Journal article

Novel approach identifies SNPs in SLC2A10 and KCNK9 with evidence for parent-of-origin effect on body mass index.

Clive J Hoggart, Giulia Venturini, Massimo Mangino, Felicia Gomez, Giulia Ascari, Jing Hua Zhao, Alexander Teumer, Thomas W Winkler, Natalia Tšernikova, Jian'an Luan, Evelin Mihailov, Georg B Ehret, Weihua Zhang, David Lamparter, Tõnu Esko, Aurelien Macé, Sina Rüeger, Pierre-Yves Bochud, Matteo Barcella, Yves Dauvilliers Show all

PLoS Genet | Published : 2014


The phenotypic effect of some single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) depends on their parental origin. We present a novel approach to detect parent-of-origin effects (POEs) in genome-wide genotype data of unrelated individuals. The method exploits increased phenotypic variance in the heterozygous genotype group relative to the homozygous groups. We applied the method to >56,000 unrelated individuals to search for POEs influencing body mass index (BMI). Six lead SNPs were carried forward for replication in five family-based studies (of ∼4,000 trios). Two SNPs replicated: the paternal rs2471083-C allele (located near the imprinted KCNK9 gene) and the paternal rs3091869-T allele (located near t..

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