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Eur J Hum Genet. 2009 Jan;17(1):100-4. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2008.140. Epub 2008 Aug 6.

Variation near complement factor I is associated with risk of advanced AMD.

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  • 1Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.


A case-control association study for advanced age-related macular degeneration was conducted to explore several regions of interest identified by linkage. This analysis identified a single nucleotide polymorphism just 3' of complement factor I on chromosome 4 showing significant association (P<10(-7)). Sequencing was performed on coding exons in linkage disequilibrium with the detected association. No obvious functional variation was discovered that could be the proximate cause of the association, suggesting a noncoding regulatory mechanism.

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