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Genetic susceptibility for chronic bronchitis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Overview of attention for article published in Respiratory Research, September 2014
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Genetic susceptibility for chronic bronchitis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Respiratory Research, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12931-014-0113-2
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Jin Hwa Lee, Michael H Cho, Craig P Hersh, Merry-Lynn N McDonald, James D Crapo, Per S Bakke, Amund Gulsvik, Alejandro P Comellas, Christine H Wendt, David A Lomas, Victor Kim, Edwin K Silverman


BackgroundChronic bronchitis (CB) is one of the classic phenotypes of COPD. The aims of our study were to investigate genetic variants associated with COPD subjects with CB relative to smokers with normal spirometry, and to assess for genetic differences between subjects with CB and without CB within the COPD population.MethodsWe analyzed data from current and former smokers from three cohorts: the COPDGene Study; GenKOLS (Bergen, Norway); and the Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate Endpoints (ECLIPSE). CB was defined as having a cough productive of phlegm on most days for at least 3 consecutive months per year for at least 2 consecutive years. CB COPD cases were defined as having both CB and at least moderate COPD based on spirometry. Our primary analysis used smokers with normal spirometry as controls; secondary analysis was performed using COPD subjects without CB as controls. Genotyping was performed on Illumina platforms; results were summarized using fixed-effect meta-analysis.ResultsFor CB COPD relative to smoking controls, we identified a new genome-wide significant locus on chromosome 11p15.5 (rs34391416, OR¿=¿1.93, P¿=¿4.99¿×¿10-8) as well as significant associations of known COPD SNPs within FAM13A. In addition, a GWAS of CB relative to those without CB within COPD subjects showed suggestive evidence for association on 1q23.3 (rs114931935, OR¿=¿1.88, P¿=¿4.99¿×¿10-7).ConclusionsWe found genome-wide significant associations with CB COPD on 4q22.1 (FAM13A) and 11p15.5 (EFCAB4A, CHID1 and AP2A2), and a locus associated with CB within COPD subjects on 1q23.3 (RPL31P11 and ATF6). This study provides further evidence that genetic variants may contribute to phenotypic heterogeneity of COPD.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT00608764, NCT00292552.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 87 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 15%
Professor 13 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 11%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Other 23 25%
Unknown 17 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 12%
Mathematics 3 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 19 21%

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