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Genome-Wide Association Study for Circulating Tissue Plasminogen Activator Levels and Functional Follow-Up Implicates Endothelial STXBP5 and STX2.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsHuang, J., Huffman JE, Yamkauchi M., Trompet S., Asselbergs FW, Sabater-Lleal M., Trégouët DA, Chen WM, Smith NL, Kleber ME, Shin SY, Becker DM, Tang W., Dehghan A., Johnson AD, Truong V., Folkersen L., Yang Q., Oudot-Mellkah T., Buckley BM, Moore JH, Williams FM, Campbell H., Silbernagel G., Vitart V., Rudan I., Tofler GH, Navis GJ, Destefano A., Wright AF, Chen MH, de Craen AJ, Worrall BB, Rudnicka AR, Rumley A., Bookman EB, Psaty BM, Chen F., Keene KL, Franco OH, Böhm BO, Uitterlinden AG, Carter AM, Jukema JW, Sattar N., Bis JC, Ikram MA, the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genome Epidemiology(CHARGE) Consortium Neurology Working Group, Sale MM, McKnight B., Fornage M., Ford I., Taylor K., Slagboom PE, McArdle WL, Hsu FC, Franco-Cereceda A., Goodall AH, Yanek LR, Furie KL, Cushman M., Hofman A., Witteman JC, Folsom AR, Basu S., Matijevic N., van Gilst WH, Wilson JF, Westendorp RG, Kathiresan S., Reilly MP, the CARDIoGRAM Consortium, Tracy RP, Polasek O., Winkelmann BR, Grant PJ, Hillege HL, Cambien F., Stott DJ, Lowe GD, Spector TD, Meigs JB, Marz W., Eriksson P., Becker LC, Morange PE, Soranzo N., Williams SM, Hayward C., van der Harst P., Hamsten A., Lowenstein CJ, Strachan DP, O'Donnell CJ, and the CHARGE Consortium Hemostatic Factor Working Group
AbstractTissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a serine protease, catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin, the major enzyme responsible for endogenous fibrinolysis. In some populations, elevated plasma levels of tPA have been associated with myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases. We conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies to identify novel correlates of circulating levels of tPA.
Year of Publication2014
JournalArteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2014/02/27
ISSN Number1079-5642