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Hum Mol Genet ; 2021 Jan 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33517400

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Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine with both pro- and anti-inflammatory properties with a heritability estimate of up to 61%. The circulating levels of IL-6 in blood have been associated with an increased risk of complex disease pathogenesis. We conducted a two-staged, discovery, and replication meta genome-wide association study (GWAS) of circulating serum IL-6 levels comprising up to 67 428 (ndiscovery = 52 654 and nreplication = 14 774) individuals of European ancestry. The inverse variance fixed-effects based discovery meta-analysis, followed by replication led to the identification of two independent loci, IL1F10/IL1RN rs6734238 on Chromosome (Chr) 2q14, (pcombined = 1.8 × 10-11), HLA-DRB1/DRB5 rs660895 on Chr6p21 (pcombined = 1.5 × 10-10) in the combined meta-analyses of all samples. We also replicated the IL6R rs4537545 locus on Chr1q21 (pcombined = 1.2 × 10-122). Our study identifies novel loci for circulating IL-6 levels uncovering new immunological and inflammatory pathways that may influence IL-6 pathobiology.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33367877

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BACKGROUND: Plasma copeptin is a surrogate of arginine vasopressin (AVP) secretion and is associated with a risk of renal and cardiovascular disease. We investigated associations between copeptin and renal events, cardiovascular events and mortality in type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study on 658 individuals with T1D from Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. Plasma copeptin concentrations and conventional risk factors were assessed at baseline. The five endpoints were traced through national registries and electronic laboratory records. RESULTS: Baseline mean age was 55 ± 13 years and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was 81 ± 26 mL/min/1.73 m2. The median follow-up was 6.2 years (interquartile range 5.8-6.7); 123 participants reached a combined renal endpoint [decline in eGFR ≥30%, end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) or all-cause mortality], 93 had a decrease in eGFR ≥30%, 21 developed ESKD, 94 experienced a combined cardiovascular endpoint and 58 died from all causes. Higher copeptin was associated with all endpoints in unadjusted Cox regression analyses. Upon adjustment for baseline eGFR, the associations were attenuated and remained significant only for the combined renal endpoint and decrease in eGFR ≥30%. Results were similar upon further adjustment for other risk factors, after which hazard ratios for the two renal endpoints were 2.27 (95% confidence interval 1.08-4.74) and 4.49 (1.77-11.4), respectively, for the highest versus the lowest quartile of copeptin. CONCLUSIONS: Higher copeptin was an independent risk marker for a combined renal endpoint and decline in renal function. AVP may be a marker of renal damage or a factor whose contribution to renal and cardiovascular risk is partially mediated by renal damage.

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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 6398, 2020 12 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33328473

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Asthma with severe exacerbation is the most common cause of hospitalization among young children. We aim to increase the understanding of this clinically important disease entity through a genome-wide association study. The discovery analysis comprises 2866 children experiencing severe asthma exacerbation between ages 2 and 6 years, and 65,415 non-asthmatic controls, and we replicate findings in 918 children from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) birth cohorts. We identify rs281379 near FUT2/MAMSTR on chromosome 19 as a novel risk locus (OR = 1.18 (95% CI = 1.11-1.25), Pdiscovery = 2.6 × 10-9) as well as a biologically plausible interaction between functional variants in FUT2 and ABO. We further discover and replicate a potential causal mechanism behind this interaction related to S. pneumoniae respiratory illnesses. These results suggest a novel mechanism of early childhood asthma and demonstrates the importance of phenotype-specificity for discovery of asthma genes and epistasis.


