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Email Address: skugath@emory.edu

Conceived and designed the experiments: SK MEZ DJC. Analyzed the data: DJC MEZ DTO SK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK MEZ DJC.

Wrote the paper: DJC MEZ DTO LAD SK. Contributed samples and made critical revision of manuscript: SK LAD SP TW SLG MD RB WVC JR JM MS RK MP MBH NL D.

Mack D. Moulton MDK JFB AMG JE SDT BA DJK JSH PKRG. Acquired and processed data: AK JP PB KM DR YH.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.


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This work was funded by Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America; Grant Number: CCFA1878 ]http://www.ccfa.org/] to SK.

Dissecting Allele Architecture of Early Onset IBD Using High-Density Genotyping.

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Volume 10, Number 6


, Pages e0128074-e0128074

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The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are common, complex disorders in which genetic and environmental factors are believed to interact leading to chronic inflammatory responses against the gut microbiota. Earlier genetic studies performed in mostly adult population of European descent identified 163 loci affecting IBD risk, but most have relatively modest effect sizes, and altogether explain only ~20% of the genetic susceptibility. Pediatric onset represents about 25% of overall incident cases in IBD, characterized by distinct disease physiology, course and risks. The goal of this study is to compare the allelic architecture of early onset IBD with adult onset in population of European descent.

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© 2015 Cutler et al.

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