim, Yun Kyoung
    Kim, Eric
    Kivimaki, Mika
    Klopp, Norman
    Kolovou, Genovefa
    Komulainen, Pirjo
    Kooner, Jaspal S.
    Kosova, Gulum
    Krauss, Ronald M.
    Kuh, Diana
    Kutalik, Zoltan
    Kuusisto, Johanna
    Kvaloy, Kirsti
    Lakka, Timo A.
    Lee, Nanette R.
    Lee, I-Te
    Lee, Wen-Jane
    Levy, Daniel
    Li, Xiaohui
    Liang, Kae-Woei
    Lin, Honghuang
    Lin, Li
    Lindstrom, Jaana
    Lobbens, Stephane
    Mannisto, Satu
    Muller, Gabriele
    Muller-Nurasyid, Martina
    Mach, Francois
    Markus, Hugh S.
    Marouli, Eirini
    McCarthy, Mark I.
    McKenzie, Colin A.
    Meneton, Pierre
    Menni, Cristina
    Metspalu, Andres
    Mijatovic, Vladan
    Moilanen, Leena
    Montasser, May E.
    Morris, Andrew D.
    Morrison, Alanna C.
    Mulas, Antonella
    Nagaraja, Ramaiah
    Narisu, Narisu
    Nikus, Kjell
    O'Donnell, Christopher J.
    O'Reilly, Paul F.
    Ong, Ken K.
    Paccaud, Fred
    Palmer, Cameron D.
    Parsa, Afshin
    Pedersen, Nancy L.
    Penninx, Brenda W.
    Perola, Markus
    Peters, Annette
    Poulter, Neil
    Pramstaller, Peter P.
    Psaty, Bruce M.
    Quertermous, Thomas
    Rao, Dabeeru C.
    Rasheed, Asif
    Rayner, N. William
    Renström, Frida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biobank Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research. Department of Clinical Sciences, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.
    Rettig, Rainer
    Rice, Kenneth M.
    Roberts, Robert
    Rose, Lynda M.
    Rossouw, Jacques
    Samani, Nilesh J.
    Sanna, Serena
    Saramies, Jouko
    Schunkert, Heribert
    Sebert, Sylvain
    Sheu, Wayne H-H
    Shin, Young-Ah
    Sim, Xueling
    Smit, Johannes H.
    Smith, Albert V.
    Sosa, Maria X.
    Spector, Tim D.
    Stancakova, Alena
    Stanton, Alice V.
    Stirrups, Kathleen E.
    Stringham, Heather M.
    Sundstrom, Johan
    Swift, Amy J.
    Syvanen, Ann-Christine
    Tai, E-Shyong
    Tanaka, Toshiko
    Tarasov, Kirill V.
    Teumer, Alexander
    Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur
    Tobin, Martin D.
    Tremoli, Elena
    Uitterlinden, Andre G.
    Uusitupa, Matti
    Vaez, Ahmad
    Vaidya, Dhananjay
    van Duijn, Cornelia M.
    van Iperen, Erik P. A.
    Vasan, Ramachandran S.
    Verwoert, Germaine C.
    Virtamo, Jarmo
    Vitart, Veronique
    Voight, Benjamin F.
    Vollenweider, Peter
    Wagner, Aline
    Wain, Louise V.
    Wareham, Nicholas J.
    Watldns, Hugh
    Weder, Alan B.
    Westra, Harm Jan
    Wilks, Rainford
    Wilsgaard, Tom
    Wilson, James F.
    Wong, Tien Y.
    Yang, Tsun-Po
    Yao, Jie
    Yengo, Loic
    Zhang, Weihua
    Zhao, Jing Hua
    Zhu, Xiaofeng
    Bovet, Pascal
    Cooper, Richard S.
    Mohlke, Karen L.
    Saleheen, Danish
    Lee, Jong-Young
    Elliott, Paul
    Gierman, Hinco J.
    Willer, Cristen J.
    Franke, Lude
    Hovingh, G. Kees
    Taylor, Kent D.
    Dedoussis, George
    Sever, Peter
    Wong, Andrew
    Lind, Lars
    Assimes, Themistocles L.
    Njolstad, Inger
    Schwarz, Peter E. H.
    Langenberg, Claudia
    Snieder, Harold
    Caulfield, Mark J.
    Melander, E.
