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Isabelle Meyts, Barbara Bosch, Alexandre Bolze, Bertrand Boisson, Yuval Itan, Aziz Belkadi, Vincent Pedergnana, Leen Moens, Capucine Picard, Aurélie Cobat, Xavier Bossuyt, Laurent Abel, Jean-Laurent Casanova
The advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in 2010 has transformed medicine, particularly the growing field of inborn errors of immunity. NGS has facilitated the discovery of novel disease-causing genes and the genetic diagnosis of patients with monogenic inborn errors of immunity. Whole-exome sequencing (WES) is presently the most cost-effective approach for research and diagnostics, although whole-genome sequencing offers several advantages. The scientific or diagnostic challenge consists in selecting 1 or 2 candidate variants among thousands of NGS calls...
October 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Shulan Tian, Huihuang Yan, Michael Kalmbach, Susan L Slager
BACKGROUND: GATK Best Practices workflows are widely used in large-scale sequencing projects and recommend post-alignment processing before variant calling. Two key post-processing steps include the computationally intensive local realignment around known INDELs and base quality score recalibration (BQSR). Both have been shown to reduce erroneous calls; however, the findings are mainly supported by the analytical pipeline that incorporates BWA and GATK UnifiedGenotyper. It is not known whether there is any benefit of post-processing and to what extent the benefit might be for pipelines implementing other methods, especially given that both mappers and callers are typically updated...
October 3, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
Takahide Hayano, Hiroshi Matsui, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Nobuaki Ohtake, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Ituro Inoue
Prostate cancer (PC) is the second most common cancer in men. Family history is the major risk factor for PC. Only two susceptibility genes were identified in PC, BRCA2 and HOXB13. A comprehensive search of germline variants for patients with PC has not been reported in Japanese families. In this study, we conducted exome sequencing followed by Sanger sequencing to explore responsible germline variants in 140 Japanese patients with PC from 66 families. In addition to known susceptibility genes, BRCA2 and HOXB13, we identified TRRAP variants in a mutually exclusive manner in seven large PC families (three or four patients per family)...
2016: PloS One
W Shi, T Jiang, P Nuciforo, C Hatzis, E Holmes, N Harbeck, C Sotiriou, L Peña, S Loi, D D Rosa, S Chia, A Wardley, T Ueno, J Rossari, H Eidtmann, A Armour, M Piccart-Gebhart, D L Rimm, J Baselga, L Pusztai
BACKGROUND: We performed whole-exome sequencing of pretreatment biopsies and examined whether genome-wide metrics of overall mutational load, clonal heterogeneity or alterations at variant, gene, and pathway levels are associated with treatment response and survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred and three biopsies from the NeoALTTO trial were analyzed. Mutations were called with MuTect, and Strelka, using pooled normal DNA. Associations between DNA alterations and outcome were evaluated by logistic and Cox-proportional hazards regression...
September 29, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Kenneth S Chen, Woo Sun Kwon, Jiwoong Kim, Su Jin Heo, Hyo Song Kim, Hyo Ki Kim, Soo Hee Kim, Won Suk Lee, Hyun Cheol Chung, Sun Young Rha, Tae Hyun Hwang
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone cancer. It can be cured by aggressive surgery and chemotherapy, but outcomes for metastatic or chemoresistant disease remain dismal. Cancer sequencing studies have shown that the p53 pathway is dysregulated in nearly every case, often by translocation; however, no studies of osteosarcoma evolution or intratumor heterogeneity have been done to date. We studied a patient with chemoresistant, metastatic disease over the course of 3 years. We performed exome sequencing on germline DNA and DNA collected from tumor at three separate time points...
September 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
Shulan Tian, Huihuang Yan, Claudia Neuhauser, Susan L Slager
BACKGROUND: Current variant discovery methods often start with the mapping of short reads to a reference genome; yet, their performance deteriorates in genomic regions where the reads are highly divergent from the reference sequence. This is particularly problematic for the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region on chromosome 6p21.3. This region is associated with over 100 diseases, but variant calling is hindered by the extreme divergence across different haplotypes. RESULTS: We simulated reads from chromosome 6 exonic regions over a wide range of sequence divergence and coverage depth...
2016: BMC Genomics
Yasuto Akiyama, Ryota Kondou, Akira Iizuka, Keiichi Ohshima, Kenichi Urakami, Takeshi Nagashima, Yuji Shimoda, Tomoe Tanabe, Sumiko Ohnami, Shumpei Ohnami, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Tohru Mochizuki, Ken Yamaguchi
Project HOPE (High-tech Omics-based Patient Evaluation) has been progressing since its implementation in 2014 using whole-exome sequencing (WES) and gene expression profiling (GEP). With the aim of evaluating immune status in cancer patients, a gene panel consisting of 164 immune response-associated genes (56 antigen-presenting cell and T-cell-associated genes, 34 cytokine- and metabolism-associated genes, 47 TNF and TNF receptor superfamily genes, and 27 regulatory T-cell-associated genes) was established, and its expression and mutation status were investigated using 1,000 cancer patient-derived tumors...
