About the Authors

Martin Farrall

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin Farrall, Fiona R Green

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Fiona R Green

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin Farrall, Fiona R Green

Affiliation School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

John F Peden

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Per G Olsson

Affiliation AstraZeneca AB, Mölndal, Sweden

Robert Clarke

Affiliation Clinical Trials Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Mai-Lis Hellenius

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Stephan Rust

Affiliation Leibniz—Institut für Arterioskleroseforschung an der Universität Münster, Münster, Germany

Jacob Lagercrantz

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Maria Grazia Franzosi

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Research, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy

Helmut Schulte

Affiliation Leibniz—Institut für Arterioskleroseforschung an der Universität Münster, Münster, Germany

Alisoun Carey

Affiliation Oxagen Limited, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Gunnar Olsson

Affiliation AstraZeneca AB, Mölndal, Sweden

Gerd Assmann

Affiliations Leibniz—Institut für Arterioskleroseforschung an der Universität Münster, Münster, Germany , Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Clinics Münster, Münster, Germany

Gianni Tognoni

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Research, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy

Rory Collins

Affiliation Clinical Trials Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Anders Hamsten

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Hugh Watkins

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: hugh.watkins@cardiov.ox.ac.uk

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MF, FRG, JFP, PGO, RC, MLH, SR, JL, MGF, HS, AC, GO, GA, GT, RC, AH, and HW conceived and designed the experiments. MF, JFP, RC, and HW analyzed the data. MF, PGO, RC, MLH, SR, JL, MGF, HS, AC, GO, GA, GT, RC, and AH contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MF, FRG, JFP, and HW wrote the paper.