About the Authors

Johan L. M. Björkegren

Affiliations Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Division of Vascular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Department of Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, Institute for Genomics and Multi-scale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, United States of America

Sara Hägg

Affiliations Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Medical Sciences, Molecular Epidemiology and Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Husain A. Talukdar

Contributed equally to this work with: Husain A. Talukdar, Hassan Foroughi Asl

Affiliation Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Division of Vascular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Hassan Foroughi Asl

Contributed equally to this work with: Husain A. Talukdar, Hassan Foroughi Asl

Affiliation Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Division of Vascular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Rajeev K. Jain

Affiliation Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Department of Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Cecilia Cedergren

Affiliation Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Division of Vascular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Ming-Mei Shang

Affiliation Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Division of Vascular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Aránzazu Rossignoli

Affiliation Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Division of Vascular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Rabbe Takolander

Affiliation Department of Surgery, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Olle Melander

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences, Hypertension & Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Research Centre, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden

Anders Hamsten

Affiliation Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Center for Molecular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Tom Michoel

Affiliations Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Josefin Skogsberg

Josefin.Skogsberg@ki.se

Affiliation Cardiovascular Genomics Group, Division of Vascular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. JLMB is founder, main shareholder and chairman of the board for Clinical Gene Networks AB (CGN) and TM is shareholder. CGN has, however, no current commercial interest or rights in relations to the results presented in this manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS JLMB. Performed the experiments: JS RKJ CC MMS AR RT. Analyzed the data: JS SH HAT HFA OM TM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AH. Wrote the paper: JS JLMB.