    Laakso, Markku
    Saltevo, Juha
    Rauramaa, Rainer
    Tuomilehto, Jaakko
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Lehtimaki, Terho
    Hveem, Kristian
    Palmas, Walter
    Marz, Winfried
    Kumar, Meena
    Salomaa, Veikko
    Chen, Yii-Der I.
    Rotter, Jerome I.
    Froguel, Philippe
    Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta
    Lakatta, Edward G.
    Kuulasmaa, Kari
    Franks, Paul W.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Clinical Sciences, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
    Hamsten, Anders
    Wichmann, H-Erich
    Palmer, Colin N. A.
    Stefansson, Kari
    Ridker, Paul M.
    Loos, Ruth J. F.
    Chalcravarti, Aravinda
    Deloukas, Panos
    Morris, Andrew P.
    Newton-Cheh, Christopher
    Munroe, Patricia B.
    The genetics of blood pressure regulation and its target organs from association studies in 342,415 individuals2016In: Nature Genetics, ISSN 1061-4036, E-ISSN 1546-1718, Vol. 48, no 10, p. 1171-1184Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To dissect the genetic architecture of blood pressure and assess effects on target organ damage, we analyzed 128,272 SNPs from targeted and genome-wide arrays in 201,529 individuals of European ancestry, and genotypes from an additional 140,886 individuals were used for validation. We identified 66 blood pressure-associated loci, of which 17 were new; 15 harbored multiple distinct association signals. The 66 index SNPs were enriched for cis-regulatory elements, particularly in vascular endothelial cells, consistent with a primary role in blood pressure control through modulation of vascular tone across multiple tissues. The 66 index SNPs combined in a risk score showed comparable effects in 64,421 individuals of non-European descent. The 66-SNP blood pressure risk score was significantly associated with target organ damage in multiple tissues but with minor effects in the kidney. Our findings expand current knowledge of blood pressure-related pathways and highlight tissues beyond the classical renal system in blood pressure regulation.

  • 8. Haworth, Simon
    et al.
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
    Kwak, So Young
    Kim, Hae-Young
    West, Nicola X.
    Thomas, Steven J.
    Franks, Paul W.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Clinical Sciences, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital Malmo, Malmö, Sweden; Department of Nutrition, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.
    Timpson, Nicholas J.
    Shin, Min-Jeong
    Johansson, Ingegerd
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
    Tooth loss is a complex measure of oral disease: determinants and methodological considerations2018In: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, ISSN 0301-5661, E-ISSN 1600-0528, Vol. 46, no 6, p. 555-562Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: Counts of missing teeth or measures of incident tooth loss are gaining attention as a simple way to measure dental status in large population studies. We explore the meaning of these metrics and how missing teeth might influence other measures of dental status.

    METHODS: An observational study was performed in 2 contrasting adult populations. In total, 62 522 adult participants were available with clinically assessed caries and periodontal indices from the Swedish arm of the Gene-Lifestyle Interactions and Dental Endpoints Study (GLIDE) and the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) in the Republic of Korea. Longitudinal measures of tooth loss were available for 28 244 participants in GLIDE with median follow-up of 10.6 years.

    RESULTS: In longitudinal analysis, hazard for tooth loss was associated with baseline dental status (previous tooth loss, periodontal status and caries status) and socio-demographic variables (age, smoking status and highest educational level). Analysis of cross-sectional data suggested that indices of caries exposure were not independent of periodontal status. The strength and direction of association varied between groups, even for measures specifically intended to avoid measuring tooth loss. Individuals with impaired periodontal health (community periodontal index [CPI] 3 or higher in any sextant) had higher standardized decayed and filled surfaces (DFS; number of DFS divided by total number of tooth surfaces) in GLIDE (incidence risk ratio [IRR] 1.05 [95% CI: 1.04, 1.07], but lower standardized DFS in KNHANES (IRR: 0.95 [0.92, 0.98]) than individuals with better periodontal health (CPI <3 in all sextants).

    CONCLUSIONS: Incident tooth loss is a complex measure of dental disease, with multiple determinants. The relative importance of dental caries and periodontal disease as drivers of tooth loss differs between age groups. Measures of dental caries exposure are associated with periodontal status in the studied populations, and these associations can be population-specific. Consideration of the study-specific properties of these metrics may be required for valid inference in large population studies.

  • 9. Haworth, Simon
    et al.
