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Rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility loci at chromosomes 10p15, 12q13 and 22q13


The WTCCC study identified 49 SNPs putatively associated with rheumatoid arthritis at P = 1 × 10−4 − 1 × 10−5 (tier 3). Here we show that three of these SNPs, mapping to chromosome 10p15 (rs4750316), 12q13 (rs1678542) and 22q13 (rs3218253), are also associated (trend P = 4 × 10−5, P = 4 × 10−4 and P = 4 × 10−4, respectively) in a validation study of 4,106 individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and an expanded reference group of 11,238 subjects, confirming them as true susceptibility loci in individuals of European ancestry.

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We thank the Arthritis Research Campaign for their support (arc grant reference no. 17552). We would also like to acknowledge the National Health Service (NHS) Research and Development Support Fund for Guy's and St Thomas' and Lewisham NHS Trusts. We acknowledge use of DNA from the British 1958 Birth Cohort collection, funded by the Medical Research Council grant G0000934 and the Wellcome Trust grant 068545/Z/02. We thank the YEAR consortium for allowing us access to their DNA collection. D.P. is supported by the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme Autocure funding. Information-technology support was provided by P. Steer and technical support by P. Gilbert, B. Lad and S.G. Martin. Nursing support was provided by J. Grumley, J. Shotton and C. Farrar.

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A.B., W.T., X.K., S.E. and J.W. participated in the conception, design and coordination of the study, data analysis and writing of the manuscript. A.G.W., D.E.B., A.W.M., P.E., YEAR Consortium, BIRAC Consortium, S.S., L.H., D.M.R., P.W. and P.H. recruited study subjects and extracted phenotype data. S.E., A.H., L.J.G., D.P. and J.B. performed the genotyping. X.K. undertook the statistical analysis. WTCCC provided the initial data for rheumatoid arthritis cases and controls. Members of the WTCCC, BIRAC and YEAR consortium are listed in the Supplementary Note.

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Barton, A., Thomson, W., Ke, X. et al. Rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility loci at chromosomes 10p15, 12q13 and 22q13. Nat Genet 40, 1156–1159 (2008).

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