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Sistema ABO de Grupos Sanguíneos/genética , Asma/genética , Epistasia Genética , Fucosiltransferases/genética , Infecções Pneumocócicas/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Streptococcus pneumoniae/patogenicidade
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Kidney Int ; 2020 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33137338

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Rapid decline of glomerular filtration rate estimated from creatinine (eGFRcrea) is associated with severe clinical endpoints. In contrast to cross-sectionally assessed eGFRcrea, the genetic basis for rapid eGFRcrea decline is largely unknown. To help define this, we meta-analyzed 42 genome-wide association studies from the Chronic Kidney Diseases Genetics Consortium and United Kingdom Biobank to identify genetic loci for rapid eGFRcrea decline. Two definitions of eGFRcrea decline were used: 3 mL/min/1.73m2/year or more ("Rapid3"; encompassing 34,874 cases, 107,090 controls) and eGFRcrea decline 25% or more and eGFRcrea under 60 mL/min/1.73m2 at follow-up among those with eGFRcrea 60 mL/min/1.73m2 or more at baseline ("CKDi25"; encompassing 19,901 cases, 175,244 controls). Seven independent variants were identified across six loci for Rapid3 and/or CKDi25: consisting of five variants at four loci with genome-wide significance (near UMOD-PDILT (2), PRKAG2, WDR72, OR2S2) and two variants among 265 known eGFRcrea variants (near GATM, LARP4B). All these loci were novel for Rapid3 and/or CKDi25 and our bioinformatic follow-up prioritized variants and genes underneath these loci. The OR2S2 locus is novel for any eGFRcrea trait including interesting candidates. For the five genome-wide significant lead variants, we found supporting effects for annual change in blood urea nitrogen or cystatin-based eGFR, but not for GATM or LARP4B. Individuals at high compared to those at low genetic risk (8-14 vs 0-5 adverse alleles) had a 1.20-fold increased risk of acute kidney injury (95% confidence interval 1.08-1.33). Thus, our identified loci for rapid kidney function decline may help prioritize therapeutic targets and identify mechanisms and individuals at risk for sustained deterioration of kidney function.

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Am J Nephrol ; 51(10): 839-848, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33053547

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BACKGROUND: Individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) demonstrate varied trajectories of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline. The molecular pathways underlying rapid eGFR decline in T1D are poorly understood, and individual-level risk of rapid eGFR decline is difficult to predict. METHODS: We designed a case-control study with multiple exposure measurements nested within 4 well-characterized T1D cohorts (FinnDiane, Steno, EDC, and CACTI) to identify biomarkers associated with rapid eGFR decline. Here, we report the rationale for and design of these studies as well as results of models testing associations of clinical characteristics with rapid eGFR decline in the study population, upon which "omics" studies will be built. Cases (n = 535) and controls (n = 895) were defined as having an annual eGFR decline of ≥3 and <1 mL/min/1.73 m2, respectively. Associations of demographic and clinical variables with rapid eGFR decline were tested using logistic regression, and prediction was evaluated using area under the curve (AUC) statistics. Targeted metabolomics, lipidomics, and proteomics are being performed using high-resolution mass-spectrometry techniques. RESULTS: At baseline, the mean age was 43 years, diabetes duration was 27 years, eGFR was 94 mL/min/1.73 m2, and 62% of participants were normoalbuminuric. Over 7.6-year median follow-up, the mean annual change in eGFR in cases and controls was -5.7 and 0.6 mL/min/1.73 m2, respectively. Younger age, longer diabetes duration, and higher baseline HbA1c, urine albumin-creatinine ratio, and eGFR were significantly associated with rapid eGFR decline. The cross-validated AUC for the predictive model incorporating these variables plus sex and mean arterial blood pressure was 0.74 (95% CI: 0.68-0.79; p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Known risk factors provide moderate discrimination of rapid eGFR decline. Identification of blood and urine biomarkers associated with rapid eGFR decline in T1D using targeted omics strategies may provide insight into disease mechanisms and improve upon clinical predictive models using traditional risk factors.

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PLoS Genet ; 16(10): e1008718, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33045005

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The genetic background of childhood body mass index (BMI), and the extent to which the well-known associations of childhood BMI with adult diseases are explained by shared genetic factors, are largely unknown. We performed a genome-wide association study meta-analysis of BMI in 61,111 children aged between 2 and 10 years. Twenty-five independent loci reached genome-wide significance in the combined discovery and replication analyses. Two of these, located near NEDD4L and SLC45A3, have not previously been reported in relation to either childhood or adult BMI. Positive genetic correlations of childhood BMI with birth weight and adult BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, diastolic blood pressure and type 2 diabetes were detected (Rg ranging from 0.11 to 0.76, P-values <0.002). A negative genetic correlation of childhood BMI with age at menarche was observed. Our results suggest that the biological processes underlying childhood BMI largely, but not completely, overlap with those underlying adult BMI. The well-known observational associations of BMI in childhood with cardio-metabolic diseases in adulthood may reflect partial genetic overlap, but in light of previous evidence, it is also likely that they are explained through phenotypic continuity of BMI from childhood into adulthood.

