Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1)

Modular genome-wide gene expression architecture shared by early traits of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis in the Young Finns Study

Julkaisun tekijät: Mishra Binisha H, Mishra Pashupati P, Raitoharju Emma, Marttila Saara, Mononen Nina, Sievänen Harri, Viikari Jorma, Juonala Markus, Laaksonen Marika, Hutri-Kähönen Nina, Kähönen Mika, Raitakari Olli T, Lehtimäki Terho


Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Journal: Scientific Reports

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: Scientific reports

Lehden akronyymi: Sci Rep

Volyymi: 11

Julkaisunumero: 1

ISSN: 2045-2322

eISSN: 2045-2322


Rinnakkaistallenteen osoite:

We analysed whole blood genome-wide expression data to identify gene co-expression modules shared by early traits of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis. Gene expression was profiled for the Young Finns Study participants. Bone mineral density and content were measured as early traits of osteoporosis. Carotid and bulbus intima media thickness were measured as early traits of atherosclerosis. Joint association of the modules, identified with weighted co-expression analysis, with early traits of the diseases was tested with multivariate analysis. Among the six modules significantly correlated with early traits of both the diseases, two had significant (adjusted p-values (p.adj) < 0.05) and another two had suggestively significant (p.adj < 0.25) joint association with the two diseases after adjusting for age, sex, body mass index, smoking habit, alcohol consumption, and physical activity. The three most significant member genes from the significant modules were NOSIP, GXYLT2, and TRIM63 (p.adj ≤ 0.18). Genes in the modules were enriched with biological processes that have separately been found to be involved in either bone metabolism or atherosclerosis. The gene modules and their most significant member genes identified in this study support the osteoporosis-atherosclerosis comorbidity hypothesis and can provide new joint biomarkers for both diseases and their dual prevention.

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