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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211977/1q21-3-deletion-involving-gatad2b-an-emerging-recurrent-microdeletion-syndrome
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Thipwimol Tim-Aroon, Natini Jinawath, Weerin Thammachote, Praweena Sinpitak, Anchalee Limrungsikul, Chaiyos Khongkhatithum, Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon
GATAD2B gene is involved in chromatin modification and transcription activity. Loss-of-function mutations of GATAD2B have recently been defined to cause a recognizable syndrome with intellectual disability (ID). Human TPM3 gene encoding thin filament protein is associated with myopathies. Both genes are located on chromosome 1q21.3. We herein report an infant with feeding difficulty, developmental delay, hypotonia, and dysmorphic features including small palpebral fissures, telecanthus, sparse hair and eyebrow, cup-shaped ears, and clinodactyly...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205384/cribriform-adenocarcinoma-of-the-minor-salivary-gland-arising-in-the-tonsil-with-metastasis-to-a-cervical-lymph-node-a-case-report-with-description-of-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
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Alexa Pagano, Katie Dennis
Cribriform adenocarcinoma of minor salivary gland (CAMSG) is a rare tumor of the head and neck. We report a case of a 70-year-old female who presented with a 4-5-month history of a left neck mass. CT scan of the neck showed a left neck mass just inferior to the angle of the mandible and left tonsillar prominence. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of the neck mass showed epithelial groups with focal cribriform architecture. The cells had round to oval nuclei and fine chromatin. The background contained scattered lymphocytes...
February 16, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202009/development-of-intron-targeting-it-markers-specific-for-chromosome-arm-4vs-of-haynaldia-villosa-by-chromosome-sorting-and-next-generation-sequencing
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Haiyan Wang, Keli Dai, Jin Xiao, Chunxia Yuan, Renhui Zhao, Jaroslav Doležel, Yufeng Wu, Aizhong Cao, Peidu Chen, Shouzhong Zhang, Xiue Wang
BACKGROUND: Haynaldia villosa (L.) Schur (syn. Dasypyrum villosum L. Candargy, 2n = 14, genome VV) is the tertiary gene pool of wheat, and thus a potential resource of genes for wheat improvement. Among other, wheat yellow mosaic (WYM) resistance gene Wss1 and a take-all resistance gene were identified on the short arm of chromosome 4 V (4VS) of H. villosa. We had obtained introgressions on 4VS chromosome arm, with the objective of utilizing the target genes. However, monitoring these introgressions has been a daunting task because of inadequate knowledge as to H...
February 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155083/the-long-zinc-finger-domain-of-prdm9-forms-a-highly-stable-and-long-lived-complex-with-its-dna-recognition-sequence
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Yasmin Striedner, Theresa Schwarz, Thomas Welte, Andreas Futschik, Ulrich Rant, Irene Tiemann-Boege
PR domain containing protein 9 (PRDM9) is a meiosis-specific, multi-domain protein that regulates the location of recombination hotspots by targeting its DNA recognition sequence for double-strand breaks (DSBs). PRDM9 specifically recognizes DNA via its tandem array of zinc fingers (ZnFs), epigenetically marks the local chromatin by its histone methyltransferase activity, and is an important tether that brings the DNA into contact with the recombination initiation machinery. A strong correlation between PRDM9-ZnF variants and specific DNA motifs at recombination hotspots has been reported; however, the binding specificity and kinetics of the ZnF domain are still obscure...
