Comparison of sib pair-based approaches for identifying quantitative trait loci underlying asthma in the Busselton families

Y. Y. Shugart, C. Specchia, H. H. Li, B. Q. Doan, R. A. Mathias, M. Devoto

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to determine the linkage relationship between IgE levels and the 269 microsatellite markers using the Genetic Analysis Workshop 12 Busselton data set. Analyses were carried out using both traditional and new Haseman-Elston methods, the maximum likelihood quantitative trait locus estimation (MLE QTL) method and the nonparametric (NP QTL) method. Our analyses confirmed some of the signals reported by Daniels et al. [Nature 383:247-50, 1996]. We also observed that several significant signals reported in the original report became insignificant (D6S76 and D11S96) and several new signals showed up after the data were reanalyzed using the new Haseman-Elston method, the MLE QTL method, and the NP QTL method. Based on the original and the current analyses, we recommend that follow-up studies of three regions including D7S2250, FCER1B, D11S901, and six markers on chromosome 16 be given higher priority.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S198-S203
JournalGenetic epidemiology
Volume21
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Genome scan
  • Haseman-Elston method
  • IgE level
  • Quantitative trait loci

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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