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Type: Journal article
Title: Thirty new loci for age at menarche identified by a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies
Author: Elks, C.
Perry, J.
Sulem, P.
Chasman, D.
Franceschini, N.
He, C.
Lunetta, K.
Visser, J.
Byrne, E.
Cousminer, D.
Gudbjartsson, D.
Esko, T.
Feenstra, B.
Hottenga, J.
Koller, D.
Kutalik, Z.
Lin, P.
Mangino, M.
Marongiu, M.
McArdle, P.
et al.
Citation: Nature Genetics, 2010; 42(12):1077-1085
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1061-4036
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Cathy E Elks ... The GIANT Consortium ... Lyle J Palmer ... et al.
Abstract: To identify loci for age at menarche, we performed a meta-analysis of 32 genome-wide association studies in 87,802 women of European descent, with replication in up to 14,731 women. In addition to the known loci at LIN28B (P = 5.4 × 10−60) and 9q31.2 (P = 2.2 × 10−33), we identified 30 new menarche loci (all P < 5 × 10−8) and found suggestive evidence for a further 10 loci (P < 1.9 × 10−6). The new loci included four previously associated with body mass index (in or near FTO, SEC16B, TRA2B and TMEM18), three in or near other genes implicated in energy homeostasis (BSX, CRTC1 and MCHR2) and three in or near genes implicated in hormonal regulation (INHBA, PCSK2 and RXRG). Ingenuity and gene-set enrichment pathway analyses identified coenzyme A and fatty acid biosynthesis as biological processes related to menarche timing.
Keywords: GIANT Consortium
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Body Size
Body Height
Reproducibility of Results
Inheritance Patterns
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Quantitative Trait Loci
Time Factors
Genome-Wide Association Study
Genetic Loci
DNA Copy Number Variations
Rights: © 2010 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved
DOI: 10.1038/ng.714
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