Title

GWAS of follicular lymphoma reveals allelic heterogeneity at 6p21.32 and suggests shared genetic susceptibility with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2011

Keywords

Chromosomes, Human, Pair 6, Denmark, Gene Frequency, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genetic Variation, Genome, Human, Genome-Wide Association Study, Haplotypes, Histocompatibility Antigens Class II, Humans, Lymphoma, Follicular, Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Risk Factors, Sweden

JAX Source

PLoS Genet 2011 Apr; 7(4):e1001378.

PMID

21533074

Abstract

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) represents a diverse group of hematological malignancies, of which follicular lymphoma (FL) is a prevalent subtype. A previous genome-wide association study has established a marker, rs10484561 in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II region on 6p21.32 associated with increased FL risk. Here, in a three-stage genome-wide association study, starting with a genome-wide scan of 379 FL cases and 791 controls followed by validation in 1,049 cases and 5,790 controls, we identified a second independent FL-associated locus on 6p21.32, rs2647012 (OR(combined)  = 0.64, P(combined)  = 2 × 10(-21)) located 962 bp away from rs10484561 (r(2)

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