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J Thromb Haemost ; 2019 Nov 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31680443

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BACKGROUND: Rare coding mutations underlying deficiencies of antithrombin and proteins C and S contribute to familial venous thromboembolism (VTE). It is uncertain whether rare variants play a role in the etiology of VTE in the general population. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a deep whole-exome sequencing (WES) study to investigate the associations between rare coding variants and the risk of VTE in two population-based prospective cohorts. PATIENTS/METHODS: WES was performed in the Longitudinal Investigation of Thromboembolism Etiology (LITE), which combines the ARIC study (316 incident VTE events among 3,159 African Americans (AAs) and 458 incident VTEs among 7,772 European Americans (EAs)) and the CHS study (60 incident VTEs among 1,751 EAs). We performed gene-based tests of rare variants (allele frequency <1%, exome-wide significance p<1.47x10-6 ) separately in each study and ancestry group, and meta-analyzed the results for the EAs in ARIC and CHS. RESULTS: In the meta-analysis of EAs, we identified one gene, PROC, in which the burden of rare, coding variants was significantly associated with increased risk of VTE (HR=5.42 [3.11, 9.42] for carriers versus non-carriers, p=2.27 x 10-9 ). In ARIC EAs, carriers of the PROC rare variants had on average 0.75 SD lower concentrations of plasma protein C and 0.28 SD higher D-dimer (p<0.05) than non-carriers. Adjustment for low protein C status did not eliminate the association of PROC burden with VTE. In AAs, rare coding PROC variants were not associated with VTE. CONCLUSIONS: Rare coding variants in PROC contribute to increased VTE risk in EAs in this general population sample.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31680049

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OBJECTIVE: A recently published genome wide association study of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), based on pooled case control data of European ancestry, identified four new loci for AAA: SMYD2 (top single nucleotide polymorphism [SNP] rs1795061), LINC00540 (rs9316871), PCIF1/MMP9/ZNF335 (rs3827066), and ERG (rs2836411). Of the four, rs1795061 and rs2836411 showed significant heterogeneity across studies and the p value for rs9316871 did not reach the genome wide significance threshold until discovery and replication data were pooled together in that study. The objective of this study was to replicate these newly identified genetic associations for AAA in a US based prospective cohort study, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, and a Greece based case control study. METHODS: ARIC identified 408 clinically diagnosed AAAs among 8 962 individuals of European ancestry during a median of 22 years of follow up. The Greek case control study included 341 AAAs of European ancestry recruited in a tertiary referral centre and 292 geographically and ethnically matched controls recruited from the same institution. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to analyse the ARIC data and logistic regression to analyse the Greek data. RESULTS: In ARIC, rs9316871 and rs3827066 were significantly associated with AAA risk (HR [p] was 0.77 [.004] and 1.22 [.03], respectively), rs2836411 was associated at borderline significance (1.13 [.08]), whereas rs1795061 was not associated (p = .55). In the Greek case control study, rs1795061 and rs2836411 were significantly associated with AAA (OR [p] was 1.66 [< .001] and 1.29 [.04], respectively), whereas rs9316871 was not (p = .81). Genotyping of rs3827066 did not succeed. In the meta-analysis of the two studies, the association for rs9316871and rs2836411 was statistically significant and consistent between the two studies: p = .02 and .007, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Associations between rs9316871and rs2836411 and AAA risk were replicated in the meta-analysis of the two independent cohorts, providing further support for the importance of these loci in the aetiology of AAA.

