Genetic Evidence for PLASMINOGEN as a Shared Genetic Risk Factor of Coronary Artery Disease and Periodontitis

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Schaefer A. S., Bochenek G., Jochens A., Ellinghaus D., Dommisch H., Guezeldemir-Akcakanat E., ...More

CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR GENETICS, vol.8, no.1, pp.159-167, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background-Genetic studies demonstrated the presence of risk alleles in the genes ANRIL and CAMTA1/VAMP3 that are shared between coronary artery disease (CAD) and periodontitis. We aimed to identify further shared genetic risk factors to better understand conjoint disease mechanisms.