February 2, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139742/polymorphism-of-apyrimidinic-dna-structures-in-the-nucleosome
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Akihisa Osakabe, Yasuhiro Arimura, Syota Matsumoto, Naoki Horikoshi, Kaoru Sugasawa, Hitoshi Kurumizaka
Huge amounts (>10,000/day) of apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites are produced in genomes, but their structures in chromatin remain undetermined. We determined the crystal structure of the nucleosome containing AP-site analogs at two symmetric sites, which revealed structural polymorphism: one forms an inchworm configuration without an empty space at the AP site, and the other forms a B-form-like structure with an empty space and the orphan base. This unexpected inchworm configuration of the AP site is important to understand the AP DNA repair mechanism, because it may not be recognized by the major AP-binding protein, APE1, during the base excision repair process...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115742/mef2c-transcription-factor-is-associated-with-the-genetic-and-epigenetic-risk-architecture-of-schizophrenia-and-improves-cognition-in-mice
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A C Mitchell, B Javidfar, V Pothula, D Ibi, E Y Shen, C J Peter, L K Bicks, T Fehr, Y Jiang, K J Brennand, R L Neve, J Gonzalez-Maeso, S Akbarian
Large-scale consortia mapping the genomic risk architectures of schizophrenia provide vast amounts of molecular information, with largely unexplored therapeutic potential. We harnessed publically available information from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, and report myocyte enhancer factor 2C (MEF2C) motif enrichment in sequences surrounding the top scoring single-nucleotide polymorphisms within risk loci contributing by individual small effect to disease heritability. Chromatin profiling at base-pair resolution in neuronal nucleosomes extracted from prefrontal cortex of 34 subjects, including 17 cases diagnosed with schizophrenia, revealed MEF2C motif enrichment within cis-regulatory sequences, including neuron-specific promoters and superenhancers, affected by histone H3K4 hypermethylation in disease cases...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094813/a-methylome-wide-mqtl-analysis-reveals-associations-of-methylation-sites-with-gad1-and-hdac3-snps-and-a-general-psychiatric-risk-score
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D M Ciuculete, A E Boström, S Voisin, H Philipps, O E Titova, M Bandstein, L Nikontovic, M J Williams, J Mwinyi, H B Schiöth
Genome-wide association studies have identified a number of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with psychiatric diseases. Increasing body of evidence suggests a complex connection of SNPs and the transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of gene expression, which is poorly understood. In the current study, we investigated the interplay between genetic risk variants, shifts in methylation and mRNA levels in whole blood from 223 adolescents distinguished by a risk for developing psychiatric disorders...
January 17, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087289/clinical-utility-and-functional-analysis-of-variants-in-atrial-fibrillation-associated-locus-4q25
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Yusuke Ebana, Kouichi Ozaki, Lian Liu, Hitoshi Hachiya, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe, Michiaki Kubo, Toshihiro Tanaka, Tetsushi Furukawa
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 4q25 has been repeatedly identified as atrial fibrillation (AF)-sensitive locus in multiple genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and is considered to hold some clues to AF pathogenesis. We aimed to investigate the clinical utilities in Japanese and to unveil the function of the 4q25 locus in affecting transcription of adjacent genes. METHODS: We conducted AF GWAS in Japanese population (1382 AF cases and 1478 controls) and the replication panel (1666 AF cases and 1229 controls) with detailed clinical information which showed the acceleration of AF onset...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059867/influence-of-the-kdm4a-rs586339-polymorphism-on-overall-survival-in-asian-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Charlie Marvalim, Jing Xiang Gimson Wong, Natalia Sutiman, Wan Teck Lim, Shao Weng Tan, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Quan Sing Ng, Amit Jain, Mei Kim Ang, Wan Ling Tan, Chee Keong Toh, Eng Huat Tan, Balram Chowbay
The critical role of lysine demethylase 4A (KDM4A), in regulating chromatin structure and consequently in driving cellular proliferation and oncogenesis has been the focus of recent studies. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with adenocarcinoma histology who were homozygous for KDM4A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-A482 (rs586339) were recently shown to have significantly worse overall survival (OS) compared with patients with the wild-type or the heterozygous genotype at this locus (hazard ratio=1...
March 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025584/genome-wide-association-study-of-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis-in-three-patient-cohorts-comparison-to-myeloma
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M I da Silva Filho, A Försti, N Weinhold, I Mezian, C Campo, S Huhn, J Nickel, P Hoffmann, M M Nöthen, K-H Jöckel, S Landi, J S Mitchell, D Johnson, G J Morgan, R Houlston, H Goldschmidt, A Jauch, P Milani, G Merlini, D Rowcieno, P Hawkins, U Hegenbart, G Palladini, A Wechalekar, S O Schönland, K Hemminki
Immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis is characterized by tissue deposition of amyloid fibers derived from immunoglobulin light chain. AL amyloidosis and multiple myeloma (MM) originate from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. We wanted to characterize germline susceptibility to AL amyloidosis using a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on 1229 AL amyloidosis patients from Germany, UK and Italy, and 7526 healthy local controls. For comparison with MM, recent GWAS data on 3790 cases were used...