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Am J Hum Genet ; 105(5): 1057-1068, 2019 Nov 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31668705

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Average arterial oxyhemoglobin saturation during sleep (AvSpO2S) is a clinically relevant measure of physiological stress associated with sleep-disordered breathing, and this measure predicts incident cardiovascular disease and mortality. Using high-depth whole-genome sequencing data from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) project and focusing on genes with linkage evidence on chromosome 8p23,1,2 we observed that six coding and 51 noncoding variants in a gene that encodes the GTPase-activating protein (DLC1) are significantly associated with AvSpO2S and replicated in independent subjects. The combined DLC1 association evidence of discovery and replication cohorts reaches genome-wide significance in European Americans (p = 7.9 × 10-7). A risk score for these variants, built on an independent dataset, explains 0.97% of the AvSpO2S variation and contributes to the linkage evidence. The 51 noncoding variants are enriched in regulatory features in a human lung fibroblast cell line and contribute to DLC1 expression variation. Mendelian randomization analysis using these variants indicates a significant causal effect of DLC1 expression in fibroblasts on AvSpO2S. Multiple sources of information, including genetic variants, gene expression, and methylation, consistently suggest that DLC1 is a gene associated with AvSpO2S.

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Thromb Res ; 182: 89-94, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31473403

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INTRODUCTION: High molecular weight kininogen (HK) and prekallikrein (PK) are proteins in the kallikrein/kinin system of the coagulation cascade. They play an important role in the contact activation system of the intrinsic coagulation pathway, renin-angiotensin activation, and inflammation. Hence these proteins have been posited to affect the occurrence of cardiovascular events and thus to be potential therapeutic targets. Previous case-control studies have provided inconsistent evidence for an association of HK and PK with cardiovascular disease. METHODS: In the prospective population-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities(ARIC) Study, we used Cox proportional hazards regression models to investigate the association in 4195 middle-aged adults of plasma HK and PK concentrations in 1993-95 (linearly and in quartiles) with incident coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, and heart failure through 2016. RESULTS: Over a mean of 18 years follow-up, we identified incident cardiovascular events (coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke) in 618 participants and heart failure in 667. We observed no significant relation between HK or PK and cardiovascular disease or heart failure, before and after adjusting for several potential confounding variables. CONCLUSIONS: We found no compelling evidence to support an association of plasma HK or PK concentrations with incident CHD, ischemic stroke, or heart failure.

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Blood ; 134(19): 1645-1657, 2019 Nov 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31420334

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality. To advance our understanding of the biology contributing to VTE, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of VTE and a transcriptome-wide association study (TWAS) based on imputed gene expression from whole blood and liver. We meta-analyzed GWAS data from 18 studies for 30 234 VTE cases and 172 122 controls and assessed the association between 12 923 718 genetic variants and VTE. We generated variant prediction scores of gene expression from whole blood and liver tissue and assessed them for association with VTE. Mendelian randomization analyses were conducted for traits genetically associated with novel VTE loci. We identified 34 independent genetic signals for VTE risk from GWAS meta-analysis, of which 14 are newly reported associations. This included 11 newly associated genetic loci (C1orf198, PLEK, OSMR-AS1, NUGGC/SCARA5, GRK5, MPHOSPH9, ARID4A, PLCG2, SMG6, EIF5A, and STX10) of which 6 replicated, and 3 new independent signals in 3 known genes. Further, TWAS identified 5 additional genetic loci with imputed gene expression levels differing between cases and controls in whole blood (SH2B3, SPSB1, RP11-747H7.3, RP4-737E23.2) and in liver (ERAP1). At some GWAS loci, we found suggestive evidence that the VTE association signal for novel and previously known regions colocalized with expression quantitative trait locus signals. Mendelian randomization analyses suggested that blood traits may contribute to the underlying risk of VTE. To conclude, we identified 16 novel susceptibility loci for VTE; for some loci, the association signals are likely mediated through gene expression of nearby genes.

