About the Authors
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics, British Heart Foundation Laboratories, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, United Kingdom
Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
University College London Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, Division of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
EJB, M. Kivimäki, DAL, MM, SEH, ADH, and M. Kumari designed the study. EJB, JAC, and MM analyzed the data. MM, GDOL, AR, TS, MGM, and M. Kumari collected data or did experiments for the study. EJB and M Kivimäki wrote the first draft of the paper. EJB, M. Kivimäki, DRW, DAL, GDS, JAC, MM, GDOL, AR, JPC, ADH, MGM, NJT, and M. Kumari contributed to writing the paper. M. Kivimäki helped in conducting the data analysis and interpretation. DRW contributed to the analysis of the data. MM supervised (scientific and administrative roles) the DNA extraction program and genotyping and was responsible for checking genotype results and in particular for verifying concordance of blind duplicates, establishing error rates, etc. GDOL supervised laboratory assays. TS selected CRP tag SNPs and conducted genotyping of these SNPs. NJT helped with analysis.