Manhattan plots of SNP associations with MetS phenotypes within adiponectin QTL at 14q13. Dark Blue dots depict levels of association of identifier phenotypes with all SNPs in the region determined from 1 LOD reduction from the peak [chr14: 23,131,000-36,761,868 (NCBI36/hg18)]. Vertical axis represents minus logarithm of the p-values and horizontal represents the chromosomal position (Mb). Levels of QTL-wide significance thresholds are shown by the dash lines. Red lines indicate the significant level (pα=0.05= pα=0.05=1.86×10-5) and blue lines indicate suggestive level pα=0.1= 3.72×10-5). A) Association patterns of all the SNPs of the region with RQ phenotype. Transcripts defined by UCSC genome browser (31, 32) are shown below the Manhattan plot, by blue bars. SNPs that show highest association with weight are located in gene AKAP6 (framed in red). B) SNP associations with triglycerides. SNPs that show highest associations with triglycerides are mapped to the transcription factor gene NPAS3.