Common coding variants of the HNF1A gene are associated with multiple cardiovascular risk phenotypes in community-based samples of younger and older European-American adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study and The Cardiovascula

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics, Volume 2, Issue 3, p.244-54 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Adult, African Americans, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, C-Reactive Protein, Cardiovascular Diseases, Center-Authored Paper, Cholesterol, LDL, Cohort Studies, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Fibrinogen, gamma-Glutamyltransferase, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genotype, Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1-alpha, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, PHENOTYPE, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors


The transcription factor hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-1 alpha regulates the activity of a number of genes involved in innate immunity, blood coagulation, lipid and glucose transport and metabolism, and cellular detoxification. Common polymorphisms of the HNF-1 alpha gene (HNF1A) were recently associated with plasma C-reactive protein and gamma-glutamyl transferase concentration in middle-aged to older European Americans (EA).