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Biobank-driven genomic discovery yields new insight into atrial fibrillation biology

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Genetics, July 2018
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74 tweeters
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Title
Biobank-driven genomic discovery yields new insight into atrial fibrillation biology
Published in
Nature Genetics, July 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41588-018-0171-3
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Authors

Jonas B. Nielsen, Rosa B. Thorolfsdottir, Lars G. Fritsche, Wei Zhou, Morten W. Skov, Sarah E. Graham, Todd J. Herron, Shane McCarthy, Ellen M. Schmidt, Gardar Sveinbjornsson, Ida Surakka, Michael R. Mathis, Masatoshi Yamazaki, Ryan D. Crawford, Maiken E. Gabrielsen, Anne Heidi Skogholt, Oddgeir L. Holmen, Maoxuan Lin, Brooke N. Wolford, Rounak Dey, Håvard Dalen, Patrick Sulem, Jonathan H. Chung, Joshua D. Backman, David O. Arnar, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Aris Baras, Colm O’Dushlaine, Anders G. Holst, Xiaoquan Wen, Whitney Hornsby, Frederick E. Dewey, Michael Boehnke, Sachin Kheterpal, Bhramar Mukherjee, Seunggeun Lee, Hyun M. Kang, Hilma Holm, Jacob Kitzman, Jordan A. Shavit, José Jalife, Chad M. Brummett, Tanya M. Teslovich, David J. Carey, Daniel F. Gudbjartsson, Kari Stefansson, Gonçalo R. Abecasis, Kristian Hveem, Cristen J. Willer

Abstract

To identify genetic variation underlying atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia, we performed a genome-wide association study of >1,000,000 people, including 60,620 atrial fibrillation cases and 970,216 controls. We identified 142 independent risk variants at 111 loci and prioritized 151 functional candidate genes likely to be involved in atrial fibrillation. Many of the identified risk variants fall near genes where more deleterious mutations have been reported to cause serious heart defects in humans (GATA4, MYH6, NKX2-5, PITX2, TBX5)1, or near genes important for striated muscle function and integrity (for example, CFL2, MYH7, PKP2, RBM20, SGCG, SSPN). Pathway and functional enrichment analyses also suggested that many of the putative atrial fibrillation genes act via cardiac structural remodeling, potentially in the form of an 'atrial cardiomyopathy'2, either during fetal heart development or as a response to stress in the adult heart.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 29%
Researcher 14 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 11%
Unspecified 5 9%
Other 5 9%
Other 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 23%
Unspecified 6 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 215. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 October 2018.
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#49,301
of 12,111,588 outputs
Outputs from Nature Genetics
#122
of 5,966 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,431
of 245,038 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Genetics
#11
of 64 outputs
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