2016: Biomedical Research
Rhiannon McBean, Yew-Wah Liew, Brett Wilson, Pawinee Kupatawintu, Morakot Emthip, Catherine Hyland, Robert Flower
The At(a) blood group antigen (now AUG2 in the Augustine system) is a high-frequency antigen with negative phenotype At(a-) found only in individuals of African ancestry. In a twin pregnancy, the fifth pregnancy in a woman of African origin, serological investigations confirmed that the mother was At(a-) and anti-At(a) was detected. DNA samples were exome sequenced and alignment was performed to allow variant calling. It was confirmed that the single nucleotide polymorphism, rs45458701, within the SLC29A1 gene encoding the ENT1 protein, recently reported to be a basis of the At(a-) phenotype was also the basis of the phenotype in this family...
January 2016: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
Mark T W Ebbert, Mark E Wadsworth, Lyndsay A Staley, Kaitlyn L Hoyt, Brandon Pickett, Justin Miller, John Duce, John S K Kauwe, Perry G Ridge
BACKGROUND: Analyzing next-generation sequencing data is difficult because datasets are large, second generation sequencing platforms have high error rates, and because each position in the target genome (exome, transcriptome, etc.) is sequenced multiple times. Given these challenges, numerous bioinformatic algorithms have been developed to analyze these data. These algorithms aim to find an appropriate balance between data loss, errors, analysis time, and memory footprint. Typical analysis pipelines require multiple steps...
2016: BMC Bioinformatics
A E Covone, C Fiorillo, M Acquaviva, F Trucco, G Morana, R Ravazzolo, C Minetti
We have performed whole-exome sequencing in a family trio with a 16-year-old girl suffering of progressive motor neuron disease. There was no family history of the disease and no parental consanguinity. Our exome analysis indicated the proband as a compound heterozygote for two missense variants in the TECPR2 gene according to a recessive mode of inheritance. The TECPR2 gene has been reported as a positive regulator of autophagy which is an essential mechanism for maintaining neuron homeostasis and survival and plays a key role in major adult and pediatric neurodegenerative diseases...
August 2016: Clinical Genetics
Patrick Maffucci, Charles A Filion, Bertrand Boisson, Yuval Itan, Lei Shang, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles
Whole exome sequencing (WES) has proven an effective tool for the discovery of genetic defects in patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs). However, success in dissecting the genetic etiology of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) has been limited. We outline a practical framework for using WES to identify causative genetic defects in these subjects. WES was performed on 50 subjects diagnosed with CVID who had at least one of the following criteria: early onset, autoimmune/inflammatory manifestations, low B lymphocytes, and/or familial history of hypogammaglobulinemia...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Brigitte Glanzmann, Hendri Herbst, Craig J Kinnear, Marlo Möller, Junaid Gamieldien, Soraya Bardien
BACKGROUND: Whole exome sequencing (WES) has provided a means for researchers to gain access to a highly enriched subset of the human genome in which to search for variants that are likely to be pathogenic and possibly provide important insights into disease mechanisms. In developing countries, bioinformatics capacity and expertise is severely limited and wet bench scientists are required to take on the challenging task of understanding and implementing the barrage of bioinformatics tools that are available to them...
2016: Source Code for Biology and Medicine
Silvia Salatino, Varun Ramraj
Following variant calling and annotation, accurate variant filtering is a crucial step to extract meaningful information from sequencing data and to investigate disease aetiology. However, the variant call format (VCF) used to store this information is not easy to handle for non-bioinformaticians. We present BrowseVCF, a flexible and intuitive software to enable researchers to browse and filter millions of variants in a few seconds. Key features include querying user-defined gene lists, grouping samples for family or tumour/normal studies and exporting results in spreadsheet format...
July 3, 2016: Briefings in Bioinformatics
Robert P Igo, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Jane Romm, Jonathan L Haines, Janey L Wiggs
The Illumina HumanExome BeadChip and other exome-based genotyping arrays offer inexpensive genotyping of some 240,000 mostly nonsynonymous coding variants across the human genome. The HumanExome chip, with its highly non-uniform distribution of markers and emphasis on rare coding variants, presents some unique challenges for quality control (QC) and data cleaning. Here, we describe QC procedures for HumanExome data, with examples of challenges specific to exome arrays from our experience cleaning a data set of ∼7,500 samples from the NEIGHBORHOOD Consortium...
