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Nat Genet. 2012 Apr 15;44(5):532-8. doi: 10.1038/ng.2238.

Common variants at 12q15 and 12q24 are associated with infant head circumference.

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Adair LS, Ang W, Atalay M, van Beijsterveldt T, Bergen N, Benke K, Berry D, Bradfield JP, Charoen P, Coin L, Cousminer DL, Das S, Davis OS, Elliott P, Evans DM, Feenstra B, Flexeder C, Frayling T, Freathy RM, Gaillard R, Geller F, Groen-Blokhuis M, Goh LK, Guxens M, Haworth CM, Hadley D, Hedebrand J, Hinney A, Hirschhorn JN, Holloway JW, Holst C, Hottenga JJ, Horikoshi M, Huikari V, Hypponen E, Iñiguez C, Kaakinen M, Kilpeläinen TO, Kirin M, Kowgier M, Lakka HM, Lange LA, Lawlor DA, Lehtimäki T, Lewin A, Lindgren C, Lindi V, Maggi R, Marsh J, Middeldorp C, Millwood I, Mook-Kanamori DO, Murray JC, Nivard M, Nohr EA, Ntalla I, Oken E, O'Reilly PF, Palmer LJ, Panoutsopoulou K, Pararajasingham J, Prokopenko I, Rodriguez A, Salem RM, Sebert S, Siitonen N, Sovio U, St Pourcain B, Strachan DP, Sunyer J, Taal HR, Teo YY, Thiering E, Tiesler C, Uitterlinden AG, Valcárcel B, Warrington NM, White S, Willemsen G, Yaghootkar H, Zeggini E, Boomsma DI, Cooper C, Estivill X, Gillman M, Grant SF, Hakonarson H, Hattersley AT, Heinrich J, Hocher B, Jaddoe VW, Jarvelin MR, Lakka TA, McCarthy MI, Melbye M, Mohlke KL, Dedoussis GV, Ong KK, Pearson ER, Pennell CE, Price TS, Power C, Raitakari OT, Saw SM, Scherag A, Simell O, Timpson NJ, Widen E, Wilson JF, Ang W, van Beijsterveldt T, Bergen N, Benke K, Berry D, Bradfield JP, Charoen P, Coin L, Cousminer DL, Das S, Elliott P, Evans DM, Frayling T, Freathy RM, Gaillard R, Groen-Blokhuis M, Guxens M, Hadley D, Hottenga JJ, Huikari V, Hypponen E, Kaakinen M, Kowgier M, Lawlor DA, Lewin A, Lindgren C, Marsh J, Middeldorp C, Millwood I, Mook-Kanamori DO, Nivard M, O'Reilly PF, Palmer LJ, Prokopenko I, Rodriguez A, Sebert S, Sovio U, St Pourcain B, Standl M, Strachan DP, Sunyer J, Taal HR, Thiering E, Tiesler C, Uitterlinden AG, Valcárcel B, Warrington NM, White S, Willemsen G, Yaghootkar H, Boomsma DI, Estivill X, Grant SF, Hakonarson H, Hattersley AT, Heinrich J, Jaddoe VW, Jarvelin MR, McCarthy MI, Pennell CE, Power C, Timpson NJ, Widen E, Ikram MA, Fornage M, Smith AV, Seshadri S, Schmidt R, Debette S, Vrooman HA, Sigurdsson S, Ropele S, Coker LH, Longstreth WT Jr, Niessen WJ, DeStefano AL, Beiser A, Zijdenbos AP, Struchalin M, Jack CR Jr, Nalls MA, Au R, Hofman A, Gudnason H, van der Lugt A, Harris TB, Meeks WM, Vernooij MW, van Buchem MA, Catellier D, Gudnason V, Windham BG, Wolf PA, van Duijn CM, Mosley TH Jr, Schmidt H, Launer LJ, Breteler MM, DeCarli C.

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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  • Nat Genet. 2013 June;45(6):713. Sørensen, Thorkild I A [removed].

Abstract

To identify genetic variants associated with head circumference in infancy, we performed a meta-analysis of seven genome-wide association studies (GWAS) (N = 10,768 individuals of European ancestry enrolled in pregnancy and/or birth cohorts) and followed up three lead signals in six replication studies (combined N = 19,089). rs7980687 on chromosome 12q24 (P = 8.1 × 10(-9)) and rs1042725 on chromosome 12q15 (P = 2.8 × 10(-10)) were robustly associated with head circumference in infancy. Although these loci have previously been associated with adult height, their effects on infant head circumference were largely independent of height (P = 3.8 × 10(-7) for rs7980687 and P = 1.3 × 10(-7) for rs1042725 after adjustment for infant height). A third signal, rs11655470 on chromosome 17q21, showed suggestive evidence of association with head circumference (P = 3.9 × 10(-6)). SNPs correlated to the 17q21 signal have shown genome-wide association with adult intracranial volume, Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, indicating that a common genetic variant in this region might link early brain growth with neurological disease in later life.

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