Lawrence C. Shimmin7
Dongfeng Gu7
7Lawrence C. Shimmin
7Dongfeng Gu
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Accurately determining the distribution of rare variants is an important goal of human genetics, but resequencing of a sample large enough for this purpose has been unfeasible until now. Here, we applied sanger sequencing of genomic PCR amplicons to resequence the diabetes-associated genes KCNJ11 and HHEX in 13,715 people (10,422 European Americans and(More)
The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control regions for common chimpanzee, pygmy chimpanzee and gorilla were sequenced and the lengths and termini of their D-loop DNA's characterized. In these and all other species for which there are data, 5' termini map to sequences that contain the trinucleotide YAY. 3' termini are 25-51 nucleotides downstream from a sequence(More)
Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) has been recognized as an important indicator for the overall glycemic state preceding the onset of metabolic diseases. So far, most indentified genome-wide association loci for FPG were derived from populations with European ancestry, with a few exceptions. To extend a thorough catalog for FPG loci, we conducted meta-analyses(More)
In order to investigate the associations of SCNN1A, SCNN1G and SCNN1B genes with blood pressure (BP) in the Han Chinese population, we included 2880 participants did not use antihypertensive medication in the month prior to the baseline survey in the current analysis. Forty-four tag-single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in epithelial sodium channel (ENaC)(More)
Sixteen nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy lipoprotein measurements of more than 1,000 subjects of GOLDN study, at fasting and at 3.5 and 6 h after a postprandial fat (PPL) challenge at visits 2 and 4, before and after a 3 weeks Fenofibrate (FF) treatment, were included in 6 time-independent multivariate factor analyses. Their top 1,541 unique(More)
African Americans have the highest rate of mortality due to coronary heart disease (CHD). Although multiple loci have been identified influencing CHD risk in European-Americans using a genome-wide association (GWAS) approach, no GWAS of incident CHD has been reported for African Americans. We performed a GWAS for incident CHD events collected during 19(More)
  • May E. Montasser, Lawrence C. Shimmin, Dongfeng Gu, Jing Chen, Charles Gu, Tanika N. Kelly +10 others
  • 2014
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be a consequence of diabetes, hypertension, immunologic disorders, and other exposures, as well as genetic factors that are still largely unknown. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is widely used to measure kidney function, has a heritability ranging from 25% to 75%, but only 1.5% of this heritability is explained by(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify chromosomal regions harboring quantitative trait loci for waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI). DESIGN AND METHODS A genome-wide linkage scan and regional association study WC and BMI among 633 Chinese families was conducted. RESULTS A significant linkage signal for WC was observed at 22q13.31-22q13.33 in the overall(More)
Many GWAS have identified novel loci associated with common diseases, but have focused only on main effects of individual genetic variants rather than interactions with environmental factors (GxE). Identification of GxE interactions is particularly important for coronary heart disease (CHD), a major preventable source of morbidity and mortality with strong(More)
BACKGROUND Given the unique role of the corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) system in human fetal development, the aim of our study was to estimate the association of birth weight with DNA sequence variation in three maternal genes involved in regulating CRH production, bioavailability and action: CRH, CRH-Binding Protein (CRH-BP), and CRH type 1(More)