Melanie Maranian

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. To date, 22 common breast cancer susceptibility loci have been identified accounting for ∼8% of the heritability of the disease. We attempted to replicate 72 promising associations from two independent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in ∼70,000 cases and ∼68,000 controls from 41 case-control(More)
Recent genome-wide association studies have identified a breast cancer susceptibility locus on 16q12 with an unknown biological basis. We used a set of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers to generate a fine-scale map and narrowed the region of association to a 133 kb DNA segment containing the largely uncharacterized hypothetical gene LOC643714, a(More)
The 6q25.1 locus was first identified via a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in Chinese women and marked by single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2046210, approximately 180 Kb upstream of ESR1. There have been conflicting reports about the association of this locus with breast cancer in Europeans, and a GWAS in Europeans identified a different SNP,(More)
CD24 is expressed on a broad range of cells in the immune and central nervous systems and appears to be required for development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice. Association of a CD24 Ala/Val coding polymorphism with susceptibility to and progression of multiple sclerosis was recently reported. We typed this coding polymorphism in a(More)
Whole genome screening is increasingly used to identify genetic risk factors for complex diseases. In this study, a genome wide linkage disequilibrium (LD) screen was performed in a cohort of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients from the UK (n = 195) using pooled DNA to facilitate efficient genotyping of 5546 microsatellite markers. Allele frequencies were(More)
Acknowledgements: Don Conroy for providing technical support, Helen Field for providing bioinformatic support and the members of the SEARCH study team, particularly Melanie Maranian. Author manuscripts have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication but have not yet been edited. 2 Running title (50 characters max): TGF-β genes and breast cancer(More)
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