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology. Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.
    van der Tas, Justin T
    Vucic, Strahinja
    Medina-Gomez, Carolina
    Yakimov, Victor
    Feenstra, Bjarke
    Shaffer, John R
    Lee, Myoung Keun
    Standl, Marie
    Thiering, Elisabeth
    Wang, Carol
    Bønnelykke, Klaus
    Waage, Johannes
    Jessen, Leon Eyrich
    Nørrisgaard, Pia Elisabeth
    Joro, Raimo
    Seppälä, Ilkka
    Raitakari, Olli
    Dudding, Tom
    Grgic, Olja
    Ongkosuwito, Edwin
    Vierola, Anu
    Eloranta, Aino-Maija
    West, Nicola X
    Thomas, Steven J
    McNeil, Daniel W
    Levy, Steven M
    Slayton, Rebecca
    Nohr, Ellen A
    Lehtimäki, Terho
    Lakka, Timo
    Bisgaard, Hans
    Pennell, Craig
    Kühnisch, Jan
    Marazita, Mary L
    Melbye, Mads
    Geller, Frank
    Rivadeneira, Fernando
    Wolvius, Eppo B
    Franks, Paul W.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Section of Medicine. Department of Clinical Sciences, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Lund University, Malmö 202 13, Sweden; Department of Nutrition, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
    Johansson, Ingegerd
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
    Timpson, Nicholas J
    Consortium-based genome-wide meta-analysis for childhood dental caries traits2018In: Human Molecular Genetics, ISSN 0964-6906, E-ISSN 1460-2083, Vol. 27, no 17, p. 3113-3127Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Prior studies suggest dental caries traits in children and adolescents are partially heritable, but there has been no large-scale consortium genome-wide association study (GWAS) to date. We therefore performed GWAS for caries in participants aged 2.5-18.0 years from nine contributing centres. Phenotype definitions were created for the presence or absence of treated or untreated caries, stratified by primary and permanent dentition. All studies tested for association between caries and genotype dosage and the results were combined using fixed-effects meta-analysis. Analysis included up to 19 003 individuals (7530 affected) for primary teeth and 13 353 individuals (5875 affected) for permanent teeth. Evidence for association with caries status was observed at rs1594318-C for primary teeth [intronic within ALLC, odds ratio (OR) 0.85, effect allele frequency (EAF) 0.60, P 4.13e-8] and rs7738851-A (intronic within NEDD9, OR 1.28, EAF 0.85, P 1.63e-8) for permanent teeth. Consortium-wide estimated heritability of caries was low [h2 of 1% (95% CI: 0%: 7%) and 6% (95% CI 0%: 13%) for primary and permanent dentitions, respectively] compared with corresponding within-study estimates [h2 of 28% (95% CI: 9%: 48%) and 17% (95% CI: 2%: 31%)] or previously published estimates. This study was designed to identify common genetic variants with modest effects which are consistent across different populations. We found few single variants associated with caries status under these assumptions. Phenotypic heterogeneity between cohorts and limited statistical power will have contributed; these findings could also reflect complexity not captured by our study design, such as genetic effects which are conditional on environmental exposure.

  • 10. Kanoni, Stavroula
    et al.
    Nettleton, Jennifer A
    Hivert, Marie-France
    Ye, Zheng
    van Rooij, Frank JA
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology. Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.
    Sonestedt, Emily
    Ngwa, Julius S
    Wojczynski, Mary K
    Lemaitre, Rozenn N
    Gustafsson, Stefan
    Anderson, Jennifer S
    Tanaka, Toshiko
    Hindy, George
    Saylor, Georgia
    Renström, Frida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Bennett, Amanda J
    van Duijn, Cornelia M
    Florez, Jose C
    Fox, Caroline S
    Hofman, Albert
    Hoogeveen, Ron C
    Houston, Denise K
    Hu, Frank B
    Jacques, Paul F
    Johansson, Ingegerd
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
    Lind, Lars
    Liu, Yongmei
    McKeown, Nicola
    Ordovas, Jose
    Pankow, James S
    Sijbrands, Eric JG
    Syvänen, Ann-Christine
    Uitterlinden, André G
    Yannakoulia, Mary
    Zillikens, M Carola
    Wareham, Nick J
    Prokopenko, Inga
    Bandinelli, Stefania
    Forouhi, Nita G
    Cupples, L Adrienne
    Loos, Ruth J
    Hallmans, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Dupuis, Josée
    Langenberg, Claudia
    Ferrucci, Luigi
    Kritchevsky, Stephen B
    McCarthy, Mark I
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Borecki, Ingrid B
    Witteman, Jacqueline CM
    Orho-Melander, Marju
    Siscovick, David S
    Meigs, James B
    Franks, Paul W
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Dedoussis, George V
    Total zinc intake may modify the glucose-raising effect of a zinc transporter (SLC30A8) variant: a 14-cohort meta-analysis2011In: Diabetes, ISSN 0012-1797, E-ISSN 1939-327X, Vol. 60, no 9, p. 2407-2416Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE Many genetic variants have been associated with glucose homeostasis and type 2 diabetes in genome-wide association studies. Zinc is an essential micronutrient that is important for β-cell function and glucose homeostasis. We tested the hypothesis that zinc intake could influence the glucose-raising effect of specific variants.

    RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a 14-cohort meta-analysis to assess the interaction of 20 genetic variants known to be related to glycemic traits and zinc metabolism with dietary zinc intake (food sources) and a 5-cohort meta-analysis to assess the interaction with total zinc intake (food sources and supplements) on fasting glucose levels among individuals of European ancestry without diabetes.

    RESULTS We observed a significant association of total zinc intake with lower fasting glucose levels (β-coefficient ± SE per 1 mg/day of zinc intake: -0.0012 ± 0.0003 mmol/L, summary P value = 0.0003), while the association of dietary zinc intake was not significant. We identified a nominally significant interaction between total zinc intake and the SLC30A8 rs11558471 variant on fasting glucose levels (β-coefficient ± SE per A allele for 1 mg/day of greater total zinc intake: -0.0017 ± 0.0006 mmol/L, summary interaction P value = 0.005); this result suggests a stronger inverse association between total zinc intake and fasting glucose in individuals carrying the glucose-raising A allele compared with individuals who do not carry it. None of the other interaction tests were statistically significant.

    CONCLUSIONS Our results suggest that higher total zinc intake may attenuate the glucose-raising effect of the rs11558471 SLC30A8 (zinc transporter) variant. Our findings also support evidence for the association of higher total zinc intake with lower fasting glucose levels.

  • 11. Kilpeläinen, Tuomas O
    et al.
    Qi, Lu
    Brage, Soren
    Sharp, Stephen J
    Sonestedt, Emily
    Demerath, Ellen
    Ahmad, Tariq
    Mora, Samia
    Kaakinen, Marika
    Sandholt, Camilla Helene
    Holzapfel, Christina
    Autenrieth, Christine S
    Hyppönen, Elina
    Cauchi, Stéphane
    He, Meian
    Kutalik, Zoltan
    Kumari, Meena
    Stančáková, Alena
    Meidtner, Karina
    Balkau, Beverley
    Tan, Jonathan T
    Mangino, Massimo
    Timpson, Nicholas J
    Song, Yiqing
    Zillikens, M Carola
    Jablonski, Kathleen A
    Garcia, Melissa E
    Johansson, Stefan
    Bragg-Gresham, Jennifer L
    Wu, Ying
    van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Jana V
    Onland-Moret, N Charlotte
    Zimmermann, Esther
    Rivera, Natalia V
    Tanaka, Toshiko
    Stringham, Heather M
    Silbernagel, Günther
    Kanoni, Stavroula
    Feitosa, Mary F
    Snitker, Soren
    Ruiz, Jonatan R
    Metter, Jeffery
    Larrad, Maria Teresa Martinez
    Atalay, Mustafa
    Hakanen, Maarit
    Amin, Najaf
    Cavalcanti-Proença, Christine
    Grøntved, Anders
    Hallmans, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research.