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Eur J Epidemiol ; 35(7): 685-697, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32383070

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Epidemiology studies suggested that low birthweight was associated with a higher risk of hypertension in later life. However, little is known about the causality of such associations. In our study, we evaluated the causal association of low birthweight with adulthood hypertension following a standard analytic protocol using the study-level data of 183,433 participants from 60 studies (CHARGE-BIG consortium), as well as that with blood pressure using publicly available summary-level genome-wide association data from EGG consortium of 153,781 participants, ICBP consortium and UK Biobank cohort together of 757,601 participants. We used seven SNPs as the instrumental variable in the study-level analysis and 47 SNPs in the summary-level analysis. In the study-level analyses, decreased birthweight was associated with a higher risk of hypertension in adults (the odds ratio per 1 standard deviation (SD) lower birthweight, 1.22; 95% CI 1.16 to 1.28), while no association was found between genetically instrumented birthweight and hypertension risk (instrumental odds ratio for causal effect per 1 SD lower birthweight, 0.97; 95% CI 0.68 to 1.41). Such results were consistent with that from the summary-level analyses, where the genetically determined low birthweight was not associated with blood pressure measurements either. One SD lower genetically determined birthweight was not associated with systolic blood pressure (ß = - 0.76, 95% CI - 2.45 to 1.08 mmHg), 0.06 mmHg lower diastolic blood pressure (ß = - 0.06, 95% CI - 0.93 to 0.87 mmHg), or pulse pressure (ß = - 0.65, 95% CI - 1.38 to 0.69 mmHg, all p > 0.05). Our findings suggest that the inverse association of birthweight with hypertension risk from observational studies was not supported by large Mendelian randomization analyses.


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Peso ao Nascer , Pressão Sanguínea/genética , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Hipertensão/genética , Análise da Randomização Mendeliana/métodos , Adulto , Peso ao Nascer/genética , Peso ao Nascer/fisiologia , Pressão Sanguínea/fisiologia , Índice de Massa Corporal , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Recém-Nascido de Baixo Peso , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética
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J Diabetes Complications ; 34(7): 107593, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32349898

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AIMS: Lipoprotein(a)(Lp(a)) has emerged as an independent risk marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the general population and among persons with existing CVD. We investigated associations between serum Lp(a)concentrations and renal function decline, incident CVD and all-cause mortality in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and microalbuminuria. METHODS: Prospective study including 198 individuals with T2D, microalbuminuria and no CVD. Yearly p-creatinine was measured after baseline in 176 of the participants. The renal endpoint was defined as decline in eGFR of >30% from baseline. CVD events and mortality were tracked from national registries. Cox regression analyses were applied both unadjusted and adjusted for traditional risk factors (sex, age, systolic blood pressure, LDL-cholesterol, smoking, HbA1c, creatinine and urinary albumin creatinine ratio (UAER)). RESULTS: Baseline mean (SD) age was 59 (9)years, eGFR 89 (17) mL/min/1.73 m2, 77% were male, and median [IQR] UAER was 103 [38-242] mg/24-h. Median Lp(a)was 8.04 [3.42-32.3] mg/dL. Median follow-up was 6.1 years; 38 CVD events, 26 deaths and 43 renal events were recorded. For each doubling of baseline Lp(a), the following hazard ratios (95% confidence intervals) were found before and after adjustment respectively: 0.98 (0.84-1.15) and 1.01 (0.87-1.18) for decline in eGFR > 30%, 0.96 (0.81-1.13) and 0.99 (0.82-1.18) for CVD events, 1.04 (0.85-1.27) and 1.06 (0.87-1.30) for all-cause mortality. CONCLUSIONS: In this cohort of individuals with T2D and microalbuminuria, the baseline concentration of Lp(a)was not a risk marker for renal function decline, CVD events or all-cause mortality.

