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Exome-wide study of ankylosing spondylitis demonstrates additional shared genetic background with inflammatory bowel disease

Overview of attention for article published in npj Genomic Medicine, January 2016
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Exome-wide study of ankylosing spondylitis demonstrates additional shared genetic background with inflammatory bowel disease
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npj Genomic Medicine, January 2016
DOI 10.1038/npjgenmed.2016.8
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Philip C Robinson, Paul J Leo, Jennifer J Pointon, Jessica Harris, Katie Cremin, Linda A Bradbury, Simon Stebbings, Andrew A Harrison, , Emma L Duncan, David M Evans, Paul B Wordsworth, Matthew A Brown, Australian Osteoporosis Genetics Consortium, Eugene McCloskey, John Eisman, Graeme Jones, Geoff Nicholson, Richard Eastell, Philip Sambrook (deceased), Richard Prince, Elaine Dennison, Ian Reid, John Wark, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, Management Committee, Peter Donnelly, Ines Barroso, Jenefer M Blackwell, Elvira Bramon, Juan P Casas, Aiden Corvin, Panos Deloukas, Audrey Duncanson, Janusz Jankowski, Hugh S Markus, Christopher G Mathew, Colin NA Palmer, Robert Plomin, Anna Rautanen, Stephen J Sawcer, Richard C Trembath, Ananth C Viswanathan, Nicholas W Wood, Data and Analysis Group, Chris C A Spencer, Gavin Band, Céline Bellenguez, Colin Freeman, Garrett Hellenthal, Eleni Giannoulatou, Matti Pirinen, Richard Pearson, Amy Strange, Zhan Su, Damjan Vukcevic, DNA, Genotyping, Data QC and Informatics Group, Cordelia Langford, Sarah E Hunt, Sarah Edkins, Rhian Gwilliam, Hannah Blackburn, Suzannah J Bumpstead, Serge Dronov, Matthew Gillman, Emma Gray, Naomi Hammond, Alagurevathi Jayakumar, Owen T McCann, Jennifer Liddle, Simon C Potter, Radhi Ravindrarajah, Michelle Ricketts, Matthew Waller, Paul Weston, Sara Widaa, Pamela Whittaker, Publications Committee, Chris CA Spencer


Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common chronic immune-mediated arthropathy affecting primarily the spine and pelvis. The condition is strongly associated with HLA-B*27 as well as other human leukocyte antigen variants and at least 47 individual non-MHC-associated variants. However, substantial additional heritability remains as yet unexplained. To identify further genetic variants associated with the disease, we undertook an association study of AS in 5,040 patients and 21,133 healthy controls using the Illumina Exomechip microarray. A novel association achieving genome-wide significance was noted at CDKAL1. Suggestive associations were demonstrated with common variants in FAM118A, C7orf72 and FAM114A1 and with a low-frequency variant in PNPLA1. Two of the variants have been previously associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; CDKAL1 and C7orf72). These findings further increase the evidence for the marked similarity of genetic risk factors for IBD and AS, consistent with the two diseases having similar aetiopathogenesis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 7%
Unknown 14 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 27%
Researcher 3 20%
Student > Bachelor 3 20%
Student > Master 1 7%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 7%
Other 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 53%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 20%
Unspecified 1 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Other 1 7%

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