Influence of common and rare genetic variation on warfarin dose among African-Americans and European-Americans using the exome array

Academic Article


  • Aim: We conducted a genome-wide association study using the Illumina Exome Array to identify coding SNPs that may explain additional warfarin dose variability. Patients & methods: Analysis was performed after adjustment for clinical variables and genetic factors known to influence warfarin dose among 1680 warfarin users (838 European-Americans and 842 African-Americans). Replication was performed in an independent sample. Results: We confirmed the influence of known genetic variants on warfarin dose variability. Our study is the first to show the association between rs12772169 and warfarin dose in African-Americans. In addition, genes COX15 and FGF5 showed significant association in European-Americans. Conclusion: We identified some novel genes/SNPs that underpin warfarin dose response. Further replication is needed to confirm our findings.
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  • Pharmacogenomics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Liu N; Irvin MR; Zhi D; Patki A; Beasley TM; Nickerson DA; Hill CE; Chen J; Kimmel SE; Limdi NA
  • Start Page

  • 1059
  • End Page

  • 1073
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 11