Genome-wide association analysis implicates dysregulation of immunity genes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Law PJ, Berndt SI, Speedy HE, Camp NJ, Sava GP, Skibola CF, Holroyd A, Joseph V, Sunter NJ, Nieters A, Bea S, Monnereau A, Martin-Garcia D, Goldin LR, Clot G, Teras LR, Quintela I, Birmann BM, Jayne S, Cozen W, Majid A, Smedby KE, Lan Q, Dearden C, Brooks-Wilson AR, Hall AG, Purdue MP, Mainou-Fowler T, Vajdic CM, Jackson GH, Cocco P, Marr H, Zhang Y, Zheng T, Giles GG, Lawrence C, Call TG, Liebow M, Melbye M, Glimelius B, Mansouri L, Glenn M, Curtin K, Diver WR, Link BK, Conde L, Bracci PM, Holly EA, Jackson RD, Tinker LF, Benavente Y, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Maynadie M, McKay J, Albanes D, Weinstein S, Wang Z, Caporaso NE, Morton LM, Severson RK, Riboli E, Vineis P, Vermeulen RC, Southey MC, Milne RL, Clavel J, Topka S, Spinelli JJ, Kraft P, Ennas MG, Summerfield G, Ferri GM, Harris RJ, Miligi L, Pettitt AR, North KE, Allsup DJ, Fraumeni JF, Bailey JR, Offit K, Pratt G, Hjalgrim H, Pepper C, Chanock SJ, Fegan C, Rosenquist R, de Sanjose S, Carracedo A, Dyer MJ, Catovsky D, Campo E, Cerhan JR, Allan JM, Rothman N, Houlston R, Slager S
Nat Commun 8 14175 01/06/2017

Abstract

Several chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) susceptibility loci have been reported; however, much of the heritable risk remains unidentified. Here we perform a meta-analysis of six genome-wide association studies, imputed using a merged reference panel of 1,000 Genomes and UK10K data, totalling 6,200 cases and 17,598 controls after replication. We identify nine risk loci at 1p36.11 (rs34676223, P=5.04 × 10

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