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PLoS One ; 14(5): e0216222, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31075152

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BACKGROUND: Fibrinogen is an essential hemostatic factor and cardiovascular disease risk factor. Early attempts at evaluating the causal effect of fibrinogen on coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infraction (MI) using Mendelian randomization (MR) used single variant approaches, and did not take advantage of recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) or multi-variant, pleiotropy robust MR methodologies. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We evaluated evidence for a causal effect of fibrinogen on both CHD and MI using MR. We used both an allele score approach and pleiotropy robust MR models. The allele score was composed of 38 fibrinogen-associated variants from recent GWAS. Initial analyses using the allele score used a meta-analysis of 11 European-ancestry prospective cohorts, free of CHD and MI at baseline, to examine incidence CHD and MI. We also applied 2 sample MR methods with data from a prevalent CHD and MI GWAS. Results are given in terms of the hazard ratio (HR) or odds ratio (OR), depending on the study design, and associated 95% confidence interval (CI). In single variant analyses no causal effect of fibrinogen on CHD or MI was observed. In multi-variant analyses using incidence CHD cases and the allele score approach, the estimated causal effect (HR) of a 1 g/L higher fibrinogen concentration was 1.62 (CI = 1.12, 2.36) when using incident cases and the allele score approach. In 2 sample MR analyses that accounted for pleiotropy, the causal estimate (OR) was reduced to 1.18 (CI = 0.98, 1.42) and 1.09 (CI = 0.89, 1.33) in the 2 most precise (smallest CI) models, out of 4 models evaluated. In the 2 sample MR analyses for MI, there was only very weak evidence of a causal effect in only 1 out of 4 models. CONCLUSIONS: A small causal effect of fibrinogen on CHD is observed using multi-variant MR approaches which account for pleiotropy, but not single variant MR approaches. Taken together, results indicate that even with large sample sizes and multi-variant approaches MR analyses still cannot exclude the null when estimating the causal effect of fibrinogen on CHD, but that any potential causal effect is likely to be much smaller than observed in epidemiological studies.

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Vasc Med ; 24(3): 224-229, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30898044

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To optimize cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended 'Life's Simple 7 (LS7)'. We tested the hypothesis that greater adherence to the LS7 cardiovascular risk metric is associated with reduced risk of developing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A total of 14,375 black and white participants aged 45-64 years at the baseline visit of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study cohort were included in this analysis. A 14-point summary score for LS7 was calculated, and participants were classified as having poor (0-4), average (5-9), or ideal (10-14) cardiovascular health. We also counted the number of ideal components. Poisson regression was used to calculate incidence rates for AAA, and Cox regression to calculate hazard ratios adjusted for age, race, sex, and socioeconomic status. Over 25 years of follow-up, we identified 545 clinically manifest AAA events. Incident rates per 1000 person-years declined markedly across LS7 categories: 3.4 for the 'poor' category, 2.2 for 'average', and 0.9 for 'ideal'. Compared to individuals in the 'poor' LS7 category, individuals in the 'average' category had a 52% lower AAA risk (95% CI: 37% to 63%) and those in the 'ideal' category had an 80% lower risk (95% CI: 72% to 86%). For every additional ideal component, there was a 28% lower risk of AAA (95% CI: 23% to 33%). Greater adherence to the AHA's LS7 cardiovascular risk metric is associated with a reduced risk of clinically manifest AAA. These findings support the recommendation to follow LS7 for primary prevention of AAA.


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Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/prevenção & controle , Estilo de Vida Saudável , Prevenção Primária/métodos , Comportamento de Redução do Risco , Afro-Americanos , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/diagnóstico por imagem , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/etnologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Feminino , Nível de Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Proteção , Fatores de Risco , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Thromb Haemost ; 119(5): 834-843, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30780167

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The kallikrein/kinin system, an intravascular biochemical pathway that includes several proteins involved in the contact activation system of coagulation, renin-angiotensin activation and inflammation, may or may not play a role in venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurrence. Within a large prospective population-based study in the United States, we conducted a nested case-cohort study to test the hypothesis that higher plasma levels of high molecular weight kininogen (HK) or prekallikrein are associated with greater VTE incidence. We related baseline enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay measures of HK and prekallikrein in 1993 to 1995 to incidence VTE of the lower extremity (n = 612) through 2015 (mean follow-up = 18 years). We found no evidence that plasma HK or prekallikrein was associated positively with incident VTE. HK, in fact, was associated inversely and significantly with VTE in most proportional hazards regression models. For example, the hazard ratio of VTE per standard deviation higher HK concentration was 0.88 (95% confidence interval = 0.81, 0.97), after adjustment for several VTE risk factors. Our findings suggest that plasma levels of these factors do not determine the risk of VTE in the general population.

