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BMC Medical Genetics

Volume 8 Supplement 1

The Framingham Heart Study 100,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms resource


Edited by Emelia J Benjamin, Caroline S Fox, Daniel J Gottlieb, Cashell E Jaquish, Daniel Levy, James B Meigs, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Christopher J O'Donnell and Ramachandran S Vasan

  1. Content type: Introduction

    The Framingham Heart Study (FHS), founded in 1948 to examine the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, is among the most comprehensively characterized multi-generational studies in the world. Many collected ...

    Authors: L Adrienne Cupples, Heather T Arruda, Emelia J Benjamin, Ralph B D'Agostino Sr, Serkalem Demissie, Anita L DeStefano, Josée Dupuis, Kathleen M Falls, Caroline S Fox, Daniel J Gottlieb, Diddahally R Govindaraju, Chao-Yu Guo, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Shih-Jen Hwang, Sekar Kathiresan, Douglas P Kiel…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S1

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    Echocardiographic left ventricular (LV) measurements, exercise responses to standardized treadmill test (ETT) and brachial artery (BA) vascular function are heritable traits that are associated with cardiovasc...

    Authors: Ramachandran S Vasan, Martin G Larson, Jayashri Aragam, Thomas J Wang, Gary F Mitchell, Sekar Kathiresan, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Joseph A Vita, Michelle J Keyes, Christopher J O'Donnell, Daniel Levy and Emelia J Benjamin

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S2

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    About one quarter of adults are hypertensive and high blood pressure carries increased risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and death. Increased arterial stiffness is a key factor in the pathogenesis...

    Authors: Daniel Levy, Martin G Larson, Emelia J Benjamin, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Thomas J Wang, Shih-Jen Hwang, Ramachandran S Vasan and Gary F Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S3

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    Subclinical atherosclerosis (SCA) measures in multiple arterial beds are heritable phenotypes that are associated with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. We conducted a genome-wide association stud...

    Authors: Christopher J O'Donnell, L Adrienne Cupples, Ralph B D'Agostino, Caroline S Fox, Udo Hoffmann, Shih-Jen Hwang, Erik Ingellson, Chunyu Liu, Joanne M Murabito, Joseph F Polak, Philip A Wolf and Serkalem Demissie

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S4

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    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its most common manifestations – including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, heart failure (HF), and atrial fibrillation (AF) – are major causes of morbidity and mortality....

    Authors: Martin G Larson, Larry D Atwood, Emelia J Benjamin, L Adrienne Cupples, Ralph B D'Agostino Sr, Caroline S Fox, Diddahally R Govindaraju, Chao-Yu Guo, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Shih-Jen Hwang, Joanne M Murabito, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Christopher J O'Donnell, Sudha Seshadri, Ramachandran S Vasan, Thomas J Wang…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S5

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    Breast and prostate cancer are two commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Prior work suggests that cancer causing genes and cancer susceptibility genes can be identified.

    Authors: Joanne M Murabito, Carol L Rosenberg, Daniel Finger, Bernard E Kreger, Daniel Levy, Greta Lee Splansky, Karen Antman and Shih-Jen Hwang

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S6

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    Heritable electrocardiographic (ECG) and heart rate variability (HRV) measures, reflecting pacemaking, conduction, repolarization and autonomic function in the heart have been associated with risks for cardiac...

    Authors: Christopher Newton-Cheh, Chao-Yu Guo, Thomas J Wang, Christopher J O'Donnell, Daniel Levy and Martin G Larson

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S7

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    Pulmonary function measures obtained by spirometry are used to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are highly heritable. We conducted genome-wide association (GWA) analyses (Affymetrix 10...

    Authors: Jemma B Wilk, Robert E Walter, Jason M Laramie, Daniel J Gottlieb and George T O'Connor

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S8

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    Numerous studies suggest genetic influences on sleepiness and circadian rhythms. The Sleep Heart Health Study collected questionnaire data on sleep habits and sleepiness from 2848 Framingham Heart Study Offspr...

    Authors: Daniel J Gottlieb, George T O'Connor and Jemma B Wilk

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S9

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    Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and urinary albumin excretion (UAE) are markers of kidney function that are known to be heritable. Many endocrine conditions have strong familial components. We tested for asso...

    Authors: Shih-Jen Hwang, Qiong Yang, James B Meigs, Elizabeth N Pearce and Caroline S Fox

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S10

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    Systemic biomarkers provide insights into disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and risk stratification. Many systemic biomarker concentrations are heritable phenotypes. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) provi...

    Authors: Emelia J Benjamin, Josée Dupuis, Martin G Larson, Kathryn L Lunetta, Sarah L Booth, Diddahally R Govindaraju, Sekar Kathiresan, John F Keaney Jr, Michelle J Keyes, Jing-Ping Lin, James B Meigs, Sander J Robins, Jian Rong, Renate Schnabel, Joseph A Vita, Thomas J Wang…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S11

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    Increased circulating levels of hemostatic factors as well as anemia have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Known associations between hemostatic factors and sequence variant...

    Authors: Qiong Yang, Sekar Kathiresan, Jing-Ping Lin, Geoffrey H Tofler and Christopher J O'Donnell

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S12

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    Family studies and heritability estimates provide evidence for a genetic contribution to variation in the human life span.

    Authors: Kathryn L Lunetta, Ralph B D'Agostino Sr, David Karasik, Emelia J Benjamin, Chao-Yu Guo, Raju Govindaraju, Douglas P Kiel, Margaret Kelly-Hayes, Joseph M Massaro, Michael J Pencina, Sudha Seshadri and Joanne M Murabito

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S13

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    Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and compromised bone structure, heritable traits that contribute to fracture risk. There have been no genome-wide association and linkage studies for these traits...

    Authors: Douglas P Kiel, Serkalem Demissie, Josée Dupuis, Kathryn L Lunetta, Joanne M Murabito and David Karasik

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S14

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    Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cognitive tests can identify heritable endophenotypes associated with an increased risk of developing stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). We conducted a ge...

    Authors: Sudha Seshadri, Anita L DeStefano, Rhoda Au, Joseph M Massaro, Alexa S Beiser, Margaret Kelly-Hayes, Carlos S Kase, Ralph B D'Agostino Sr, Charles DeCarli, Larry D Atwood and Philip A Wolf

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S15

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    Susceptibility to type 2 diabetes may be conferred by genetic variants having modest effects on risk. Genome-wide fixed marker arrays offer a novel approach to detect these variants.

    Authors: James B Meigs, Alisa K Manning, Caroline S Fox, Jose C Florez, Chunyu Liu, L Adrienne Cupples and Josée Dupuis

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S16

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    Blood lipid levels including low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides (TG) are highly heritable. Genome-wide association is a promising appro...

    Authors: Sekar Kathiresan, Alisa K Manning, Serkalem Demissie, Ralph B D'Agostino, Aarti Surti, Candace Guiducci, Lauren Gianniny, Nöel P Burtt, Olle Melander, Marju Orho-Melander, Donna K Arnett, Gina M Peloso, Jose M Ordovas and L Adrienne Cupples

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S17

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    Obesity is related to multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors as well as CVD and has a strong familial component. We tested for association between SNPs on the Affymetrix 100K SNP GeneChip and measu...

    Authors: Caroline S Fox, Nancy Heard-Costa, L Adrienne Cupples, Josée Dupuis, Ramachandran S Vasan and Larry D Atwood

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S18

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