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J Clin Endocrinol Metab ; 105(7)2020 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32271379

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CONTEXT: There is a need for novel biomarkers and better understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetic kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between plasma metabolites and kidney function in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). DESIGN: 3089 samples from individuals with T2D, collected between 1999 and 2015, from 5 independent Dutch cohort studies were included. Up to 7 years follow-up was available in 1100 individuals from 2 of the cohorts. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Plasma metabolites (n = 149) were measured by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Associations between metabolites and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR), and eGFR slopes were investigated in each study followed by random effect meta-analysis. Adjustments included traditional cardiovascular risk factors and correction for multiple testing. RESULTS: In total, 125 metabolites were significantly associated (PFDR = 1.5×10-32 - 0.046; ß = -11.98-2.17) with eGFR. Inverse associations with eGFR were demonstrated for branched-chain and aromatic amino acids (AAAs), glycoprotein acetyls, triglycerides (TGs), lipids in very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) subclasses, and fatty acids (PFDR < 0.03). We observed positive associations with cholesterol and phospholipids in high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and apolipoprotein A1 (PFDR < 0.05). Albeit some metabolites were associated with UACR levels (P < 0.05), significance was lost after correction for multiple testing. Tyrosine and HDL-related metabolites were positively associated with eGFR slopes before adjustment for multiple testing (PTyr = 0.003; PHDLrelated < 0.05), but not after. CONCLUSIONS: This study identified metabolites associated with impaired kidney function in T2D, implying involvement of lipid and amino acid metabolism in the pathogenesis. Whether these processes precede or are consequences of renal impairment needs further investigation.

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Cardiovasc Res ; 2020 Feb 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32077919

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AIMS: Diabetes is a known risk factor for coronary artery disease. There is accumulating evidence that coronary artery disease pathogenesis differs for individuals with type 1 diabetes. However, the genetic background has not been extensively studied. We aimed to discover genetic loci increasing coronary artery disease susceptibility especially in type 1 diabetes, to examine the function of these discoveries and to study the role of the known risk loci in type 1 diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed the largest genome-wide association study to date for coronary artery disease in type 1 diabetes, comprising 4869 individuals with type 1 diabetes (cases/controls: 941/3928). Two loci reached genome-wide significance, rs1970112 in CDKN2B-AS1 (OR = 1.32, p=1.50 × 10-8), and rs6055069 on DEFB127 promoter (OR = 4.17, p=2.35 × 10-9), with consistent results in survival analysis. The CDKN2B-AS1 variant replicated (p=0.04) when adjusted for diabetic kidney disease in three additional type 1 diabetes cohorts (cases/controls: 434/3123). Furthermore, we explored the function of the lead discoveries with a cardio-phenome-wide analysis. Among the eight suggestive loci (p<1 × 10-6), rs70962766 near B3GNT2 associated with central blood pressure, rs1344228 near CNTNAP5 with intima media thickness, and rs2112481 on GRAMD2B promoter with serum leucocyte concentration. Finally, we calculated genetic risk scores for individuals with type 1 diabetes with the known susceptibility loci. General population risk variants were modestly but significantly associated with coronary artery disease also in type 1 diabetes (p=4.21 × 10-7). CONCLUSIONS: While general population coronary artery disease risk loci had limited effect on the risk in type 1 diabetes, for the first time, variants at the CDKN2B-AS1 locus were robustly associated with coronary artery disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes. The novel finding on ß-defensin DEFB127 promoter provides a link between diabetes, infection susceptibility and coronary artery disease, although pending on future confirmation. TRANSLATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: Genetic association studies enable the discovery of novel genes and genetic pathways associated with the disease. Thus, this study provides an insight into coronary artery disease mechanisms specific to type 1 diabetes. The DEFB127 discovery may lead to a therapeutic target and improve patient care, if replicated in the future. Furthermore, genetic studies on coronary artery disease in type 1 diabetes are required for accurate personalized treatment plans achieved through genetic data for those with type 1 diabetes.

