Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies common variants associated with blood pressure variation in east Asians.

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We conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure in 19,608 subjects of east Asian ancestry from the AGEN-BP consortium followed up with de novo genotyping (n = 10,518) and further replication (n = 20,247) in east Asian samples. We identified genome-wide significant (P < 5 × 10(-8)) associations with SBP or DBP, which included variants at four new loci (ST7L-CAPZA1, FIGN-GRB14, ENPEP and NPR3) and a newly discovered variant near TBX3. Among the five newly discovered variants, we obtained significant replication in the independent samples for all of these loci except NPR3. We also confirmed seven loci previously identified in populations of European descent. Moreover, at 12q24.13 near ALDH2, we observed strong association signals (P = 7.9 × 10(-31) and P = 1.3 × 10(-35) for SBP and DBP, respectively) with ethnic specificity. These findings provide new insights into blood pressure regulation and potential targets for intervention.

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Cited Authors

  • Kato, N; Takeuchi, F; Tabara, Y; Kelly, TN; Go, MJ; Sim, X; Tay, WT; Chen, C-H; Zhang, Y; Yamamoto, K; Katsuya, T; Yokota, M; Kim, YJ; Ong, RTH; Nabika, T; Gu, D; Chang, L-C; Kokubo, Y; Huang, W; Ohnaka, K; Yamori, Y; Nakashima, E; Jaquish, CE; Lee, J-Y; Seielstad, M; Isono, M; Hixson, JE; Chen, Y-T; Miki, T; Zhou, X; Sugiyama, T; Jeon, J-P; Liu, JJ; Takayanagi, R; Kim, SS; Aung, T; Sung, YJ; Zhang, X; Wong, TY; Han, B-G; Kobayashi, S; Ogihara, T; Zhu, D; Iwai, N; Wu, J-Y; Teo, YY; Tai, ES; Cho, YS; He, J

Published Date

  • June 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 531 - 538

PubMed ID

  • 21572416

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3158568

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-1718

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ng.834


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States