Genetics of healthy aging in Europe: The EU-integrated project GEHA (GEnetics of Healthy Aging)

C. Franceschi, V. Bezrukov, H. Blanché, L. Bolund, K. Christensen, G. De Benedictis, L. Deiana, E. Gonos, A. Hervonen, H. Yang, B. Jeune, T.B.L. Kirkwood, P. Kristensen, A. Leon, P.G. Pelicci, L. Peltonen, M. Poulain, L.M. Rea, J. Remacle, J.M. Robine & 7 others S. Schreiber, E. Sikora, P.E. Slagboom, L. Spazzafumo, M.A. Stazi, O. Toussaint, J.W. Vaupel

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    Abstract

    The aim of the 5-year European Union (EU)-Integrated Project GEnetics of Healthy Aging (GEHA), constituted by 25 partners (24 from Europe plus the Beijing Genomics Institute from China), is to identify genes involved in healthy aging and longevity, which allow individuals to survive to advanced old age in good cognitive and physical function and in the absence of major age-related diseases. To achieve this aim a coherent, tightly integrated program of research that unites demographers, geriatricians, geneticists, genetic epidemiologists, molecular biologists, bioinfomaticians, and statisticians has been set up. The working plan is to: (a) collect DNA and information on the health status from an unprecedented number of long-lived 90+ sibpairs (n = 2650) and of younger ethnically matched controls (n = 2650) from 11 European countries; (b) perform a genome-wide linkage scannning in all the sibpairs (a total of 5300 individuals); this investigation will be followed by linkage disequilibrium mapping (LD mapping) of the candidate chromosomal regions; (c) study in cases (i.e., the 2650 probands of the sibpairs) and controls (2650 younger people), genomic regions (chromosome 4, D4S1564, chromosome 11, 11.p15.5) which were identified in previous studies as possible candidates to harbor longevity genes; (d) genotype all recruited subjects for apoE polymorphisms; and (e) genotype all recruited subjects for inherited aswell as epigenetic variability of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The genetic analysis will be performed by 9 high-throughput platforms, within the framework of centralized databases for phenotypic, genetic, and mtDNA data. Additional advanced approaches (bioinformatics, advanced statistics, mathematical modeling, functional genomics and proteomics, molecular biology, molecular genetics) are envisaged to identify the gene variant(s) of interest. The experimental design will also allow(a) to identify gender-specific genes involved in healthy aging and longevity in women and men stratified for ethnic and geographic origin and apoE genotype; (b) to perform a longitudinal survival study to assess the impact of the identified genetic loci on 90+ people mortality; and (c) to develop mathematical and statistical models capable of combining genetic data with demographic characteristics, health status, socioeconomic factors, lifestyle habits. © 2007 New York Academy of Sciences.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Pages21-45
    Number of pages25
    Volume1100
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventUnknown -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

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    Period1/01/07 → …

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    European Union
    Molecular Biology
    Genotype
    Apolipoproteins E
    Genomics
    Mitochondrial DNA
    Genes
    Health Status
    Demography
    Genetic Databases
    Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11
    Chromosomes, Human, Pair 4
    Genetic Loci
    Chromosome Mapping
    Linkage Disequilibrium
    Statistical Models
    Computational Biology
    Epigenomics
    Proteomics
    Cognition

    Keywords

    • Aging
    • Centenarians
    • Genetics
    • Longevity
    • Mitochondrial DNA

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    Franceschi, C., Bezrukov, V., Blanché, H., Bolund, L., Christensen, K., De Benedictis, G., ... Vaupel, J. W. (2007). Genetics of healthy aging in Europe: The EU-integrated project GEHA (GEnetics of Healthy Aging). In Unknown Host Publication (Vol. 1100, pp. 21-45) https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1395.003
    Franceschi, C. ; Bezrukov, V. ; Blanché, H. ; Bolund, L. ; Christensen, K. ; De Benedictis, G. ; Deiana, L. ; Gonos, E. ; Hervonen, A. ; Yang, H. ; Jeune, B. ; Kirkwood, T.B.L. ; Kristensen, P. ; Leon, A. ; Pelicci, P.G. ; Peltonen, L. ; Poulain, M. ; Rea, L.M. ; Remacle, J. ; Robine, J.M. ; Schreiber, S. ; Sikora, E. ; Slagboom, P.E. ; Spazzafumo, L. ; Stazi, M.A. ; Toussaint, O. ; Vaupel, J.W. / Genetics of healthy aging in Europe: The EU-integrated project GEHA (GEnetics of Healthy Aging). Unknown Host Publication. Vol. 1100 2007. pp. 21-45
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