• 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 ...
    • Association studies of up to 1.2 million individuals yield new insights into the genetic etiology of tobacco and alcohol use 

      Liu, Ming; Jiang, Yu; Wedow, Robbee; Li, Yue; Brazel, David M.; Chen, Fang; Datta, Gargi; Davila-Velderrain, Jose; Mitchell, Amy; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Sivertsen, Børge; Stordal, Eystein; Morken, Gunnar; Kallestad, Håvard; Heuch, Ingrid; Zwart, John-Anker; Fjukstad, Katrine Kveli; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Skrove, Marit Synnøve; Indredavik, Marit Sæbø; Drange, Ole Kristian; Bjerkeset, Ottar; Børte, Sigrid; Stensland, Synne; Choquet, Hélène; Docherty, Anna R.; Faul, Jessica D.; Foerster, Johanna R.; Fritsche, Lars; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Gordon, Scott D.; Haessler, Jeffrey; Hottenga, Jouke-Jan; Huang, Hongyan; Jang, Seon-Kyeong; Jansen, Philip R.; Ling, Yueh; Mägi, Reedik; Matoba, Nana; McMahon, George; Mulas, Antonella; Orrú, Valeria; Palviainen, Teemu; Pandit, Anita; Reginsson, Gunnar W.; Smith, Jennifer A.; Taylor, Amy E.; Turman, Constance; Willemsen, Gonneke; Young, Hannah; Young, Kendra A.; Zajac, Gregory J.M.; Zhao, Wei; Zhou, Wei; Björnsdóttir, Gyda Thora; Boardman, Jason D.; Boehnke, Michael; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Chen, Chu; Davies, Gareth E.; Eaton, Charles B.; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Hveem, Kristian; Vrieze, Scott (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Tobacco and alcohol use are leading causes of mortality that influence risk for many complex diseases and disorders1. They are heritable2,3 and etiologically related4,5 behaviors that have been resistant to gene discovery ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mitochondrial genome-wide association study of migraine – the HUNT Study 

      Børte, Sigrid; Zwart, John-Anker; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Thomas, Laurent; Fritsche, Lars G; Surakke, Ida; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Zhou, Wei; Wolford, Brooke; Vigeland, Magnus Dehli; Hagen, Knut; Kristoffersen, Espen Saxhaug; Nyholt, Dale R; Chasman, Daniel I; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Willer, Christen; Winsvold, Bendik K S (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background Variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been indicated in migraine pathogenesis, but genetic studies to date have focused on candidate variants, with sparse findings. We aimed to perform the first mitochondrial ...
    • Protein-altering and regulatory genetic variants near GATA4 implicated in bicuspid aortic valve 

      Yang, Bo; Zhou, Wei; Jiao, Jiao; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Mathis, Michael R; Heydarpour, Mahyar; Lettre, Guillaume; Folkersen, Lasse; Prakash, Siddharth; Schurmann, Claudia; Fritsche, Lars; Farnum, Gregory A; Lin, Maoxuan; Othman, Mohamed; Hornsby, Whitney; Driscoll, Anisa; Levasseur, Alexandra; Thomas, Marc; Farhat, Linda; Dube, Marie-Pierre; Isselbacher, Eric M.; Franco-Cereceda, Anders; Guo, Dong-Chuan; Bottinger, Erwin P; Deeb, G Michael; Booher, Anna; Kheterpal, Sachin; Chen, Y. Eugene; Kang, Hyun Min; Kitzman, Jacob; Cordell, Heather J.; Keavney, Bernard D; Goodship, Judith A; Ganesh, Santhi K; Abecasis, Goncalo; Eagle, Kim A.; Boyle, Alan P; Loos, Ruth J. F.; Eriksson, Per; Tardif, Jean-Claude; Brummett, Chad M; Milewicz, Dianna M; Body, Simon C; Willer, Cristen J (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a heritable congenital heart defect and an important risk factor for valvulopathy and aortopathy. Here we report a genome-wide association scan of 466 BAV cases and 4,660 age, sex and ...
    • 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 ...