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Common genetic variants on chromosome 9p21 confers risk of ischemic stroke: a large-scale genetic association study.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsSmith, JG, Melander O., Lövkvist H., Hedblad B., Engström G., Nilsson P., Carlson J., Berglund G., Norrving B., and Lindgren A.
AbstractEpidemiological studies indicate a genetic contribution to ischemic stroke risk, but specific genetic variants remain unknown, with the exception of a few rare variants. Recent genome-wide association studies identified and replicated common genetic variants on chromosome 9p21 to confer risk of coronary heart disease. We examined whether these variants are associated with ischemic stroke.
Year of Publication2009
JournalCirculation. Cardiovascular genetics
Volume2
Issue2
Pages159-64
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2009/04/01
ISSN Number1942-325X
DOI10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.108.835173
PubMedhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20031580?dopt=Abstract