    Jansson, John-Olov
    Kuusisto, Johanna
    Kähönen, Mika
    Lutsey, Pamela L
    Nolan, John J
    Palla, Luigi
    Pedersen, Oluf
    Pérusse, Louis
    Renström, Frida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Scott, Robert A
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Sovio, Ulla
    Tammelin, Tuija H
    Rönnemaa, Tapani
    Lakka, Timo A
    Uusitupa, Matti
    Rios, Manuel Serrano
    Ferrucci, Luigi
    Bouchard, Claude
    Meirhaeghe, Aline
    Fu, Mao
    Walker, Mark
    Borecki, Ingrid B
    Dedoussis, George V
    Fritsche, Andreas
    Ohlsson, Claes
    Boehnke, Michael
    Bandinelli, Stefania
    van Duijn, Cornelia M
    Ebrahim, Shah
    Lawlor, Debbie A
    Gudnason, Vilmundur
    Harris, Tamara B
    Sørensen, Thorkild I A
    Mohlke, Karen L
    Hofman, Albert
    Uitterlinden, André G
    Tuomilehto, Jaakko
    Lehtimäki, Terho
    Raitakari, Olli
    Isomaa, Bo
    Njølstad, Pål R
    Florez, Jose C
    Liu, Simin
    Ness, Andy
    Spector, Timothy D
    Tai, E Shyong
    Froguel, Philippe
    Boeing, Heiner
    Laakso, Markku
    Marmot, Michael
    Bergmann, Sven
    Power, Chris
    Khaw, Kay-Tee
    Chasman, Daniel
    Ridker, Paul
    Hansen, Torben
    Monda, Keri L
    Illig, Thomas
    Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta
    Wareham, Nicholas J
    Hu, Frank B
    Groop, Leif C
    Orho-Melander, Marju
    Ekelund, Ulf
    Franks, Paul W
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
    Loos, Ruth J F
    Physical activity attenuates the influence of FTO variants on obesity risk: a meta-analysis of 218,166 adults and 19,268 children2011In: PLoS Medicine, ISSN 1549-1277, E-ISSN 1549-1676, Vol. 8, no 11, p. e1001116-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The FTO gene harbors the strongest known susceptibility locus for obesity. While many individual studies have suggested that physical activity (PA) may attenuate the effect of FTO on obesity risk, other studies have not been able to confirm this interaction. To confirm or refute unambiguously whether PA attenuates the association of FTO with obesity risk, we meta-analyzed data from 45 studies of adults (n = 218,166) and nine studies of children and adolescents (n = 19,268).

    METHODS AND FINDINGS: All studies identified to have data on the FTO rs9939609 variant (or any proxy [r(2)>0.8]) and PA were invited to participate, regardless of ethnicity or age of the participants. PA was standardized by categorizing it into a dichotomous variable (physically inactive versus active) in each study. Overall, 25% of adults and 13% of children were categorized as inactive. Interaction analyses were performed within each study by including the FTO×PA interaction term in an additive model, adjusting for age and sex. Subsequently, random effects meta-analysis was used to pool the interaction terms. In adults, the minor (A-) allele of rs9939609 increased the odds of obesity by 1.23-fold/allele (95% CI 1.20-1.26), but PA attenuated this effect (p(interaction)  = 0.001). More specifically, the minor allele of rs9939609 increased the odds of obesity less in the physically active group (odds ratio  = 1.22/allele, 95% CI 1.19-1.25) than in the inactive group (odds ratio  = 1.30/allele, 95% CI 1.24-1.36). No such interaction was found in children and adolescents.

    CONCLUSIONS: The association of the FTO risk allele with the odds of obesity is attenuated by 27% in physically active adults, highlighting the importance of PA in particular in those genetically predisposed to obesity.

  • 12. Lloyd-Price, Jason
    et al.
    Arze, Cesar
    Ananthakrishnan, Ashwin N.
    Schirmer, Melanie
    Avila-Pacheco, Julian
    Poon, Tiffany W.
    Andrews, Elizabeth
    Ajami, Nadim J.
    Bonham, Kevin S.
    Brislawn, Colin J.
    Casero, David
    Courtney, Holly
    Gonzalez, Antonio
    Graeber, Thomas G.
    Hall, A. Brantley
    Lake, Kathleen
    Landers, Carol J.
    Mallick, Himel
    Plichta, Damian R.
    Prasad, Mahadev
    Rahnavard, Gholamali
    Sauk, Jenny
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology. Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA.
    Vazquez-Baeza, Yoshiki
    White, Richard A., III
    Braun, Jonathan
    Denson, Lee A.
    Jansson, Janet K.
    Knight, Rob
    Kugathasan, Subra
    McGovern, Dermot P. B.
    Petrosino, Joseph F.
    Stappenbeck, Thaddeus S.
    Winter, Harland S.
    Clish, Clary B.
    Franzosa, Eric A.
    Vlamakis, Hera
    Xavier, Ramnik J.
    Huttenhower, Curtis
    Bishai, Jason
    Bullock, Kevin
    Deik, Amy
    Dennis, Courtney
    Kaplan, Jess L.
    Khalili, Hamed
    McIver, Lauren J.
    Moran, Christopher J.
    Nguyen, Long
    Pierce, Kerry A.
    Schwager, Randall
    Sirota-Madi, Alexandra
    Stevens, Betsy W.
    Tan, William
    ten Hoeve, Johanna J.
    Weingart, George
    Wilson, Robin G.
