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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928975/assessing-causality-in-associations-between-cannabis-use-and-schizophrenia-risk-a-two-sample-mendelian-randomization-study
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S H Gage, H J Jones, S Burgess, J Bowden, G Davey Smith, S Zammit, M R Munafò
BACKGROUND: Observational associations between cannabis and schizophrenia are well documented, but ascertaining causation is more challenging. We used Mendelian randomization (MR), utilizing publicly available data as a method for ascertaining causation from observational data. METHOD: We performed bi-directional two-sample MR using summary-level genome-wide data from the International Cannabis Consortium (ICC) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC2). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with cannabis initiation (p < 10-5) and schizophrenia (p < 5 × 10-8) were combined using an inverse-variance-weighted fixed-effects approach...
December 8, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924921/birth-weight-and-risk-of-ischemic-heart-disease-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Shiu Lun Au Yeung, Shi Lin Lin, Albert Martin Li, C Mary Schooling
Low birth weight is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, the association could be confounded by many factors. We used Mendelian randomization to clarify the role of birth weight in ischemic heart disease (IHD) and lipids. We used all 7 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) independently contributing to birth weight at genome wide significance (p < 5 × 10(-8)) in separate sample instrumental variable analysis to estimate the effect of birth weight on IHD using the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D 1000 Genomes based GWAS case (n = 60,801)-control (n = 123,504) study and on lipids using GLGC (n = 188,577)...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924034/comprehensive-characterization-annotation-and-innovative-use-of-infinium-dna-methylation-beadchip-probes
#3
Wanding Zhou, Peter W Laird, Hui Shen
Illumina Infinium DNA Methylation BeadChips represent the most widely used genome-scale DNA methylation assays. Existing strategies for masking Infinium probes overlapping repeats or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are based largely on ad hoc assumptions and subjective criteria. In addition, the recently introduced MethylationEPIC (EPIC) array expands on the utility of this platform, but has not yet been well characterized. We present in this paper an extensive characterization of probes on the EPIC and HM450 microarrays, including mappability to the latest genome build, genomic copy number of the 3' nested subsequence and influence of polymorphisms including a previously unrecognized color channel switch for Type I probes...
October 24, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924023/methsmrt-an-integrative-database-for-dna-n6-methyladenine-and-n4-methylcytosine-generated-by-single-molecular-real-time-sequencing
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Pohao Ye, Yizhao Luan, Kaining Chen, Yizhi Liu, Chuanle Xiao, Zhi Xie
DNA methylation is an important type of epigenetic modifications, where 5- methylcytosine (5mC), 6-methyadenine (6mA) and 4-methylcytosine (4mC) are the most common types. Previous efforts have been largely focused on 5mC, providing invaluable insights into epigenetic regulation through DNA methylation. Recently developed single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology provides a unique opportunity to detect the less studied DNA 6mA and 4mC modifications at single-nucleotide resolution. With a rapidly increased amount of SMRT sequencing data generated, there is an emerging demand to systematically explore DNA 6mA and 4mC modifications from these data sets...
October 18, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924020/lincsnp-2-0-an-updated-database-for-linking-disease-associated-snps-to-human-long-non-coding-rnas-and-their-tfbss
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Shangwei Ning, Ming Yue, Peng Wang, Yue Liu, Hui Zhi, Yan Zhang, Jizhou Zhang, Yue Gao, Maoni Guo, Dianshuang Zhou, Xin Li, Xia Li
We describe LincSNP 2.0 (http://bioinfo.hrbmu.edu.cn/LincSNP), an updated database that is used specifically to store and annotate disease-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in human long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and their transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs). In LincSNP 2.0, we have updated the database with more data and several new features, including (i) expanding disease-associated SNPs in human lncRNAs; (ii) identifying disease-associated SNPs in lncRNA TFBSs; (iii) updating LD-SNPs from the 1000 Genomes Project; and (iv) collecting more experimentally supported SNP-lncRNA-disease associations...
