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Common Genetic Variants near the Brittle Cornea Syndrome Locus ZNF469 Influence the Blinding Disease Risk Factor Central Corneal Thickness

  • Yi Lu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yi Lu, David P. Dimasi

    Affiliation: Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • David P. Dimasi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yi Lu, David P. Dimasi

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

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  • Pirro G. Hysi,

    Affiliation: Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London School of Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Alex W. Hewitt,

    Affiliation: Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

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  • Kathryn P. Burdon,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

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  • Tze'Yo Toh,

    Affiliations: Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, University of Tasmania, the Eye Hospital, Launceston, Australia

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  • Jonathan B. Ruddle,

    Affiliation: Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

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  • Yi Ju Li,

    Affiliations: Center for Human Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Paul Mitchell,

    Affiliation: Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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  • Paul R. Healey,

    Affiliation: Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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  • Grant W. Montgomery,

    Affiliation: Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Narelle Hansell,

    Affiliation: Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Timothy D. Spector,

    Affiliation: Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London School of Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nicholas G. Martin,

    Affiliation: Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Terri L. Young,

    Affiliation: Center for Human Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Christopher J. Hammond,

    Affiliation: Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London School of Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Stuart Macgregor ,

    Affiliation: Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Jamie E. Craig mail,

    jamie.craig@flinders.edu.au

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • David A. Mackey

    Affiliations: Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Perth, Australia

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: May 13, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000947

About the Authors

Yi Lu, Grant W. Montgomery, Narelle Hansell, Nicholas G. Martin, Stuart Macgregor
Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
David P. Dimasi, Kathryn P. Burdon, Jamie E. Craig
Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Pirro G. Hysi, Timothy D. Spector, Christopher J. Hammond
Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London School of Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Alex W. Hewitt, Tze'Yo Toh, Jonathan B. Ruddle, David A. Mackey
Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Tze'Yo Toh
University of Tasmania, the Eye Hospital, Launceston, Australia
Yi Ju Li, Terri L. Young
Center for Human Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Yi Ju Li
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Paul Mitchell, Paul R. Healey
Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
David A. Mackey
Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Perth, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: jamie.craig@flinders.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TLY CJH SM JEC DAM. Performed the experiments: DPD PH KPB TT GWM. Analyzed the data: YL DPD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YL PH AWH KPB TT JBR YJL PM PRH GWM NH TDS NGM TLY CJH. Wrote the paper: YL DPD AWH SM JEC DAM.