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A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Variants in Casein Kinase II (CSNK2A2) to be Associated with Leukocyte Telomere Length in a Punjabi Sikh Diabetic Cohort.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsSaxena, R., Bjonnes A., Prescott J., Dib P., Natt P., Lane J., Lerner M., Cooper JA, Ye Y., Li KW, Maubaret CG, Codd V., Brackett D., Mirabello L., Kraft P., Dinney CP, Stowell D., Peyton M., Ralhan S., Wander GS, Mehra NK, Salpea KD, Gu J., Wu X., Mangino M., Hunter DJ, De Vivo I., Humphries SE, Samani NJ, Spector TD, Savage SA, and Sanghera DK
Abstract-Telomere length is a heritable trait and short telomere length has been associated with multiple chronic diseases. We investigated the relationship of relative leukocyte telomere length (RTL) with cardiometabolic risk and performed the first GWAS and meta-analysis to identify variants influencing RTL in a population of Sikhs from South Asia.
Year of Publication2014
JournalCirculation. Cardiovascular genetics
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2014/05/03
ISSN Number1942-325X
DOI10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.113.000412
PubMedhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24795349?dopt=Abstract