    Yajnik, Vijay
    Multi-omics of the gut microbial ecosystem in inflammatory bowel diseases2019In: Nature, ISSN 0028-0836, E-ISSN 1476-4687, Vol. 569, no 7758, p. 655-661Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inflammatory bowel diseases, which include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, affect several million individuals worldwide. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are complex diseases that are heterogeneous at the clinical, immunological, molecular, genetic, and microbial levels. Individual contributing factors have been the focus of extensive research. As part of the Integrative Human Microbiome Project (HMP2 or iHMP), we followed 132 subjects for one year each to generate integrated longitudinal molecular profiles of host and microbial activity during disease (up to 24 time points each; in total 2,965 stool, biopsy, and blood specimens). Here we present the results, which provide a comprehensive view of functional dysbiosis in the gut microbiome during inflammatory bowel disease activity. We demonstrate a characteristic increase in facultative anaerobes at the expense of obligate anaerobes, as well as molecular disruptions in microbial transcription (for example, among clostridia), metabolite pools (acylcarnitines, bile acids, and short-chain fatty acids), and levels of antibodies in host serum. Periods of disease activity were also marked by increases in temporal variability, with characteristic taxonomic, functional, and biochemical shifts. Finally, integrative analysis identified microbial, biochemical, and host factors central to this dysregulation. The study's infrastructure resources, results, and data, which are available through the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multi'omics Database (http://ibdmdb.org), provide the most comprehensive description to date of host and microbial activities in inflammatory bowel diseases.

  • 13. Locke, Adam E.
    et al.
    Kahali, Bratati
    Berndt, Sonja I.
    Justice, Anne E.
    Pers, Tune H.
    Day, Felix R.
    Powell, Corey
    Vedantam, Sailaja
    Buchkovich, Martin L.
    Yang, Jian
    Croteau-Chonka, Damien C.
    Esko, Tonu
    Fall, Tove
    Ferreira, Teresa
    Gustafsson, Stefan
    Kutalik, Zoltan
    Luan, Jian'an
    Maegi, Reedik
    Randall, Joshua C.
    Winkler, Thomas W.
    Wood, Andrew R.
    Workalemahu, Tsegaselassie
    Faul, Jessica D.
    Smith, Jennifer A.
    Zhao, Jing Hua
    Zhao, Wei
    Chen, Jin
    Fehrmann, Rudolf
    Hedman, Asa K.
    Karjalainen, Juha
    Schmidt, Ellen M.
    Absher, Devin
    Amin, Najaf
    Anderson, Denise
    Beekman, Marian
    Bolton, Jennifer L.
    Bragg-Gresham, L.
    Buyske, Steven
    Demirkan, Ayse
    Deng, Guohong
    Ehret, Georg B.
    Feenstra, Bjarke
    Feitosa, Mary F.
    Fischer, Krista
    Goel, Anuj
    Gong, Jian
    Jackson, Anne U.
    Kanoni, Stavroula
    Kleber, Marcus E.
    Kristiansson, Kati
    Lim, Unhee
    Lotay, Vaneet
    Mangino, Massimo
    Leach, Irene Mateo
    Medina-Gomez, Carolina
    Medland, Sarah E.
    Nalls, Michael A.
    Palmer, Cameron D.
    Pasko, Dorota
    Pechlivanis, Sonali
    Peters, Marjolein J.
    Prokopenko, Inga
    Shungin, Dmitry
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
    Stancakova, Alena
    Strawbridge, Rona J.
    Sung, Yun Ju
    Tanaka, Toshiko
    Teumer, Alexander
    Trompet, Stella
    van der Laan, Sander W.
    van Settee, Jessica
    Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Jana V.
    Wang, Zhaoming
    Yengo, Loic
    Zhang, Weihua
    Isaacs, Aaron
    Albrecht, Eva
    Arnlov, Johan
    Arscott, Gillian M.
    Attwood, Antony P.
    Bandinelli, Stefania
    Barrett, Amy
    Bas, Isabelita N.
    Bellis, Claire
    Bennett, Amanda J.
    Berne, Christian
    Blagieva, Roza
    Blueher, Matthias
    Bohringer, Stefan
    Bonnycastle, Lori L.
    Boettcher, Yvonne
    Boyd, Heather A.
    Bruinenberg, Marcel
    Caspersen, Ida H.
    Chen, Yii-Der Ida
    Clarke, Robert
    Daw, E. Warwick
    de Craen, Anton J. M.
    Delgado, Graciela
    Dimitriou, Maria
    Doney, Alex S. F.
