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New gene functions in megakaryopoiesis and platelet formation

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Platelets are the second most abundant cell type in blood and are essential for maintaining haemostasis. Their count and volume are tightly controlled within narrow physiological ranges, but there is only limited understanding of the molecular processes controlling both traits. Here we carried out a high-powered meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in up to 66,867 individuals of European ancestry, followed by extensive biological and functional assessment. We identified 68 genomic loci reliably associated with platelet count and volume mapping to established and putative novel regulators of megakaryopoiesis and platelet formation. These genes show megakaryocyte-specific gene expression patterns and extensive network connectivity. Using gene silencing in Danio rerio and Drosophila melanogaster, we identified 11 of the genes as novel regulators of blood cell formation. Taken together, our findings advance understanding of novel gene functions controlling fate-determining events during megakaryopoiesis and platelet formation, providing a new example of successful translation of GWAS to function.

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Reactome is supported by grants from the US National Institutes of Health (P41 HG003751), EU grant LSHG-CT-2005-518254 ‘ENFIN’, and the EBI Industry Programme. A.C. and D.L.S. are supported by the Wellcome Trust grants WT 082597/Z/07/Z and WT 077037/Z/05/Z and WT 077047/Z/05/Z, respectively. J.S.C. and K.V. are supported by the European Union NetSim training fellowship scheme (number 215820). A. Radhakrishnan, A.A., H.L.J., J.J., J.S. and W.H.O. are funded by the National Institute for Health Research, UK. Augusto Rendon is funded by programme grant RG/09/012/28096 from the British Heart Foundation. J.M.P. is supported by an Advanced ERC grant. IntAct is funded by the EC under SLING, grant agreement no. 226073 (Integrating Activity) within Research Infrastructures of the FP7, under PSIMEX, contract no. FP7-HEALTH-2007-223411. C.G. received support by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), ENGAGE Consortium, grant agreement HEALTH-F4-2007- 201413. N.S. is supported by the Wellcome Trust (Grant Number 098051). Acknowledgements by individual participating studies are provided in Supplementary Information.

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    • Christian Gieger
    • , Aparna Radhakrishnan
    • , Ana Cvejic
    • , Weihong Tang
    • , Eleonora Porcu
    • , Giorgio Pistis
    • , Jovana Serbanovic-Canic
    • , Serena Sanna
    • , Andrew A. Hicks
    • , Augusto Rendon
    • , Manuel A. Ferreira
    • , Willem H. Ouwehand
    •  & Nicole Soranzo

    These authors contributed equally to this work.


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  58. Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany.

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  59. Department of Medical Genetics, University of Lausanne, and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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  60. Unit for Molecular Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Ingolstädter Landstr.1, 85764 Neuherberg, Germany.

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  61. Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK.

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  62. Clinical Gerontology Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK.

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  72. Unit of Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics, Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands.

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  79. Faculty of Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Cardiovascular Science, Hammersmith Campus, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, London W12 0HS, UK.

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  80. Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA.

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  81. Geriatric Medicine Unit, The University of Edinburgh, Royal Victoria, Craigleith Road, Edinburgh EH4 2DN, UK.

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  82. Department of Medicine, University of Leipzig, Liebigstr. 18, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.

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  83. Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention, Department of Cell Biology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.

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Study design group: C.G., S. Sanna, A.A.H., A. Rendon, M.A.F., W.H.O., N.S.; manuscript writing group: C.G., A. Radhakrishnan, S. Sanna, A.A.H., A. Rendon, M.A.F., W.H.O., N.S.; data preparation, meta-analysis and secondary analysis group: A. Radhakrishnan, B.K., W.T., E.P., G.P., R.M., M.A.F., C.G., N.S.; bioinformatics analyses, pathway analyses and protein–protein interaction network group: S.M., J.-W.N.A., S.J., J.K., Y.M., L.B., A. Rendon, W.H.O.; transcript profiling methods and data group: K.V., A. Rendon, L.W., A.H.G., T.-P.Y., F. Cambien, J.E., C. Hengstenberg, N.J.S., H. Schunkert, P.D., W.H.O.; M. musculus models: R.R.-S.; D. rerio knockdown models: A.C., J.S.-C., D. Stemple, W.H.O.; D. melanogaster knockdown models: U.E., J. Penninger and A.A.H. All other author contributions and roles are listed in Supplementary Information.

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The authors declare no competing financial interests.

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Correspondence to Christian Gieger or Willem H. Ouwehand or Nicole Soranzo.

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