A comprehensive 1000 Genomes–based genome-wide association meta-analysis of coronary artery disease

Nikpay, M. et al. (2015) A comprehensive 1000 Genomes–based genome-wide association meta-analysis of coronary artery disease. Nature Genetics, 47(10), pp. 1121-1130. (doi: 10.1038/ng.3396) (PMID:26343387) (PMCID:PMC4589895)

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Existing knowledge of genetic variants affecting risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) is largely based on genome-wide association study (GWAS) analysis of common SNPs. Leveraging phased haplotypes from the 1000 Genomes Project, we report a GWAS meta-analysis of ~185,000 CAD cases and controls, interrogating 6.7 million common (minor allele frequency (MAF) 0.05) and 2.7 million low-frequency (0.005 MAF < 0.05) variants. In addition to confirming most known CAD-associated loci, we identified ten new loci (eight additive and two recessive) that contain candidate causal genes newly implicating biological processes in vessel walls. We observed intralocus allelic heterogeneity but little evidence of low-frequency variants with larger effects and no evidence of synthetic association. Our analysis provides a comprehensive survey of the fine genetic architecture of CAD, showing that genetic susceptibility to this common disease is largely determined by common SNPs of small effect size.

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Additional Information:The CARDIoGRAMplusC4D Consortium.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stott J, Professor David and Ford, Professor Ian
Authors: Nikpay, M., Goel, A., Won, H.-H., Hall, L. M., Willenborg, C., Kanoni, S., Saleheen, D., Kyriakou, T., Nelson, C. P., Hopewell, J. C., Webb, T. R., Zeng, L., Dehghan, A., Alver, M., Armasu, S. M., Auro, K., Bjonnes, A., Chasman, D. I., Chen, S., Ford, I., Franceschini, N., Gieger, C., Grace, C., Gustafsson, S., Huang, J., Hwang, S.-J., Kim, Y. K., Kleber, M. E., Lau, K. W., Lu, X., Lu, Y., Lyytikäinen, L.-P., Mihailov, E., Morrison, A. C., Pervjakova, N., Qu, L., Rose, L. M., Salfati, E., Saxena, R., Scholz, M., Smith, A. V., Tikkanen, E., Uitterlinden, A., Yang, X., Zhang, W., Zhao, W., de Andrade, M., de Vries, P. S., van Zuydam, N. R., Anand, S. S., Bertram, L., Beutner, F., Dedoussis, G., Frossard, P., Gauguier, D., Goodall, A. H., Gottesman, O., Haber, M., Han, B.-G., Huang, J., Jalilzadeh, S., Kessler, T., König, I. R., Lannfelt, L., Lieb, W., Lind, L., Lindgren, C. M., Lokki, M.-L., Magnusson, P. K., Mallick, N. H., Mehra, N., Meitinger, T., Memon, F.-u.-R., Morris, A. P., Nieminen, M. S., Pedersen, N. L., Peters, A., Rallidis, L. S., Rasheed, A., Samuel, M., Shah, S. H., Sinisalo, J., Stirrups, K. E., Trompet, S., Wang, L., Zaman, K. S., Ardissino, D., Boerwinkle, E., Borecki, I. B., Bottinger, E. P., Buring, J. E., Chambers, J. C., Collins, R., Cupples, L. A., Danesh, J., Demuth, I., Elosua, R., Epstein, S. E., Esko, T., Feitosa, M. F., Franco, O. H., Franzosi, M. G., Granger, C. B., Gu, D., Gudnason, V., Hall, A. S., Hamsten, A., Harris, T. B., Hazen, S. L., Hengstenberg, C., Hofman, A., Ingelsson, E., Iribarren, C., Jukema, J. W., Karhunen, P. J., Kim, B.-J., Kooner, J. S., Kullo, I. J., Lehtimäki, T., Loos, R. J. F., Melander, O., Metspalu, A., März, W., Palmer, C. N., Perola, M., Quertermous, T., Rader, D. J., Ridker, P. M., Ripatti, S., Roberts, R., Salomaa, V., Sanghera, D. K., Schwartz, S. M., Seedorf, U., Stewart, A. F., Stott, D., Thiery, J., Zalloua, P. A., O'Donnell, C., Reilly, M. P., Assimes, T. L., Thompson, J. R., Erdmann, J., Clarke, R., Watkins, H., Kathiresan, S., McPherson, R., Deloukas, P., Schunkert, H., Samani, N. J., and Farrall, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Nature Genetics
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1546-1718

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