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Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein -164 T > C gene polymorphism and risk of cardiovascular disease: results from the EPIC-Potsdam case-cohort study

  • Romina di Giuseppe1Email author,
  • Sonali Pechlivanis3,
  • Eva Fisher4,
  • Maria Arregui1,
  • Beate Weikert5,
  • Sven Knüppel1,
  • Brian Buijsse1,
  • Andreas Fritsche6,
  • Stefan N Willich7,
  • Hans-Georg Joost2,
  • Heiner Boeing1,
  • Susanne Moebus3 and
  • Cornelia Weikert1, 7
BMC Medical Genetics201314:19

Received: 9 August 2012

Accepted: 23 January 2013

Published: 29 January 2013

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Original Submission
9 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Catherine Phillips
30 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kenji Okumura
23 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Romina di Giuseppe
Resubmission - Version 2
23 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
29 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2350-14-19

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke
Department of Pharmacology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke
Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, University Duisburg-Essen
Administrative Office of the Commission on Genetic Testing, Robert Koch-Institute
Agency for Quality in Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Nephrology, Vascular Disease and Clinical Chemistry, University of Tübingen
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics and Chairman, Charité Center 1 for Humanities and Health Sciences, Charité University Medical Center