December 27, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907856/cdna-aflp-analysis-of-transcripts-induced-in-chickpea-plants-by-tio2-nanoparticles-during-cold-stress
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Saeed Amini, Reza Maali-Amiri, Rahmat Mohammadi, Seyyedeh-Sanam Kazemi-Shahandashti
We evaluated the effect of TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) on cold tolerance (CT) development in two chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes (Sel96Th11439, cold tolerant, and ILC533, cold susceptible) by using cDNA-amplified fragment length polymorphism (cDNA-AFLP) technique during the first and sixth days of cold stress (CS) at 4 °C. Selective amplification by primer combinations generated 4200 transcript-derived fragments (TDFs) while 100 of them (2.62%) were differentially expressed. During CS, 60 differentially expressed TDFs of TiO2 NPs-treated plants were cloned and 10 of them produced successfully readable sequences...
November 22, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906046/chromatin-landscapes-and-genetic-risk-in-systemic-lupus
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Joyce S Hui-Yuen, Lisha Zhu, Lai Ping Wong, Kaiyu Jiang, Yanmin Chen, Tao Liu, James N Jarvis
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-system, complex disease in which the environment interacts with inherited genes to produce broad phenotypes with inter-individual variability. Of 46 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) shown to confer genetic risk for SLE in recent genome-wide association studies, 30 lie within noncoding regions of the human genome. We therefore sought to identify and describe the functional elements (aside from genes) located within these regions of interest...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901321/copy-number-variants-in-a-population-based-investigation-of-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome
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Aggeliki Dimopoulos, Robert J Sicko, Denise M Kay, Shannon L Rigler, Ruzong Fan, Paul A Romitti, Marilyn L Browne, Charlotte M Druschel, Michele Caggana, Lawrence C Brody, James L Mills
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital vascular disorder that is thought to occur sporadically; however, reports of familial occurrence suggest a genetic component. We examined KTS cases to identify novel, potentially causal copy number variants (CNVs). We identified 17 KTS cases from all live-births occurring in New York (1998-2010). Extracted DNA was genotyped using Illumina microarrays and CNVs were called using PennCNV software. CNVs selected for follow-up had ≥10 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and minimal overlap with in-house controls or controls from the Database of Genomic Variants...
February 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889799/a-polymorphism-in-the-promoter-region-of-pd-l1-serves-as-a-binding-site-for-sp1-and-is-associated-with-pd-l1-overexpression-and-increased-occurrence-of-gastric-cancer
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Li-Hua Tao, Xin-Ru Zhou, Fu-Chao Li, Qi Chen, Fan-Yi Meng, Yong Mao, Rui Li, Dong Hua, Hong-Jian Zhang, Wei-Peng Wang, Wei-Chang Chen
PD-L1 is a member of the B7 family co-inhibitory molecules and plays a critical role in tumor immune escape. In this study, we found a polymorphism rs10815225 in the PD-L1 promoter region was significantly associated with the occurrence of gastric cancer. The GG homozygous frequency was higher in the cancer patients than that in the precancerous lesions, which was higher than that in the health controls. This polymorphism locates in the binding-site of Sp1 transcription factor (SP1). The expression level of PD-L1 mRNA in the GG homozygous cancer patients was apparently higher than that in the GC heterozygotes...
