A1 Journal article – refereed
A catalog of genetic loci associated with kidney function from analyses of a million individuals




List of Authors: Matthias Wuttke, Yong Li, Man Li, Karsten B. Sieber, Mary F. Feitosa, Mathias Gorski, Adrienne Tin, Lihua Wang, Audrey Y. Chu, Anselm Hoppmann, Holger Kirsten, Ayush Giri, Jin-Fang Chai, Gardar Sveinbjornsson, Bamidele O. Tayo, Teresa Nutile, Christian Fuchsberger, Jonathan Marten, Massimiliano Cocca, Sahar Ghasemi, Yizhe Xu, Katrin Horn, Damia Noce, Peter J. van der Most, Sanaz Sedaghat, Zhi Yu, Masato Akiyama, Saima Afaq, Tarunveer S. Ahluwalia, Peter Almgren, Najaf Amin, Johan Ärnlöv, Stephan J. L. Bakker, Nisha Bansal, Daniela Baptista, Sven Bergmann, Mary L. Biggs, Ginevra Biino, Michael Boehnke, Eric Boerwinkle, Mathilde Boissel, Erwin P. Bottinger, Thibaud S. Boutin, Hermann Brenner, Marco Brumat, Ralph Burkhardt, Adam S. Butterworth, Eric Campana, Archie Campbell, Harry Campbell, Mickaël Canouil, Robert J. Carroll, Eulalia Catamo, John C. Chambers, Miao-Ling Chee, Miao-Li Chee, Xu Chen, Ching-Yu Cheng, Yurong Cheng, Kaare Christensen, Renata Cifkova, Marina Ciullo, Maria Pina Concas, James P. Cook, Josef Coresh, Tanguy Corre, Cinzia Felicita Sala, Daniele Cusi, John Danesh, E. Warwick Daw, Martin H. de Borst, Alessandro De Grandi, Renée de Mutsert, Aiko P. J. de Vries, Frauke Degenhardt, Graciela Delgado, Ayse Demirkan, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Katalin Dittrich, Jasmin Divers, Rajkumar Dorajoo, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Georg Ehret, Paul Elliott, Karlhans Endlich, Michele K. Evans, Janine F. Felix, Valencia Hui Xian Foo, Oscar H. Franco, Andre Franke, Barry I. Freedman, Sandra Freitag-Wolf, Yechiel Friedlander, Philippe Froguel, Ron T. Gansevoort, He Gao, Paolo Gasparini, J. Michael Gaziano, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Christian Gieger, Giorgia Girotto, Franco Giulianini, Martin Gögele, Scott D. Gordon, Daniel F. Gudbjartsson, Vilmundur Gudnason, Toomas Haller, Pavel Hamet, Tamara B. Harris, Catharina A. Hartman, Caroline Hayward, Jacklyn N. Hellwege, Chew-Kiat Heng, Andrew A. Hicks, Edith Hofer, Wei Huang, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Shih-Jen Hwang, M. Arfan Ikram, Olafur S. Indridason, Erik Ingelsson, Marcus Ising, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Johanna Jakobsdottir, Jost B. Jonas, Peter K. Joshi, Navya Shilpa Josyula, Bettina Jung, Mika Kähönen, Yoichiro Kamatani, Candace M. Kammerer, Masahiro Kanai, Mika Kastarinen, Shona M. Kerr, Chiea-Chuen Khor, Wieland Kiess, Marcus E. Kleber, Wolfgang Koenig, Jaspal S. Kooner, Antje Körner, Peter Kovacs, Aldi T. Kraja, Alena Krajcoviechova, Holly Kramer, Bernhard K. Krämer, Florian Kronenberg, Michiaki Kubo, Brigitte Kühnel, Mikko Kuokkanen, Johanna Kuusisto, Martina La Bianca, Markku Laakso, Leslie A. Lange, Carl D. Langefeld, Jeannette Jen-Mai Lee, Benjamin Lehne, Terho Lehtimäki, Wolfgang Lieb, Lifelines Cohort Study, Su-Chi Lim, Lars Lind, Cecilia M. Lindgren, Jun Liu, Jianjun Liu, Markus Loeffler, Ruth J. F. Loos, Susanne Lucae, Mary Ann Lukas, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Reedik Mägi, Patrik K. E. Magnusson, Anubha Mahajan, Nicholas G. Martin, Jade Martins, Winfried März, Deborah Mascalzoni, Koichi Matsuda, Christa Meisinger, Thomas Meitinger, Olle Melander, Andres Metspalu, Evgenia K. Mikaelsdottir, Yuri Milaneschi, Kozeta Miliku, Pashupati P. Mishra, V. A. Million Veteran Program, Karen L. Mohlke, Nina Mononen, Grant W. Montgomery, Dennis O. Mook-Kanamori, Josyf C. Mychaleckyj, Girish N. Nadkarni, Mike A. Nalls, Matthias Nauck, Kjell Nikus, Boting Ning, Ilja M. Nolte, Raymond Noordam, Jeffrey O’Connell, Michelle L. O’Donoghue, Isleifur Olafsson, Albertine