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Unique identifier OMICS_24223
Alternative name Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download
User data submission Allowed
Registration required Yes
Maintained Yes


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MESA citations


Analysis of predicted loss of function variants in UK Biobank identifies variants protective for disease

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5915445
PMID: 29691411
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03911-8

[…] bGaP Study Accession phs001000.v1.p1); (10) the BioImage study (dbGaP Study Accession phs001058.v1.p1); (11) the North German Myocardial Infarction study (dbGaP Study Accession phs000990.v1.p1); (12) Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (dbGaP Study Accession: phs000209.v2.p1); (13) Variation In Recovery: Role of Gender on Outcomes of Young AMI cohort; and (14) Taiwan Metabochip Consortium.The Bu […]


Genome wide association meta analysis of fish and EPA+DHA consumption in 17 US and European cohorts

PLoS One
PMCID: 5728559
PMID: 29236708
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186456

[…] h Cohort Study (HBCS); Health 2000 survey (H2000); Health, Aging, and Body Composition (HealthABC) Study; Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS); Invecchiare [Aging] in Chianti Area (InCHIANTI); Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA); Nurses’ Health Study (NHS); Rotterdam Study; The Hellenic Study of Interactions between SNPs and Eating in Atherosclerosis Susceptibility (THESIAS); Women […]


Discovery and replication of SNP SNP interactions for quantitative lipid traits in over 60,000 individuals

BioData Min
PMCID: 5525436
PMID: 28770004
DOI: 10.1186/s13040-017-0145-5

[…] ending on lipid phenotype): Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC); Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA); Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS); Framingham Heart Study (FHS); and Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA); from the NHLBI Candidate gene Association Resource (CARe). Models were selected for replication testing based on statistical significance from the discove […]


Genome wide association study of red blood cell traits in Hispanics/Latinos: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

PLoS Genet
PMCID: 5428979
PMID: 28453575
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006760

[…] ase 1-imputed GWAS data were utilized from three Hispanic/Latino study populations. These included the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) SNP Health Association Resource (SHARe) project (n = 3,454), the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) cohort (n = 782), and Mount Sinai BioMe biobank (n = 2,854)[]. Genotyping in WHI-SHARe and MESA was performed using Affymetrix 6.0 array and imputation was […]


Common and rare exonic MUC5B variants associated with type 2 diabetes in Han Chinese

PLoS One
PMCID: 5367689
PMID: 28346466
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173784

[…] herosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC, n = 3,137) [], the Cleveland Family Study (CFS, n = 653) [], the Howard University Family Study (HUFS, n = 1,976) [], Jackson Heart Study (JHS, n = 2,187) [], Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA, n = 1,611) [], and Africa America Diabetes Mellitus Study (AADM, n = 1802) []. Analysis was conducted using human genomic reference (hg19) coordinates. Lif […]


Correlation of corrected QT dispersion with the severity of coronary artery disease detected by SYNTAX score in non diabetic patients with STEMI

PMCID: 5839347
PMID: 29622964
DOI: 10.1016/j.ehj.2016.12.001

[…] classical concept in ischemic cascade, demonstrating, in 100% of the cases studied, that the earliest event to take place in ischemia is the prolongation of the QTc interval and QTc dispersion.MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) study has reported an independent positive association between the baseline QTc and cardiac and vascular events in middle-aged participants without prior CVD. Im […]


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MESA institution(s)
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA; Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA; Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Department of Radiology, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research, Departments of Pathology and Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
MESA funding source(s)
Supported by contracts N01-HC-95159 through N01-HC-95169 with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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