Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp91 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2013

Pediatric differences in bone mineral density according to ethnic background in children: the Generation R Study

Medina-Gomez Carolina , Heppe Denise H M , Hofman Albert , Jaddoe Vincent , Uitterlinden Andre , Rivadeneira Fernando

Aim: Differences in fracture risk between ethnic groups have been documented. The basis for these differences is yet incomplete and the age at what ethnic differences appear is uncertain. Assessment of bone health in pediatric populations could bring insights on factors compromising bone accrual. We describe here differences in total body bone mineral density (TB-BMD) in a unique setting of children of the same age, measured with the same device (iDXA) different ethnic backgro...

ba0004oc5 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Bivariate analyses of BMD and lean mass in children identifies variants with novel pleiotropic effects across six BMD loci and in the TOM1L2 locus

Medina-Gomez Carolina , Kemp John P , Heppe Denise H M , Tobias Jon H , Hofman Albert , Carola Zillikens M , Uitterlinden Andre G , Jaddoe Vincent W V , Evans David M , Rivadeneira Fernando

Background: Lean and bone mass are heritable traits with high phenotypic correlation (rho=0.44), likely reflecting the underlying mechanical and biochemical interactions between tissues.Aim: Estimate the shared heritability (genetic correlation) of both traits in children and identify genetic determinants displaying pleiotropic effects on lean mass and bone mass accrual.Methods: Participants make part of two prospective po...

ba0002oc10 | Biology | ICCBH2013

Phenotypic dissection of bone mineral density facilitates the identification of skeletal site specificity on the genetic regulation of bone

Kemp John P , Medina-Gomez Carolina , Estrada Karol , Heppe Denise H M , Zillikens Carola M , Timpson Nicholas J , St Pourcain Beate , Ring Susan M , Hofman Albert , Jaddoe Vincent W V , Smith George Davey , Uitterlinden Andre G , Tobias Jonathan H , Rivadeneira Fernando , Evans David M

Heritability of bone mineral density (BMD) varies at skeletal sites, possibly reflecting different relative contributions of environmental and genetic influences. To quantify shared genetic influences across different sites, we estimated the genetic correlation of BMD at the upper limb (UL), lower limb (LL) and skull (S) obtained from whole body DXA scans, using bivariate genome-wide complex trait analysis (GCTA). The study (n=9395) combined data from the Avon Longitu...