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The derived allele of a novel intergenic variant at chromosome 11 associates with lower body mass index and a favorable metabolic phenotype in Greenlanders

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Andersen, MK, Jørsboe, E, Skotte, L, Hanghøj, K, Sandholt, CH, Moltke, I, Grarup, N, Kern, T, Mahendran, Y, Søborg, B, Bjerregaard, P, Larsen, CVL, Dahl-Petersen, IK, Tiwari, HK, Feenstra, B, Koch, A, Wiener, HW, Hopkins, SE, Pedersen, O, Melbye, M, Boyer, BB, Jørgensen, ME, Albrechtsen, A & Hansen, T 2020, 'The derived allele of a novel intergenic variant at chromosome 11 associates with lower body mass index and a favorable metabolic phenotype in Greenlanders', Plos Genetics, vol. 16, no. 1, e1008544. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1008544

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Andersen, M. K., Jørsboe, E., Skotte, L., Hanghøj, K., Sandholt, C. H., Moltke, I., Grarup, N., Kern, T., Mahendran, Y., Søborg, B., Bjerregaard, P., Larsen, C. V. L., Dahl-Petersen, I. K., Tiwari, H. K., Feenstra, B., Koch, A., Wiener, H. W., Hopkins, S. E., Pedersen, O., ... Hansen, T. (2020). The derived allele of a novel intergenic variant at chromosome 11 associates with lower body mass index and a favorable metabolic phenotype in Greenlanders. Plos Genetics, 16(1), [e1008544]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1008544

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Andersen MK, Jørsboe E, Skotte L, Hanghøj K, Sandholt CH, Moltke I, Grarup N, Kern T, Mahendran Y, Søborg B, Bjerregaard P, Larsen CVL, Dahl-Petersen IK, Tiwari HK, Feenstra B, Koch A, Wiener HW, Hopkins SE, Pedersen O, Melbye M, Boyer BB, Jørgensen ME, Albrechtsen A, Hansen T. 2020. The derived allele of a novel intergenic variant at chromosome 11 associates with lower body mass index and a favorable metabolic phenotype in Greenlanders. Plos Genetics. 16(1):Article e1008544. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1008544

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Andersen, Mette K ; Jørsboe, Emil ; Skotte, Line ; Hanghøj, Kristian ; Sandholt, Camilla H ; Moltke, Ida ; Grarup, Niels ; Kern, Timo ; Mahendran, Yuvaraj ; Søborg, Bolette ; Bjerregaard, Peter ; Larsen, Christina V L ; Dahl-Petersen, Inger K ; Tiwari, Hemant K ; Feenstra, Bjarke ; Koch, Anders ; Wiener, Howard W ; Hopkins, Scarlett E ; Pedersen, Oluf ; Melbye, Mads ; Boyer, Bert B ; Jørgensen, Marit E ; Albrechtsen, Anders ; Hansen, Torben. / The derived allele of a novel intergenic variant at chromosome 11 associates with lower body mass index and a favorable metabolic phenotype in Greenlanders. In: Plos Genetics. 2020 ; Vol. 16, No. 1.

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title = "The derived allele of a novel intergenic variant at chromosome 11 associates with lower body mass index and a favorable metabolic phenotype in Greenlanders",
abstract = "The genetic architecture of the small and isolated Greenlandic population is advantageous for identification of novel genetic variants associated with cardio-metabolic traits. We aimed to identify genetic loci associated with body mass index (BMI), to expand the knowledge of the genetic and biological mechanisms underlying obesity. Stage 1 BMI-association analyses were performed in 4,626 Greenlanders. Stage 2 replication and meta-analysis were performed in additional cohorts comprising 1,058 Yup'ik Alaska Native people, and 1,529 Greenlanders. Obesity-related traits were assessed in the stage 1 study population. We identified a common variant on chromosome 11, rs4936356, where the derived G-allele had a frequency of 24% in the stage 1 study population. The derived allele was genome-wide significantly associated with lower BMI (beta (SE), -0.14 SD (0.03), p = 3.2x10-8), corresponding to 0.64 kg/m2 lower BMI per G allele in the stage 1 study population. We observed a similar effect in the Yup'ik cohort (-0.09 SD, p = 0.038), and a non-significant effect in the same direction in the independent Greenlandic stage 2 cohort (-0.03 SD, p = 0.514). The association remained genome-wide significant in meta-analysis of the Arctic cohorts (-0.10 SD (0.02), p = 4.7x10-8). Moreover, the variant was associated with a leaner body type (weight, -1.68 (0.37) kg; waist circumference, -1.52 (0.33) cm; hip circumference, -0.85 (0.24) cm; lean mass, -0.84 (0.19) kg; fat mass and percent, -1.66 (0.33) kg and -1.39 (0.27) %; visceral adipose tissue, -0.30 (0.07) cm; subcutaneous adipose tissue, -0.16 (0.05) cm, all p<0.0002), lower insulin resistance (HOMA-IR, -0.12 (0.04), p = 0.00021), and favorable lipid levels (triglyceride, -0.05 (0.02) mmol/l, p = 0.025; HDL-cholesterol, 0.04 (0.01) mmol/l, p = 0.0015). In conclusion, we identified a novel variant, where the derived G-allele possibly associated with lower BMI in Arctic populations, and as a consequence also leaner body type, lower insulin resistance, and a favorable lipid profile.",
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T1 - The derived allele of a novel intergenic variant at chromosome 11 associates with lower body mass index and a favorable metabolic phenotype in Greenlanders

