New loci associated with birth weight identify genetic links between intrauterine growth and adult height and metabolism

M. Horikoshi, H. Yaghootkar, D.O. Mook-Kanamori, U. Sovio, H.R. Taal, B.J. Hennig, J.P. Bradfield, B. St Pourcain, D.M. Evans, P. Charoen, M. Kaakinen, D.L. Cousminer, T. Lehtimäki, E. Kreiner-Møller, Nicole Warrington, M. Bustamante, B. Feenstra, D.J. Berry, E. Thiering, T. PfabS.J. Barton, B.M. Shields, M. Kerkhof, E.M. Van Leeuwen, A.J. Fulford, Z. Kutalik, J.H. Zhao, M. Den Hoed, A. Mahajan, V. Lindi, L.-K. Goh, J.-J. Hottenga, Y. Wu, O.T. Raitakari, M.N. Harder, A. Meirhaeghe, I. Ntalla, R.M. Salem, K.A. Jameson, K. Zhou, D.M. Monies, V. Lagou, M. Kirin, J. Heikkinen, L.S. Adair, F.S. Alkuraya, A. Al-Odaib, P. Amouyel, E.A. Andersson, A.J. Bennett, A.I.F. Blakemore, J.L. Buxton, J. Dallongeville, S. Das, E.J.C. De Geus, X. Estivill, C. Flexeder, P. Froguel, F. Geller, K.M. Godfrey, F. Gottrand, C.J. Groves, T. Hansen, J.N. Hirschhorn, A. Hofman, M.V. Hollegaard, D.M. Hougaard, E. Hyppönen, H.M. Inskip, A. Isaacs, T. Jørgensen, C. Kanaka-Gantenbein, J.P. Kemp, W. Kiess, T.O. Kilpeläinen, N. Klopp, B.A. Knight, C.W. Kuzawa, G. Mcmahon, John Newnham, H. Niinikoski, B.A. Oostra, L. Pedersen, D.S. Postma, S.M. Ring, F. Rivadeneira, N.R. Robertson, S. Sebert, O. Simell, T. Slowinski, C.M.T. Tiesler, A. Tönjes, A. Vaag, J.S. Viikari, J.M. Vink, N.H. Vissing, N.J. Wareham, G. Willemsen, D.R. Witte, H. Zhang, J. Zhao, J.F. Wilson, M. Stumvoll, A.M. Prentice, B.F. Meyer, E.R. Pearson, C.A.G. Boreham, C. Cooper, M.W. Gillman, G.V. Dedoussis, L.A. Moreno, O. Pedersen, M. Saarinen, K.L. Mohlke, D.I. Boomsma, S.-M. Saw, T.A. Lakka, A. Körner, R.J.F. Loos, K.K. Ong, P. Vollenweider, C.M. Van Duijn, G.H. Koppelman, A.T. Hattersley, J.W. Holloway, B. Hocher, J. Heinrich, C. Power, M. Melbye, M. Guxens, Craig Pennell, K. Bønnelykke, H. Bisgaard, J.G. Eriksson, E. Widén, H. Hakonarson, A.G. Uitterlinden, A. Pouta, D.A. Lawlor, G.D. Smith, T.M. Frayling, M.I. Mccarthy, S.F.A. Grant, V.W.V. Jaddoe, M.-R. Jarvelin, N.J. Timpson, I. Prokopenko, R.M. Freathy

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    174 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Birth weight within the normal range is associated with a variety of adult-onset diseases, but the mechanisms behind these associations are poorly understood1. Previous genome-wide association studies identified a variant in the ADCY5 gene associated both with birth weight and type 2 diabetes, and a second variant, near CCNL1, with no obvious link to adult traits2. In an expanded genome-wide association meta-analysis and follow-up study (up to 69,308 individuals of European descent from 43 studies), we have now extended the number of genome-wide significant loci to seven, accounting for a similar proportion of variance to maternal smoking. Five of the loci are known to be associated with other phenotypes: ADCY5 and CDKAL1 with type 2 diabetes; ADRB1 with adult blood pressure; and HMGA2 and LCORL with adult height. Our findings highlight genetic links between fetal growth and postnatal growth and metabolism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)76-82
    JournalNature Genetics
    Volume45
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'New loci associated with birth weight identify genetic links between intrauterine growth and adult height and metabolism'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Horikoshi, M., Yaghootkar, H., Mook-Kanamori, D. O., Sovio, U., Taal, H. R., Hennig, B. J., Bradfield, J. P., St Pourcain, B., Evans, D. M., Charoen, P., Kaakinen, M., Cousminer, D. L., Lehtimäki, T., Kreiner-Møller, E., Warrington, N., Bustamante, M., Feenstra, B., Berry, D. J., Thiering, E., ... Freathy, R. M. (2013). New loci associated with birth weight identify genetic links between intrauterine growth and adult height and metabolism. Nature Genetics, 45(1), 76-82. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.2477