October 23, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922604/common-variants-on-2p16-1-6p22-1-and-10q24-32-are-associated-with-schizophrenia-in-han-chinese-population
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H Yu, H Yan, J Li, Z Li, X Zhang, Y Ma, L Mei, C Liu, L Cai, Q Wang, F Zhang, N Iwata, M Ikeda, L Wang, T Lu, M Li, H Xu, X Wu, B Liu, J Yang, K Li, L Lv, X Ma, C Wang, L Li, F Yang, T Jiang, Y Shi, T Li, D Zhang, W Yue
Many schizophrenia susceptibility loci have been identified through genome-wide association studies (GWASs) in European populations. However, until recently, schizophrenia GWASs in non-European populations were limited to small sample sizes and have yielded few loci associated with schizophrenia. To identify genetic risk variations for schizophrenia in the Han Chinese population, we performed a two-stage GWAS of schizophrenia comprising 4384 cases and 5770 controls, followed by independent replications of 13 single-nucleotide polymorphisms in an additional 4339 schizophrenia cases and 7043 controls of Han Chinese ancestry...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922483/clinicopathologic-and-prognostic-significance-of-gelatinase-a-in-tunisian-colorectal-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Dalel Ben Néjima, Yosr Ben Zarkouna, Pascal Pujol, Amor Gammoudi, Hamouda Boussen, Mohamed Manai
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (gelatinase A) is a well-known mediator of cancer metastasis, but it is also thought to be involved in several aspects of cancer development, including cell growth and inflammation. In the present study, we investigate whether MMP-2 SNP, MMP-2 mRNAs, and MMP-2 protein are associated with the susceptibility to colorectal cancer in the Tunisian population. The TaqMan allele discrimination assay and DNA sequencing techniques were used for genotyping; MMP-2 expression of each genotype was analyzed by semiquantitative RT-PCR, and MMP-2 protein expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry staining...
January 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921411/association-of-cd46-ivs1-1724-c-g-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-iranian-women-with-unexplained-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-ursa
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Shiva Abdi-Shayan, Amir Monfaredan, Zahra Moradi, Mehrangiz Rajaii Oskoui, Tohid Kazemi
There are several known and unknown factors for unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA). Among them, complement regulatory protein CD46 plays a pivotal role in preventing uncontrolled activation of complement and successful continuation of pregnancy. We aimed in this study to investigate the possible association of CD46 IVS1-1724 C>G polymorphism with RSA in Iranian women. 141 women with RSA and 153 women with normal pregnancy were enrolled in this study. RSA was confirmed as the history of having at least three consecutive abortions without any known immunologic, pathologic and genetic reason...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920536/evaluation-of-potential-novel-variations-and-their-interactions-related-to-bipolar-disorders-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-study-data
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Cengizhan Acikel, Yesim Aydin Son, Cemil Celik, Husamettin Gul
BACKGROUND: Multifactor dimensionality reduction (MDR) is a nonparametric approach that can be used to detect relevant interactions between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The aim of this study was to build the best genomic model based on SNP associations and to identify candidate polymorphisms that are the underlying molecular basis of the bipolar disorders. METHODS: This study was performed on Whole-Genome Association Study of Bipolar Disorder (dbGaP [database of Genotypes and Phenotypes] study accession number: phs000017...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919223/trpm2-snp-genotype-previously-associated-with-susceptibility-to-rhodococcus-equi-pneumonia-in-quarter-horse-foals-displays-differential-gene-expression-identified-using-rna-seq
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Cole M McQueen, Canaan M Whitfield-Cargile, Kranti Konganti, Glenn P Blodgett, Scott V Dindot, Noah D Cohen
BACKGROUND: Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is an intracellular bacterium that affects young foals and immuno-compromised individuals causing severe pneumonia. Currently, the genetic mechanisms that confer susceptibility and/or resistance to R. equi are not fully understood. Previously, using a SNP-based genome-wide association study, we identified a region on equine chromosome 26 associated with culture-confirmed clinical pneumonia. To better characterize this region and understand the function of the SNP located within TRPM2 that was associated with R...
