KLB is associated with alcohol drinking, and its gene product β-Klotho is necessary for FGF21 regulation of alcohol preference.

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Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 113 (50) 14372-14377 [2016-12-13; online 2016-11-28]

Excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health problem worldwide. Although drinking habits are known to be inherited, few genes have been identified that are robustly linked to alcohol drinking. We conducted a genome-wide association metaanalysis and replication study among >105,000 individuals of European ancestry and identified β-Klotho (KLB) as a locus associated with alcohol consumption (rs11940694; P = 9.2 × 10

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PubMed 27911795

DOI 10.1073/pnas.1611243113

Crossref 10.1073/pnas.1611243113

pii: 1611243113
pmc: PMC5167198


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