|Title||Genetic associations with age of menopause in familial longevity.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Bae, H, Lunetta, KL, Murabito, JM, Andersen, SL, Schupf, N, Perls, TT, Sebastiani, P|
|Corporate Authors||Long Life Family Study|
|Keywords||Genetics, Menopause, Women and Minorities|
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize that mechanisms associated with extended reproductive age may overlap with mechanisms for the selection of genetic variants that slow aging and decrease risk for age-related diseases. Therefore, the goal of this analysis is to search for genetic variants associated with delayed age of menopause (AOM) among women in a study of familial longevity.
METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies for AOM in 1,286 women in the Long Life Family Study (LLFS) and 3,151 women in the Health and Retirement Study, and then sought replication in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS). We used Cox proportional hazard regression of AOM to account for censoring, with a robust variance estimator to adjust for within familial relations.
RESULTS: In the meta-analysis, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) previously associated with AOM reached genome-wide significance (rs16991615; HR = 0.74, P = 6.99 × 10). A total of 35 variants reached >10 level of significance and replicated in the FHS and in a 2015 large meta-analysis (ReproGen Consortium). We also identified several novel SNPs associated with AOM including rs3094005: MICB, rs13196892: TXNDC5 | MUTED, rs72774935: SSBP2 | ATG10, rs9447453: COL12A1, rs114298934: FHL2 | NCK2, rs6467223: TNPO3, rs9666274 and rs10766593: NAV2, and rs7281846: HSPA13.
CONCLUSIONS: This work indicates novel associations and replicates known associations between genetic variants and AOM. A number of these associations make sense for their roles in aging.
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|PubMed Central ID||PMC7008937|
|Grant List||RC4 AG039029 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States |
U01 AG023712 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG023744 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG009740 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U19 AG023122 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 GM074905 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG023749 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R21 AG056630 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG023755 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG023746 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
RC2 AG036495 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States