• Age-of-onset information helps identify 76 genetic variants associated with allergic disease 

      Ferreira, Manuel A R; Vonk, Judith M.; Baurecht, Hansjörg; Marenholz, Ingo; Tian, Chao; Hoffman, Joshua D.; Helmer, Quinta; Tillander, Annika; Ullemar, Vilhelmina; Lu, Yi; Grosche, Sarah; Ruschendorf, Franz; Granell, Raquel; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Fritsche, Lars; Bhatta, Laxmi; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Zhou, Wei; Hveem, Kristian; Langhammer, Arnulf; Holmen, Oddgeir; Løset, Mari; Abecasis, Goncalo; Willer, Cristen J.; Emami, Nima C.; Cavazos, Taylor B.; Witte, John S.; Szwajda, Agnieszka; 23andMe Research Team, ,; collaborators of SHARE study, ,; Hinds, David A.; Hubner, Norbert; Weidinger, Stephan; Magnusson, Patrik KE; Jorgenson, Eric; Karlsson, Robert; Paternoster, Lavinia; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Almqvist, Catarina; Lee, Young-Ae; Koppelman, Gerard H.; Esparza-Gordillo, Jorge; Hummel, Oliver; Hottenga, Jouke-Jan; Willemsen, Gonneke; Rodríguez, Elke; Hotze, Melanie; Franke, Andre; Matheson, Melanie C.; Dharmage, Shyamali Chandrika; Arnold, Andreas; Homuth, Georg; Schmidt, Carsten O; Thompson, Philip J.; Martin, Nicholas G; Duffy, David L.; Novak, Natalija; Schulz, Holger; Karrasch, Stefan; Gieger, Christian; Strauch, Konstantin; Melles, Ronald B (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Risk factors that contribute to inter-individual differences in the age-of-onset of allergic diseases are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to identify genetic risk variants associated with the age at which ...
    • Coding variants in RPL3L and MYZAP increase risk of atrial fibrillation 

      Thorolfsdottir, Rosa B; Sveinbjornsson, Gardar; Sulem, Patrick; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Jonsson, Stefan; Halldorsson, Gisli H; Melsted, Pall; Ivarsdottir, Erna V; Davidsson, Olafur B; Kristjansson, Ragnar P; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Helgadottir, Anna; Gretarsdottir, Solveig; Norddahl, Gudmundur; Rajamani, Sridharan; Torfason, Bjarni; Valgardsson, Atli S; Sverrisson, Jon T.; Tragante, Vinicius; Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas; Asselbergs, Folkert W; Roden, Dan M; Darbar, Dawood; Pedersen, Terje Rolf; Sabatine, Marc S.; Willer, Cristen J.; Løchen, Maja-Lisa; Halldorsson, Bjarni V; Jonsdottir, Ingileif; Hveem, Kristian; Arnar, David O; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Holm, Hilma; Stefansson, Kari (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Most sequence variants identified hitherto in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of atrial fibrillation are common, non-coding variants associated with risk through unknown mechanisms. We performed a meta-analysis of ...
    • Exome-wide association analysis reveals novel coding sequence variants associated with lipid traits in Chinese 

      Tang, Clara S.; Zhang, He; Cheung, Chloe Y.Y.; Xu, Ming; Ho, Jenny C.Y.; Zhou, Wei; Cherny, Stacey S.; Zhang, Yan; Holmen, Oddgeir; Au, Ka-Wing; Yu, Haiyi; Xu, Lin; Jia, Jia; Porsch, Robert M.; Sun, Lijie; Xu, Weixian; Zheng, Huiping; Wong, Lai-Yung; Mu, Yiming; Dou, Jingtao; Fong, Carol H.Y.; Wang, Shuyu; Hong, Xueyu; Dong, Liguang; Liao, Yanhua; Wang, Jiansong; Lam, Levina S.M.; Su, Xi; Yan, Hua; Yang, Min-Lee; Chen, Jin; Siu, Chung-Wah; Xie, Gaoqiang; Woo, Yu-Cho; Wu, Yangfeng; Tan, Kathryn C.B.; Hveem, Kristian; Cheung, Bernard M.Y.; Zöllner, Sebastian; Xu, Aimin; Chen, Y. Eugene; Jiang, Chao Qiang; Zhang, Youyi; Lam, Tai-Hing; Ganesh, Santhi K.; Huo, Yong; Sham, Pak C.; Lam, Karen S.L.; Willer, Cristen J.; Tse, Hung-Fat; Gao, Wei (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Blood lipids are important risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). Here we perform an exome-wide association study by genotyping 12,685 Chinese, using a custom Illumina HumanExome BeadChip, to identify additional ...
    • Genetic associations with temporal shifts in obesity and severe obesity during the obesity epidemic in Norway: A longitudinal population-based cohort (the HUNT Study) 