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Genet Epidemiol ; 43(4): 449-457, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30659681

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Although recent Genome-Wide Association Studies have identified novel associations for common variants, there has been no comprehensive exome-wide search for low-frequency variants that affect the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). We conducted a meta-analysis of 11 studies comprising 8,332 cases and 16,087 controls of European ancestry and 382 cases and 1,476 controls of African American ancestry genotyped with the Illumina HumanExome BeadChip. We used the seqMeta package in R to conduct single variant and gene-based rare variant tests. In the single variant analysis, we limited our analysis to the 64,794 variants with at least 40 minor alleles across studies (minor allele frequency [MAF] ~0.08%). We confirmed associations with previously identified VTE loci, including ABO, F5, F11, and FGA. After adjusting for multiple testing, we observed no novel significant findings in single variant or gene-based analysis. Given our sample size, we had greater than 80% power to detect minimum odds ratios greater than 1.5 and 1.8 for a single variant with MAF of 0.01 and 0.005, respectively. Larger studies and sequence data may be needed to identify novel low-frequency and rare variants associated with VTE risk.


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Exoma/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Análise em Microsséries/métodos , Tromboembolia Venosa/genética , Afro-Americanos/genética , Alelos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/métodos , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Masculino , Análise em Microsséries/estatística & dados numéricos , Razão de Chances , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Tamanho da Amostra , Tromboembolia Venosa/etnologia
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Blood ; 133(9): 967-977, 2019 02 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30642921

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Factor VII (FVII) is an important component of the coagulation cascade. Few genetic loci regulating FVII activity and/or levels have been discovered to date. We conducted a meta-analysis of 9 genome-wide association studies of plasma FVII levels (7 FVII activity and 2 FVII antigen) among 27 495 participants of European and African ancestry. Each study performed ancestry-specific association analyses. Inverse variance weighted meta-analysis was performed within each ancestry group and then combined for a trans-ancestry meta-analysis. Our primary analysis included the 7 studies that measured FVII activity, and a secondary analysis included all 9 studies. We provided functional genomic validation for newly identified significant loci by silencing candidate genes in a human liver cell line (HuH7) using small-interfering RNA and then measuring F7 messenger RNA and FVII protein expression. Lastly, we used meta-analysis results to perform Mendelian randomization analysis to estimate the causal effect of FVII activity on coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke (IS), and venous thromboembolism. We identified 2 novel (REEP3 and JAZF1-AS1) and 6 known loci associated with FVII activity, explaining 19.0% of the phenotypic variance. Adding FVII antigen data to the meta-analysis did not result in the discovery of further loci. Silencing REEP3 in HuH7 cells upregulated FVII, whereas silencing JAZF1 downregulated FVII. Mendelian randomization analyses suggest that FVII activity has a positive causal effect on the risk of IS. Variants at REEP3 and JAZF1 contribute to FVII activity by regulating F7 expression levels. FVII activity appears to contribute to the etiology of IS in the general population.


