Identification of four new susceptibility loci for testicular germ cell tumour, including variants near GAB2, GSPT1 and ZFPM1

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001001302 Other

Study Description

Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have identified multiple risk loci for testicular germ cell tumour (TGCT), revealing a polygenic model of disease susceptibility strongly influenced by common variation. To identify further SNPs associated with TGCT we conducted a multistage GWAS with a combined dataset of >25,000 individuals (6,059 cases and 19,094 controls). We identified new risk loci for TGCT at 3q23 (rs11705932, TFDP2, P = 1.5 x 10-9), 11q14.1 (rs7107174, GAB2, P = 9.7 x 10-11), 16p13.13 (rs4561483, GSPT1, P = 1.6 x 10-8) and 16q24.2 (rs55637647, ZFPM1, P = 3.4 x 10-9). We additionally present detailed functional analysis of these loci, identifying a statistically significant relationship between rs4561483 risk genotype and increased GSPT1 expression in TGCT patient samples. These findings provide additional support for a polygenic model of TGCT risk and further insight into the biological basis of disease development.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
UK TGCT control samples using the Infinium 1.2M array
Illumina Infinium 1.2M array 4946

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