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Genome-wide association scan for stature in Chinese: evidence for ethnic specific loci

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Genome-wide association scan for stature in Chinese: evidence for ethnic specific loci
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Human Genetics, November 2008
DOI 10.1007/s00439-008-0590-9
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Shu-Feng Lei, Tie-Lin Yang, Li-Jun Tan, Xiang-Ding Chen, Yan Guo, Yan-Fang Guo, Liang Zhang, Xiao-Gang Liu, Han Yan, Feng Pan, Zhi-Xin Zhang, Yu-Mei Peng, Qi Zhou, Li-Na He, Xue-Zhen Zhu, Jing Cheng, Yao-Zhong Liu, Christopher J. Papasian, Hong-Wen Deng


In Caucasian, several studies have identified some common variants associated with human stature variation. However, no such study was performed in Chinese, which is the largest population in the world and evidently differs from Caucasian in genetic background. To identify common or ethnic specific genes for stature in Chinese, an initial GWAS and follow-up replication study were performed. Our initial GWAS study found that a group of 13 contiguous SNPs, which span a region of approximately 150 kb containing two neighboring genes, zinc finger protein (ZNP) 510 and ZNP782, achieved strong signals for association with stature, with P values ranging from 9.71 x 10(-5) to 3.11 x 10(-6). After false discovery rate correction for multiple testing, 9 of the 13 SNPs remain significant (FDR q=0.036-0.046). The follow-up replication study in an independent 2,953 unrelated southern Chinese confirmed the association of rs10816533 with stature (P=0.029). All the 13 SNPs were in consistently strong linkage disequilibrium (D'>0.99) and formed a single perfect haplotype block. The minor allele frequencies for the 13 contiguous SNPs have evidently ethnic difference, which range from 0.21 to 0.33 in Chinese but have as low as approximately 0.017 reported in dbSNP database in Caucasian. The present results suggest that the genomic region containing the ZNP510 and ZNP782 genes is an ethnic specific locus associated with stature variation in Chinese.

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Country Count As %
United States 2 7%
United Kingdom 2 7%
Switzerland 1 4%
Unknown 22 81%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 30%
Unspecified 5 19%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Professor 2 7%
Other 5 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 37%
Unspecified 7 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Other 1 4%

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