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Isquemia Encefálica/etiologia , Fator VII/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Isquemia Encefálica/metabolismo , Isquemia Encefálica/patologia , Estudos de Coortes , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/etiologia , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/metabolismo , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/patologia , Fator VII/metabolismo , Feminino , Seguimentos , Loci Gênicos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Análise da Randomização Mendeliana , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Prognóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/metabolismo , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/patologia , Tromboembolia Venosa/etiologia , Tromboembolia Venosa/metabolismo , Tromboembolia Venosa/patologia
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Circulation ; 139(5): 620-635, 2019 01 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30586737

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BACKGROUND: Factor VIII (FVIII) and its carrier protein von Willebrand factor (VWF) are associated with risk of arterial and venous thrombosis and with hemorrhagic disorders. We aimed to identify and functionally test novel genetic associations regulating plasma FVIII and VWF. METHODS: We meta-analyzed genome-wide association results from 46 354 individuals of European, African, East Asian, and Hispanic ancestry. All studies performed linear regression analysis using an additive genetic model and associated ≈35 million imputed variants with natural log-transformed phenotype levels. In vitro gene silencing in cultured endothelial cells was performed for candidate genes to provide additional evidence on association and function. Two-sample Mendelian randomization analyses were applied to test the causal role of FVIII and VWF plasma levels on the risk of arterial and venous thrombotic events. RESULTS: We identified 13 novel genome-wide significant ( P≤2.5×10-8) associations, 7 with FVIII levels ( FCHO2/TMEM171/TNPO1, HLA, SOX17/RP1, LINC00583/NFIB, RAB5C-KAT2A, RPL3/TAB1/SYNGR1, and ARSA) and 11 with VWF levels ( PDHB/PXK/KCTD6, SLC39A8, FCHO2/TMEM171/TNPO1, HLA, GIMAP7/GIMAP4, OR13C5/NIPSNAP, DAB2IP, C2CD4B, RAB5C-KAT2A, TAB1/SYNGR1, and ARSA), beyond 10 previously reported associations with these phenotypes. Functional validation provided further evidence of association for all loci on VWF except ARSA and DAB2IP. Mendelian randomization suggested causal effects of plasma FVIII activity levels on venous thrombosis and coronary artery disease risk and plasma VWF levels on ischemic stroke risk. CONCLUSIONS: The meta-analysis identified 13 novel genetic loci regulating FVIII and VWF plasma levels, 10 of which we validated functionally. We provide some evidence for a causal role of these proteins in thrombotic events.


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Arteriopatias Oclusivas/genética , Transtornos Herdados da Coagulação Sanguínea/genética , Coagulação Sanguínea/genética , Fator VIII/análise , Loci Gênicos , Trombose Venosa/genética , Fator de von Willebrand/análise , Arteriopatias Oclusivas/sangue , Arteriopatias Oclusivas/etnologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Transtornos Herdados da Coagulação Sanguínea/sangue , Transtornos Herdados da Coagulação Sanguínea/etnologia , Marcadores Genéticos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Análise da Randomização Mendeliana , Fenótipo , Fatores de Risco , Trombose Venosa/sangue , Trombose Venosa/etnologia
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J Am Heart Assoc ; 7(21): e009340, 2018 11 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30571386

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Background The role of a healthy dietary pattern in the prevention of abdominal aortic aneurysms ( AAA ) is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between adherence to a Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension-style dietary pattern and the risk of incident AAA s. Methods and Results Dietary intake was assessed via a 66-item food frequency questionnaire at baseline (1987-1989) and at visit 3 (1993-1995) in 13 496 participants enrolled in the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study without clinical AAA (mean age, 54 years). A dietary scoring index based on food times was constructed to assess self-reported adherence to a dietary approaches to stop hypertension-style dietary pattern. Participants were followed for incident clinical AAA s using hospital discharge diagnoses, Medicare inpatient and outpatient diagnoses, or death certificates through December 31, 2011. Cox proportional hazards models with covariate adjustment were used to estimate hazard ratios with 95% confidence intervals. During a median follow-up of 23 years, there were 517 incident AAA cases. Individuals with a Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension-style diet score in the highest quintile had a 40% lower risk of hospitalization for AAA than those in the lowest quintile (hazard ratioQ5 vs Q1: 0.60; 95% confidence intervals: 0.44, 0.83; Ptrend=0.002). In detailed analyses, higher consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and nuts and legumes was related to a lower risk for AAA . Conclusions Greater adherence to a Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension-style dietary pattern was associated with lower risk for AAA . Higher consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy as well as nuts and legumes may help to decrease the burden of AAA s.


