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Genetic Determinants of Circulating Sphingolipid Concentrations in European Populations

  • Andrew A. Hicks equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andrew A. Hicks, Åsa Johansson, Veronique Vitart, Peter Ugocsai, Yurii Aulchenko

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetic Medicine, European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Bolzano, Italy, Affiliated Institute of the University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Peter P. Pramstaller mail,

    peter.pramstaller@eurac.edu (PPP); harry.campbell@ed.ac.uk (HC)

    Affiliations: Institute of Genetic Medicine, European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Bolzano, Italy, Affiliated Institute of the University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, Department of Neurology, General Central Hospital, Bolzano, Italy, Department of Neurology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Åsa Johansson equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andrew A. Hicks, Åsa Johansson, Veronique Vitart, Peter Ugocsai, Yurii Aulchenko

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Veronique Vitart equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andrew A. Hicks, Åsa Johansson, Veronique Vitart, Peter Ugocsai, Yurii Aulchenko

    Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Igor Rudan,

    Affiliations: Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Croatian Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia, Gen-info Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia

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  • Peter Ugocsai equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andrew A. Hicks, Åsa Johansson, Veronique Vitart, Peter Ugocsai, Yurii Aulchenko

    Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Yurii Aulchenko equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andrew A. Hicks, Åsa Johansson, Veronique Vitart, Peter Ugocsai, Yurii Aulchenko

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Christopher S. Franklin,

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Gerhard Liebisch,

    Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Jeanette Erdmann,

    Affiliation: Medizinische Klinik II, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Inger Jonasson,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Irina V. Zorkoltseva,

    Affiliation: Institute of Cytology and Genetics SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

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  • Cristian Pattaro,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetic Medicine, European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Bolzano, Italy, Affiliated Institute of the University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Caroline Hayward,

    Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Aaron Isaacs,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Christian Hengstenberg,

    Affiliation: Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Susan Campbell,

    Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Carsten Gnewuch,

    Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • A. CecileJ.W. Janssens,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Anatoly V. Kirichenko,

    Affiliation: Institute of Cytology and Genetics SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

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  • Inke R. König,

    Affiliation: Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Fabio Marroni,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetic Medicine, European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Bolzano, Italy, Affiliated Institute of the University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Ozren Polasek,

    Affiliations: Gen-info Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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  • Ayse Demirkan,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Ivana Kolcic,

    Affiliation: Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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  • Christine Schwienbacher,

    Affiliations: Institute of Genetic Medicine, European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Bolzano, Italy, Affiliated Institute of the University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Wilmar Igl,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Zrinka Biloglav,

    Affiliation: Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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  • Jacqueline C. M. Witteman,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Irene Pichler,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetic Medicine, European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Bolzano, Italy, Affiliated Institute of the University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Ghazal Zaboli,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Tatiana I. Axenovich,

    Affiliation: Institute of Cytology and Genetics SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

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  • Annette Peters,

    Affiliation: Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany

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  • Stefan Schreiber,

    Affiliation: Institut für Klinische Molekularbiologie, Christian-Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany

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  • H.-Erich Wichmann,

    Affiliations: Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany, Institute of Medical Information Science, Biometry and Epidemiology, Chair of Epidemiology, LMU Munich, Germany

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  • Heribert Schunkert,

    Affiliation: Medizinische Klinik II, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Nick Hastie,

    Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Ben A. Oostra,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Genetics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Sarah H. Wild,

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Thomas Meitinger ,

    Affiliation: Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Munich, Germany

    These authors are joint senior authors on this work.

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  • Ulf Gyllensten ,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

    These authors are joint senior authors on this work.

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  • Cornelia M. van Duijn ,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    These authors are joint senior authors on this work.

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  • James F. Wilson ,

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    These authors are joint senior authors on this work.

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  • Alan Wright ,

    Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    These authors are joint senior authors on this work.

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  • Gerd Schmitz ,

    Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

    These authors are joint senior authors on this work.

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  • Harry Campbell mail

    peter.pramstaller@eurac.edu (PPP); harry.campbell@ed.ac.uk (HC)

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 02, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000672

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