A genome-wide association study identifies a region at chromosome 12 as a potential susceptibility locus for restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention

M. Lourdes Sampietro, Stella Trompet, Jeffrey J. W. Verschuren, Rudolf P. Talens, Joris Deelen, Bastiaan T. Heijmans, Robbert J. de Winter, Rene A. Tio, Pieter A. F. M. Doevendans, Santhi K. Ganesh, Elizabeth G. Nabel, Harm-Jan Westra, Lude Franke, Erik B. van den Akker, Rudi G. J. Westendorp, Aeilko H. Zwinderman, Adnan Kastrati, Werner Koch, P. Eline Slagboom, Peter de KnijffJ. Wouter Jukema*

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Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become an effective therapy to treat obstructive coronary artery diseases (CAD). However, one of the major drawbacks of PCI is the occurrence of restenosis in 5-25% of all initially treated patients. Restenosis is defined as the re-narrowing of the lumen of the blood vessel, resulting in renewed symptoms and the need for repeated intervention. To identify genetic variants that are associated with restenosis, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted in 295 patients who developed restenosis (cases) and 571 who did not (controls) from the GENetic Determinants of Restenosis (GENDER) study. Analysis of similar to 550 000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in GENDER was followed by a replication phase in three independent case-control populations (533 cases and 3067 controls). A potential susceptibility locus for restenosis at chromosome 12, including rs10861032 (P(combined) = 1.11 x 10(-7)) and rs9804922 (P(combined) = 1.45 x 10(-6)), was identified in the GWAS and replication phase. In addition, both SNPs were also associated with coronary events (rs10861032, P(additive) = 0.005; rs9804922, P(additive) = 0.023) in a trial based cohort set of elderly patients with (enhanced risk of) CAD (PROSPER) and all-cause mortality in PROSPER (rs10861032, P(additive) = 0.007; rs9804922, P(additive) = 0.013) and GENDER (rs10861032, P(additive) = 0.005; rs9804922, P(additive) = 0.023). Further analysis suggests that this locus could be involved in regulatory functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4748-4757
Number of pages10
JournalHuman Molecular Genetics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1-Dec-2011


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