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Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/epidemiologia , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/prevenção & controle , Abordagens Dietéticas para Conter a Hipertensão , Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Inquéritos sobre Dietas , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Medição de Risco
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Atherosclerosis ; 2018 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30290962

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Despite its strong link to cardiovascular outcomes, the association of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has not been explicitly and comprehensively investigated. METHODS: In 10,724 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (aged 53-75 years during 1996-1998), we evaluated the associations of two key CKD measures - estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) - with incident AAA (AAA diagnosis in outpatient, hospitalization discharge, or death records). Additionally, we performed a cross-sectional analysis for the CKD measures and ultrasound-based abdominal aortic diameter in 4258 participants during 2011-2013. RESULTS: During a median follow-up of 13.9 years, 347 participants developed AAA. The demographically-adjusted hazard ratio (HR) was 4.44 (95% CI 1.58-12.49) for eGFR <30, 3.29 (1.89-5.72) for 30-44, 2.03 (1.29-3.19) for 45-59, and 1.62 (1.11-2.35) for 60-74 compared to eGFR ≥90 mL/min/1.73 m2 and was 2.49 (1.28-4.87) for ACR ≥300, 1.99 (1.40-2.83) for 30-299, and 1.46 (1.08-1.97) for 10-29 compared to ACR <10 mg/g. The associations were generally similar after accounting for additional confounders, such as smoking (although attenuated), or after stratifying by subgroups, including diabetes. The cross-sectional analysis also showed continuous positive associations of these CKD measures with aortic diameter, particularly at the distal aortic segment assessed. CONCLUSIONS: Reduced eGFR and elevated albuminuria were independently associated with greater incidence of AAA and greater abdominal aortic diameter. Our results suggest the potential usefulness of CKD measures to identify persons at high risk of AAA and the need to investigate pathophysiological pathways linking CKD to AAA.

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Blood ; 132(17): 1842-1850, 2018 Oct 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30042098

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Many hemostatic factors are associated with age and age-related diseases; however, much remains unknown about the biological mechanisms linking aging and hemostatic factors. DNA methylation is a novel means by which to assess epigenetic aging, which is a measure of age and the aging processes as determined by altered epigenetic states. We used a meta-analysis approach to examine the association between measures of epigenetic aging and hemostatic factors, as well as a clotting time measure. For fibrinogen, we performed European and African ancestry-specific meta-analyses which were then combined via a random effects meta-analysis. For all other measures we could not estimate ancestry-specific effects and used a single fixed effects meta-analysis. We found that 1-year higher extrinsic epigenetic age as compared with chronological age was associated with higher fibrinogen (0.004 g/L/y; 95% confidence interval, 0.001-0.007; P = .01) and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1; 0.13 U/mL/y; 95% confidence interval, 0.07-0.20; P = 6.6 × 10-5) concentrations, as well as lower activated partial thromboplastin time, a measure of clotting time. We replicated PAI-1 associations using an independent cohort. To further elucidate potential functional mechanisms, we associated epigenetic aging with expression levels of the PAI-1 protein encoding gene (SERPINE1) and the 3 fibrinogen subunit-encoding genes (FGA, FGG, and FGB) in both peripheral blood and aorta intima-media samples. We observed associations between accelerated epigenetic aging and transcription of FGG in both tissues. Collectively, our results indicate that accelerated epigenetic aging is associated with a procoagulation hemostatic profile, and that epigenetic aging may regulate hemostasis in part via gene transcription.

