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Research Article

Associations between Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Iron-Related Genes and Iron Status in Multiethnic Populations

  • Christine E. McLaren mail,

    cmclaren@uci.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

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  • Stela McLachlan,

    Affiliation: Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Chad P. Garner,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

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  • Chris D. Vulpe,

    Affiliation: Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Victor R. Gordeuk,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Sickle Cell Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • John H. Eckfeldt,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Paul C. Adams,

    Affiliation: London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Ronald T. Acton,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Joseph A. Murray,

    Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Catherine Leiendecker-Foster,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Beverly M. Snively,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Lisa F. Barcellos,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • James D. Cook,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Gordon D. McLaren

    Affiliations: Department of Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, California, United States of America, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 22, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038339

About the Authors

Christine E. McLaren, Chad P. Garner
Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America
Stela McLachlan, Chris D. Vulpe
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Victor R. Gordeuk
Department of Medicine, Sickle Cell Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
John H. Eckfeldt, Catherine Leiendecker-Foster
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Paul C. Adams
London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
Ronald T. Acton
Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Joseph A. Murray
Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America
Beverly M. Snively
Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Lisa F. Barcellos
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
James D. Cook
Department of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America
Gordon D. McLaren
Department of Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, California, United States of America
Gordon D. McLaren
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: cmclaren@uci.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CEM SM CPG GDM. Performed the experiments: JHE JAM CLF LFB. Analyzed the data: SM CPG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JHE LFB JAM. Wrote the paper: CEM SM CPG CDV VRG JHE PCA RTA JAM CLF BMS LFB JDC GDM.