Marina Laplana

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We conducted imputation to the 1000 Genomes Project of four genome-wide association studies of lung cancer in populations of European ancestry (11,348 cases and 15,861 controls) and genotyped an additional 10,246 cases and 38,295 controls for follow-up. We identified large-effect genome-wide associations for squamous lung cancer with the rare variants BRCA2(More)
We tested bone marrow stromal cell antigen 2 (BST-2) gene variants rs3217318, a 19-base-pair insertion/deletion polymorphism in the promoter region, and rs10415893, a tag single-nucleotide polymorphism in the 3' untranslated region, for their association with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection and disease progression. The study included(More)
Longevity is a complex phenomenon involving multiple environmental and biological factors. Genetic studies of longevity have focussed on DNA repair, oxidative damage correction and immune-related genes. Vitamin-D works by modulating mineral homeostasis and key physiological processes such as cell proliferation and immune response. Vitamin-D insufficiency(More)
Although persistent inflammation has been related to unsuccessful aging, a pro-inflammatory status is the common phenotype in older people. To assess for a genetic component in the inflammatory status of the oldest we studied the distribution of two polymorphic chemokine pathway genes, RANTES and CCR5, in elderly. RANTES -403G/A and RANTES Int1.1T/C(More)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a highly heritable disease (~0.9) with a complex genetic etiology. It is initially characterized by altered cognitive ability which commonly includes impaired language and communication skills as well as fundamental deficits in social interaction. Despite the large amount of studies described so far, the high clinical(More)
Impulsive-disinhibited personality (IDP) is a behavioral trait mainly characterized by seeking immediate gratification at the expense of more enduring or long-term gains. This trait has a major role in the development of several disinhibitory behaviors and syndromes, including psychopathy, attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder, cluster-B personality(More)
HIV-1 induces activation of complement through the classical and lectin pathways. However, the virus incorporates several membrane-bound or soluble regulators of complement activation (RCA) that inactivate complement. HIV-1 can also use the complement receptors (CRs) for complement-mediated antibody-dependent enhancement of infection (Ć-ADE). We hypothesize(More)
Yufei Wang, James D McKay, Thorunn Rafnar, Zhaoming Wang, Maria N Timofeeva, Peter Broderick, Xuchen Zong, Marina Laplana, Yongyue Wei, Younghun Han, Amy Lloyd, Manon Delahaye-Sourdeix, Daniel Chubb, Valerie Gaborieau, William Wheeler, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Patrick Sulem, Geoffrey Liu, Rudolf Kaaks, Marc Henrion, Ben Kinnersley, Maxime(More)
Epidemiologically related traits may share genetic risk factors, and pleiotropic analysis could identify individual loci associated with these traits. Because of their shared epidemiological associations, we conducted pleiotropic analysis of genome-wide association studies of lung cancer (12 160 lung cancer case patients and 16 838 control subjects) and(More)
Vitamin-D has pleiotropic effects on calcium and bone metabolism, cellular growth control, cell differentiation and modulation of both innate and acquired immune response. Previous studies revealed the association of vitamin-D receptor gene (VDR) polymorphism with infection diseases including HIV-1 infection. To assess for association between polymorphisms(More)
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