Association of novel genetic Loci with circulating fibrinogen levels: a genome-wide association study in 6 population-based cohorts

Abbas Dehghan, Qiong Yang, Annette Peters, Saonli Basu, Joshua C Bis, Alicja R Rudnicka, Maryam Kavousi, Mei Chen, Jens Baumert, Gordon D O Lowe, Barbara McKnight, Weihong Tang, Moniek de Maat, Marian Larson, Susana Eyhermendy, Wendy L McArdle, Thomas Lumley, James S Pankow, Albert Hofman, Joseph M MassaroFernando Rivadeneira, Melanie Kolz, Kent D. Taylor, Cornelia M van Duijn, Sekar Kathiresan, Thomas Illig, Yurii S Aulchenko, Kelly A Volcik, Andrew D. Johnson, Andre G Uitterlinden, Geoffrey H Tofler, Christian Gieger, Bruce M Psaty, David J Couper, Eric Boerwinkle, Wolfgang Koenig, Christopher J O'Donnell, Jacqueline C Witteman, David P. Strachan, Nicholas L Smith, Aaron R Folsom, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium

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BACKGROUND: Fibrinogen is both central to blood coagulation and an acute-phase reactant. We aimed to identify common variants influencing circulation fibrinogen levels. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a genome-wide association analysis on 6 population-based studies, the Rotterdam Study, the Framingham Heart Study, the Cardiovascular Health Study, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, the Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease/KORA Augsburg Study, and the British 1958 Birth Cohort Study, including 22 096 participants of European ancestry. Four loci were marked by 1 or more single-nucleotide polymorphisms that demonstrated genome-wide significance (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalCirculation. Cardiovascular Genetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cohort Studies
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Female
  • Fibrinogen
  • Genetic Loci
  • Genome-Wide Association Study
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pedigree
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Young Adult
  • genome-wide association study
  • fibrinogen
  • genes
  • meta-analysis


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