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Thromb Res ; 168: 53-59, 2018 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29902632

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INTRODUCTION: Data from epidemiological studies and clinical trials suggest an influence of dietary and circulating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on the hemostasis profile. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) related to plasma PUFAs levels. We aimed to investigate whether the SNPs related to plasma PUFAs levels were also associated with plasma levels of hemostatic variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We tested the associations between 9 PUFA-related SNPs and 6 hemostatic variables in 9035 European Americans (EAs) and 2702 African Americans (AAs) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. We then conducted a replication study by looking-up our novel observed associations in three published GWAS for hemostatic factors in different EA populations. RESULTS: We observed a novel linoleic acid-related locus at the JMJD1C region associated with factor VII activity (FVIIc): rs10740118 and rs1935, Beta (p) = -1.31 (1 × 10-3) and 1.37 (5 × 10-4) in EAs, respectively, and - 1.24 (5 × 10-4) and 1.28 (3 × 10-4) in meta-analysis of EAs and AAs of ARIC. This novel association was replicated in two of three independent EA populations (p = 0.01 and 0.03 in meta-analyses). We confirmed previously reported associations at the docosapentaenoic acid-related GCKR locus with protein C and FVIIc and at JMJD1C with fibrinogen. Adjustment for plasma PUFAs did not abolish the associations between these loci and hemostatic variables. CONCLUSIONS: Our study identified a novel association for FVIIc at JMJD1C, a histone demethylase that plays a role in DNA repair and possibly transcription regulation and RNA processing.


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Ácidos Graxos Ômega-3/genética , Ácidos Graxos Insaturados/genética , Pleiotropia Genética/genética , Variação Genética/genética , Feminino , Hemostáticos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Angiology ; : 3319718785278, 2018 06 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29945457

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Animal and human laboratory studies suggest that the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) involves inflammation and degradation and remodeling of the extracellular matrix. This study prospectively assessed the association between biomarkers for these mechanisms and the presence of AAA during 24 years of follow-up in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. The ARIC prospectively identified clinically diagnosed AAAs in 15 792 men and women from baseline in 1987 to 1989 to 2011 using hospital discharge codes and death records. Additional asymptomatic AAAs were detected by an abdominal ultrasound scan in 2011 to 2013. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-3, MMP-9, interleukin 6 (IL-6), N-terminal propeptide of Type III procollagen (PIIINP), and osteopontin were measured in blood samples collected between 1987 and 1992 in participants with AAA (544 clinically diagnosed AAAs and 72 ultrasound-detected AAAs) and a random sample of 723 participants selected from baseline and matched with AAAs by age, race and sex. Higher concentrations of MMP-9 and IL-6 were associated with future risk of clinically diagnosed AAA (hazard ratios [95% confidence intervals]: 1.55 [1.22-1.97] and 1.87 [1.48-2.35], respectively, comparing highest versus lowest tertiles) after multivariable adjustment ( P for trend < .001). Matrix metalloproteinase-9 was also associated with ultrasound-detected AAA. In conclusion, blood concentrations of MMP-9 and IL-6 measured in middle age predicted the risk of AAA during 24 years of follow-up.

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Hum Mol Genet ; 27(16): 2940-2953, 2018 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29878111

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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a circulating biomarker indicative of systemic inflammation. We aimed to evaluate genetic associations with CRP levels among non-European-ancestry populations through discovery, fine-mapping and conditional analyses. A total of 30 503 non-European-ancestry participants from 6 studies participating in the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology study had serum high-sensitivity CRP measurements and ∼200 000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) genotyped on the Metabochip. We evaluated the association between each SNP and log-transformed CRP levels using multivariate linear regression, with additive genetic models adjusted for age, sex, the first four principal components of genetic ancestry, and study-specific factors. Differential linkage disequilibrium patterns between race/ethnicity groups were used to fine-map regions associated with CRP levels. Conditional analyses evaluated for multiple independent signals within genetic regions. One hundred and sixty-three unique variants in 12 loci in overall or race/ethnicity-stratified Metabochip-wide scans reached a Bonferroni-corrected P-value <2.5E-7. Three loci have no (HACL1, OLFML2B) or only limited (PLA2G6) previous associations with CRP levels. Six loci had different top hits in race/ethnicity-specific versus overall analyses. Fine-mapping refined the signal in six loci, particularly in HNF1A. Conditional analyses provided evidence for secondary signals in LEPR, IL1RN and HNF1A, and for multiple independent signals in CRP and APOE. We identified novel variants and loci associated with CRP levels, generalized known CRP associations to a multiethnic study population, refined association signals at several loci and found evidence for multiple independent signals at several well-known loci. This study demonstrates the benefit of conducting inclusive genetic association studies in large multiethnic populations.

