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Resequencing of positional candidates identifies low frequency **IL23R** coding variants protecting against inflammatory bowel disease
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Abstract
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified dozens of risk loci for many complex disorders, including Crohn's disease1, 2. However, common disease-associated SNPs explain at most ~20% of the genetic variance for Crohn's disease. Several factors may account for this unexplained heritability3, 4, 5, including rare risk variants not adequately tagged thus far in GWAS6, 7, 8. That rare susceptibility variants indeed contribute to variation in multifactorial phenotypes has been demonstrated for colorectal cancer9, plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels10, blood pressure11, type 1 diabetes12, hypertriglyceridemia13 and, in the case of Crohn's disease, for NOD2 (refs. 14,15). Here we describe the use of high-throughput resequencing of DNA pools to search for rare coding variants influencing susceptibility to Crohn's disease in 63 GWAS-identified positional candidate genes. We identify low frequency coding variants conferring protection against inflammatory bowel disease in IL23R, but we conclude that rare coding variants in positional candidates do not make a large contribution to inherited predisposition to Crohn's disease.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nature genetics. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2011
ISSN
1061-4036
Volume/pages
43:1(2011), p. 43-47
ISI
000285683500013
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UAntwerpen
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