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Title: Association scan of 14,500 nonsynonymous SNPs in four diseases identifies autoimmunity variants
Authors: Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium
Australo-Anglo-American Spondylitis Consortium (TASC)
First Published: Nov-2007
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: Nature Genetics, 2007, 39 (11), pp. 1329-1337.
Abstract: We have genotyped 14,436 nonsynonymous SNPs (nsSNPs) and 897 major histocompatibility complex (MHC) tag SNPs from 1,000 independent cases of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), multiple sclerosis (MS) and breast cancer (BC). Comparing these data against a common control dataset derived from 1,500 randomly selected healthy British individuals, we report initial association and independent replication in a North American sample of two new loci related to ankylosing spondylitis, ARTS1 and IL23R, and confirmation of the previously reported association of AITD with TSHR and FCRL3. These findings, enabled in part by increased statistical power resulting from the expansion of the control reference group to include individuals from the other disease groups, highlight notable new possibilities for autoimmune regulation and suggest that IL23R may be a common susceptibility factor for the major 'seronegative' diseases.
ISSN: 1061-4036
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.2007.17
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/4842
Type: Article
Description: This paper was published as Nature Genetics, 2007, 39 (11), pp. 1329-1337. It is available from http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v39/n11/abs/ng.2007.17.html. Doi: 10.1038/ng.2007.17
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