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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191891/mutations-in-donson-disrupt-replication-fork-stability-and-cause-microcephalic-dwarfism
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John J Reynolds, Louise S Bicknell, Paula Carroll, Martin R Higgs, Ranad Shaheen, Jennie E Murray, Dimitrios K Papadopoulos, Andrea Leitch, Olga Murina, Žygimantė Tarnauskaitė, Sarah R Wessel, Anastasia Zlatanou, Audrey Vernet, Alex von Kriegsheim, Rachel M A Mottram, Clare V Logan, Hannah Bye, Yun Li, Alexander Brean, Sateesh Maddirevula, Rachel C Challis, Kassiani Skouloudaki, Agaadir Almoisheer, Hessa S Alsaif, Ariella Amar, Natalie J Prescott, Michael B Bober, Angela Duker, Eissa Faqeih, Mohammed Zain Seidahmed, Saeed Al Tala, Abdulrahman Alswaid, Saleem Ahmed, Jumana Yousuf Al-Aama, Janine Altmüller, Mohammed Al Balwi, Angela F Brady, Luciana Chessa, Helen Cox, Rita Fischetto, Raoul Heller, Bertram D Henderson, Emma Hobson, Peter Nürnberg, E Ferda Percin, Angela Peron, Luigina Spaccini, Alan J Quigley, Seema Thakur, Carol A Wise, Grace Yoon, Maha Alnemer, Pavel Tomancak, Gökhan Yigit, A Malcolm R Taylor, Martin A M Reijns, Michael A Simpson, David Cortez, Fowzan S Alkuraya, Christopher G Mathew, Andrew P Jackson, Grant S Stewart
To ensure efficient genome duplication, cells have evolved numerous factors that promote unperturbed DNA replication and protect, repair and restart damaged forks. Here we identify downstream neighbor of SON (DONSON) as a novel fork protection factor and report biallelic DONSON mutations in 29 individuals with microcephalic dwarfism. We demonstrate that DONSON is a replisome component that stabilizes forks during genome replication. Loss of DONSON leads to severe replication-associated DNA damage arising from nucleolytic cleavage of stalled replication forks...
February 13, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191890/refining-the-role-of-de-novo-protein-truncating-variants-in-neurodevelopmental-disorders-by-using-population-reference-samples
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Jack A Kosmicki, Kaitlin E Samocha, Daniel P Howrigan, Stephan J Sanders, Kamil Slowikowski, Monkol Lek, Konrad J Karczewski, David J Cutler, Bernie Devlin, Kathryn Roeder, Joseph D Buxbaum, Benjamin M Neale, Daniel G MacArthur, Dennis P Wall, Elise B Robinson, Mark J Daly
Recent research has uncovered an important role for de novo variation in neurodevelopmental disorders. Using aggregated data from 9,246 families with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, or developmental delay, we found that ∼1/3 of de novo variants are independently present as standing variation in the Exome Aggregation Consortium's cohort of 60,706 adults, and these de novo variants do not contribute to neurodevelopmental risk. We further used a loss-of-function (LoF)-intolerance metric, pLI, to identify a subset of LoF-intolerant genes containing the observed signal of associated de novo protein-truncating variants (PTVs) in neurodevelopmental disorders...
