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Allelic expression analysis of the osteoarthritis susceptibility locus that maps to chromosome 3p21 reveals cis-acting eQTLs at GNL3 and SPCS1

  • Fiona Gee1Email author,
  • Clare F Clubbs1,
  • Emma VA Raine1,
  • Louise N Reynard1 and
  • John Loughlin1
BMC Medical Genetics201415:53

Received: 24 January 2014

Accepted: 23 April 2014

Published: 4 May 2014

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Original Submission
24 Jan 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Feb 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Francisco J Blanco
14 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ingrid Meulenbelt
16 Apr 2014 Author responded Author comments - Fiona Gee
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Apr 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Apr 2014 Editorially accepted
4 May 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2350-15-53

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Cellular Medicine, Musculoskeletal Research Group, Newcastle University