      Brandkvist, Maria Charlotta; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Ødegård, Rønnaug; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Smith, George Davey; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Sund, Erik; Kvaløy, Kirsti; Willer, Cristen J.; Vie, Gunnhild Åberge (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background Obesity has tripled worldwide since 1975 as environments are becoming more obesogenic. Our study investigates how changes in population weight and obesity over time are associated with genetic predisposition ...
    • Genetic inactivation of ANGPTL4 improves glucose homeostasis and is associated with reduced risk of diabetes 

      Gusarova, Viktoria; O'Dushlaine, Colm; Teslovich, Tanya M.; Benotti, Peter N.; Mirshahi, Tooraj; Gottesman, Omri; van Hout, Cristopher V.; Murray, Michael F.; Mahajan, Anubha; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Fritsche, Lars; Wulff, Anders Berg; Gudbjartsson, Daníel Fannar; Sjögren, Marketa; Emdin, Connor A.; Scott, Robert A.; Lee, Wen-Jane; Small, Aeron; Kwee, Lydia C.; Dwivedi, Om Prakash; Prasad, Rashmi B.; Bruse, Shannon; Lopez, Alexander E.; Penn, John; Marcketta, Anthony; Leader, Joseph B.; Still, Christopher D.; Kirchner, H. Lester; Mirshahi, Uyenlinh L.; Wardeh, Amr H.; Hartle, Cassandra M.; Habegger, Lukas; Fetterolf, Samantha N.; Tusie-Luna, Teresa; Morris, Andrew P.; Holm, Hilma; Steinthorsdóttir, Valgerdur; Sulem, Patrick; Thorsteinsdóttir, Unnur; Rotter, Jerome I.; Chuang, Lee-Ming; Damrauer, Scott; Birtwell, David; Brummett, Chad M.; Khera, Amit V.; Natarajan, Pradeep; Orho-Melander, Marju; Flannick, Jason; Lotta, Luca A.; Willer, Cristen J.; Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas; Ritchie, Marylyn D.; Ledbetter, David H.; Murphy, Andrew J.; Borecki, Ingrid B.; Reid, Jeffrey G.; Overton, John D.; Hansson, Ola; Groop, Leif; Shah, Svati H.; Kraus, William E.; Rader, Daniel J.; Chen, Yii-Der Ida; Hveem, Kristian; Wareham, Nicholas J.; Kathiresan, Sekar; Melander, Olle; Stefansson, Kari; Nordestgaard, Børge G.; Tybjærg-Hansen, Anne; Abecasis, Goncalo; Altshuler, David; Florez, Jose C.; Boehnke, Michael; McCarthy, Mark I.; Yancopoulos, George D.; Carey, David J.; Shuldiner, Alan R.; Baras, Aris; Dewey, Frederick E.; Gromada, Jesper (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) is an endogenous inhibitor of lipoprotein lipase that modulates lipid levels, coronary atherosclerosis risk, and nutrient partitioning. We hypothesize that loss of ANGPTL4 function might improve ...
    • Genetic insight into sick sinus syndrome 

      Thorolfsdottir, Rosa B.; Sveinbjornsson, Gardar; Aegisdottir, Hildur M.; Benonisdottir, Stefania; Stefánsdóttir, Lilja; Ivarsdottir, Erna V.; Halldorsson, Gisli H.; Sigurdsson, Jon K.; Torp-Pedersen, Christian; Weeke, Peter E.; Brunak, Søren; Westergaard, David; Pedersen, Ole B.; Sorensen, Erik; Nielsen, Kaspar R.; Burgdorf, Kristoffer S.; Banasik, Karina; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Zhou, Wei; Oddsson, Asmundur; Tragante, Vinicius; Hjorleifsson, Kristjan E.; Davidsson, Olafur B.; Rajamani, Sridharan; Jonsson, Stefan; Torfason, Bjarni; Valgardsson, Atli S.; Thorgeirsson, Gudmundur; Frigge, Michael L.; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Norddahl, Gudmundur L.; Helgadottir, Anna; Gretarsdotti, Solveig; Sulem, Patrick; Jonsdottir, Ingileif; Willer, Cristen J.; Hveem, Kristian; Bundgaard, Henning; Ullum, Henrik; Arnar, David O.; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Holm, Hilma; Stefansson, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    • Genome-wide analysis yields new loci associating with aortic valve stenosis 

