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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213629/transcriptome-based-snp-discovery-by-gbs-and-the-construction-of-a-genetic-map-for-olive
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Ahmet İpek, Meryem İpek, Sezai Ercişli, Nesrin Aktepe Tangu
Molecular markers located in the genic regions of plants are valuable tools for the identification of candidate genes of economically important traits and consequent use in marker-assisted selection (MAS). In the past, simple sequence repeat markers (SSRs) and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located in expressed sequence tags (ESTs) were developed by sequencing RNA derived from different plant tissues, which involves laborious RNA extraction, mRNA isolation, and cDNA synthesis. In order to develop SNP markers located in olive transcriptomes, we used the recently developed genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) technique...
February 18, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213390/epigenetic-patterns-in-blood-associated-with-lipid-traits-predict-incident-coronary-heart-disease-events-and-are-enriched-for-results-from-genome-wide-association-studies
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Åsa K Hedman, Michael M Mendelson, Riccardo E Marioni, Stefan Gustafsson, Roby Joehanes, Marguerite R Irvin, Degui Zhi, Johanna K Sandling, Chen Yao, Chunyu Liu, Liming Liang, Tianxiao Huan, Allan F McRae, Serkalem Demissie, Sonia Shah, John M Starr, L Adrienne Cupples, Panos Deloukas, Timothy D Spector, Johan Sundström, Ronald M Krauss, Donna K Arnett, Ian J Deary, Lars Lind, Daniel Levy, Erik Ingelsson
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have identified loci influencing circulating lipid concentrations in humans; further information on novel contributing genes, pathways, and biology may be gained through studies of epigenetic modifications. METHODS AND RESULTS: To identify epigenetic changes associated with lipid concentrations, we assayed genome-wide DNA methylation at cytosine-guanine dinucleotides (CpGs) in whole blood from 2306 individuals from 2 population-based cohorts, with replication of findings in 2025 additional individuals...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202015/variant-discovery-in-the-sheep-milk-transcriptome-using-rna-sequencing
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Aroa Suárez-Vega, Beatriz Gutiérrez-Gil, Christophe Klopp, Gwenola Tosser-Klopp, Juan José Arranz
BACKGROUND: The identification of genetic variation underlying desired phenotypes is one of the main challenges of current livestock genetic research. High-throughput transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq) offers new opportunities for the detection of transcriptome variants (SNPs and short indels) in different tissues and species. In this study, we used RNA-Seq on Milk Sheep Somatic Cells (MSCs) with the goal of characterizing the genetic variation within the coding regions of the milk transcriptome in Churra and Assaf sheep, two common dairy sheep breeds farmed in Spain...
February 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199342/meta-qtl-for-resistance-to-white-mold-in-common-bean
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Renato C C Vasconcellos, O Blessing Oraguzie, Alvaro Soler, Haidar Arkwazee, James R Myers, Juan J Ferreira, Qijian Song, Phil McClean, Phillip N Miklas
White mold, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, is a major disease that limits common bean production and quality worldwide. The host-pathogen interaction is complex, with partial resistance in the host inherited as a quantitative trait with low to moderate heritability. Our objective was to identify meta-QTL conditioning partial resistance to white mold from individual QTL identified across multiple populations and environments. The physical positions for 37 individual QTL were identified across 14 recombinant inbred bi-parental populations (six new, three re-genotyped, and five from the literature)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198669/ulfasqtl-an-ultra-fast-method-of-composite-splicing-qtl-analysis
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Qian Yang, Yue Hu, Jun Li, Xuegong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Alternative splicing plays important roles in many regulatory processes and diseases in human. Many genetic variants contribute to phenotypic differences in gene expression and splicing that determine variations in human traits. Detecting genetic variants that affect splicing phenotypes is essential for understanding the functional impact of genetic variations on alternative splicing. For many situations, the key phenotype is the relative splicing ratios of alternative isoforms rather than the expression values of individual isoforms...
