Whole-genome sequence-based analysis of thyroid function

Taylor, Peter N., Porcu, Eleonora, Chew, Shelby, Campbell, Purdey J., Traglia, Michela, Brown, Suzanne J., Mullin, Benjamin H., Shihab, Hashem A., Min, Josine, Walter, Klaudia, Memari, Yasin, Huang, Jie, Barnes, Michael R., Beilby, John P., Charoen, Pimphen, Danecek, Petr, Dudbridge, Frank, Forgetta, Vincenzo, Greenwood, Celia, Grundberg, Elin, Johnson, Andrew D., Hui, Jennie, Lim, Ee M., McCarthy, Shane, Muddyman, Dawn, Panicker, Vijay, Perry, John R. B., Bell, Jordana T., Yuan, Wei, Relton, Caroline, Gaunt, Tom, Schlessinger, David, Abecasis, Goncalo, Cucca, Francesco, Surdulescu, Gabriela L., Woltersdorf, Wolfram, Zeggini, Eleftheria, Zheng, Hou-Feng, Toniolo, Daniela, Dayan, Colin M., Naitza, Silvia, Walsh, John P., Spector, Tim, Smith, George Davey, Durbin, Richard, Richards, J. Brent, Sanna, Serena, Soranzo, Nicole, Timpson, Nicholas J., Wilson, Scott G., UK10K Consortium, Evans, David, Kemp, John, Visscher, Peter M. and Yang, Jian (2015) Whole-genome sequence-based analysis of thyroid function. Nature Communications, 6 5681.1-5681.10. doi:10.1038/ncomms6681

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Author Taylor, Peter N.
Porcu, Eleonora
Chew, Shelby
Campbell, Purdey J.
Traglia, Michela
Brown, Suzanne J.
Mullin, Benjamin H.
Shihab, Hashem A.
Min, Josine
Walter, Klaudia
Memari, Yasin
Huang, Jie
Barnes, Michael R.
Beilby, John P.
Charoen, Pimphen
Danecek, Petr
Dudbridge, Frank
Forgetta, Vincenzo
Greenwood, Celia
Grundberg, Elin
Johnson, Andrew D.
Hui, Jennie
Lim, Ee M.
McCarthy, Shane
Muddyman, Dawn
Panicker, Vijay
Perry, John R. B.
Bell, Jordana T.
Yuan, Wei
Relton, Caroline
Gaunt, Tom
Schlessinger, David
Abecasis, Goncalo
Cucca, Francesco
Surdulescu, Gabriela L.
Woltersdorf, Wolfram
Zeggini, Eleftheria
Zheng, Hou-Feng
Toniolo, Daniela
Dayan, Colin M.
Naitza, Silvia
Walsh, John P.
Spector, Tim
Smith, George Davey
Durbin, Richard
Richards, J. Brent
Sanna, Serena
Soranzo, Nicole
Timpson, Nicholas J.
Wilson, Scott G.
UK10K Consortium
Evans, David
Kemp, John
Visscher, Peter M.
Yang, Jian
Title Whole-genome sequence-based analysis of thyroid function
Journal name Nature Communications   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2041-1723
Publication date 2015-03-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/ncomms6681
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Start page 5681.1
End page 5681.10
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Normal thyroid function is essential for health, but its genetic architecture remains poorly understood. Here, for the heritable thyroid traits thyrotropin (TSH) and free ​thyroxine (FT4), we analyse whole-genome sequence data from the UK10K project (N=2,287). Using additional whole-genome sequence and deeply imputed data sets, we report meta-analysis results for common variants (MAF≥1%) associated with TSH and FT4 (N=16,335). For TSH, we identify a novel variant in ​SYN2 (MAF=23.5%, P=6.15 × 10−9) and a new independent variant in ​PDE8B (MAF=10.4%, P=5.94 × 10−14). For FT4, we report a low-frequency variant near ​B4GALT6/​SLC25A52 (MAF=3.2%, P=1.27 × 10−9) tagging a rare ​TTR variant (MAF=0.4%, P=2.14 × 10−11). All common variants explain ≥20% of the variance in TSH and FT4. Analysis of rare variants (MAF<1%) using sequence kernel association testing reveals a novel association with FT4 in ​NRG1. Our results demonstrate that increased coverage in whole-genome sequence association studies identifies novel variants associated with thyroid function.
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