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Nature Communications | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019


Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge financial support from the Department of Health via the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration (NIHR-RD TRC) and by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. Samples and data from Spanish patients included in this study were provided by the Hospital Universitario Ramon Y Cajal-IRYCIS Biobank integrated in the Spanish Hospital Platform Biobanks Network and were processed following standard operation procedures with appropriate approval of the Ethical and Scientific Committees. We thank the study participants in the UK and Spain for their help. Data used for replication in this research was provided by the INMA-INfancia y Medio Ambiente [Environment and Childhood] Project (, which is supported in part by funds. We are thankful to the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) for providing population control genotyping data. We thank the NIHR Rare Genetic Disease Research Consortium Agreement Team, especially Gillian Borthwick, for their help with setting up multiple UK research participating sites. We thank Dr. Sophia Karagiannis, Dr. Francesca Capon, Prof Jemma Mellerio and Dr. Ian White for their advice and guidance. We are thankful to Prof Kathryn Lewis, Dr. Raquel Iniesta, Dr. Ken Hanscombe and Dr. Leo Bottolo for their input and advice with the statistical analysis aspects of the metabolomic exploration. We thank the numerous research assistants and nurses, especially Teena Mackenzie, Sophie Devine, Ruth Joslyn, Sonia Baryschpolec, Anne Thomson, Pauline Buchanan and Caroline White for their help with recruitment. Very special thanks go to Dr. Dimitra Dritsa for her continuous support and input throughout this work.