Replication of Newly Identified Genetic Associations Between Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and SMYD2, LINC00540, PCIF1/MMP9/ZNF335, and ERG.

TitleReplication of Newly Identified Genetic Associations Between Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and SMYD2, LINC00540, PCIF1/MMP9/ZNF335, and ERG.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsTang W, Saratzis A, Pattee J, Smith J, Pankratz N, Leavy OC, Guan W, Dudbridge F, Pankow JS, Kitas GD, Lutsey PL
Secondary AuthorsBown MJ
JournalEur J Vasc Endovasc Surg
Volume59
Issue1
Pagination92-97
Date Published2020 01
ISSN1532-2165
KeywordsAdaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing, Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal, DNA-Binding Proteins, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Greece, Histone-Lysine N-Methyltransferase, Humans, Matrix Metalloproteinase 9, Nuclear Proteins, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Risk Factors, RNA, Long Noncoding, Transcription Factors, Transcriptional Regulator ERG, United States
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: A recently published genome wide association study of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), based on pooled case control data of European ancestry, identified four new loci for AAA: SMYD2 (top single nucleotide polymorphism [SNP] rs1795061), LINC00540 (rs9316871), PCIF1/MMP9/ZNF335 (rs3827066), and ERG (rs2836411). Of the four, rs1795061 and rs2836411 showed significant heterogeneity across studies and the p value for rs9316871 did not reach the genome wide significance threshold until discovery and replication data were pooled together in that study. The objective of this study was to replicate these newly identified genetic associations for AAA in a US based prospective cohort study, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, and a Greece based case control study.

METHODS: ARIC identified 408 clinically diagnosed AAAs among 8 962 individuals of European ancestry during a median of 22 years of follow up. The Greek case control study included 341 AAAs of European ancestry recruited in a tertiary referral centre and 292 geographically and ethnically matched controls recruited from the same institution. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to analyse the ARIC data and logistic regression to analyse the Greek data.

RESULTS: In ARIC, rs9316871 and rs3827066 were significantly associated with AAA risk (HR [p] was 0.77 [.004] and 1.22 [.03], respectively), rs2836411 was associated at borderline significance (1.13 [.08]), whereas rs1795061 was not associated (p = .55). In the Greek case control study, rs1795061 and rs2836411 were significantly associated with AAA (OR [p] was 1.66 [

CONCLUSIONS: Associations between rs9316871and rs2836411 and AAA risk were replicated in the meta-analysis of the two independent cohorts, providing further support for the importance of these loci in the aetiology of AAA.

DOI10.1016/j.ejvs.2019.02.017
Alternate JournalEur J Vasc Endovasc Surg
PubMed ID31680049
PubMed Central IDPMC6954948
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