AU - Andersen, Mette K

AU - Jørsboe, Emil

AU - Skotte, Line

AU - Hanghøj, Kristian

AU - Sandholt, Camilla H

AU - Moltke, Ida

AU - Grarup, Niels

AU - Kern, Timo

AU - Mahendran, Yuvaraj

AU - Søborg, Bolette

AU - Bjerregaard, Peter

AU - Larsen, Christina V L

AU - Dahl-Petersen, Inger K

AU - Tiwari, Hemant K

AU - Feenstra, Bjarke

AU - Koch, Anders

AU - Wiener, Howard W

AU - Hopkins, Scarlett E

AU - Pedersen, Oluf

AU - Melbye, Mads

AU - Boyer, Bert B

AU - Jørgensen, Marit E

AU - Albrechtsen, Anders

AU - Hansen, Torben

PY - 2020/1/24

Y1 - 2020/1/24

N2 - The genetic architecture of the small and isolated Greenlandic population is advantageous for identification of novel genetic variants associated with cardio-metabolic traits. We aimed to identify genetic loci associated with body mass index (BMI), to expand the knowledge of the genetic and biological mechanisms underlying obesity. Stage 1 BMI-association analyses were performed in 4,626 Greenlanders. Stage 2 replication and meta-analysis were performed in additional cohorts comprising 1,058 Yup'ik Alaska Native people, and 1,529 Greenlanders. Obesity-related traits were assessed in the stage 1 study population. We identified a common variant on chromosome 11, rs4936356, where the derived G-allele had a frequency of 24% in the stage 1 study population. The derived allele was genome-wide significantly associated with lower BMI (beta (SE), -0.14 SD (0.03), p = 3.2x10-8), corresponding to 0.64 kg/m2 lower BMI per G allele in the stage 1 study population. We observed a similar effect in the Yup'ik cohort (-0.09 SD, p = 0.038), and a non-significant effect in the same direction in the independent Greenlandic stage 2 cohort (-0.03 SD, p = 0.514). The association remained genome-wide significant in meta-analysis of the Arctic cohorts (-0.10 SD (0.02), p = 4.7x10-8). Moreover, the variant was associated with a leaner body type (weight, -1.68 (0.37) kg; waist circumference, -1.52 (0.33) cm; hip circumference, -0.85 (0.24) cm; lean mass, -0.84 (0.19) kg; fat mass and percent, -1.66 (0.33) kg and -1.39 (0.27) %; visceral adipose tissue, -0.30 (0.07) cm; subcutaneous adipose tissue, -0.16 (0.05) cm, all p<0.0002), lower insulin resistance (HOMA-IR, -0.12 (0.04), p = 0.00021), and favorable lipid levels (triglyceride, -0.05 (0.02) mmol/l, p = 0.025; HDL-cholesterol, 0.04 (0.01) mmol/l, p = 0.0015). In conclusion, we identified a novel variant, where the derived G-allele possibly associated with lower BMI in Arctic populations, and as a consequence also leaner body type, lower insulin resistance, and a favorable lipid profile.

AB - The genetic architecture of the small and isolated Greenlandic population is advantageous for identification of novel genetic variants associated with cardio-metabolic traits. We aimed to identify genetic loci associated with body mass index (BMI), to expand the knowledge of the genetic and biological mechanisms underlying obesity. Stage 1 BMI-association analyses were performed in 4,626 Greenlanders. Stage 2 replication and meta-analysis were performed in additional cohorts comprising 1,058 Yup'ik Alaska Native people, and 1,529 Greenlanders. Obesity-related traits were assessed in the stage 1 study population. We identified a common variant on chromosome 11, rs4936356, where the derived G-allele had a frequency of 24% in the stage 1 study population. The derived allele was genome-wide significantly associated with lower BMI (beta (SE), -0.14 SD (0.03), p = 3.2x10-8), corresponding to 0.64 kg/m2 lower BMI per G allele in the stage 1 study population. We observed a similar effect in the Yup'ik cohort (-0.09 SD, p = 0.038), and a non-significant effect in the same direction in the independent Greenlandic stage 2 cohort (-0.03 SD, p = 0.514). The association remained genome-wide significant in meta-analysis of the Arctic cohorts (-0.10 SD (0.02), p = 4.7x10-8). Moreover, the variant was associated with a leaner body type (weight, -1.68 (0.37) kg; waist circumference, -1.52 (0.33) cm; hip circumference, -0.85 (0.24) cm; lean mass, -0.84 (0.19) kg; fat mass and percent, -1.66 (0.33) kg and -1.39 (0.27) %; visceral adipose tissue, -0.30 (0.07) cm; subcutaneous adipose tissue, -0.16 (0.05) cm, all p<0.0002), lower insulin resistance (HOMA-IR, -0.12 (0.04), p = 0.00021), and favorable lipid levels (triglyceride, -0.05 (0.02) mmol/l, p = 0.025; HDL-cholesterol, 0.04 (0.01) mmol/l, p = 0.0015). In conclusion, we identified a novel variant, where the derived G-allele possibly associated with lower BMI in Arctic populations, and as a consequence also leaner body type, lower insulin resistance, and a favorable lipid profile.

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