Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

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...