December 5, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914105/genetic-variants-in-the-integrin-signaling-pathway-genes-predict-cutaneous-melanoma-survival
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Hongyu Li, Yanru Wang, Hongliang Liu, Qiong Shi, Yinghui Xu, Wenting Wu, Dakai Zhu, Christopher I Amos, Shenying Fang, Jeffrey E Lee, Jiali Han, Qingyi Wei
To identify genetic variants involved in prognosis of cutaneous melanoma (CM), we investigated associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes in the integrin signaling pathway with CM survival by re-analyzing a published genome-wide association study (GWAS) from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), and then validated significant SNPs in another GWAS from Harvard University. In the MDACC study, 1,148 SNPs were significantly associated with CM-specific survival (CMSS) (P ≤ 0...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913617/evaluating-sequence-based-genomic-prediction-with-an-efficient-new-simulator
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Miguel Pérez-Enciso, Natalia Forneris, Gustavo de Los Campos, Andrés Legarra
The vast amount of sequence data to analyze complex traits is posing new challenges in terms of analysis and interpretation of the results. Although simulation is a fundamental tool to investigate the reliability of genomic analyses and to optimize experimental design, existing software cannot simulate complete genomes realistically. To remedy this, we have developed a new strategy (Sequence Based Virtual Breeding, SBVB) that consists of using real sequence data and simulating new offspring genomes and phenotypes in a very efficient and flexible manner...
December 2, 2016: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909141/developing-a-risk-scoring-model-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-based-on-a-combination-of-hla-b27-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-copy-number-variant-markers
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Seung-Hyun Jung, Sung-Min Cho, Seon-Hee Yim, So-Hee Kim, Hyeon-Chun Park, Mi-La Cho, Seung-Cheol Shim, Tae-Hwan Kim, Sung-Hwan Park, Yeun-Jun Chung
OBJECTIVE: To develop a genotype-based ankylosing spondylitis (AS) risk prediction model that is more sensitive and specific than HLA-B27 typing. METHODS: To develop the AS genetic risk scoring (AS-GRS) model, 648 individuals (285 cases and 363 controls) were examined for 5 copy number variants (CNV), 7 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), and an HLA-B27 marker by TaqMan assays. The AS-GRS model was developed using logistic regression and validated with a larger independent set (576 cases and 680 controls)...
December 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908386/genetic-polymorphisms-in-19q13-3-genes-associated-with-alteration-of-repair-capacity-to-bpde-dna-adducts-in-primary-cultured-lymphocytes
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Mingyang Xiao, Sha Xiao, Tahar van der Straaten, Ping Xue, Guopei Zhang, Xiao Zheng, Qianye Zhang, Yuan Cai, Cuihong Jin, Jinghua Yang, Shengwen Wu, Guolian Zhu, Xiaobo Lu
Benzo[a]pyrene(B[a]P), and its ultimate metabolite Benzo[a]pyrene 7,8-diol 9,10-epoxide (BPDE), are classic DNA damaging carcinogens. DNA damage in cells caused by BPDE is normally repaired by Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER) and Base Excision Repair (BER). Genetic variations in NER and BER can change individual DNA repair capacity to DNA damage induced by BPDE. In the present study we determined the number of in vitro induced BPDE-DNA adducts in lymphocytes, to reflect individual susceptibility to Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)-induced carcinogenesis...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907153/the-majority-of-genotypes-of-the-virulence-gene-inla-are-intact-among-natural-watershed-isolates-of-listeria-monocytogenes-from-the-central-california-coast
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Lisa Gorski, Craig T Parker, Anita S Liang, Samarpita Walker, Kelly F Romanolo
Internalin A is an essential virulence gene involved in the uptake of the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes into host cells. It is intact in clinical strains and often truncated due to Premature Stop Codons (PMSCs) in isolates from processed foods and processing facilities. Less information is known about environmental isolates. We sequenced the inlA alleles and did Multi Locus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Analysis (MLVA) on 112 L. monocytogenes isolates from a 3-year period from naturally contaminated watersheds near a leafy green growing area in Central California...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905878/genomic-prediction-using-preselected-dna-variants-from-a-gwas-with-whole-genome-sequence-data-in-holstein-friesian-cattle
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Roel F Veerkamp, Aniek C Bouwman, Chris Schrooten, Mario P L Calus
BACKGROUND: Whole-genome sequence data is expected to capture genetic variation more completely than common genotyping panels. Our objective was to compare the proportion of variance explained and the accuracy of genomic prediction by using imputed sequence data or preselected SNPs from a genome-wide association study (GWAS) with imputed whole-genome sequence data. METHODS: Phenotypes were available for 5503 Holstein-Friesian bulls. Genotypes were imputed up to whole-genome sequence (13,789,029 segregating DNA variants) by using run 4 of the 1000 bull genomes project...
