A Table of all published GWAS with proteomics

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Here you find all published genome-wide association studies with multiplexed protein traits in blood (pGWAS). If a study is missing from this list, please let me know.

This table was initially published as Supplementary Table 1 in Suhre et al. (2017) and has been updated as of September 7, 2019.

If you are interested in associations at specific loci you may also use the SNiPA block annotation tool [read this post], and if you are looking for associations specific to certain proteins, try the Proteomics GWAS Server  [read this post].

The Proteome PheWAS browser is a great tool to find out which proteins may be causal for certain diseases – using Mendelian Randomization [read the paper on BioRxiv].

Olink-improve – Genetics of the Cardiovascular Proteome is a web-server for pQTLs of the Olink platform.

ReferenceStudy population#Samples in study#Proteins assayed#pQTLs reportedPlatform type
Melzer et al. (PLoS Genet, 2008)Population study1200428Immuno-assay
Lourdusamy et al. (Hum Mol Genet, 2012)Elderly Europeans9677860Aptamer-based (SOMAscan v1)
Johansson et al. (PNAS, 2013)Two population cohorts10601635Mass-spectrometry
Kim et al. (PLoS One, 2013)Altzheimer's disease cohort52113228Immuno-assay
Orru et al. (Cell, 2013)Individuals from four clustered Sardinian villages162927223Immune traits (not really proteomics)
Stark et al. (PLoS Genetics, 2014)Yoruba HapMap lymphoblastoid cell lines68441NAMicro-western and reverse phase protein arrays
Enroth et al. (Nature Comm, 2014)Population study9707718Immuno-assay
Kauve et al., (PLoS Genet., 2014)CSF fluid from two Altzheimer's disease cohorts574595Immuno-assay for proteins relevant to Altzheimer's disease
Liu et al. (Mol Syst Biol, 2015)Female twins11334218Mass-spectrometry
Sun et al. (PLOS Genetics, 2016)Current and former smokers with and without COPD (SPIROMICS & COPDGene )134088527Multiplex immuno assays (Myriad-RBM)
Deming et al. (Sci Rep, 2016)Alzheimer cohort81814656Immuno-assay
Solomon et al. (Circ Cardiovasc Genet, 2016)Population study3305127Immuno-assay for proteins implicated in cardiovascular diseases
Ahola-Olli et al. (Am J Hum Genet, 2017)Population study82934827Immuno-assay for cytokines and growth factors
Di Narzo et al. (PLoS Genet, 2017)Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients187112841Aptamer-based (SOMAscan 1.1k)
Suhre et al. (Nature Comm, 2017)KORA and QMDiab study (Germany and Qatar)13351124539Aptamer-based (SOMAscan 1.1k)
Sasayama et al. (Hum Mol Genet, 2017)CSF fluid from a Japanese population1331126476Aptamer-based (SOMAscan 1.1k)
Folkersen et al. (PLoS Genet., 2017)Population study33948379Immuno-assay for proteins implicated in cardiovascular diseases
de Vries et al. (Hum. Mol. Genet., 2017)1,552 European Americans and 1,872 African
Americans (ARIC study)
34242522Mass-spectrometry (small peptide subset of the non-targeted Metabolon metabolomics platform)
Ahsan et al. (PLoS Genet., 2017)Population study103312145Antibody-based proximity extension assay
Carayol et al. (Nature Comm, 2017)Obese subjects494112955Aptamer-based (SOMAscan 1.1k)
Benson et al. (Circulation, 2017)Framingham Heart Study and Malmö Diet and Cancer Study21801129161Aptamer-based, array based genotyping and exome seq
Patin et al. (Nature Immunology, 2018)unrelated, Western European ancestry, Milieu Intérieur cohort10008736Mean fluorescence intensity (MFI), cell surface marker (not really proteomics)
Sun et al. (Nature, 2018); pre-print on bioRxivInterval study (UK blood donors)330129941927Aptamer-based (SOMAscan in-house)
Emilsson et al. (Science, 2018)AGES Reykjavik study (Islanders over 65)5457 41371957Aptamer-based (SOMAscan in-house)
Yao et al. (Nature Comm, 2018); pre-print on bioRxivFramingham Heart Study 686171105Immuno-assay for proteins implicated in cardiovascular diseases, replication aptamer-based
Ruffieux et al., ASHG 2018 abstract, now on bioRxivOptifast Canadian cohort & DiOGenes cohort24331230136MS proteomics (130 proteins) and Aptamer-based (1100 proteins)
Sliz et al. (J. Med. Genet., 2019), pre-print on bioRxivNorthern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 + meta-analysis in N=13,577 52841616Immuno-assay (Luminex / Milliplex, targeting chemokines & cytokines)
Mirauta et al. (BioRxiv, 2018)Human induced pluripotent stem cell lines (iPSC)202NA712Tandem Mass Tag Mass Spectrometry (TMT-MS)
Zhernakova et al. (Nature Gen. 2018)LifeLines Dutch population cohort126492214Immuno-assay (Olink CVD II panel)
Solomon et al. (Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, 2018)Tromsø Study16566460Tandem mass tag mass spectrometry, with whole-exome sequencing
Zheng et al. (BioRxiv, 2019)A Mendelian Randomization study based on pGWAS (somewhat out of scope for this table, but VERY interesting)NA1002NAProteome PheWAS browser
Hillary et al. (Nat. Comm., 2019)Lothian Birth Cohort 19367509241Immuno-assay (Olink neurology panel)