    Eklund, Niina
    Estrada, Karol
    Eury, Elodie
    Folkersen, Lasse
    Fraser, Ross M.
    Garcia, Melissa E.
    Geller, Frank
    Giedraitis, Vilmantas
    Gigante, Bruna
    Go, Alan S.
    Golay, Alain
    Goodall, Alison H.
    Gordon, Scott D.
    Gorski, Mathias
    Grabe, Hans-Joergen
    Grallert, Harald
    Grammer, Tanja B.
    Graessler, Jurgen
    Gronberg, Henrik
    Groves, Christopher J.
    Gusto, Gaeelle
    Haessler, Jeffrey
    Hall, Per
    Haller, Toomas
    Hallmans, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biobank Research.
    Hartman, Catharina A.
    Hassinen, Maija
    Hayward, Caroline
    Heard-Costa, Nancy L.
    Helmer, Qinta
    Hengstenberg, Christian
    Holmen, Oddgeir
    Hottenga, Jouke-Jan
    James, Alan L.
    Jeff, Janina M.
    Johansson, Asa
    Jolley, Jennifer
    Juliusdottir, Thorhildur
    Kinnunen, Leena
    Koenig, Wolfgang
    Koskenvuo, Markku
    Kratzer, Wolfgang
    Laitinen, Jaana
    Lamina, Claudia
    Leander, Karin
    Lee, Nanette R.
    Lichtner, Peter
    Lind, Lars
    Lindstrom, Jaana
    Lo, Ken Sin
    Lobbens, Stephane
    Lorbeer, Roberto
    Lu, Yingchang
    Mach, Francois
    Magnusson, Patrik K. E.
    Mahajan, Anubha
    McArdle, Wendy L.
    McLachlan, Stela
    Menni, Cristina
    Merger, Sigrun
    Mihailov, Evelin
    Milani, Lili
    Moayyeri, Alireza
    Monda, Keri L.
    Morken, Mario A.
    Mulas, Antonella
    Mueller, Gabriele
    Mueller-Nurasyid, Martina
    Musk, Arthur W.
    Nagaraja, Ramaiah
    Noethen, Markus M.
    Nolte, Ilja M.
    Pilz, Stefan
    Rayner, Nigel W.
    Renstrom, Frida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biobank Research.
    Rettig, Rainer
    Ried, Janina S.
    Ripke, Stephan
    Robertson, Neil R.
    Rose, Lynda M.
    Sanna, Serena
    Scharnagl, Hubert
    Scholtens, Salome
    Schumacher, Fredrick R.
    Scott, William R.
    Seufferlein, Thomas
    Shi, Jianxin
    Smith, Albert Vernon
    Smolonska, Joanna
    Stanton, Alice V.
    Steinthorsdottir, Valgerdur
    Stirrups, Kathleen
    Stringham, Heather M.
    Sundstrom, Johan
    Swertz, Morris A.
    Swift, Amy J.
    Syvanen, Ann-Christine
    Tan, Sian-Tsung
    Tayo, Bamidele O.
    Thorand, Barbara
    Thorleifsson, Gudmar
    Tyrer, Jonathan P.
    Uh, Hae-Won
    Vandenput, Liesbeth
    Verhulst, Frank C.
    Vermeulen, Sita H.
    Verweij, Niek
    Vonk, Judith M.
    Waite, Lindsay L.
    Warren, Helen R.
    Waterworth, Dawn
    Weedon, Michael N.
    Wilkens, Lynne R.
    Willenborg, Christina
    Wilsgaard, Tom
    Wojczynski, Mary K.
    Wong, Andrew
    Wrightl, Alan F.
    Zhang, Qunyuan
    Brennan, Eoin P.
    Choi, Murim
    Dastani, Zari
    Drong, Alexander W.
    Eriksson, Per
    Franco-Cereceda, Anders
    Gadin, Jesper R.
    Gharavi, Ali G.
    Goddard, Michael E.
    Handsaker, Robert E.
    Huang, Jinyan
    Karpe, Fredrik
    Kathiresan, Sekar
    Keildson, Sarah
    Kiryluk, Krzysztof
    Kubo, Michiaki
    Lee, Jong-Young
    Liang, Liming
    Lifton, Richard P.
    Ma, Baoshan
    McCarroll, Steven A.
    McKnight, Amy J.
    Min, Josine L.
    Moffatt, Miriam F.
    Montgomery, Grant W.
    Murabito, Joanne M.