January 25, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193859/genetic-regulatory-signatures-underlying-islet-gene-expression-and-type-2-diabetes
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Arushi Varshney, Laura J Scott, Ryan P Welch, Michael R Erdos, Peter S Chines, Narisu Narisu, Ricardo D'O Albanus, Peter Orchard, Brooke N Wolford, Romy Kursawe, Swarooparani Vadlamudi, Maren E Cannon, John P Didion, John Hensley, Anthony Kirilusha, Lori L Bonnycastle, D Leland Taylor, Richard Watanabe, Karen L Mohlke, Michael Boehnke, Francis S Collins, Stephen C J Parker, Michael L Stitzel
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified >100 independent SNPs that modulate the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related traits. However, the pathogenic mechanisms of most of these SNPs remain elusive. Here, we examined genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic profiles in human pancreatic islets to understand the links between genetic variation, chromatin landscape, and gene expression in the context of T2D. We first integrated genome and transcriptome variation across 112 islet samples to produce dense cis-expression quantitative trait loci (cis-eQTL) maps...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193307/heritability-and-gwas-studies-for-monocyte-lymphocyte-ratio
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Bochao D Lin, Gonneke Willemsen, Iryna O Fedko, Rick Jansen, Brenda Penninx, E de Geus, C Kluft, JoukeJan Hottenga, Dorret I Boomsma
The monocyte-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) is a useful biomarker for disease development, but little is known about the extent to which genetic and environmental factors influence MLR variation. Here, we study the genetic architecture of MLR and determine the influence of demographic and lifestyle factors on MLR in data from a Dutch non-patient twin-family population. Data were obtained in 9,501 individuals from the Netherlands Twin Register. We used regression analyses to determine the effects of age, sex, smoking, and body mass index (BMI) on MLR and its subcomponents...
February 14, 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181565/genetic-susceptibility-variants-for-lung-cancer-replication-study-and-assessment-as-expression-quantitative-trait-loci
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Giulia Pintarelli, Chiara Elisabetta Cotroneo, Sara Noci, Matteo Dugo, Antonella Galvan, Simona Delli Carpini, Lorena Citterio, Paolo Manunta, Matteo Incarbone, Davide Tosi, Luigi Santambrogio, Tommaso A Dragani, Francesca Colombo
Many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been associated with lung cancer but lack confirmation and functional characterization. We retested the association of 56 candidate SNPs with lung adenocarcinoma risk and overall survival in a cohort of 823 Italian patients and 779 healthy controls, and assessed their function as expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs). In the replication study, eight SNPs (rs401681, rs3019885, rs732765, rs2568494, rs16969968, rs6495309, rs11634351, and rs4105144) associated with lung adenocarcinoma risk and three (rs9557635, rs4105144, and rs735482) associated with survival...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179367/genomic-rearrangements-in-arabidopsis-considered-as-quantitative-traits
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Martha Imprialou, André Kahles, Joshua G Steffen, Edward J Osborne, Xiangchao Gan, Janne Lempe, Amarjit Bhomra, Eric Belfield, Anne Visscher, Robert Greenhalgh, Nicholas P Harberd, Richard Goram, Jotun Hein, Alexandre Robert-Seilaniantz, Jonathan Jones, Oliver Stegle, Paula Kover, Miltos Tsiantis, Magnus Nordborg, Gunnar Rätsch, Richard M Clark, Richard Mott
To understand the population genetics of structural variants and their effects on phenotypes, we developed an approach to mapping structural variants that segregate in a population sequenced at low coverage. We avoid calling structural variants directly. Instead, the evidence for a potential structural variant at a locus is indicated by variation in the counts of short-reads that map anomalously to that locus. These structural variant traits are treated as quantitative traits and mapped genetically, analogously to a gene expression study...
February 7, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176342/identification-of-the-crucial-genes-in-the-elimination-and-survival-process-of-salmonella-enterica-ser-pullorum-in-the-chicken-spleen
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T Ma, L Xu, H Wang, X Guo, Z Li, F Wan, J Chen, L Liu, X Liu, G Chang, G Chen
Salmonella enterica ser. Pullorum is one of the most easily re-infecting pathogens in poultry production because of its mechanism of escaping from immune elimination. We used the transcriptome method to investigate the variation in gene expression in chicken spleen resulting from the interaction between hosts and S. Pullorum in the survival process. The expression of various genes related to the maturation and activation of B cells was activated before S. Pullorum was eliminated, which might help S. Pullorum escape from the elimination process...
