Sequential Use of Transcriptional Profiling, Expression Quantitative Trait Mapping and Gene Association Implicates MMP20 in Human Kidney Aging



This work was supported by the National Institute on Aging (BLSA and InCHIANTI Studies), the National Institutes of Health, and the Ellison Medical Foundation. HEW was funded by a NIH grant to the Stanford Genetics and Developmental Biology Training Program.


We thank the Stanford Tissue Bank for the 26 newly analyzed kidney cortex samples. We thank Shannon Brady and Amita Aggarwal for genotyping assistance. Also, we thank members of the Kim Lab for being totally awesome.