Significant evidence of one or more susceptibility loci for endometriosis with near-Mendelian inheritance on chromosome 7p13-15

Zondervan, K. T., Treloar, S. A., Lin, J., Weeks, D. E., Nyholt, D. R., Mangion, J., MacKay, I. J., Cardon, L. R., Martin, N. G., Kennedy, S. H., & Montgomery, G. W. (2007) Significant evidence of one or more susceptibility loci for endometriosis with near-Mendelian inheritance on chromosome 7p13-15. Human Reproduction, 22(3), pp. 717-728.

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BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a common disease with a heritable component. The collaborative International Endogene Study consists of two data sets (Oxford and Australia) comprising 1176 families with multiple affected. The aim was to investigate whether the apparent concentration of cases in a proportion of families could be explained by one or more rare variants with (near-)Mendelian autosomal inheritance.

METHODS AND RESULTS: Linkage analyses (aimed at finding chromosomal regions harbouring disease-predisposing genes) were conducted in families with three or more affected (Oxford: n = 52; Australia: n = 196). In the Oxford data set, a non-parametric linkage score (Kong & Cox (K&C) Log of ODds (LOD)) of 3.52 was observed on chromosome 7p (genome-wide significance P = 0.011). A parametric MOD score (equal to maximum LOD maximized over 357 possible inheritance models) of 3.89 was found at 65.72 cM (D7S510) for a dominant model with reduced penetrance. After including the Australian data set, the non-parametric K&C LOD of the combined data set was 1.46 at 57.3 cM; the parametric analysis found an MOD score of 3.30 at D7S484 (empirical significance: P = 0.035) for a recessive model with high penetrance. Critical recombinant analysis narrowed the probable region of linkage down to overlapping 6.4 Mb and 11 Mb intervals containing 48 and 96 genes, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report to suggest that there may be one or more high-penetrance susceptibility loci for endometriosis with (near-)Mendelian inheritance.

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ID Code: 92146
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Zondervan, Krina T
Treloar, Susan A
Lin, Jianghai
Weeks, Daniel E
Nyholt, Dale R
Mangion, Jon
MacKay, Ian J
Cardon, Lon R
Martin, Nicholas G
Kennedy, Stephen H
Montgomery, Grant W
Multicenter Study
Oxford, England
2006/12/13 09:00
Hum Reprod. 2007 Mar;22(3):717-28. Epub 2006 Dec 11.
Keywords: Australia, Chromosomes, Human, Pair 7/*genetics, Endometriosis/*genetics, Female, Genetic Linkage, Genetic Predisposition to Disease/*genetics, Great Britain, Haplotypes, Humans, Lod Score, Phenotype
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/del446
ISSN: 0268-1161
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 The Authors
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2016 23:32
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 00:33

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