White Matter Lesion Progression: Genome-Wide Search for Genetic Influences

Edith Hofer, Margherita Cavalieri, Joshua C. Bis, Charles DeCarli, Myriam Fornage, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Velandai Srikanth, Stella Trompet, Benjamin F.J. Verhaaren, Christiane Wolf, Qiong Yang, Hieab H.H. Adams, Philippe Amouyel, Alexa Beiser, Brendan M. Buckley, Michele Callisaya, Ganesh Chauhan, Anton J.M. De Craen, Carole Dufouil, Cornelia M. Van DuijnIan Ford, Paul Freudenberger, Rebecca F. Gottesman, Vilmundur Gudnason, Gerardo Heiss, Albert Hofman, Thomas Lumley, Oliver Martinez, Bernard Mazoyer, Chris Moran, Wiro J. Niessen, Thanh Phan, Bruce M. Psaty, Claudia L. Satizabal, Naveed Sattar, Sabrina Schilling, Dean K. Shibata, P. Eline Slagboom, Albert Smith, David J. Stott, Kent D. Taylor, Russell Thomson, Anna M. Töglhofer, Christophe Tzourio, Mark Van Buchem, Jing Wang, Rudi G.J. Westendorp, B. Gwen Windham, Meike W. Vernooij, Alex Zijdenbos, Richard Beare, Stéphanie Debette, M. Arfan Ikram, J. Wouter Jukema, Lenore J. Launer, W. T. Longstreth, Thomas H. Mosley, Sudha Seshadri, Helena Schmidt, Reinhold Schmidt

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Background and Purpose-White matter lesion (WML) progression on magnetic resonance imaging is related to cognitive decline and stroke, but its determinants besides baseline WML burden are largely unknown. Here, we estimated heritability of WML progression, and sought common genetic variants associated with WML progression in elderly participants from the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium. Methods-Heritability of WML progression was calculated in the Framingham Heart Study. The genome-wide association study included 7773 elderly participants from 10 cohorts. To assess the relative contribution of genetic factors to progression of WML, we compared in 7 cohorts risk models including demographics, vascular risk factors plus single-nucleotide polymorphisms that have been shown to be associated cross-sectionally with WML in the current and previous association studies. Results-A total of 1085 subjects showed WML progression. The heritability estimate for WML progression was low at 6.5%, and no single-nucleotide polymorphisms achieved genome-wide significance (P<5×10-8). Four loci were suggestive (P<1×10-5) of an association with WML progression: 10q24.32 (rs10883817, P=1.46×10-6); 12q13.13 (rs4761974, P=8.71×10-7); 20p12.1 (rs6135309, P=3.69×10-6); and 4p15.31 (rs7664442, P=2.26×10-6). Variants that have been previously related to WML explained only 0.8% to 11.7% more of the variance in WML progression than age, vascular risk factors, and baseline WML burden. Conclusions-Common genetic factors contribute little to the progression of age-related WML in middle-aged and older adults. Future research on determinants of WML progression should focus more on environmental, lifestyle, or host-related biological factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3048-3057
Number of pages10
JournalStroke
Volume46
Issue number11
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
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Genome
White Matter
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Genome-Wide Association Study
Biological Factors
Life Style
Epidemiology
Stroke
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Demography

Keywords

  • aging
  • biological factors
  • cerebral small vessel diseases
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • white matter lesions

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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Hofer, E., Cavalieri, M., Bis, J. C., DeCarli, C., Fornage, M., Sigurdsson, S., ... Schmidt, R. (2015). White Matter Lesion Progression: Genome-Wide Search for Genetic Influences. Stroke, 46(11), 3048-3057. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009252

White Matter Lesion Progression : Genome-Wide Search for Genetic Influences. / Hofer, Edith; Cavalieri, Margherita; Bis, Joshua C.; DeCarli, Charles; Fornage, Myriam; Sigurdsson, Sigurdur; Srikanth, Velandai; Trompet, Stella; Verhaaren, Benjamin F.J.; Wolf, Christiane; Yang, Qiong; Adams, Hieab H.H.; Amouyel, Philippe; Beiser, Alexa; Buckley, Brendan M.; Callisaya, Michele; Chauhan, Ganesh; De Craen, Anton J.M.; Dufouil, Carole; Van Duijn, Cornelia M.; Ford, Ian; Freudenberger, Paul; Gottesman, Rebecca F.; Gudnason, Vilmundur; Heiss, Gerardo; Hofman, Albert; Lumley, Thomas; Martinez, Oliver; Mazoyer, Bernard; Moran, Chris; Niessen, Wiro J.; Phan, Thanh; Psaty, Bruce M.; Satizabal, Claudia L.; Sattar, Naveed; Schilling, Sabrina; Shibata, Dean K.; Slagboom, P. Eline; Smith, Albert; Stott, David J.; Taylor, Kent D.; Thomson, Russell; Töglhofer, Anna M.; Tzourio, Christophe; Van Buchem, Mark; Wang, Jing; Westendorp, Rudi G.J.; Gwen Windham, B.; Vernooij, Meike W.; Zijdenbos, Alex; Beare, Richard; Debette, Stéphanie; Ikram, M. Arfan; Jukema, J. Wouter; Launer, Lenore J.; Longstreth, W. T.; Mosley, Thomas H.; Seshadri, Sudha; Schmidt, Helena; Schmidt, Reinhold.

