Multi-ethnic genome-wide association study for atrial fibrillation

Roselli, C. et al. (2018) Multi-ethnic genome-wide association study for atrial fibrillation. Nature Genetics, 50(9), pp. 1225-1233. (doi:10.1038/s41588-018-0133-9) (PMID:29892015)

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects more than 33 million individuals worldwide and has a complex heritability. We conducted the largest meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for AF to date, consisting of more than half a million individuals, including 65,446 with AF. In total, we identified 97 loci significantly associated with AF, including 67 that were novel in a combined-ancestry analysis, and 3 that were novel in a European-specific analysis. We sought to identify AF-associated genes at the GWAS loci by performing RNA-sequencing and expression quantitative trait locus analyses in 101 left atrial samples, the most relevant tissue for AF. We also performed transcriptome-wide analyses that identified 57 AF-associated genes, 42 of which overlap with GWAS loci. The identified loci implicate genes enriched within cardiac developmental, electrophysiological, contractile and structural pathways. These results extend our understanding of the biological pathways underlying AF and may facilitate the development of therapeutics for AF.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Macfarlane, Professor Peter and Padmanabhan, Professor Sandosh and Ford, Professor Ian
Authors: Roselli, C., Chaffin, M. D., Weng, L.-C., Aeschbacher, S., Ahlberg, G., Albert, C. M., Almgren, P., Alonso, A., Anderson, C. D., Aragam, K. G., Arking, D. E., Barnard, J., Bartz, T. M., Benjamin, E. J., Bihlmeyer, N. A., Bis, J. C., Bloom, H. L., Boerwinkle, E., Bottinger, E. B., Brody, J. A., Calkins, H., Campbell, A., Cappola, T. P., Carlquist, J., Chasman, D. I., Chen, L. Y., Chen, Y.-D. I., Choi, E.-K., Choi, S. H., Christophersen, I. E., Chung, M. K., Cole, J. W., Conen, D., Cook, J., Crijns, H. J., Cutler, M. J., Damrauer, S. M., Daniels, B. R., Darbar, D., Delgado, G., Denny, J. C., Dichgans, M., Dörr, M., Dudink, E. A., Dudley, S. C., Esa, N., Esko, T., Eskola, M., Fatkin, D., Felix, S. B., Ford, I., Franco, O. H., Geelhoed, B., Grewal, R. P., Gudnason, V., Guo, X., Gupta, N., Gustafsson, S., Gutmann, R., Hamsten, A., Harris, T. B., Hayward, C., Heckbert, S. R., Hernesniemi, J., Hocking, L. J., Hofman, A., Horimoto, A. R. V. R., Huang, J., Huang, P. L., Huffman, J., Ingelsson, E., Ipek, E. G., Ito, K., Jimenez-Conde, J., Johnson, R., Jukema, J. W., Kääb, S., Kähönen, M., Kamatani, Y., Kane, J. P., Kastrati, A., Kathiresan, S., Katschnig-Winter, P., Kavousi, M., Kessler, T., Kietselaer, B. L., Kirchhof, P., Kleber, M. E., Knight, S., Krieger, J. E., Kubo, M., Launer, L. J., Laurikka, J., Lehtimäki, T., Leineweber, K., Lemaitre, R. N., Li, M., Lim, H. E., Lin, H. J., Lin, H., Lind, L., Lindgren, C. M., Lokki, M.-L., London, B., Loos, R. J. F., Low, S.-K., Lu, Y., Lyytikäinen, L.-P., Macfarlane, P. W., Magnusson, P. K., Mahajan, A., Malik, R., Mansur, A. J., Marcus, G. M., Margolin, L., Margulies, K. B., März, W., McManus, D. D., Melander, O., Mohanty, S., Montgomery, J. A., Morley, M. P., Morris, A. P., Müller-Nurasyid, M., Natale, A., Nazarian, S., Neumann, B., Newton-Cheh, C., Niemeijer, M. N., Nikus, K., Nilsson, P., Noordam, R., Oellers, H., Olesen, M. S., Orho-Melander, M., Padmanabhan, S., Pak, H.-N., Paré, G., Pedersen, N. L., Pera, J., Pereira, A., Porteous, D., Psaty, B. M., Pulit, S. L., Pullinger, C. R., Rader, D. J., Refsgaard, L., Ribasés, M., Ridker, P. M., Rienstra, M., Risch, L., Roden, D. M., Rosand, J., Rosenberg, M. A., Rost, N., Rotter, J. I., Saba, S., Sandhu, R. K., Schnabel, R. B., Schramm, K., Schunkert, H., Schurman, C., Scott, S. A., Seppälä, I., Shaffer, C., Shah, S., Shalaby, A. A., Shim, J., Shoemaker, M. B., Siland, J. E., Sinisalo, J., Sinner, M. F., Slowik, A., Smith, A. V., Smith, B. H., Smith, J. G., Smith, J. D., Smith, N. L., Soliman, E. Z., Sotoodehnia, N., Stricker, B. H., Sun, A., Sun, H., Svendsen, J. H., Tanaka, T., Tanriverdi, K., Taylor, K. D., Teder-Laving, M., Teumer, A., Thériault, S., Trompet, S., Tucker, N. R., Tveit, A., Uitterlinden, A. G., Van Der Harst, P., Van Gelder, I. C., Van Wagoner, D. R., Verweij, N., Vlachopoulou, E., Völker, U., Wang, B., Weeke, P. E., Weijs, B., Weiss, R., Weiss, S., Wells, Q. S., Wiggins, K. L., Wong, J. A., Woo, D., Worrall, B. B., Yang, P.-S., Yao, J., Yoneda, Z. T., Zeller, T., Zeng, L., Lubitz, S. A., Lunetta, K. L., and Ellinor, P. T.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Nature Genetics
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1061-4036
ISSN (Online):1546-1718
Published Online:11 June 2018

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