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J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 145(4): 1208-1218, 2020 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31707051

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BACKGROUND: Fifteen percent of atopic dermatitis (AD) liability-scale heritability could be attributed to 31 susceptibility loci identified by using genome-wide association studies, with only 3 of them (IL13, IL-6 receptor [IL6R], and filaggrin [FLG]) resolved to protein-coding variants. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether a significant portion of unexplained AD heritability is further explained by low-frequency and rare variants in the gene-coding sequence. METHODS: We evaluated common, low-frequency, and rare protein-coding variants using exome chip and replication genotype data of 15,574 patients and 377,839 control subjects combined with whole-transcriptome data on lesional, nonlesional, and healthy skin samples of 27 patients and 38 control subjects. RESULTS: An additional 12.56% (SE, 0.74%) of AD heritability is explained by rare protein-coding variation. We identified docking protein 2 (DOK2) and CD200 receptor 1 (CD200R1) as novel genome-wide significant susceptibility genes. Rare coding variants associated with AD are further enriched in 5 genes (IL-4 receptor [IL4R], IL13, Janus kinase 1 [JAK1], JAK2, and tyrosine kinase 2 [TYK2]) of the IL13 pathway, all of which are targets for novel systemic AD therapeutics. Multiomics-based network and RNA sequencing analysis revealed DOK2 as a central hub interacting with, among others, CD200R1, IL6R, and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3). Multitissue gene expression profile analysis for 53 tissue types from the Genotype-Tissue Expression project showed that disease-associated protein-coding variants exert their greatest effect in skin tissues. CONCLUSION: Our discoveries highlight a major role of rare coding variants in AD acting independently of common variants. Further extensive functional studies are required to detect all potential causal variants and to specify the contribution of the novel susceptibility genes DOK2 and CD200R1 to overall disease susceptibility.

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J Clin Invest ; 130(1): 335-344, 2020 01 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31613795

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BACKGROUNDProteinuria is considered an unfavorable clinical condition that accelerates renal and cardiovascular disease. However, it is not clear whether all forms of proteinuria are damaging. Mutations in CUBN cause Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome (IGS), which is characterized by intestinal malabsorption of vitamin B12 and in some cases proteinuria. CUBN encodes for cubilin, an intestinal and proximal tubular uptake receptor containing 27 CUB domains for ligand binding.METHODSWe used next-generation sequencing for renal disease genes to genotype cohorts of patients with suspected hereditary renal disease and chronic proteinuria. CUBN variants were analyzed using bioinformatics, structural modeling, and epidemiological methods.RESULTSWe identified 39 patients, in whom biallelic pathogenic variants in the CUBN gene were associated with chronic isolated proteinuria and early childhood onset. Since the proteinuria in these patients had a high proportion of albuminuria, glomerular diseases such as steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome or Alport syndrome were often the primary clinical diagnosis, motivating renal biopsies and the use of proteinuria-lowering treatments. However, renal function was normal in all cases. By contrast, we did not found any biallelic CUBN variants in proteinuric patients with reduced renal function or focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Unlike the more N-terminal IGS mutations, 37 of the 41 proteinuria-associated CUBN variants led to modifications or truncations after the vitamin B12-binding domain. Finally, we show that 4 C-terminal CUBN variants are associated with albuminuria and slightly increased GFR in meta-analyses of large population-based cohorts.CONCLUSIONCollectively, our data suggest an important role for the C-terminal half of cubilin in renal albumin reabsorption. Albuminuria due to reduced cubilin function could be an unexpectedly common benign condition in humans that may not require any proteinuria-lowering treatment or renal biopsy.FUNDINGATIP-Avenir program, Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller (Liliane Bettencourt Chair of Developmental Biology), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) Investissements d'avenir program (ANR-10-IAHU-01) and NEPHROFLY (ANR-14-ACHN-0013, to MS), Steno Collaborative Grant 2018 (NNF18OC0052457, to TSA and MS), Heisenberg Professorship of the German Research Foundation (KO 3598/5-1, to AK), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) KIDGEM 1140 (project 246781735, to CB), and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMB) (01GM1515C, to CB).


