About the Authors

Sara Hägg, Josefin Skogsberg, Jesper Lundström, Peri Noori, Shohreh Maleki, Ming-Mei Shang, Maria Bradshaw, Jesper Tegnér, Johan Björkegren
The Computational Medicine Group, Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Sara Hägg, Jesper Lundström, Roland Nilsson, Björn Brinne, Maria Bradshaw, Jesper Tegnér, Johan Björkegren
Department of Computational Biology, Linköping Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Sara Hägg, Josefin Skogsberg, Jesper Lundström, Peri Noori, Roland Nilsson, Ming-Mei Shang, Maria Bradshaw, Jesper Tegnér, Johan Björkegren
Clinical Gene Networks AB, Karolinska Science Park, Stockholm, Sweden

Hua Zhong, Eric E. Schadt
Rosetta Inpharmatics, Merck, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Vladimir B. Bajic
South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Vladimir B. Bajic
Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ann Samnegård
Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Angela Silveira, Anders Hamsten
Cardiovascular Genetics Group, Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Lee M. Kaplan
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Weight Center and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Bruna Gigante, Karin Leander, Ulf de Faire
Department of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Stefan Rosfors
Department of Clinical Physiology, Stockholm Söder Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Lockowandt, Jan Liska, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Torbjörn Ivert
Department of Thoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Lockowandt, Jan Liska, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Torbjörn Ivert
Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Peter Konrad, Rabbe Takolander
Department of Surgery, Stockholm Söder Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

johan.bjorkegren@ki.se

Competing Interests

Clinical Gene Networks AB with Johan Björkegren and Jesper Tegnér as major shareholders has filed a PCT application for a screening method using genes in the atherosclerosis module including LDB2 (PCT/SE2007/00864).

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: S Hägg, J Skogsberg, J Lundström, H Zhong, VB Bajic, LM Kaplan, U de Faire, S Rostors, EE Schadt, T Ivert, J Tegnér, J Björkegren. Performed the experiments: S Hägg, J Skogsberg, J Lundström, P Noori, R Nilsson, H Zhong, S Maleki, MM Shang, M Bradshaw, VB Bajic, A Silveria, B Gigante, K Leander, S Rosfors, U Lockowandt, J Liska, P Konrad, R Takolander, A Franco-Cereceda, EE Schadt, T Ivert, J Björkegren. Analyzed the data: S Hägg, J Skogsberg, J Lundström, R Nilsson, H Zhong, B Brinne, VB Bajic, S Rosfors, EE Schadt, J Tegnér, J Björkegren. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: J Lundström, A Samnegård, LM Kaplan, U der Faire, P Konrad, R Takolander, A Franco-Cereceda, EE Schadt, T Ivert, A Hamsten, J Tegnér, J Björkegren. Wrote the paper: S Hägg, J Skogsberg, J Lundström, H Zhong, EE Schadt, T Ivert, A Hamsten, J Tegnér, J Björkegren.