November 26, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865915/functional-promoter-polymorphisms-direct-the-expression-of-cystathionine-gamma-lyase-gene-in-mouse-models-of-essential-hypertension
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Vinayak Gupta, Piyushkumar R Kapopara, Abrar A Khan, Vikas Arige, Lakshmi Subramanian, Parshuram J Sonawane, Binu K Sasi, Nitish R Mahapatra
Despite the well-known role of cystathionine γ-lyase (Cth) in cardiovascular pathophysiology, transcriptional regulation of Cth remains incompletely understood. Sequencing of the Cth promoter region in mouse models of genetic/essential hypertension (viz. Blood Pressure High [BPH], Blood Pressure Low [BPL] and Blood Pressure Normal [BPN] mice) identified several genetic variations. Transient transfections of BPH/BPL-Cth promoter-reporter plasmids into various cell types revealed higher promoter activity of BPL-Cth than that of BPH-Cth...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861577/identifying-causal-genes-at-the-multiple-sclerosis-associated-region-6q23-using-capture-hi-c
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Paul Martin, Amanda McGovern, Jonathan Massey, Stefan Schoenfelder, Kate Duffus, Annie Yarwood, Anne Barton, Jane Worthington, Peter Fraser, Stephen Eyre, Gisela Orozco
BACKGROUND: The chromosomal region 6q23 has been found to be associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) predisposition through genome wide association studies (GWAS). There are four independent single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with MS in this region, which spans around 2.5 Mb. Most GWAS variants associated with complex traits, including these four MS associated SNPs, are non-coding and their function is currently unknown. However, GWAS variants have been found to be enriched in enhancers and there is evidence that they may be involved in transcriptional regulation of their distant target genes through long range chromatin looping...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834128/studies-on-non-synonymous-polymorphisms-altering-human-dna-topoisomerase-ii-alpha-interaction-with-amsacrine-and-mitoxantrone-an-in-silico-approach
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Farzaneh Mohamadi Farsani, Mohamad Reza Ganjalikhany, Sadeq Vallian
DNA topoisomerase II-α (Top2-α), an essential enzyme for the management of DNA during replication, transcription, recombination, and chromatin remodeling, is one of the most important anticancer targets. Numerous molecules have been designed as Top2-α inhibitors. However, several studies have shown that polymorphisms and mutations in Top2 have conferred resistance to most of these anticancer drugs. The aim of this study was to computationally examine the mechanisms by which genomic variations in Top2-α could affect its resistance to Amsacrine and Mitoxantrone as important inhibitors of the enzyme...
November 9, 2016: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827316/brm-promoter-polymorphisms-risk-and-survival-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-in-the-princess-margaret-cohort-and-ncic-ctg-br-24-trial
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Geoffrey Liu, Sinead Cuffe, Shermi Liang, Abul K Azad, Lu Cheng, Yonathan Brhane, Xin Qiu, David W Cescon, Jeff P Bruce, Zhuo Chen, Dangxiao Cheng, Devalben Patel, Brandon C Tse, Scott A Laurie, Glenwood D Goss, Natasha B Leighl, Rayjean J Hung, Penelope A Bradbury, Lesley Seymour, Frances A Shepherd, Ming-Sound Tsao, Bingshu E Chen, Wei Xu, David Reisman
PURPOSE: BRM, a key catalytic subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex, is a putative tumor susceptibility gene that is silenced in 15% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Two novel BRM promoter polymorphisms (BRM-741, BRM-1321) are associated with reversible epigenetic silencing of BRM protein expression. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Advanced NSCLC patients from the Princess Margaret (PM) cohort study and from the CCTG BR.24 clinical trial were genotyped for BRM promoter polymorphisms...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821479/functional-roles-of-acetylated-histone-marks-at-mouse-meiotic-recombination-hot-spots
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Irina V Getun, Zhen Wu, Mohammad Fallahi, Souad Ouizem, Qin Liu, Weimin Li, Roberta Costi, William R Roush, John L Cleveland, Philippe R J Bois
Meiotic recombination initiates following the formation of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by the Spo11 endonuclease early in prophase I, at discrete regions in the genome coined "hot spots." In mammals, meiotic DSB site selection is directed in part by sequence-specific binding of PRDM9, a polymorphic histone H3 (H3K4Me3) methyltransferase. However, other chromatin features needed for meiotic hot spot specification are largely unknown. Here we show that the recombinogenic cores of active hot spots in mice harbor several histone H3 and H4 acetylation and methylation marks that are typical of open, active chromatin...
February 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799070/capture-hi-c-identifies-a-novel-causal-gene-il20ra-in-the-pan-autoimmune-genetic-susceptibility-region-6q23
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Amanda McGovern, Stefan Schoenfelder, Paul Martin, Jonathan Massey, Kate Duffus, Darren Plant, Annie Yarwood, Arthur G Pratt, Amy E Anderson, John D Isaacs, Julie Diboll, Nishanthi Thalayasingam, Caroline Ospelt, Anne Barton, Jane Worthington, Peter Fraser, Stephen Eyre, Gisela Orozco
BACKGROUND: The identification of causal genes from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is the next important step for the translation of genetic findings into biologically meaningful mechanisms of disease and potential therapeutic targets. Using novel chromatin interaction detection techniques and allele specific assays in T and B cell lines, we provide compelling evidence that redefines causal genes at the 6q23 locus, one of the most important loci that confers autoimmunity risk...
November 1, 2016: Genome Biology
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