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Albuminúria , Anemia Megaloblástica , Túbulos Renais Proximais , Síndromes de Malabsorção , Mutação , Proteinúria , Receptores de Superfície Celular , Deficiência de Vitamina B 12 , Albuminúria/epidemiologia , Albuminúria/genética , Albuminúria/metabolismo , Albuminúria/patologia , Anemia Megaloblástica/epidemiologia , Anemia Megaloblástica/genética , Anemia Megaloblástica/metabolismo , Anemia Megaloblástica/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Túbulos Renais Proximais/metabolismo , Túbulos Renais Proximais/patologia , Síndromes de Malabsorção/epidemiologia , Síndromes de Malabsorção/genética , Síndromes de Malabsorção/metabolismo , Síndromes de Malabsorção/patologia , Masculino , Proteinúria/epidemiologia , Proteinúria/genética , Proteinúria/metabolismo , Proteinúria/patologia , Receptores de Superfície Celular/genética , Receptores de Superfície Celular/metabolismo , Deficiência de Vitamina B 12/epidemiologia , Deficiência de Vitamina B 12/genética , Deficiência de Vitamina B 12/metabolismo , Deficiência de Vitamina B 12/patologia
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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 16398, 2019 11 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31705008

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There is an urgent need for a better molecular understanding of the pathophysiology underlying development and progression of diabetic nephropathy. The aim of the current study was to identify novel associations between serum lipidomics and diabetic nephropathy. Non-targeted serum lipidomic analyses were performed with mass spectrometry in 669 individuals with type 1 diabetes. Cross-sectional associations of lipid species with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urinary albumin excretion were assessed. Moreover, associations with register-based longitudinal follow-up for progression to a combined renal endpoint including ≥30% decline in eGFR, ESRD and all-cause mortality were evaluated. Median follow-up time was 5.0-6.4 years. Adjustments included traditional risk factors and multiple testing correction. In total, 106 lipid species were identified. Primarily, alkyl-acyl phosphatidylcholines, triglycerides and sphingomyelins demonstrated cross-sectional associations with eGFR and macroalbuminuria. In longitudinal analyses, thirteen lipid species were associated with the slope of eGFR or albuminuria. Of these lipids, phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin species, PC(O-34:2), PC(O-34:3), SM(d18:1/24:0), SM(d40:1) and SM(d41:1), were associated with lower risk of the combined renal endpoint. PC(O-34:3), SM(d40:1) and SM(d41:1) were associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality while an SM(d18:1/24:0) was associated with lower risk of albuminuria group progression. We report distinct associations between lipid species and risk of renal outcomes in type 1 diabetes, independent of traditional markers of kidney function.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/complicações , Nefropatias Diabéticas/sangue , Nefropatias Diabéticas/etiologia , Fosfatidilcolinas/sangue , Esfingomielinas/sangue , Adulto , Idoso , Albuminúria/sangue , Albuminúria/etiologia , Estudos Transversais , Dinamarca/epidemiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/mortalidade , Nefropatias Diabéticas/mortalidade , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/sangue , Falência Renal Crônica/etiologia , Lipidômica , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fosfatidilcolinas/química , Fatores de Risco , Esfingomielinas/química , Análise de Sobrevida
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Chest ; 156(6): 1068-1079, 2019 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31557467