J. Oldehinkel, Marju Orho-Melander, Willem H. Ouwehand, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Nicholette D. Palmer, Runolfur Palsson, Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, Thomas Perls, Markus Perola, Mario Pirastu, Nicola Pirastu, Giorgio Pistis, Anna I. Podgornaia, Ozren Polasek, Belen Ponte, David J. Porteous, Tanja Poulain, Peter P. Pramstaller, Michael H. Preuss, Bram P. Prins, Michael A. Province, Ton J. Rabelink, Laura M. Raffield, Olli T. Raitakari, Dermot F. Reilly, Rainer Rettig, Myriam Rheinberger, Kenneth M. Rice, Paul M. Ridker, Fernando Rivadeneira, Federica Rizzi, David J. Roberts, Antonietta Robino, Peter Rossing, Igor Rudan, Rico Rueedi, Daniela Ruggiero, Kathleen A. Ryan, Yasaman Saba, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Veikko Salomaa, Erika Salvi, Kai-Uwe Saum, Helena Schmidt, Reinhold Schmidt, Ben Schöttker, Christina-Alexandra Schulz, Nicole Schupf, Christian M. Shaffer, Yuan Shi, Albert V. Smith, Blair H. Smith, Nicole Soranzo, Cassandra N. Spracklen, Konstantin Strauch, Heather M. Stringham, Michael Stumvoll, Per O. Svensson, Silke Szymczak, E-Shyong Tai, Salman M. Tajuddin, Nicholas Y. Q. Tan, Kent D. Taylor, Andrej Teren, Yih-Chung Tham, Joachim Thiery, Chris H. L. Thio, Hauke Thomsen, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Daniela Toniolo, Anke Tönjes, Johanne Tremblay, Ioanna Tzoulaki, André G. Uitterlinden, Simona Vaccargiu, Rob M. van Dam, Pim van der Harst, Cornelia M. van Duijn, Digna R. Velez Edward, Niek Verweij, Suzanne Vogelezang, Uwe Völker, Peter Vollenweider, Gerard Waeber, Melanie Waldenberger, Lars Wallentin, Ya Xing Wang, Chaolong Wang, Dawn M. Waterworth, Wen Bin Wei, Harvey White, John B. Whitfield, Sarah H. Wild, James F. Wilson, Mary K. Wojczynski, Charlene Wong, Tien-Yin Wong, Liang Xu, Qiong Yang, Masayuki Yasuda, Laura M. Yerges-Armstrong, Weihua Zhang, Alan B. Zonderman, Jerome I. Rotter, Murielle Bochud, Bruce M. Psaty, Veronique Vitart, James G. Wilson, Abbas Dehghan, Afshin Parsa, Daniel I. Chasman, Kevin Ho, Andrew P. Morris, Olivier Devuyst, Shreeram Akilesh, Sarah A. Pendergrass, Xueling Sim, Carsten A. Böger, Yukinori Okada, Todd L. Edwards, Harold Snieder, Kari Stefansson, Adriana M. Hung, Iris M. Heid, Markus Scholz, Alexander Teumer, Anna Köttgen, Cristian Pattaro
Publisher: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Nature Genetics
Journal name in source: NATURE GENETICS
Journal acronym: NAT GENET
Volume number: 51
Number of pages: 19
ISSN: 1061-4036

Abstract
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is responsible for a public health burden with multi-systemic complications. Through transancestry meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and independent replication (n = 1,046,070), we identified 264 associated loci (166 new). Of these,147 were likely to be relevant for kidney function on the basis of associations with the alternative kidney function marker blood urea nitrogen (n = 416,178). Pathway and enrichment analyses, including mouse models with renal phenotypes, support the kidney as the main target organ. A genetic risk score for lower eGFR was associated with clinically diagnosed CKD in 452,264 independent individuals. Colocalization analyses of associations with eGFR among 783,978 European-ancestry individuals and gene expression across 46 human tissues, including tubulo-interstitial and glomerular kidney compartments, identified 17 genes differentially expressed in kidney. Fine-mapping highlighted missense driver variants in 11 genes and kidney-specific regulatory variants. These results provide a comprehensive priority list of molecular targets for translational research.

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