February 13, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191889/targeted-sequencing-identifies-91-neurodevelopmental-disorder-risk-genes-with-autism-and-developmental-disability-biases
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Holly A F Stessman, Bo Xiong, Bradley P Coe, Tianyun Wang, Kendra Hoekzema, Michaela Fenckova, Malin Kvarnung, Jennifer Gerdts, Sandy Trinh, Nele Cosemans, Laura Vives, Janice Lin, Tychele N Turner, Gijs Santen, Claudia Ruivenkamp, Marjolein Kriek, Arie van Haeringen, Emmelien Aten, Kathryn Friend, Jan Liebelt, Christopher Barnett, Eric Haan, Marie Shaw, Jozef Gecz, Britt-Marie Anderlid, Ann Nordgren, Anna Lindstrand, Charles Schwartz, R Frank Kooy, Geert Vandeweyer, Celine Helsmoortel, Corrado Romano, Antonino Alberti, Mirella Vinci, Emanuela Avola, Stefania Giusto, Eric Courchesne, Tiziano Pramparo, Karen Pierce, Srinivasa Nalabolu, David G Amaral, Ingrid E Scheffer, Martin B Delatycki, Paul J Lockhart, Fereydoun Hormozdiari, Benjamin Harich, Anna Castells-Nobau, Kun Xia, Hilde Peeters, Magnus Nordenskjöld, Annette Schenck, Raphael A Bernier, Evan E Eichler
Gene-disruptive mutations contribute to the biology of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), but most of the related pathogenic genes are not known. We sequenced 208 candidate genes from >11,730 cases and >2,867 controls. We identified 91 genes, including 38 new NDD genes, with an excess of de novo mutations or private disruptive mutations in 5.7% of cases. Drosophila functional assays revealed a subset with increased involvement in NDDs. We identified 25 genes showing a bias for autism versus intellectual disability and highlighted a network associated with high-functioning autism (full-scale IQ >100)...
February 13, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191888/promoter-shape-varies-across-populations-and-affects-promoter-evolution-and-expression-noise
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Ignacio E Schor, Jacob F Degner, Dermot Harnett, Enrico Cannavò, Francesco P Casale, Heejung Shim, David A Garfield, Ewan Birney, Matthew Stephens, Oliver Stegle, Eileen E M Furlong
Animal promoters initiate transcription either at precise positions (narrow promoters) or dispersed regions (broad promoters), a distinction referred to as promoter shape. Although highly conserved, the functional properties of promoters with different shapes and the genetic basis of their evolution remain unclear. Here we used natural genetic variation across a panel of 81 Drosophila lines to measure changes in transcriptional start site (TSS) usage, identifying thousands of genetic variants affecting transcript levels (strength) or the distribution of TSSs within a promoter (shape)...
February 13, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166215/genetic-loci-associated-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-with-loci-for-lung-function-and-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Brian D Hobbs, Kim de Jong, Maxime Lamontagne, Yohan Bossé, Nick Shrine, María Soler Artigas, Louise V Wain, Ian P Hall, Victoria E Jackson, Annah B Wyss, Stephanie J London, Kari E North, Nora Franceschini, David P Strachan, Terri H Beaty, John E Hokanson, James D Crapo, Peter J Castaldi, Robert P Chase, Traci M Bartz, Susan R Heckbert, Bruce M Psaty, Sina A Gharib, Pieter Zanen, Jan W Lammers, Matthijs Oudkerk, H J Groen, Nicholas Locantore, Ruth Tal-Singer, Stephen I Rennard, Jørgen Vestbo, Wim Timens, Peter D Paré, Jeanne C Latourelle, Josée Dupuis, George T O'Connor, Jemma B Wilk, Woo Jin Kim, Mi Kyeong Lee, Yeon-Mok Oh, Judith M Vonk, Harry J de Koning, Shuguang Leng, Steven A Belinsky, Yohannes Tesfaigzi, Ani Manichaikul, Xin-Qun Wang, Stephen S Rich, R Graham Barr, David Sparrow, Augusto A Litonjua, Per Bakke, Amund Gulsvik, Lies Lahousse, Guy G Brusselle, Bruno H Stricker, André G Uitterlinden, Elizabeth J Ampleford, Eugene R Bleecker, Prescott G Woodruff, Deborah A Meyers, Dandi Qiao, David A Lomas, Jae-Joon Yim, Deog Kyeom Kim, Iwona Hawrylkiewicz, Pawel Sliwinski, Megan Hardin, Tasha E Fingerlin, David A Schwartz, Dirkje S Postma, William MacNee, Martin D Tobin, Edwin K Silverman, H Marike Boezen, Michael H Cho
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. We performed a genetic association study in 15,256 cases and 47,936 controls, with replication of select top results (P < 5 × 10(-6)) in 9,498 cases and 9,748 controls. In the combined meta-analysis, we identified 22 loci associated at genome-wide significance, including 13 new associations with COPD. Nine of these 13 loci have been associated with lung function in general population samples, while 4 (EEFSEC, DSP, MTCL1, and SFTPD) are new...