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BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common respiratory disorder with a highly heterogeneous nature that remains poorly understood. The objective was to use whole genome sequencing (WGS) data to identify regions of common genetic variation contributing to lung function in individuals with a diagnosis of asthma. METHODS: WGS data were generated for 1,053 individuals from trios and extended pedigrees participating in the family-based Genetic Epidemiology of Asthma in Costa Rica study. Asthma affection status was defined through a physician's diagnosis of asthma, and most participants with asthma also had airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) to methacholine. Family-based association tests for single variants were performed to assess the associations with lung function phenotypes. RESULTS: A genome-wide significant association was identified between baseline FEV1/FVC ratio and a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the top hit cysteine-rich secretory protein LCCL domain-containing 2 (CRISPLD2) (rs12051168; P = 3.6 × 10-8 in the unadjusted model) that retained suggestive significance in the covariate-adjusted model (P = 5.6 × 10-6). Rs12051168 was also nominally associated with other related phenotypes: baseline FEV1 (P = 3.3 × 10-3), postbronchodilator (PB) FEV1 (7.3 × 10-3), and PB FEV1/FVC ratio (P = 2.7 × 10-3). The identified baseline FEV1/FVC ratio and rs12051168 association was meta-analyzed and replicated in three independent cohorts in which most participants with asthma also had confirmed AHR (combined weighted z-score P = .015) but not in cohorts without information about AHR. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that using specific asthma characteristics, such as AHR, can help identify more genetically homogeneous asthma subgroups with genotype-phenotype associations that may not be observed in all children with asthma. CRISPLD2 also may be important for baseline lung function in individuals with asthma who also may have AHR.


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Asma/genética , Asma/fisiopatologia , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Volume Expiratório Forçado/genética , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/genética , Capacidade Vital/genética , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Costa Rica , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenômenos Fisiológicos Respiratórios/genética , Adulto Jovem
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Am J Hypertens ; 32(12): 1146-1153, 2019 11 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31545351

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BACKGROUND: Only a handful of genetic discovery efforts in apparent treatment-resistant hypertension (aTRH) have been described. METHODS: We conducted a case-control genome-wide association study of aTRH among persons treated for hypertension, using data from 10 cohorts of European ancestry (EA) and 5 cohorts of African ancestry (AA). Cases were treated with 3 different antihypertensive medication classes and had blood pressure (BP) above goal (systolic BP ≥ 140 mm Hg and/or diastolic BP ≥ 90 mm Hg) or 4 or more medication classes regardless of BP control (nEA = 931, nAA = 228). Both a normotensive control group and a treatment-responsive control group were considered in separate analyses. Normotensive controls were untreated (nEA = 14,210, nAA = 2,480) and had systolic BP/diastolic BP < 140/90 mm Hg. Treatment-responsive controls (nEA = 5,266, nAA = 1,817) had BP at goal (<140/90 mm Hg), while treated with one antihypertensive medication class. Individual cohorts used logistic regression with adjustment for age, sex, study site, and principal components for ancestry to examine the association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms with case-control status. Inverse variance-weighted fixed-effects meta-analyses were carried out using METAL. RESULTS: The known hypertension locus, CASZ1, was a top finding among EAs (P = 1.1 × 10-8) and in the race-combined analysis (P = 1.5 × 10-9) using the normotensive control group (rs12046278, odds ratio = 0.71 (95% confidence interval: 0.6-0.8)). Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in this locus were robustly replicated in the Million Veterans Program (MVP) study in consideration of a treatment-responsive control group. There were no statistically significant findings for the discovery analyses including treatment-responsive controls. CONCLUSION: This genomic discovery effort for aTRH identified CASZ1 as an aTRH risk locus.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Resistência a Medicamentos/genética , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão/genética , Variantes Farmacogenômicos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Afro-Americanos/genética , Idoso , Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferases/genética , Proteínas Associadas à Distrofina/genética , Europa (Continente)/epidemiologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Feminino , Loci Gênicos , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Hipertensão/etnologia , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cadeias Pesadas de Miosina/genética , Miosina Tipo V/genética , Neuropeptídeos/genética , Farmacogenética , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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J Am Soc Nephrol ; 30(10): 2000-2016, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537649