2016: Current Protocols in Human Genetics
Melissa Rotunno, Mary L McMaster, Joseph Boland, Sara Bass, Xijun Zhang, Laurie Burdett, Belynda Hicks, Sarangan Ravichandran, Brian T Luke, Meredith Yeager, Laura Fontaine, Paula L Hyland, Alisa M Goldstein, Stephen J Chanock, Neil E Caporaso, Margaret A Tucker, Lynn R Goldin
Hodgkin lymphoma shows strong familial aggregation but no major susceptibility genes have been identified to date. The goal of this study was to identify high-penetrance variants using whole exome sequencing in 17 Hodgkin lymphoma prone families with three or more affected cases or obligate carriers (69 individuals), followed by targeted sequencing in an additional 48 smaller HL families (80 individuals). Alignment and variant calling were performed using standard methods. Dominantly segregating, rare, coding or potentially functional variants were further prioritized based on predicted deleteriousness, conservation, and potential importance in lymphoid malignancy pathways...
July 2016: Haematologica
Ewa A Bergmann, Bo-Juen Chen, Kanika Arora, Vladimir Vacic, Michael C Zody
MOTIVATION: Sequencing of matched tumor and normal samples is the standard study design for reliable detection of somatic alterations. However, even very low levels of cross-sample contamination significantly impact calling of somatic mutations, because contaminant germline variants can be incorrectly interpreted as somatic. There are currently no sequence-only based methods that reliably estimate contamination levels in tumor samples, which frequently display copy number changes. As a solution, we developed Conpair, a tool for detection of sample swaps and cross-individual contamination in whole-genome and whole-exome tumor-normal sequencing experiments...
June 26, 2016: Bioinformatics
Qi Yan, Rui Chen, James S Sutcliffe, Edwin H Cook, Daniel E Weeks, Bingshan Li, Wei Chen
Family-based sequencing studies have unique advantages in enriching rare variants, controlling population stratification, and improving genotype calling. Standard genotype calling algorithms are less likely to call rare variants correctly, often mistakenly calling heterozygotes as reference homozygotes. The consequences of such non-random errors on association tests for rare variants are unclear, particularly in transmission-based tests. In this study, we investigated the impact of genotyping errors on rare variant association tests of family-based sequence data...
2016: Scientific Reports
W Yang, G Wu, U Broeckel, C A Smith, V Turner, C E Haidar, S Wang, R Carter, S E Karol, G Neale, K R Crews, J J Yang, C G Mullighan, J R Downing, W E Evans, M V Relling
We compared whole exome sequencing (WES, n = 176 patients) and whole genome sequencing (WGS, n = 68) and clinical genotyping (DMET array-based approach) for interrogating 13 genes with Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines. We focused on 127 CPIC important variants: 103 single nucleotide variations (SNV), 21 insertion/deletions (Indel), HLA-B alleles, and two CYP2D6 structural variations. WES and WGS provided interrogation of nonoverlapping sets of 115 SNV/Indels with call rate >98%...
October 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Zohreh Fattahi, Zahra Kalhor, Mahsa Fadaee, Raheleh Vazehan, Elham Parsimehr, Ayda Abolhassani, Maryam Beheshtian, Gholamreza Zamani, Shahriar Nafissi, Yalda Nilipour, Mohammad R Akbari, Kimia Kahrizi, Ariana Kariminejad, Hossein Najmabadi
Neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) include a broad range of disorders affecting muscles, nerves and neuromuscular junctions. Their overlapping phenotypes and heterogeneous genetic nature have created challenges in diagnosis which calls for the implementation of massive parallel sequencing as a candidate strategy to increase the diagnostic yield. In this study, total of 45 patients, mostly offspring of consanguineous marriages were examined using whole exome sequencing. Data analysis was performed to identify the most probable pathogenic rare variants in known NMD genes which led to identification of causal variants for 33 out of 45 patients (73...
May 28, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Anna A Lobas, Dmitry S Karpov, Arthur T Kopylov, Elizaveta M Solovyeva, Mark V Ivanov, Irina Y Ilina, Vassily N Lazarev, Ksenia G Kuznetsova, Ekaterina V Ilgisonis, Victor G Zgoda, Mikhail V Gorshkov, Sergei A Moshkovskii
Genomic and proteomic data were integrated into the proteogenomic workflow to identify coding genomic variants of Human Embryonic Kidney 293 (HEK-293) cell line at the proteome level. Shotgun proteome data published by Geiger et al. (2012), Chick et al. (2015), and obtained in this work for HEK-293 were searched against the customized genomic database generated using exome data published by Lin et al. (2014). Overall, 112 unique variants were identified at the proteome level out of ∼1200 coding variants annotated in the exome...
July 2016: Proteomics
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