Polymorphisms in the P2X7 receptor gene are associated with low lumbar spine bone mineral density and accelerated bone loss in post-menopausal women
Alison Gartland, Kristen K Skarratt, Lynne J Hocking, Claire Parsons, Leanne Stokes, Niklas Rye Jorgensen, William D Fraser, David M Reid, James A Gallagher, James S Wiley
European Journal of Human Genetics | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2012
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We thank the APOSS participants for their support; Dr Teare (Mathematical Modelling and Genetic Epidemiology, UoS) and Dr Walters (School of Mathematics and Statistics, UoS) for help and advice on statistical analysis and preparation of this manuscript. We also acknowledge funding support from: Arthritis Research UK (AG, WDF and JAG) and the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (proposal #202231) performed as a collaborative project among the members of the ATPBone Consortium (Copenhagen University, University College London, University of Maastricht, University of Ferrara, University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield and Universite Libre de Bruxelles), and is a sub study under the main study 'Fighting osteoporosis by blocking nucleotides: purinergic signalling in bone formation and homeostasis; (AG, WDF and JAG) the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and the Leukemia Foundation of Australia (JW) and a Scottish Funding Council Strategic Research Development Grant, 'Generation Scotland: Genetic Health in the 21st Century' (LJH).