      Helgadottir, Anna; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Gretarsdottir, Solveig; Stefansson, Olafur A.; Tragante, Vinicius; Thorolfsdottir, Rosa B.; Jonsdottir, Ingileif; Bjornsson, Thorsteinn; Steinthorsdottir, Valgerdur; Verweij, Niek; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Zhou, Wei; Folkersen, Lasse; Martinsson, Andreas; Heydarpour, Mahyar; Prakash, Siddharth; Oskarsson, Gylfi; Gudbjartsson, Tomas; Geirsson, Arnar; Olafsson, Isleifur; Sigurdsson, Emil L.; Almgren, Peter; Melander, Olle; Franco-Cereceda, Anders; Hamsten, Anders; Fritsche, Lars; Lin, Maoxuan; Yang, Bo; Hornsby, Whitney; Guo, Dongchuan; Brummett, Chad M.; Abecasis, Goncalo; Mathis, Michael; Milewicz, Dianna; Body, Simon C.; Eriksson, Per; Willer, Cristen J.; Hveem, Kristian; Newton-Cheh, Christopher; Smith, J. Gustav; Danielsen, Ragnar; Thorgeirsson, Gudmundur; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Holm, Hilma; Stefansson, Kari (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular heart disease, and valve replacement is the only definitive treatment. Here we report a large genome-wide association (GWA) study of 2,457 Icelandic AS cases and 349,342 ...
    • Genome-wide association analysis of self-reported daytime sleepiness identifies 42 loci that suggest biological subtypes 

      Wang, Heming; Lane, Jacqueline M.; Jones, Samuel E.; Dashti, Hassan S.; Ollila, Hanna M.; Wood, Andrew R.; van Hees, Vincent T.; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Kantojärvi, Katri; Palviainen, Teemu; Cade, Brian E.; Sofer, Tamar; Song, Yanwei; Patel, Krunal; Anderson, Simon G.; Bechtold, David A.; Bowden, Jack; Emsley, Richard; Kyle, Simon D.; Little, Max A.; Loudon, Andrew S.; Scheer, Frank A.J.L.; Purcell, Shaun M.; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Spiegelhalder, Kai; Tyrrell, Jessica; Zhu, Xiaofeng; Hublin, Christer; Kaprio, Jaakko A.; Kristiansson, Kati; Sulkava, Sonja; Paunio, Tiina; Hveem, Kristian; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Willer, Cristen J.; Zwart, John-Anker; Strand, Linn B; Frayling, Timothy M.; Ray, David; Lawlor, Deborah A.; Rutter, Martin K.; Weedon, Michael N.; Redline, Susan; Saxena, Richa (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) affects 10–20% of the population and is associated with substantial functional deficits. Here, we identify 42 loci for self-reported daytime sleepiness in GWAS of 452,071 individuals from ...
    • Genome-wide association study of intracranial aneurysms identifies 17 risk loci and genetic overlap with clinical risk factors 

      Bakker, Mark K.; Spek, Rick A.A. var der; Rheenen, Wouter van; Morel, Sandrine; Bourcier, Romain; Hostettler, Isabel C.; Varinder, S. Alg; Eijk, Kristel R. van; Koido, Masaru; Akiyama, Masato; Terao, Chikashi; Matsuda, Koichi; Walters, Robin G.; Lin, Kuang; Li, Liming; Millwood, Iona Y.; Chen, Zhengming; Rouleau, Guy A.; Zhou, Sirui; Rannikmae, Kristiina; Sudlow, Cathie L.M.; Houlden, Henry; Berg, Leonard H. van den; Dina, Christian; Naggara, Olivier; Gentric, Jean-Christophe; Shotar, Eimad; Eugène, François; Desal, Hubert; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Børte, Sigrid; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Sandvei, Marie Søfteland; Willer, Cristen J.; Hveem, Kristian; Zwart, John-Anker; Verschuren, W.M. Monique; Friedrich, Christoph M.; Hirsch, Sven; Schilling, Sabine; Dauvillier, Jérôme; Martin, Olivier; Jones, Gregory T.; Bown, Matthew J.; Ko, Nerissa U.; Kim, Helen; Coleman, Jonathan R. I.; Breen, Gerome; Zaroff, Jonathan G. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Rupture of an intracranial aneurysm leads to subarachnoid hemorrhage, a severe type of stroke. To discover new risk loci and the genetic architecture of intracranial aneurysms, we performed a cross-ancestry, genome-wide ...
    • GWAS of thyroid stimulating hormone highlights pleiotropic effects and inverse association with thyroid cancer 