    Nicholson, George
    Nyholt, Dale R.
    Okada, Yukinori
    Perry, John R. B.
    Dorajoo, Rajkumar
    Reinmaa, Eva
    Salem, Rany M.
    Sandholm, Niina
    Scott, Robert A.
    Stolk, Lisette
    Takahashi, Atsushi
    Tanaka, Toshihiro
    van 't Hooft, Ferdinand M.
    Vinkhuyzen, Anna A. E.
    Westra, Harm-Jan
    Zheng, Wei
    Zondervan, Krina T.
    Heath, Andrew C.
    Arveiler, Dominique
    Bakker, Stephan J. L.
    Beilby, John
    Bergman, Richard N.
    Blangero, John
    Bovet, Pascal
    Campbell, Harry
    Caulfield, Mark J.
    Cesana, Giancarlo
    Chakravarti, Aravinda
    Chasman, Daniel I.
    Chines, Peter S.
    Collins, Francis S.
    Crawford, Dana C.
    Cupples, L. Adrienne
    Cusi, Daniele
    Danesh, John
    de Faire, Ulf
    den Ruijter, Hester M.
    Dominiczak, Anna F.
    Erbel, Raimund
    Erdmann, Jeanette
    Eriksson, Johan G.
    Farrall, Martin
    Felix, Stephan B.
    Ferrannini, Ele
    Ferrieres, Jean
    Ford, Ian
    Forouhi, Nita G.
    Forrester, Terrence
    Franco, Oscar H.
    Gansevoort, Ron T.
    Gejman, Pablo V.
    Gieger, Christian
    Gottesman, Omri
    Gudnason, Vilmundur
    Gyllensten, Ulf
    Hall, Alistair S.
    Harris, Tamara B.
    Hattersley, Andrew T.
    Hicks, Andrew A.
    Hindorff, Lucia A.
    Hingorani, Aroon D.
    Hofman, Albert
    Homuth, Georg
    Hovingh, G. Kees
    Humphries, Steve E.
    Hunt, Steven C.
    Hypponen, Elina
    Illig, Thomas
    Jacobs, Kevin B.
    Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta
    Joeckel, Karl-Heinz
    Johansen, Berit
    Jousilahti, Pekka
    Jukema, J. Wouter
    Jula, Antti M.
    Kaprio, Jaakko
    Kastelein, John J. P.
    Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, Sirkka M.
    Kiemeney, Lambertus A.
    Knekt, Paul
    Kooner, Jaspal S.
    Kooperberg, Charles
    Kovacs, Peter
    Kraja, Aldi T.
    Kumari, Meena
    Kuusisto, Johanna
    Lakka, Timo A.
    Langenberg, Claudia
    Le Marchand, Laic
    Lehtimaki, Terho
    Lyssenko, Valeriya
    Mannisto, Satu
    Marette, Andre
    Matise, Tara C.
    McKenzie, Colin A.
    McKnight, Barbara
    Moll, Frans L.
    Morris, Andrew D.
    Morris, Andrew P.
    Murray, Jeffrey C.
    Nelis, Mari
    Ohlsson, Claes
    Oldehinkel, Albertine J.
    Ong, Ken K.
    Madden, Pamela A. F.
    Pasterkamp, Gerard
    Peden, John F.
    Peters, Annette
    Postma, Dirkje S.
    Pramstaller, Peter P.
    Price, Jackie F.
    Qi, Lu
    Raitakari, Olli T.
    Rankinen, Tuomo
    Rao, D. C.
    Rice, Treva K.
    Ridker, Paul M.
    Rioux, John D.
    Ritchie, Marylyn D.
    Rudan, Igor
    Salomaa, Veikko
    Samani, Nilesh J.
    Saramines, Jouko
    Sarzynski, Mark A.
    Schunkert, Heribert
    Schwarz, Peter E. H.
    Sever, Peter
    Shuldiner, Alan R.
    Sinisalo, Juha
    Stolk, Ronald P.
    Strauch, Konstantin
    Toenjes, Anke
    Tregouet, David-Alexandre
    Tremblay, Angelo
    Tremoli, Elena
    Virtamo, Jarmo
    Vohl, Marie-Claude
    Voelker, Uwe
    Waeber, Gerard
    Willemsen, Gonneke
    Witteman, Jacqueline C.
    Zillikens, M. Carola
    Adair, Linda S.
    Amouyel, Philippe
    Asselbergs, Folkert W.
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    Bochud, Murielle
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