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A Large-Scale Multi-Ancestry Genome-Wide Study Accounting for Smoking Behavior Identifies Multiple Significant Loci for Blood Pressure

Citation

Sung, Yun J.; Winkler, Thomas W.; de Las Fuentes, Lisa; Bentley, Amy R.; Brown, Michael R.; Kraja, Aldi T.; Schwander, Karen; Ntalla, Ioanna; Guo, Xiuqing; & Franceschini, Nora, et al. (2018). A Large-Scale Multi-Ancestry Genome-Wide Study Accounting for Smoking Behavior Identifies Multiple Significant Loci for Blood Pressure. American Journal of Human Genetics, 102(3), 375-400. PMCID: PMC5985266

Abstract

Genome-wide association analysis advanced understanding of blood pressure (BP), a major risk factor for vascular conditions such as coronary heart disease and stroke. Accounting for smoking behavior may help identify BP loci and extend our knowledge of its genetic architecture. We performed genome-wide association meta-analyses of systolic and diastolic BP incorporating gene-smoking interactions in 610,091 individuals. Stage 1 analysis examined approximately 18.8 million SNPs and small insertion/deletion variants in 129,913 individuals from four ancestries (European, African, Asian, and Hispanic) with follow-up analysis of promising variants in 480,178 additional individuals from five ancestries. We identified 15 loci that were genome-wide significant (p < 5 x 10(-8)) in stage 1 and formally replicated in stage 2. A combined stage 1 and 2 meta-analysis identified 66 additional genome-wide significant loci (13, 35, and 18 loci in European, African, and trans-ancestry, respectively). A total of 56 known BP loci were also identified by our results (p < 5 x 10(-8)). Of the newly identified loci, ten showed significant interaction with smoking status, but none of them were replicated in stage 2. Several loci were identified in African ancestry, highlighting the importance of genetic studies in diverse populations. The identified loci show strong evidence for regulatory features and support shared pathophysiology with cardiometabolic and addiction traits. They also highlight a role in BP regulation for biological candidates such as modulators of vascular structure and function (CDKN1B, BCAR1-CFDP1, PXDN, EEA1), ciliopathies (SDCCAG8, RPGRIP1L), telomere maintenance (TNKS, PINX1, AKTIP), and central dopaminergic signaling (MSRA, EBF2).

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.01.015

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2018

Journal Title

American Journal of Human Genetics

Author(s)

Sung, Yun J.
Winkler, Thomas W.
de Las Fuentes, Lisa
Bentley, Amy R.
Brown, Michael R.
Kraja, Aldi T.
Schwander, Karen
Ntalla, Ioanna
Guo, Xiuqing
Franceschini, Nora
Lu, Yingchang
Cheng, Ching-Yu
Sim, Xueling
Vojinovic, Dina
Marten, Jonathan
Musani, Solomon K.
Li, Changwei
Feitosa, Mary F.
Kilpelainen, Tuomas O.
Richard, Melissa A.
Noordam, Raymond
Aslibekyan, Stella
Aschard, Hugues
Bartz, Traci M.
Dorajoo, Rajkumar
Liu, Yongmei
Manning, Alisa K.
Rankinen, Tuomo
Smith, Albert V.
Tajuddin, Salman M.
Tayo, Bamidele O.
Warren, Helen R.
Zhao, Wei
Zhou, Yanhua
Matoba, Nana
Sofer, Tamar
Alver, Maris
Amini, Marzyeh
Boissel, Mathilde
Chai, Jin Fang
Chen, Xu
Divers, Jasmin
Gandin, Ilaria
Gao, Chuan
Giulianini, Franco
Goel, Anuj
Harris, Sarah E.
Hartwig, Fernando Pires
Horimoto, Andrea R. V. R.
Hsu, Fang-Chi
Jackson, Anne U.
Kahonen, Mika
Kasturiratne, Anuradhani
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Takeuchi, Fumihiko
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PMCID

PMC5985266