Genetic variants at 6p21.33 are associated with susceptibility to follicular lymphoma.

Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.
Nature Genetics (Impact Factor: 29.65). 09/2009; 41(8):873-5. DOI: 10.1038/ng.419
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT We conducted genome-wide association studies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma using Illumina HumanHap550 BeadChips to identify subtype-specific associations in follicular, diffuse large B-cell and chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphomas. We found that rs6457327 on 6p21.33 was associated with susceptibility to follicular lymphoma (FL; N = 189 cases, 592 controls) with validation in another 456 FL cases and 2,785 controls (combined allelic P = 4.7 x 10(-11)). The region of strongest association overlapped C6orf15 (STG), located near psoriasis susceptibility region 1 (PSORS1).


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