February 6, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166214/dense-genotyping-of-immune-related-loci-implicates-host-responses-to-microbial-exposure-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-susceptibility
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Masaki Takeuchi, Nobuhisa Mizuki, Akira Meguro, Michael J Ombrello, Yohei Kirino, Colleen Satorius, Julie Le, Mary Blake, Burak Erer, Tatsukata Kawagoe, Duran Ustek, Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun, Emire Seyahi, Yilmaz Ozyazgan, Inês Sousa, Fereydoun Davatchi, Vânia Francisco, Farhad Shahram, Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi, Abdolhadi Nadji, Niloofar Mojarad Shafiee, Fahmida Ghaderibarmi, Shigeaki Ohno, Atsuhisa Ueda, Yoshiaki Ishigatsubo, Massimo Gadina, Sofia A Oliveira, Ahmet Gül, Daniel L Kastner, Elaine F Remmers
We analyzed 1,900 Turkish Behçet's disease cases and 1,779 controls genotyped with the Immunochip. The most significantly associated SNP was rs1050502, a tag SNP for HLA-B*51. In the Turkish discovery set, we identified three new risk loci, IL1A-IL1B, IRF8, and CEBPB-PTPN1, with genome-wide significance (P < 5 × 10(-8)) by direct genotyping and ADO-EGR2 by imputation. We replicated the ADO-EGR2, IRF8, and CEBPB-PTPN1 loci by genotyping 969 Iranian cases and 826 controls. Imputed data in 608 Japanese cases and 737 controls further replicated ADO-EGR2 and IRF8, and meta-analysis additionally identified RIPK2 and LACC1...
February 6, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166213/genome-wide-association-analyses-for-lung-function-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-identify-new-loci-and-potential-druggable-targets
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Louise V Wain, Nick Shrine, María Soler Artigas, A Mesut Erzurumluoglu, Boris Noyvert, Lara Bossini-Castillo, Ma'en Obeidat, Amanda P Henry, Michael A Portelli, Robert J Hall, Charlotte K Billington, Tracy L Rimington, Anthony G Fenech, Catherine John, Tineka Blake, Victoria E Jackson, Richard J Allen, Bram P Prins, Archie Campbell, David J Porteous, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Matthias Wielscher, Alan L James, Jennie Hui, Nicholas J Wareham, Jing Hua Zhao, James F Wilson, Peter K Joshi, Beate Stubbe, Rajesh Rawal, Holger Schulz, Medea Imboden, Nicole M Probst-Hensch, Stefan Karrasch, Christian Gieger, Ian J Deary, Sarah E Harris, Jonathan Marten, Igor Rudan, Stefan Enroth, Ulf Gyllensten, Shona M Kerr, Ozren Polasek, Mika Kähönen, Ida Surakka, Veronique Vitart, Caroline Hayward, Terho Lehtimäki, Olli T Raitakari, David M Evans, A John Henderson, Craig E Pennell, Carol A Wang, Peter D Sly, Emily S Wan, Robert Busch, Brian D Hobbs, Augusto A Litonjua, David W Sparrow, Amund Gulsvik, Per S Bakke, James D Crapo, Terri H Beaty, Nadia N Hansel, Rasika A Mathias, Ingo Ruczinski, Kathleen C Barnes, Yohan Bossé, Philippe Joubert, Maarten van den Berge, Corry-Anke Brandsma, Peter D Paré, Don D Sin, David C Nickle, Ke Hao, Omri Gottesman, Frederick E Dewey, Shannon E Bruse, David J Carey, H Lester Kirchner, Stefan Jonsson, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Ingileif Jonsdottir, Thorarinn Gislason, Kari Stefansson, Claudia Schurmann, Girish Nadkarni, Erwin P Bottinger, Ruth J F Loos, Robin G Walters, Zhengming Chen, Iona Y Millwood, Julien Vaucher, Om P Kurmi, Liming Li, Anna L Hansell, Chris Brightling, Eleftheria Zeggini, Michael H Cho, Edwin K Silverman, Ian Sayers, Gosia Trynka, Andrew P Morris, David P Strachan, Ian P Hall, Martin D Tobin
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by reduced lung function and is the third leading cause of death globally. Through genome-wide association discovery in 48,943 individuals, selected from extremes of the lung function distribution in UK Biobank, and follow-up in 95,375 individuals, we increased the yield of independent signals for lung function from 54 to 97. A genetic risk score was associated with COPD susceptibility (odds ratio per 1 s.d. of the risk score (∼6 alleles) (95% confidence interval) = 1...
