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Recently, two common sequence variants on 9p21, tagged by rs10757278-G and rs10811661-T, were reported to be associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), respectively. We proceeded to further investigate the contributions of these variants to arterial diseases and T2D. Here we report that rs10757278-G is associated with, in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Genetic determinants probably play a role in the development of intracranial aneurysms. We review the present knowledge on this issue. METHODS This work entailed a comprehensive search of the literature, a critical appraisal of the identified papers, and a personal view of limitations and future directions. RESULTS We identified(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A locus containing the elastin gene has been linked to familial intracranial aneurysms in 2 distinct populations. We investigated the association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes of SNPs in the elastin gene with the occurrence of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from sporadic aneurysms in the Netherlands. (More)
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) occurs more often during working hours and in the evening, and thus at times of relatively high blood pressure, with an even distribution over the days of the week in most studies. Perimesencephalic hemorrhage (PMH) is a non-aneurysmal subset of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) without known circadian fluctuation. We(More)
In a previous study a linkage region for association to IA patients was found on chromosome 14q22. In this study, we report the findings of a positional candidate gene, Jun dimerization Protein 2 (JDP2), and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of that gene that are associated with intracranial aneurysms in different ethnic populations. We screened the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Common variants have been identified using genome-wide association studies which contribute to intracranial aneurysms (IA) susceptibility. However, it is clear that the variants identified to date do not account for the estimated genetic contribution to disease risk. METHODS Initial analysis was performed in a discovery sample of(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a complex disorder in which environmental and genetic factors play a role in pathogenesis. Linkage to 2 adjacent loci on 19q13 in familiar AAA was previously demonstrated. We studied whether genetic variation within these regions predisposes to AAA. METHODS Common genetic variants in the described regions on(More)
Genetic risk factors for intracranial aneurysm (IA) are not yet fully understood. Genomewide association studies have been successful at identifying common variants; however, the role of rare variation in IA susceptibility has not been fully explored. In this study, we report the use of whole exome sequencing (WES) in seven densely-affected families (45(More)
Saccular intracranial aneurysms are balloon-like dilations of the intracranial arterial wall; their hemorrhage commonly results in severe neurologic impairment and death. We report a second genome-wide association study with discovery and replication cohorts from Europe and Japan comprising 5,891 cases and 14,181 controls with approximately 832,000(More)
3% of the population develops saccular intracranial aneurysms (sIAs), a complex trait, with a sporadic and a familial form. Subarachnoid hemorrhage from sIA (sIA-SAH) is a devastating form of stroke. Certain rare genetic variants are enriched in the Finns, a population isolate with a small founder population and bottleneck events. As the sIA-SAH incidence(More)