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Erratum to: Inter-ethnic differences in genetic variants within the transmembrane protease, serine 6 (TMPRSS6) gene associated with iron status indicators: a systematic review with meta-analyses

  • Wanjiku N. Gichohi-Wainaina1,
  • G. Wayne Towers2,
  • Dorine W. Swinkels3,
  • Michael B. Zimmermann4,
  • Edith J. Feskens1 and
  • Alida Melse-Boonstra1, 5Email author
Genes & NutritionStudying the relationship between genetics and nutrition in the improvement of human health201510:9

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12263-015-0457-3

Published: 24 March 2015

The original article was published in Genes & Nutrition 2014 10:442

Erratum to: Genes Nutr (2015) 10:442 DOI 10.1007/s12263-014-0442-2

After publication of this paper, the authors have determined that the forest plots presented are incorrect. Corrected fixed-effects forest plots are found below. However, the information in the text is correct except for the following two points: (1) under the subheading “Associations of rs4820268 with Hb and iron status”, it should read that in Caucasian populations the G allele of rs4820268 results in lower concentrations of Hb by 0.08 g/dL (95 % CI −0.16, −0.01). In the “Discussion”, based on our meta-analyses, the overall effect estimate of the Asian studies indicates that for each G allele of rs4820268 an additional decrease of 0.08 and 3.81 is observed for Hb and ferritin values, respectively (Figs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
Fig. 2

Fixed-effects meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating association of rs855791 with haemoglobin concentration (g/dL)

Fig. 3

Fixed-effects meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating association of rs855791 with ferritin (µg/L)

Fig. 4

Fixed-effects meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating association of rs855791 with serum transferrin receptor (mg/dL)

Fig. 5

Fixed-effects meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating association of rs855791 with with transferrin (mg/dL)

Fig. 6

Fixed-effects meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating association of rs4820268 with haemoglobin concentration (g/dL)

Fig. 7

Fixed-effects meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating association of rs4820268 with ferritin (µg/L)

Fig. 8

Fixed-effects meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating association of rs4820268 with serum transferrin receptor (mg/dL)

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University
(2)
Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North–West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
(3)
The Laboratory of Genetic, Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Radboud University Medical Centre
(4)
Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Nutrition and Health, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
(5)

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