Genome-wide association scan meta-analysis identifies three loci influencing adiposity and fat distribution

Lindgren, C.M. et al. (2010) Genome-wide association scan meta-analysis identifies three loci influencing adiposity and fat distribution. PLoS Genetics, 6(4), e1000508. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000508)

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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 = 2.66x10(-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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Keywords:adiposity, adult obesity, association, cancer, common variants, diabetes, distribution, England, environmental- conditions, evolution, expression, fat, fat distribution, follow-up, fto gene, genetics, genome-wide association, Genome-Wide Association study, height, human, imputation, individuals, insulin-resistance, meta-analysis, metaanalysis, obesity, sequence variants, SNPS, variants, waist circumference, women
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dominiczak, Professor Anna
Authors: Lindgren, C.M., Heid, I.M., Randall, J.C., Lamina, C., Steinthorsdottir, V., Qi, L., Speliotes, E.K., Thorleifsson, G., Willer, C.J., Herrera, B.M., Jackson, A.U., Lim, N., Scheet, P., Soranzo, N., Amin, N., Aulchenko, Y.S., Chambers, J.C., Drong, A., Luan, J.A., Lyon, H.N., Rivadeneira, F., Sanna, S., Timpson, N.J., Zillikens, M.C., Zhao, J.H., Almgren, P., Bandinelli, S., Bennett, A.J., Bergman, R.N., Bonnycastle, L.L., Bumpstead, S.J., Chanock, S.J., Cherkas, L., Chines, P., Coin, L., Cooper, C., Crawford, G., Doering, A., Dominiczak, A., Doney, A.S.F., Ebrahim, S., Elliott, P., Erdos, M.R., Estrada, K., Ferrucci, L., Fischer, G., Forouhi, N.G., Gieger, C., Grallert, H., Groves, C.J., Grundy, S., Guiducci, C., Hadley, D., Hamsten, A., Havulinna, A.S., Hofman, A., Holle, R., Holloway, J.W., Illig, T., Isomaa, B., Jacobs, L.C., Jameson, K., Jousilahti, P., Karpe, F., Kuusisto, J., Laitinen, J., Lathrop, G.M., Lawlor, D.A., Mangino, M., McArdle, W.L., Meitinger, T., Morken, M.A., Morris, A.P., Munroe, P., Narisu, N., Nordstrom, A., Nordstrom, P., Oostra, B.A., Palmer, C.N.A., Payne, F., Peden, J.F., Prokopenko, I., Renstrom, F., Ruokonen, A., Salomaa, V., Sandhu, M.S., Scott, L.J., Scuteri, A., Silander, K., Song, K., Yuan, X., Stringham, H.M., Swift, A.J., Tuomi, T., Uda, M., Vollenweider, P., Waeber, G., Wallace, C., Walters, G.B., Weedon, M.N., Witteman, J.C.M., Zhang, C.L., Zhang, W.H., Caulfield, M.J., Collins, F.S., Smith, G.D., Day, I.N.M., Franks, P.W., Hattersley, A.T., Hu, F.B., Jarvelin, M.R., Kong, A., Kooner, J.S., Laakso, M., Lakatta, E., Mooser, V., Morris, A.D., Peltonen, L., Samani, N.J., Spector, T.D., Strachan, D.P., Tanaka, T., Tuomilehto, J., Uitterlinden, A.G., van Duijn, C.M., Wareham, N.J., Waterworth, D.M., Boehnke, M., Deloukas, P., Groop, L., Hunter, D.J., Thorsteinsdottir, U., Schlessinger, D., Wichmann, H.E., Frayling, T.M., Abecasis, G.R., Hirschhorn, J.N., Loos, R.J.F., Stefansson, K., Mohlke, K.L., Barroso, I.S., and McCarthy, M.I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Journal Name:PLoS Genetics
Publisher:Public Library of Science
ISSN (Online):1553-7404
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Lindgren et al.
First Published:First published in PLoS Genetics 2010 6(4): e1000508
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