February 7, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167953/biofortification-in-millets-a-sustainable-approach-for-nutritional-security
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REVIEW
A Vinoth, R Ravindhran
Nutritional insecurity is a major threat to the world's population that is highly dependent on cereals-based diet, deficient in micronutrients. Next to cereals, millets are the primary sources of energy in the semi-arid tropics and drought-prone regions of Asia and Africa. Millets are nutritionally superior as their grains contain high amount of proteins, essential amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. Biofortification of staple crops is proved to be an economically feasible approach to combat micronutrient malnutrition...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163244/colonic-transcriptional-response-to-1%C3%AE-25-oh-2-vitamin-d3-in-african-and-european-americans
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Dereck Alleyne, David Witonsky, Brandon Mapes, Shigeki Nakagome, Meredith Sommars, Ellie Hong, Katy A Muckala, Anna Di Rienzo, Sonia S Kupfer
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant health burden especially among African Americans (AA). Epidemiological studies have correlated low serum vitamin D with CRC risk, and, while hypovitaminosis D is more common and more severe in AA, the mechanisms by which vitamin D modulates CRC risk and how these differ by race are not well understood. Active vitamin D (1α,25(OH)2D3) has chemoprotective effects primarily through transcriptional regulation of target genes in the colon. We hypothesized that transcriptional response to 1α,25(OH)2D3 differs between AA and European Americans (EA) irrespective of serum vitamin D and that regulatory variants could impact transcriptional response...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160732/the-association-between-four-snps-rs7482144-rs4671393-rs28384513-and-rs4895441-and-fetal-hemoglobin-levels-in-chinese-zhuang-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia-patients
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Yunli Lai, Lin Zhou, Sheng Yi, Yun Chen, Yanqing Tang, Shang Yi, Ze Yang, Hongwei Wei, Chenguang Zheng, Sheng He
Four SNPs (rs7482144, rs4671393, rs28384513 and rs4895441) associated with HbF levels have been identified in different populations worldwide. To explore whether these SNPs modulate HbF expression in Chinese Zhuang population, 436 Chinese Zhuang β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI) patients were divided into high HbF level group (mean HbF=25.5%, n=218) and low group (mean HbF=6.51%, n=218) for genotyping using PCR-HRM method. Results demonstrated that there was a significantly higher minor allele frequency (MAF=34...
January 25, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152060/expression-quantitative-trait-loci-qtl-in-tumor-adjacent-normal-breast-tissue-and-breast-tumor-tissue
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Alejandro Quiroz-Zárate, Benjamin J Harshfield, Rong Hu, Nick Knoblauch, Andrew H Beck, Susan E Hankinson, Vincent Carey, Rulla M Tamimi, David J Hunter, John Quackenbush, Aditi Hazra
We investigate 71 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified in meta-analytic studies of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of breast cancer, the majority of which are located in intergenic or intronic regions. To explore regulatory impacts of these variants we conducted expression quantitative loci (eQTL) analyses on tissue samples from 376 invasive postmenopausal breast cancer cases in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) diagnosed from 1990-2004. Expression analysis was conducted on all formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples (and on 264 adjacent normal samples) using the Affymetrix Human Transcriptome Array...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151979/whole-genome-sequencing-of-an-african-american-family-highlights-toll-like-receptor-6-variants-in-kawasaki-disease-susceptibility
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Jihoon Kim, Chisato Shimizu, Stephen F Kingsmore, Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Eric Levy, Andre M Ribeiro Dos Santos, Hai Yang, Jay Flatley, Long Truong Hoang, Martin L Hibberd, Adriana H Tremoulet, Olivier Harismendy, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Jane C Burns
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common acquired pediatric heart disease. We analyzed Whole Genome Sequences (WGS) from a 6-member African American family in which KD affected two of four children. We sought rare, potentially causative genotypes by sequentially applying the following WGS filters: sequence quality scores, inheritance model (recessive homozygous and compound heterozygous), predicted deleteriousness, allele frequency, genes in KD-associated pathways or with significant associations in published KD genome-wide association studies (GWAS), and with differential expression in KD blood transcriptomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149305/genetic-modification-for-improving-seed-vigor-is-transitioning-from-model-plants-to-crop-plants
