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    • Common genetic variants highlight the role of insulin resistance and body fat distribution in type 2 diabetes, independently of obesity 

      Scott, Robert; Fall, Tove; Pasko, Dorota; Barker, Adam; Sharp, Stephen John; Arriola, Larraitz; Balkau, Beverley et al. (American Diabetes Association, 2014-06-19)
      We aimed to validate genetic variants as instruments for insulin resistance and secretion, to characterise their association with intermediate phenotypes, and to investigate their role in T2D risk among normal-weight, ...
    • Genetic evidence for a link between favorable adiposity and lower risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. 

      Yaghootkar, Hanieh; Lotta, Luca Andrea; Tyrrell, Jessica; Smit, Roelof AJ; Jones, Sam E; Donnelly, Louise; Beaumont, Robin et al. (American Diabetes Association, 2016-04-26)
      Recent genetic studies have identified some alleles associated with higher BMI but lower risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. These “favorable adiposity” alleles are collectively associated with lower ...
    • A genomic approach to therapeutic target validation identifies a glucose-lowering GLP1R variant protective for coronary heart disease 

      Scott, Robert; Freitag, Daniel F; Li, Li; Chu, Audrey Y; Surendran, Praveen; Young, Robin; Grarup, Niels et al. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2016-06-01)
      Regulatory authorities have indicated that new drugs to treat type 2 diabetes (T2D) should not be associated with an unacceptable increase in cardiovascular risk. Human genetics may be able to guide development of antidiabetic ...
    • Integrative genomic analysis implicates limited peripheral adipose storage capacity in the pathogenesis of human insulin resistance. 

      Lotta, Luca Andrea; Gulati, Pawan; Day, Felix Ranulf; Payne, Felicity; Ongen, Halit; van, de Bunt Martijn; Gaulton, Kyle J et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-01)
      Insulin resistance is a key mediator of obesity-related cardiometabolic disease, yet the mechanisms underlying this link remain obscure. Using an integrative genomic approach, we identify 53 genomic regions associated with ...
    • Low-frequency and rare exome chip variants associate with fasting ​glucose and type 2 diabetes susceptibility 

      Wessel, Jennifer; Chu, Audrey Y; Willems, Sara Marie; Wang, Shuai; Yaghootkar, Hanieh; Brody, Jennifer A; Dauriz, Marco et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2015-01-29)
      Fasting ​glucose and ​insulin are intermediate traits for type 2 diabetes. Here we explore the role of coding variation on these traits by analysis of variants on the HumanExome BeadChip in 60,564 non-diabetic individuals ...
    • Protein-altering variants associated with body mass index implicate pathways that control energy intake and expenditure in obesity. 

      Turcot, Valérie; Lu, Yingchang; Highland, Heather M; Schurmann, Claudia; Justice, Anne E; Fine, Rebecca S; Bradfield, Jonathan P et al. (Springer Nature, 2018-01)
      Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified >250 loci for body mass index (BMI), implicating pathways related to neuronal biology. Most GWAS loci represent clusters of common, non-coding variants from which ...
    • Testing the Role of Predicted Gene Knockouts in Human Anthropometric Trait Variation 

      Lessard, Samuel; Manning, Alisa K; Low-Kam, Cécile; Auer, Paul L; Giri, Ayush; Graff, Mariaelisa; Schurmann, Claudia et al. (2016-02-21)
    • Trans-ancestry meta-analyses identify rare and common variants associated with blood pressure and hypertension 

      Surendran, Praveen; Drenos, Fotios; Young, Robin; Warren, Helen; Cook, James P; Manning, Alisa K; Grarup, Niels et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-09-12)
      High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and premature death. However, there is limited knowledge on specific causal genes and pathways. To better understand the genetics of blood pressure, we ...