February 6, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166212/a-study-of-allelic-diversity-underlying-flowering-time-adaptation-in-maize-landraces
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J Alberto Romero Navarro, Martha Wilcox, Juan Burgueño, Cinta Romay, Kelly Swarts, Samuel Trachsel, Ernesto Preciado, Arturo Terron, Humberto Vallejo Delgado, Victor Vidal, Alejandro Ortega, Armando Espinoza Banda, Noel Orlando Gómez Montiel, Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio, Félix San Vicente, Armando Guadarrama Espinoza, Gary Atlin, Peter Wenzl, Sarah Hearne, Edward S Buckler
Landraces (traditional varieties) of domesticated species preserve useful genetic variation, yet they remain untapped due to the genetic linkage between the few useful alleles and hundreds of undesirable alleles. We integrated two approaches to characterize the diversity of 4,471 maize landraces. First, we mapped genomic regions controlling latitudinal and altitudinal adaptation and identified 1,498 genes. Second, we used F-one association mapping (FOAM) to map the genes that control flowering time, across 22 environments, and identified 1,005 genes...
February 6, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166211/divergent-effects-of-intrinsically-active-mek-variants-on-developmental-ras-signaling
#9
Yogesh Goyal, Granton A Jindal, José L Pelliccia, Kei Yamaya, Eyan Yeung, Alan S Futran, Rebecca D Burdine, Trudi Schüpbach, Stanislav Y Shvartsman
Germline mutations in Ras pathway components are associated with a large class of human developmental abnormalities, known as RASopathies, that are characterized by a range of structural and functional phenotypes, including cardiac defects and neurocognitive delays. Although it is generally believed that RASopathies are caused by altered levels of pathway activation, the signaling changes in developing tissues remain largely unknown. We used assays with spatiotemporal resolution in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) and Danio rerio (zebrafish) to quantify signaling changes caused by mutations in MAP2K1 (encoding MEK), a core component of the Ras pathway that is mutated in both RASopathies and cancers in humans...
February 6, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135248/systematic-analysis-of-telomere-length-and-somatic-alterations-in-31-cancer-types
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Floris P Barthel, Wei Wei, Ming Tang, Emmanuel Martinez-Ledesma, Xin Hu, Samirkumar B Amin, Kadir C Akdemir, Sahil Seth, Xingzhi Song, Qianghu Wang, Tara Lichtenberg, Jian Hu, Jianhua Zhang, Siyuan Zheng, Roel G W Verhaak
Cancer cells survive cellular crisis through telomere maintenance mechanisms. We report telomere lengths in 18,430 samples, including tumors and non-neoplastic samples, across 31 cancer types. Telomeres were shorter in tumors than in normal tissues and longer in sarcomas and gliomas than in other cancers. Among 6,835 cancers, 73% expressed telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), which was associated with TERT point mutations, rearrangements, DNA amplifications and transcript fusions and predictive of telomerase activity...
