Age-of-onset information helps identify 76 genetic variants associated with allergic disease23andMe Res Team, Collaborators SHARE Study, Ferreira, M. A. R., Vonk, J. M., Baurecht, H., Marenholz, I., Tian, C., Hoffman, J. D., Helmer, Q., Tillander, A., Ullemar, V., Lu, Y., Grosche, S., Rueschendorf, F., Granell, R., Brumpton, B. M., Fritsche, L. G., Bhatta, L., Gabrielsen, M. E., Nielsen, J. B., Zhou, W., Hveem, K., Langhammer, A., Holmen, O. L., Loset, M., Abecasis, G. R., Willer, C. J., Emami, N. C., Cavazos, T. B., Witte, J. S., Szwajda, A., Hinds, D. A., Huebner, N., Weidinger, S., Magnusson, P. K. E., Jorgenson, E., Karlsson, R., Paternoster, L., Boomsma, D., Almqvist, C., Lee, Y-A. & Koppelman, G. H., Jun-2020, In : PLoS genetics. 16, 6, 30 p., e1008725.
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Risk factors that contribute to inter-individual differences in the age-of-onset of allergic diseases are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to identify genetic risk variants associated with the age at which symptoms of allergic disease first develop, considering information from asthma, hay fever and eczema. Self-reported age-of-onset information was available for 117,130 genotyped individuals of European ancestry from the UK Biobank study. For each individual, we identified the earliest age at which asthma, hay fever and/or eczema was first diagnosed and performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of this combined age-of-onset phenotype. We identified 50 variants with a significant independent association (P
Author summary So far, genetic studies of allergic disease have investigated the presence of the disease rather than the age at which the first allergic symptoms develop. We aimed to identify genetic risk variants associated with the age at which symptoms of allergic disease first develop, considering information from asthma, hay fever and eczema by examining 117,130 genotyped individuals of European ancestry from the UK Biobank study. We identified 50 variants with a significant independent association (P
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- GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION, ATOPIC-DERMATITIS, SUSCEPTIBILITY LOCI, T-CELLS, CD200 RECEPTOR, II RECEPTOR, RISK LOCI, HAY-FEVER, PKC-THETA, ASTHMA