      Zhou, Wei; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Kabil, Omer; Gudmundsson, Julius; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Weinstock, Joshua; Zawistowski, Matthew; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Chaker, Layal; Medici, Marco; Teumer, Alexander; Naitza, Silvia; Sanna, Serena; Schultheiss, Ulla T.; Cappola, Anne R.; Karjalainen, Juha; Kurki, Mitja I.; Oneka, Morgan; Taylor, Peter; Fritsche, Lars; Graham, Sarah E.; Wolford, Brooke N.; Overton, William; Rasheed, Humaira; Bordal, Eirin Haug; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Surakka, Ida; Davey Smith, George; Pandit, Anita; Roychowdhury, Tanmoy; Hornsby, Whitney; Jonasson, Jon G.; Senter, Leigha; Liyanarachchi, Sandya; Ringel, Matthew D.; Xu, Li; Kiemeney, Lambertus A.; He, Huiling; Netea-Maier, Romana; Mayordomo, Jose; Plantinga, Theo S.; Hrafnkelsson, Jon; Hjartarson, Hannes; Sturgis, Erich M.; Palotie, Aarno; Daly, Mark J.; Citterio, Cintia E.; Arvan, Peter; Brummett, Chad M.; Boehnke, Michael; de la Chapelle, Albert; Stefansson, Kari; Hveem, Kristian; Willer, Cristen J.; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is critical for normal development and metabolism. To better understand the genetic contribution to TSH levels, we conduct a GWAS meta-analysis at 22.4 million genetic markers in up to ...
    • Mendelian randomization study of maternal influences on birthweight and future cardiometabolic risk in the HUNT cohort 

      Moen, Gunn-Helen; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Willer, Cristen J.; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Birkeland, Kåre I.; Wang, Geng; Neale, Michael C.; Freathy, Rachel M.; Smith, George Davey; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Kirkpatrick, Robert M.; Warrington, Nicole Maree; Evans, David M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      There is a robust observational relationship between lower birthweight and higher risk of cardiometabolic disease in later life. The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis posits that adverse ...
    • MEPE loss-of-function variant associates with decreased bone mineral density and increased fracture risk 

      Surakka, Ida; Fritsche, Lars; Zhou, Wei; Backman, Joshua; Kosmicki, Jack A.; Lu, Haocheng; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Wolford, Brooke N.; Graham, Sarah E.; Chen, Y. Eugene; Lee, Seunggeun; Kang, Hyun Min; Langhammer, Arnulf; Forsmo, Siri; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Styrkarsdottir, Unnur; Holm, Hilma; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Stefansson, Kari; Baras, Aris; Bai, Xiaodong; Balasubramanian, Suganthi; Barnard, Leland; Blumenfeld, Andrew; Cantor, Michael; Coppola, Giovanni; Economides, Aris; Eom, Gisu; Habegger, Lukas; Hahn, Young; Hawes, Alicia; Jones, Marcus B.; Khalid, Shareef; Lotta, Luca A.; Maxwell, Evan K.; Mitnaul, Lyndon J.; Overton, John D.; Reid, Jeffrey G.; Ferreira, Manuel Allen Revez; Salerno, William; Sharma, Deepika; Shuldiner, Alan R.; Staples, Jeffrey C.; Yadav, Ashish; Abecasis, Goncalo R.; Hveem, Kristian; Willer, Cristen J. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      A major challenge in genetic association studies is that most associated variants fall in the non-coding part of the human genome. We searched for variants associated with bone mineral density (BMD) after enriching the ...
    • Sex-specific and pleiotropic effects underlying kidney function identified from GWAS meta-analysis 

      Graham, Sarah E.; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Zawistowski, Matthew; Zhou, Wei; Fritsche, Lars G.; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Surakka, Ida; Hornsby, Whitney E.; Fermin, Damian; Larach, Daniel B.; Kheterpal, Sachin; Brummett, Chad M.; Lee, Seunggeun; Kang, Hyun Min; Abecasis, Goncalo; Romundstad, Solfrid; Hallan, Stein; Sampson, Matthew G.; Hveem, Kristian; Willer, Cristen J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health burden currently affecting 10–15% of adults worldwide. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as a marker of kidney function is commonly used to diagnose CKD. We analyze ...