January 30, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135247/whole-genome-analysis-of-introgressive-hybridization-and-characterization-of-the-bovine-legacy-of-mongolian-yaks
#11
Ivica Medugorac, Alexander Graf, Cécile Grohs, Sophie Rothammer, Yondon Zagdsuren, Elena Gladyr, Natalia Zinovieva, Johanna Barbieri, Doris Seichter, Ingolf Russ, André Eggen, Garrett Hellenthal, Gottfried Brem, Helmut Blum, Stefan Krebs, Aurélien Capitan
The yak is remarkable for its adaptation to high altitude and occupies a central place in the economies of the mountainous regions of Asia. At lower elevations, it is common to hybridize yaks with cattle to combine the yak's hardiness with the productivity of cattle. Hybrid males are sterile, however, preventing the establishment of stable hybrid populations, but not a limited introgression after backcrossing several generations of female hybrids to male yaks. Here we inferred bovine haplotypes in the genomes of 76 Mongolian yaks using high-density SNP genotyping and whole-genome sequencing...
January 30, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135246/avian-w-and-mammalian-y-chromosomes-convergently-retained-dosage-sensitive-regulators
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Daniel W Bellott, Helen Skaletsky, Ting-Jan Cho, Laura Brown, Devin Locke, Nancy Chen, Svetlana Galkina, Tatyana Pyntikova, Natalia Koutseva, Tina Graves, Colin Kremitzki, Wesley C Warren, Andrew G Clark, Elena Gaginskaya, Richard K Wilson, David C Page
After birds diverged from mammals, different ancestral autosomes evolved into sex chromosomes in each lineage. In birds, females are ZW and males are ZZ, but in mammals females are XX and males are XY. We sequenced the chicken W chromosome, compared its gene content with our reconstruction of the ancestral autosomes, and followed the evolutionary trajectory of ancestral W-linked genes across birds. Avian W chromosomes evolved in parallel with mammalian Y chromosomes, preserving ancestral genes through selection to maintain the dosage of broadly expressed regulators of key cellular processes...
January 30, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135245/a-missense-variant-in-ncf1-is-associated-with-susceptibility-to-multiple-autoimmune-diseases
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Jian Zhao, Jianyang Ma, Yun Deng, Jennifer A Kelly, Kwangwoo Kim, So-Young Bang, Hye-Soon Lee, Quan-Zhen Li, Edward K Wakeland, Rong Qiu, Mengru Liu, Jianping Guo, Zhanguo Li, Wenfeng Tan, Astrid Rasmussen, Christopher J Lessard, Kathy L Sivils, Bevra H Hahn, Jennifer M Grossman, Diane L Kamen, Gary S Gilkeson, Sang-Cheol Bae, Patrick M Gaffney, Nan Shen, Betty P Tsao
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease with a strong genetic component characterized by autoantibody production and a type I interferon signature. Here we report a missense variant (g.74779296G>A; p.Arg90His) in NCF1, encoding the p47(phox) subunit of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase (NOX2), as the putative underlying causal variant that drives a strong SLE-associated signal detected by the Immunochip in the GTF2IRD1-GTF2I region at 7q11.23 with a complex genomic structure. We show that the p...
