/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Genetic architecture of white matter hyperintensities differs in hypertensive and nonhypertensive ischemic stroke /manager/Repository/uon:27769 SNP]) and tested the hypothesis that WMH heritability differs between hypertensive and nonhypertensive individuals. Methods: WMHV was measured on MRI in the stroke-free cerebral hemisphere of 2336 ischemic stroke cases with GWAS data. After adjustment for age and intracranial volume, we determined which cardiovascular risk factors were independent predictors of WMHV. Using the genome-wide complex trait analysis tool to estimate HSNP for WMHV overall and within subgroups stratified by risk factors found to be significant in multivariate analyses. Results: A significant proportion of the variance of WMHV was attributable to common SNPs after adjustment for significant risk factors (HSNP=0.23; P=0.0026). HSNP estimates were higher among hypertensive individuals (HSNP=0.45; P=7.99x10-5); this increase was greater than expected by chance (P=0.012). In contrast, estimates were lower, and nonsignificant, in nonhypertensive individuals (HSNP=0.13; P=0.13). Conclusions: A quarter of variance is attributable to common SNPs, but this estimate was greater in hypertensive individuals. These findings suggest that the genetic architecture of WMH in ischemic stroke differs between hypertensives and nonhypertensives. Future WMHV GWAS studies may gain power by accounting for this interaction.]]> Tue 21 Jul 2020 09:44:12 AEST ]]> Genome-wide meta-analysis of cerebral white matter hyperintensities in patients with stroke /manager/Repository/uon:24491 -6) from community populations (15 single nucleotide polymorphisms in total) and from stroke patients, 6 independent loci were associated with WMHV in both populations. Four of these are novel associations at the genome-wide level (rs72934505 [NBEAL1], p 2.2 x 10-8; rs941898 [EVL], p 4.0 x 10-8; rs962888 [C1QL1], p 1.1 x 10-8; rs9515201 [COL4A2], p 6.9 x 10-9). Conclusions: Genetic associations with WMHV are shared in otherwise healthy individuals and patients with stroke, indicating common genetic susceptibility in cerebral small vessel disease.]]> Tue 21 Jul 2020 09:43:31 AEST ]]>