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A genome-wide association scan in admixed Latin Americans identifies loci influencing facial and scalp hair features

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Title
A genome-wide association scan in admixed Latin Americans identifies loci influencing facial and scalp hair features
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Nature Communications, March 2016
DOI 10.1038/ncomms10815
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Adhikari, Kaustubh, Fontanil, Tania, Cal, Santiago, Mendoza-Revilla, Javier, Fuentes-Guajardo, Macarena, Chacón-Duque, Juan-Camilo, Al-Saadi, Farah, Johansson, Jeanette A, Quinto-Sanchez, Mirsha, Acuña-Alonzo, Victor, Jaramillo, Claudia, Arias, William, Barquera Lozano, Rodrigo, Macín Pérez, Gastón, Gómez-Valdés, Jorge, Villamil-Ramírez, Hugo, Hunemeier, Tábita, Ramallo, Virginia, Silva de Cerqueira, Caio C, Hurtado, Malena, Villegas, Valeria, Granja, Vanessa, Gallo, Carla, Poletti, Giovanni, Schuler-Faccini, Lavinia, Salzano, Francisco M, Bortolini, Maria-Cátira, Canizales-Quinteros, Samuel, Rothhammer, Francisco, Bedoya, Gabriel, Gonzalez-José, Rolando, Headon, Denis, López-Otín, Carlos, Tobin, Desmond J, Balding, David, Ruiz-Linares, Andrés, Kaustubh Adhikari, Tania Fontanil, Santiago Cal, Javier Mendoza-Revilla, Macarena Fuentes-Guajardo, Juan-Camilo Chacón-Duque, Farah Al-Saadi, Jeanette A. Johansson, Mirsha Quinto-Sanchez, Victor Acuña-Alonzo, Claudia Jaramillo, William Arias, Rodrigo Barquera Lozano, Gastón Macín Pérez, Jorge Gómez-Valdés, Hugo Villamil-Ramírez, Tábita Hunemeier, Virginia Ramallo, Caio C. Silva de Cerqueira, Malena Hurtado, Valeria Villegas, Vanessa Granja, Carla Gallo, Giovanni Poletti, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini, Francisco M. Salzano, Maria-Cátira Bortolini, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, Francisco Rothhammer, Gabriel Bedoya, Rolando Gonzalez-José, Denis Headon, Carlos López-Otín, Desmond J. Tobin, David Balding, Andrés Ruiz-Linares, Jeanette Johansson, Adhikari K, Fontanil T, Cal S, Mendoza-Revilla J, Fuentes-Guajardo M, Chacón-Duque JC, Al-Saadi F, Johansson JA, Quinto-Sanchez M, Acuña-Alonzo V, Jaramillo C, Arias W, Barquera Lozano R, Macín Pérez G, Gómez-Valdés J, Villamil-Ramírez H, Hunemeier T, Ramallo V, Silva de Cerqueira CC, Hurtado M, Villegas V, Granja V, Gallo C, Poletti G, Schuler-Faccini L, Salzano FM, Bortolini MC, Canizales-Quinteros S, Rothhammer F, Bedoya G, Gonzalez-José R, Headon D, López-Otín C, Tobin DJ, Balding D, Ruiz-Linares A

Abstract

We report a genome-wide association scan in over 6,000 Latin Americans for features of scalp hair (shape, colour, greying, balding) and facial hair (beard thickness, monobrow, eyebrow thickness). We found 18 signals of association reaching genome-wide significance (P values 5 × 10(-8) to 3 × 10(-119)), including 10 novel associations. These include novel loci for scalp hair shape and balding, and the first reported loci for hair greying, monobrow, eyebrow and beard thickness. A newly identified locus influencing hair shape includes a Q30R substitution in the Protease Serine S1 family member 53 (PRSS53). We demonstrate that this enzyme is highly expressed in the hair follicle, especially the inner root sheath, and that the Q30R substitution affects enzyme processing and secretion. The genome regions associated with hair features are enriched for signals of selection, consistent with proposals regarding the evolution of human hair.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 4%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Germany 3 2%
Brazil 3 2%
France 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Spain 2 1%
Portugal 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 138 81%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 57 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 16%
Student > Bachelor 23 14%
Student > Master 22 13%
Other 11 6%
Other 29 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 81 48%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 32 19%
Unspecified 11 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 6%
Engineering 7 4%
Other 28 16%

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