January 30, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135244/genome-wide-association-analysis-identifies-novel-blood-pressure-loci-and-offers-biological-insights-into-cardiovascular-risk
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Helen R Warren, Evangelos Evangelou, Claudia P Cabrera, He Gao, Meixia Ren, Borbala Mifsud, Ioanna Ntalla, Praveen Surendran, Chunyu Liu, James P Cook, Aldi T Kraja, Fotios Drenos, Marie Loh, Niek Verweij, Jonathan Marten, Ibrahim Karaman, Marcelo P Segura Lepe, Paul F O'Reilly, Joanne Knight, Harold Snieder, Norihiro Kato, Jiang He, E Shyong Tai, M Abdullah Said, David Porteous, Maris Alver, Neil Poulter, Martin Farrall, Ron T Gansevoort, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Reedik Mägi, Alice Stanton, John Connell, Stephan J L Bakker, Andres Metspalu, Denis C Shields, Simon Thom, Morris Brown, Peter Sever, Tõnu Esko, Caroline Hayward, Pim van der Harst, Danish Saleheen, Rajiv Chowdhury, John C Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Aravinda Chakravarti, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Cecilia M Lindgren, Daniel Levy, Jaspal S Kooner, Bernard Keavney, Maciej Tomaszewski, Nilesh J Samani, Joanna M M Howson, Martin D Tobin, Patricia B Munroe, Georg B Ehret, Louise V Wain, Michael R Barnes, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Mark J Caulfield, Paul Elliott
Elevated blood pressure is the leading heritable risk factor for cardiovascular disease worldwide. We report genetic association of blood pressure (systolic, diastolic, pulse pressure) among UK Biobank participants of European ancestry with independent replication in other cohorts, and robust validation of 107 independent loci. We also identify new independent variants at 11 previously reported blood pressure loci. In combination with results from a range of in silico functional analyses and wet bench experiments, our findings highlight new biological pathways for blood pressure regulation enriched for genes expressed in vascular tissues and identify potential therapeutic targets for hypertension...
January 30, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112740/a-somatic-mutational-process-recurrently-duplicates-germline-susceptibility-loci-and-tissue-specific-super-enhancers-in-breast-cancers
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Dominik Glodzik, Sandro Morganella, Helen Davies, Peter T Simpson, Yilong Li, Xueqing Zou, Javier Diez-Perez, Johan Staaf, Ludmil B Alexandrov, Marcel Smid, Arie B Brinkman, Inga Hansine Rye, Hege Russnes, Keiran Raine, Colin A Purdie, Sunil R Lakhani, Alastair M Thompson, Ewan Birney, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Marc J van de Vijver, John W M Martens, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Andrea L Richardson, Gu Kong, Alain Viari, Douglas Easton, Gerard Evan, Peter J Campbell, Michael R Stratton, Serena Nik-Zainal
Somatic rearrangements contribute to the mutagenized landscape of cancer genomes. Here, we systematically interrogated rearrangements in 560 breast cancers by using a piecewise constant fitting approach. We identified 33 hotspots of large (>100 kb) tandem duplications, a mutational signature associated with homologous-recombination-repair deficiency. Notably, these tandem-duplication hotspots were enriched in breast cancer germline susceptibility loci (odds ratio (OR) = 4.28) and breast-specific 'super-enhancer' regulatory elements (OR = 3...
January 23, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112739/acquired-cyp19a1-amplification-is-an-early-specific-mechanism-of-aromatase-inhibitor-resistance-in-er%C3%AE-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Luca Magnani, Gianmaria Frigè, Raffaella Maria Gadaleta, Giacomo Corleone, Sonia Fabris, Hermannus Kempe, Pernette J Verschure, Iros Barozzi, Valentina Vircillo, Sung-Pil Hong, Ylenia Perone, Massimo Saini, Andreas Trumpp, Giuseppe Viale, Antonino Neri, Simak Ali, Marco Angelo Colleoni, Giancarlo Pruneri, Saverio Minucci
Tumor evolution is shaped by many variables, potentially involving external selective pressures induced by therapies. After surgery, patients with estrogen receptor (ERα)-positive breast cancer are treated with adjuvant endocrine therapy, including selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) and/or aromatase inhibitors (AIs). However, more than 20% of patients relapse within 10 years and eventually progress to incurable metastatic disease. Here we demonstrate that the choice of therapy has a fundamental influence on the genetic landscape of relapsed diseases...
