Jose A Riancho

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OBJECTIVES The genetic aetiology of osteoarthritis has not yet been elucidated. To enable a well-powered genome-wide association study (GWAS) for osteoarthritis, the authors have formed the arcOGEN Consortium, a UK-wide collaborative effort aiming to scan genome-wide over 7500 osteoarthritis cases in a two-stage genome-wide association scan. Here the(More)
We have previously shown that several stressful situations associated with tissue injury determine a decrease in serum osteocalcin concentration. Since reduced osteocalcin production is a marker of decreased osteoblastic activity, this finding could be related to the pathogenesis of osteoporosis secondary to some diseases. Endogenous opioids are involved in(More)
OBJECTIVES Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis with a clear genetic component. To identify novel loci associated with hip OA we performed a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on European subjects. METHODS We performed a two-stage meta-analysis on more than 78,000 participants. In stage 1, we synthesised data from(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess candidate genes for association with osteoarthritis (OA) and identify promising genetic factors and, secondarily, to assess the candidate gene approach in OA. METHODS A total of 199 candidate genes for association with OA were identified using Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator. All of their single-nucleotide polymorphisms(More)
Previous studies about the serum levels of vitamin D metabolites in epileptic patients have given conflicting results. We have investigated the influence of chronic anti-epileptic treatment on mineral metabolism in 17 ambulatory epileptic children who were studied for 2 seasons with high and low levels of solar radiation, respectively. No differences in(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) modulates the activity of a number of cell types, but little is known about its possible role in bone metabolism. In the present study we demonstrate that freshly isolated murine osteoblasts and an osteoblastic cell line express NO-synthase mRNA and release NO when stimulated with IL-1 or LPS, thus confirming the results of some recent(More)
The extent to which low-frequency (minor allele frequency (MAF) between 1-5%) and rare (MAF ≤ 1%) variants contribute to complex traits and disease in the general population is mainly unknown. Bone mineral density (BMD) is highly heritable, a major predictor of osteoporotic fractures, and has been previously associated with common genetic variants, as well(More)
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We studied six X-linked microsatellites in a large group of Spanish individuals (n=614) from five different regions located in northern, central and southern Spain. All the markers had tetranucleotide repeat units (DXS9895, DXS9898, DXS7130, DXS7132, GATA172D05 and DXS6789). They were amplified in two triplex PCR reactions. There were no significant sex- or(More)