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Genetic Association for Renal Traits among Participants of African Ancestry Reveals New Loci for Renal Function

  • Ching-Ti Liu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ching-Ti Liu, Maija K. Garnaas

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Maija K. Garnaas equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ching-Ti Liu, Maija K. Garnaas

    Affiliations: Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Adrienne Tin,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Anna Kottgen,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Renal Division, University Hospital of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Nora Franceschini,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Carmen A. Peralta,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, University of California San Francisco Medical School and San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Ian H. de Boer,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology and Kidney Research Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Xiaoning Lu,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth Atkinson,

    Affiliation: Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Jingzhong Ding,

    Affiliation: Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Michael Nalls,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Daniel Shriner,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Josef Coresh,

    Affiliation: Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Abdullah Kutlar,

    Affiliation: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo,

    Affiliation: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • David Siscovick,

    Affiliation: Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Ermeg Akylbekova,

    Affiliation: Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Sharon Wyatt,

    Affiliation: School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Brad Astor,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Josef Mychaleckjy,

    Affiliation: Center for Public Health Genomics, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Man Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Muredach P. Reilly,

    Affiliation: Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Raymond R. Townsend,

    Affiliation: Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Adebowale Adeyemo,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alan B. Zonderman,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mariza de Andrade,

    Affiliation: Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Stephen T. Turner,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Thomas H. Mosley,

    Affiliation: Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Tamara B. Harris,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • The CKDGen Consortium,
  • Charles N. Rotimi,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Yongmei Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Sharon L. R. Kardia,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Michele K. Evans,

    Affiliation: Health Disparities Research Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael G. Shlipak,

    Affiliation: General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Holly Kramer,

    Affiliation: Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Michael F. Flessner,

    Affiliation: Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Albert W. Dreisbach,

    Affiliation: University of Mississippi Division of Nephrology, University of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Wolfram Goessling mail,

    foxca@nhlbi.nih.gov (CSF); wkao@jhsph.edu (WLK); wgoessling@partners.org (WG)

    Affiliations: Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Divisions of Genetics and Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • L. Adrienne Cupples,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health and National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute's Framingham Heart Study, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    These authors were joint senior authors on this work.

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  • W. Linda Kao mail,

    foxca@nhlbi.nih.gov (CSF); wkao@jhsph.edu (WLK); wgoessling@partners.org (WG)

    Affiliation: Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Caroline S. Fox mail

    foxca@nhlbi.nih.gov (CSF); wkao@jhsph.edu (WLK); wgoessling@partners.org (WG)

    Affiliations: National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute's Framingham Heart Study and the Center for Population Studies, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: September 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002264

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