January 23, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112738/landscape-of-monoallelic-dna-accessibility-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-and-neural-progenitor-cells
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Jin Xu, Ava C Carter, Anne-Valerie Gendrel, Mikael Attia, Joshua Loftus, William J Greenleaf, Robert Tibshirani, Edith Heard, Howard Y Chang
We developed an allele-specific assay for transposase-accessible chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq) to genotype and profile active regulatory DNA across the genome. Using a mouse hybrid F1 system, we found that monoallelic DNA accessibility across autosomes was pervasive, developmentally programmed and composed of several patterns. Genetically determined accessibility was enriched at distal enhancers, but random monoallelically accessible (RAMA) elements were enriched at promoters and may act as gatekeepers of monoallelic mRNA expression...
January 23, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112737/pediatric-non-down-syndrome-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia-is-characterized-by-distinct-genomic-subsets-with-varying-outcomes
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Jasmijn D E de Rooij, Cristyn Branstetter, Jing Ma, Yongjin Li, Michael P Walsh, Jinjun Cheng, Askar Obulkasim, Jinjun Dang, John Easton, Lonneke J Verboon, Heather L Mulder, Martin Zimmermann, Cary Koss, Pankaj Gupta, Michael Edmonson, Michael Rusch, Joshua Yew Suang Lim, Katarina Reinhardt, Martina Pigazzi, Guangchun Song, Allen Eng Juh Yeoh, Lee-Yung Shih, Der-Cherng Liang, Stephanie Halene, Diane S Krause, Jinghui Zhang, James R Downing, Franco Locatelli, Dirk Reinhardt, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, C Michel Zwaan, Maarten Fornerod, Tanja A Gruber
Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) is a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in which cells morphologically resemble abnormal megakaryoblasts. While rare in adults, AMKL accounts for 4-15% of newly diagnosed childhood AML cases. AMKL in individuals without Down syndrome (non-DS-AMKL) is frequently associated with poor clinical outcomes. Previous efforts have identified chimeric oncogenes in a substantial number of non-DS-AMKL cases, including RBM15-MKL1, CBFA2T3-GLIS2, KMT2A gene rearrangements, and NUP98-KDM5A...
January 23, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092686/epigenomic-reprogramming-during-pancreatic-cancer-progression-links-anabolic-glucose-metabolism-to-distant-metastasis
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Oliver G McDonald, Xin Li, Tyler Saunders, Rakel Tryggvadottir, Samantha J Mentch, Marc O Warmoes, Anna E Word, Alessandro Carrer, Tal H Salz, Sonoko Natsume, Kimberly M Stauffer, Alvin Makohon-Moore, Yi Zhong, Hao Wu, Kathryn E Wellen, Jason W Locasale, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue, Andrew P Feinberg
During the progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), heterogeneous subclonal populations emerge that drive primary tumor growth, regional spread, distant metastasis, and patient death. However, the genetics of metastases largely reflects that of the primary tumor in untreated patients, and PDAC driver mutations are shared by all subclones. This raises the possibility that an epigenetic process might operate during metastasis. Here we report large-scale reprogramming of chromatin modifications during the natural evolution of distant metastasis...
January 16, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092685/precision-oncology-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-using-a-knowledge-bank-approach
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Moritz Gerstung, Elli Papaemmanuil, Inigo Martincorena, Lars Bullinger, Verena I Gaidzik, Peter Paschka, Michael Heuser, Felicitas Thol, Niccolo Bolli, Peter Ganly, Arnold Ganser, Ultan McDermott, Konstanze Döhner, Richard F Schlenk, Hartmut Döhner, Peter J Campbell
Underpinning the vision of precision medicine is the concept that causative mutations in a patient's cancer drive its biology and, by extension, its clinical features and treatment response. However, considerable between-patient heterogeneity in driver mutations complicates evidence-based personalization of cancer care. Here, by reanalyzing data from 1,540 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we explore how large knowledge banks of matched genomic-clinical data can support clinical decision-making. Inclusive, multistage statistical models accurately predicted likelihoods of remission, relapse and mortality, which were validated using data from independent patients in The Cancer Genome Atlas...
January 16, 2017: Nature Genetics
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