Identification of IL6R and chromosome 11q13.5 as risk loci for asthma

Manuel Ferreira, Melanie Matheson, David Duffy, Guy Marks, Jennie Hui, Peter Le Souef, Patrick Danoy, Svetlana Baltic, Dale Nyholt, Mark Jenkins, Catherine Hayden, Gonneke Willemsen, Wei Ang, Mikko Kuokkanen, John Beilby, Faang Cheah, Eco de Geus, Adaikalavan Ramasamy, Sailaja Vedantam, Veikko SalomaaPamela Madden, Andrew Heath, John Hopper, Peter Visscher, Bill Musk, Steve Leeder, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Craig Pennell, Dorret I Boomsma, Joel Hirschhorn, E Haydn Walters, Nicholas Martin, Alan James, Graham Jones, Michael Abramson, Colin Robertson, Shyamali Dharmage, Matthew Brown, Grant Montgomery, Phillip Thompson

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We aimed to identify novel genetic variants affecting asthma risk, since these might provide novel insights into molecular mechanisms underlying the disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1006 - 1014
Number of pages9
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number9795
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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