December 1, 2016: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905213/hepatic-lipid-and-genetic-factors-associated-with-obesity-crosstalk-with-alcohol-dependence
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Kimberly Goodyear, Mary R Lee, Melanie L Schwandt, Colin A Hodgkinson, Lorenzo Leggio
OBJECTIVES: Alcohol dependence represents a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Understanding the variables that contribute to this diagnosis and its severity is critical. An overlap between factors that may predispose people to become obese and those that may increase the risk of alcohol dependence may exist. However, data in the literature are not conclusive. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the association between alcohol dependence and obesity-related factors, including biochemical and genetic factors...
December 1, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904804/mining-snps-in-extracellular-vesicular-transcriptome-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-a-step-closer-to-early-diagnosis-of-neglected-chagas-disease
#18
Pallavi Gaur, Anoop Chaturvedi
One of the newest and strongest members of intercellular communicators, the Extracellular vesicles (EVs) and their enclosed RNAs; Extracellular RNAs (exRNAs) have been acknowledged as putative biomarkers and therapeutic targets for various diseases. Although a very deep insight has not been possible into the physiology of these vesicles, they are believed to be involved in cell-to-cell communication and host-pathogen interactions. EVs might be significantly helpful in discovering biomarkers for possible target identification as well as prognostics, diagnostics and developing vaccines...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904617/the-interferon-lambda-4-rs368234815-predicts-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-alpha-and-ribavirin-in-hemophilic-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Maryam Keshvari, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Bita Behnava, Ali Pouryasin, Heidar Sharafi
BACKGROUND: A dinucleotide variant rs368234815 in interferon lambda 4 (IFNL4) gene was recently found to be associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment response. This study aimed to assess the impact of IFNL4 rs368234815 polymorphism on treatment response to pegylated-IFN alpha (Peg-IFN-α) and ribavirin (RBV) in hemophilic patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 92 hemophilic patients with CHC who were treated with Peg-IFN-α/RBV were investigated...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902803/alphasim-software-for-breeding-program-simulation
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Anne-Michelle Faux, Gregor Gorjanc, R Chris Gaynor, Mara Battagin, Stefan M Edwards, David L Wilson, Sarah J Hearne, Serap Gonen, John M Hickey
This paper describes AlphaSim, a software package for simulating plant and animal breeding programs. AlphaSim enables the simulation of multiple aspects of breeding programs with a high degree of flexibility. AlphaSim simulates breeding programs in a series of steps: (i) simulate haplotype sequences and pedigree; (ii) drop haplotypes into the base generation of the pedigree and select single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and quantitative trait nucleotide (QTN); (iii) assign QTN effects, calculate genetic values, and simulate phenotypes; (iv) drop haplotypes into the burn-in generations; and (v) perform selection and simulate new generations...
November 2016: Plant Genome
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