In: Stroke, Vol. 46, No. 11, 01.01.2015, p. 3048-3057.

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Hofer, E, Cavalieri, M, Bis, JC, DeCarli, C, Fornage, M, Sigurdsson, S, Srikanth, V, Trompet, S, Verhaaren, BFJ, Wolf, C, Yang, Q, Adams, HHH, Amouyel, P, Beiser, A, Buckley, BM, Callisaya, M, Chauhan, G, De Craen, AJM, Dufouil, C, Van Duijn, CM, Ford, I, Freudenberger, P, Gottesman, RF, Gudnason, V, Heiss, G, Hofman, A, Lumley, T, Martinez, O, Mazoyer, B, Moran, C, Niessen, WJ, Phan, T, Psaty, BM, Satizabal, CL, Sattar, N, Schilling, S, Shibata, DK, Slagboom, PE, Smith, A, Stott, DJ, Taylor, KD, Thomson, R, Töglhofer, AM, Tzourio, C, Van Buchem, M, Wang, J, Westendorp, RGJ, Gwen Windham, B, Vernooij, MW, Zijdenbos, A, Beare, R, Debette, S, Ikram, MA, Jukema, JW, Launer, LJ, Longstreth, WT, Mosley, TH, Seshadri, S, Schmidt, H & Schmidt, R 2015, 'White Matter Lesion Progression: Genome-Wide Search for Genetic Influences', Stroke, vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 3048-3057. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009252
Hofer E, Cavalieri M, Bis JC, DeCarli C, Fornage M, Sigurdsson S et al. White Matter Lesion Progression: Genome-Wide Search for Genetic Influences. Stroke. 2015 Jan 1;46(11):3048-3057. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009252
Hofer, Edith ; Cavalieri, Margherita ; Bis, Joshua C. ; DeCarli, Charles ; Fornage, Myriam ; Sigurdsson, Sigurdur ; Srikanth, Velandai ; Trompet, Stella ; Verhaaren, Benjamin F.J. ; Wolf, Christiane ; Yang, Qiong ; Adams, Hieab H.H. ; Amouyel, Philippe ; Beiser, Alexa ; Buckley, Brendan M. ; Callisaya, Michele ; Chauhan, Ganesh ; De Craen, Anton J.M. ; Dufouil, Carole ; Van Duijn, Cornelia M. ; Ford, Ian ; Freudenberger, Paul ; Gottesman, Rebecca F. ; Gudnason, Vilmundur ; Heiss, Gerardo ; Hofman, Albert ; Lumley, Thomas ; Martinez, Oliver ; Mazoyer, Bernard ; Moran, Chris ; Niessen, Wiro J. ; Phan, Thanh ; Psaty, Bruce M. ; Satizabal, Claudia L. ; Sattar, Naveed ; Schilling, Sabrina ; Shibata, Dean K. ; Slagboom, P. Eline ; Smith, Albert ; Stott, David J. ; Taylor, Kent D. ; Thomson, Russell ; Töglhofer, Anna M. ; Tzourio, Christophe ; Van Buchem, Mark ; Wang, Jing ; Westendorp, Rudi G.J. ; Gwen Windham, B. ; Vernooij, Meike W. ; Zijdenbos, Alex ; Beare, Richard ; Debette, Stéphanie ; Ikram, M. Arfan ; Jukema, J. Wouter ; Launer, Lenore J. ; Longstreth, W. T. ; Mosley, Thomas H. ; Seshadri, Sudha ; Schmidt, Helena ; Schmidt, Reinhold. / White Matter Lesion Progression : Genome-Wide Search for Genetic Influences. In: Stroke. 2015 ; Vol. 46, No. 11. pp. 3048-3057.
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