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Analysis of multiple genetic loci reveals MPDZ-NF1B rs1324183 as a putative genetic marker for keratoconus
  1. Yu Meng Wang1,
  2. Li Ma1,
  3. Shi Yao Lu1,
  4. Tommy Chung Yan Chan1,
  5. Jason C S Yam1,
  6. Shu Min Tang1,
  7. Ka Wai Kam1,2,
  8. Pancy O S Tam1,
  9. Clement C Tham1,
  10. Alvin L Young1,2,
  11. Vishal Jhanji1,3,
  12. Chi Pui Pang1,
  13. Li Jia Chen1,2
  1. 1 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  2. 2 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  3. 3 UPMC Eye Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Li Jia Chen, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Eye Hospital, Hong Kong, China; lijia_chen{at}cuhk.edu.hk

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  • YMW and LM contributed equally.

  • Contributors Study concept and design: YMW, CPP, LJC. Data collection: YMW, LM, SYL, TCYC, JCSY, KWK, VJ. Analysis and interpretation of data: YMW, LM, SYL, SMT, LJC. Writing the manuscript: YMW. Critical revision of the manuscript: LM, JCSY, KWK, CCT, ALY, VJ, CPP, LJC. Administrative, technical: POST. Material support: POST, CCT, ALY, VJ, CPP, LJC. Supervision: CPP, LJC.

  • Funding This study was supported in part by a Direct Grant from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (4054116).

  • Disclaimer The authors express their gratitude to all study participants.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval The Ethics Committee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • YMW and LM contributed equally.

  • Contributors Study concept and design: YMW, CPP, LJC. Data collection: YMW, LM, SYL, TCYC, JCSY, KWK, VJ. Analysis and interpretation of data: YMW, LM, SYL, SMT, LJC. Writing the manuscript: YMW. Critical revision of the manuscript: LM, JCSY, KWK, CCT, ALY, VJ, CPP, LJC. Administrative, technical: POST. Material support: POST, CCT, ALY, VJ, CPP, LJC. Supervision: CPP, LJC.

  • Funding This study was supported in part by a Direct Grant from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (4054116).

  • Disclaimer The authors express their gratitude to all study participants.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval The Ethics Committee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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