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BACKGROUND: Although diabetic kidney disease demonstrates both familial clustering and single nucleotide polymorphism heritability, the specific genetic factors influencing risk remain largely unknown. METHODS: To identify genetic variants predisposing to diabetic kidney disease, we performed genome-wide association study (GWAS) analyses. Through collaboration with the Diabetes Nephropathy Collaborative Research Initiative, we assembled a large collection of type 1 diabetes cohorts with harmonized diabetic kidney disease phenotypes. We used a spectrum of ten diabetic kidney disease definitions based on albuminuria and renal function. RESULTS: Our GWAS meta-analysis included association results for up to 19,406 individuals of European descent with type 1 diabetes. We identified 16 genome-wide significant risk loci. The variant with the strongest association (rs55703767) is a common missense mutation in the collagen type IV alpha 3 chain (COL4A3) gene, which encodes a major structural component of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). Mutations in COL4A3 are implicated in heritable nephropathies, including the progressive inherited nephropathy Alport syndrome. The rs55703767 minor allele (Asp326Tyr) is protective against several definitions of diabetic kidney disease, including albuminuria and ESKD, and demonstrated a significant association with GBM width; protective allele carriers had thinner GBM before any signs of kidney disease, and its effect was dependent on glycemia. Three other loci are in or near genes with known or suggestive involvement in this condition (BMP7) or renal biology (COLEC11 and DDR1). CONCLUSIONS: The 16 diabetic kidney disease-associated loci may provide novel insights into the pathogenesis of this condition and help identify potential biologic targets for prevention and treatment.


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Autoantígenos/genética , Colágeno Tipo IV/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/genética , Nefropatias Diabéticas/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Membrana Basal Glomerular , Mutação , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino
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Hum Mol Genet ; 28(19): 3327-3338, 2019 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31504550

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Although hundreds of genome-wide association studies-implicated loci have been reported for adult obesity-related traits, less is known about the genetics specific for early-onset obesity and with only a few studies conducted in non-European populations to date. Searching for additional genetic variants associated with childhood obesity, we performed a trans-ancestral meta-analysis of 30 studies consisting of up to 13 005 cases (≥95th percentile of body mass index (BMI) achieved 2-18 years old) and 15 599 controls (consistently <50th percentile of BMI) of European, African, North/South American and East Asian ancestry. Suggestive loci were taken forward for replication in a sample of 1888 cases and 4689 controls from seven cohorts of European and North/South American ancestry. In addition to observing 18 previously implicated BMI or obesity loci, for both early and late onset, we uncovered one completely novel locus in this trans-ancestral analysis (nearest gene, METTL15). The variant was nominally associated with only the European subgroup analysis but had a consistent direction of effect in other ethnicities. We then utilized trans-ancestral Bayesian analysis to narrow down the location of the probable causal variant at each genome-wide significant signal. Of all the fine-mapped loci, we were able to narrow down the causative variant at four known loci to fewer than 10 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (FAIM2, GNPDA2, MC4R and SEC16B loci). In conclusion, an ethnically diverse setting has enabled us to both identify an additional pediatric obesity locus and further fine-map existing loci.


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Mapeamento Cromossômico/métodos , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Obesidade Pediátrica/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Tumor de Wilms/genética , Teorema de Bayes , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Feminino , Loci Gênicos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 3927, 2019 09 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31477735

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The duration of pregnancy is influenced by fetal and maternal genetic and non-genetic factors. Here we report a fetal genome-wide association meta-analysis of gestational duration, and early preterm, preterm, and postterm birth in 84,689 infants. One locus on chromosome 2q13 is associated with gestational duration; the association is replicated in 9,291 additional infants (combined P = 3.96 × 10-14). Analysis of 15,588 mother-child pairs shows that the association is driven by fetal rather than maternal genotype. Functional experiments show that the lead SNP, rs7594852, alters the binding of the HIC1 transcriptional repressor. Genes at the locus include several interleukin 1 family members with roles in pro-inflammatory pathways that are central to the process of parturition. Further understanding of the underlying mechanisms will be of great public health importance, since giving birth either before or after the window of term gestation is associated with increased morbidity and mortality.


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Cromossomos Humanos Par 2/genética , Citocinas/genética , Feto/metabolismo , Genoma Humano/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Idade Gestacional , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Gravidez , Nascimento Prematuro/genética
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