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Xiaolin Wu, Fen Ning, Xiuli Hu, Wei Wang
Although seed vigor is a complex physiological trait controlled by quantitative trait loci, technological advances in the laboratory are being translated into applications for enhancing seed vigor in crop plants. In this article, we summarize and discuss pioneering work in the genetic modification of seed vigor, especially through the over-expression of protein L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase (PIMT, EC 2.1.1.77) in seeds. The impressive success in improving rice seed vigor through the over-expression of PIMT provides a valuable reference for engineering high-vigor seeds for crop production...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145470/genetic-polymorphisms-and-their-association-with-brain-and-behavioural-measures-in-heterogeneous-stock-mice
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Magdalena Janecka, Sarah J Marzi, Michael J Parsons, Lin Liu, Jose L Paya-Cano, Rebecca G Smith, Cathy Fernandes, Leonard C Schalkwyk
Although the search for quantitative trait loci for behaviour remains a considerable challenge, the complicated genetic architecture of quantitative traits is beginning to be understood. The current project utilised heterogeneous stock (HS) male mice (n = 580) to investigate the genetic basis for brain weights, activity, anxiety and cognitive phenotypes. We identified 126 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved in regulation of neurotransmitter systems, nerve growth/death and gene expression, and subsequently investigated their associations with changes in behaviour and/or brain weights in our sample...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130354/genetic-physiological-and-comparative-genomic-studies-of-hypertension-and-insulin-resistance-in-the-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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Philip M Coan, Oliver Hummel, Ana Isabel Garcia Diaz, Marjorie Barrier, Neza Alfazema, Penny J Norsworthy, Michal Pravenec, Enrico Petretto, Norbert Huebner, Timothy J Aitman
We previously mapped hypertension-related insulin resistance quantitative trait loci (QTL) to rat chromosomes 4, 12 and 16 using adipocytes from F2 crosses between spontaneously hypertensive (SHR) and Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats, and subsequently identified Cd36 as the gene underlying the chromosome 4 locus. The identity of the chromosome 12 and 16 genes remains unknown. To identify whole body phenotypes associated with the chromosome 12 and 16 linkage regions, we generated and characterised new congenic strains, with WKY donor segments introgressed onto an SHR genetic background, for the chromosome 12 and 16 linkage regions...
January 26, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130222/genetic-analyses-of-the-inheritance-and-expressivity-of-autonomous-endosperm-formation-in-hieracium-with-different-modes-of-embryo-sac-and-seed-formation
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Steven T Henderson, Susan D Johnson, Joel Eichmann, Anna M G Koltunow
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Apomixis, or asexual seed formation, in polyploid Hieracium subgenus Pilosella species results in clonal progeny with a maternal genotype. An aposporous embryo sac forms mitotically from a somatic cell, without prior meiosis, while embryo and endosperm formation is fertilization independent (autonomous). The latter two developmental components are tightly linked in Hieracium Recently, two plants, AutE196 and AutE24, were identified from two different crosses. Both form embryo sacs via the sexual route by undergoing meiosis, and embryo development requires fertilization; however, 18 % of embryo sacs can undergo autonomous endosperm (AutE) formation...
January 27, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129359/high-throughput-characterization-of-blood-serum-proteomics-of-ibd-patients-with-respect-to-aging-and-genetic-factors
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Antonio F Di Narzo, Shannon E Telesco, Carrie Brodmerkel, Carmen Argmann, Lauren A Peters, Katherine Li, Brian Kidd, Joel Dudley, Judy Cho, Eric E Schadt, Andrew Kasarskis, Radu Dobrin, Ke Hao
To date, no large scale, systematic description of the blood serum proteome has been performed in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. By using microarray technology, a more complete description of the blood proteome of IBD patients is feasible. It may help to achieve a better understanding of the disease. We analyzed blood serum profiles of 1128 proteins in IBD patients of European descent (84 Crohn's Disease (CD) subjects and 88 Ulcerative Colitis (UC) subjects) as well as 15 healthy control subjects, and linked protein variability to patient age (all cohorts) and genetic components (genotype data generated from CD patients)...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
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