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PLoS One ; 13(4): e0195719, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29649275

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Studies have reported that higher circulating levels of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and lower of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may be associated with increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Whether dyslipidemia causes AAA is still unclear and is potentially testable using a Mendelian randomization (MR) approach. We investigated the associations between blood lipids and AAA using two-sample MR analysis with SNP-lipids association estimates from a published genome-wide association study of blood lipids (n = 188,577) and SNP-AAA association estimates from European Americans (EAs) of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study (n = 8,793). We used inverse variance weighted (IVW) MR as the primary method and MR-Egger regression and weighted median MR estimation as sensitivity analyses. Over a median of 22.7 years of follow-up, 338 of 8,793 ARIC participants experienced incident clinical AAA. Using the IVW method, we observed positive associations of plasma LDL cholesterol and TC with the risk of AAA (odds ratio (OR) = 1.55, P = 0.02 for LDL cholesterol and OR = 1.61, P = 0.01 for TC per 1 standard deviation of lipid increment). Using the MR-Egger regression and weighted median methods, we were able to validate the association of AAA risk with TC, although the associations were less consistent for LDL cholesterol due to wider confidence intervals. Triglycerides and HDL cholesterol were not associated with AAA in any of the MR methods. Assuming instrumental variable assumptions are satisfied, our finding suggests that higher plasma TC and LDL cholesterol are causally associated with the increased risk of AAA in EAs.


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Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/sangue , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/genética , Lipídeos/sangue , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/etiologia , Causalidade , Colesterol/sangue , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Dislipidemias/sangue , Dislipidemias/complicações , Dislipidemias/genética , Feminino , Seguimentos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Análise da Randomização Mendeliana , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Vasc Med ; 23(3): 253-260, 2018 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29400142

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Little is known about whether markers of vitamin D metabolism are associated with the development of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), though these markers have been linked to other cardiovascular diseases. We tested the hypotheses that risk of AAA is higher among individuals with low serum concentrations of 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D], and among those with elevated concentrations of calcium, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) using data from a cohort of black and white individuals with long-term follow-up. Markers of vitamin D metabolism were measured using serum collected in 1990-1992 from ARIC study participants (mean ± SD age 56.9 ± 5.7 years, 43.2% male, 23.9% black). A total of 12,770 participants were followed until 2011 for incident AAA. Multivariable-adjusted Cox regression models were used. A total of 449 incident AAA events occurred over a median follow-up of 19.7 years. For the association between serum calcium and risk of incident AAA there was evidence of interaction by sex ( p-interaction 0.02). Among women, in the fully adjusted model, the hazard ratio (95% confidence interval) comparing the highest to lowest quartile was 2.43 (1.25-4.73), whereas in men it was 1.01 (0.72-1.43). Not associated with risk of incident AAA were 25(OH)D, FGF23, phosphorus, and PTH. In this large prospective cohort, there was little evidence that markers of vitamin D metabolism are associated with risk of incident AAA. The positive association of calcium with AAA among women may warrant further investigation and replication in other populations.


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Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/epidemiologia , Aterosclerose/epidemiologia , Cálcio/metabolismo , Vitamina D/sangue , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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