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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600404/differential-gene-expression-of-extracellular-matrix-related-proteins-in-the-vaginal-apical-compartment-of-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse
#1
Haijiao Wang, Yukimi Kira, Akihiro Hamuro, Aki Takase, Daisuke Tachibana, Masayasu Koyama
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a multifactorial disorder that impairs the quality of life (QoL) of older women in particular. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the pathogenesis of POP by focusing on the extracellular matrix (ECM). METHODS: Patients were classified into two groups-with or without cervical elongation-using the POP quantification system. Specimens were obtained from 29 women with POP during hysterectomy. The expression of fibulin-5, elastin, integrin β1 (ITGβ1), lysyl oxidase-like protein-1 (LOXL1) and collagen in the vagina, uterosacral ligament, and uterine cervix was investigated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and correlation between gene levels and severity of POP examined...
March 29, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547474/exfoliation-syndrome-a-disease-of-autophagy-and-loxl1-proteopathy
#2
Audrey M Bernstein, Robert Ritch, J Mario Wolosin
Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is an age-related disease involving the deposition of aggregated fibrillar material (XFM) at extracellular matrices in tissues that synthesize elastic fibers. Its main morbidity is in the eye, where XFM accumulations form on the surface of the ciliary body, iris and lens. Exfoliation glaucoma (XFG) occurs in a high proportion of persons with XFS and can be a rapidly progressing disease. Worldwide, XFG accounts for about 25% of open-angle glaucoma cases. XFS and XFG show a sharp age-dependence, similarly to the many age-related diseases classified as aggregopathies...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452408/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-seven-novel-susceptibility-loci-for-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#3
Yukihiro Shiga, Masato Akiyama, Koji M Nishiguchi, Kota Sato, Nobuhiro Shimozawa, Atsushi Takahashi, Yukihide Momozawa, Makoto Hirata, Matsuda Koichi, Taiki Yamaji, Motoki Iwasaki, Shoichiro Tsugane, Isao Oze, Haruo Mikami, Mariko Naito, Kenji Wakai, Munemitsu Yoshikawa, Masahiro Miyake, Kenji Yamashiro, Kenji Kashiwagi, Takeshi Iwata, Fumihiko Mabuchi, Mitsuko Takamoto, Mineo Ozaki, Kazuhide Kawase, Makoto Aihara, Makoto Araie, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Makoto Nakamura, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Koji Nitta, Aiko Iwase, Shiroaki Shirato, Yoshitaka Oka, Mamoru Satoh, Makoto Sasaki, Nobuo Fuse, Yoichi Suzuki, Ching-Yu Cheng, Chiea Chuen Khor, Mani Baskaran, Shamira Perera, Tin Aung, Eranga N Vithana, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Jae H Kang, Louis R Pasquale, Jonathan L Haines, Janey L Wiggs, Kathryn P Burdon, Puya Gharahkhani, Alex W Hewitt, David A Mackey, Stuart MacGregor, Jamie E Craig, R Rand Allingham, Micheal Hauser, Adeyinka Ashaye, Donald L Budenz, Stephan Akafo, Susan E I Williams, Yoichiro Kamatani, Toru Nakazawa, Michiaki Kubo
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide for which 15 disease-associated loci had been discovered. Among them, only 5 loci have been associated with POAG in Asians. We carried out a genome-wide association study and a replication study that included a total of 7,378 POAG cases and 36,385 controls from a Japanese population. After combining the GWAS and the two replication sets, we identified 11 POAG-associated loci, including 4 known (CDKN2B-AS1, ABCA1, SIX6 and AFAP1) and 7 novel loci (FNDC3B, ANKRD55-MAP3K1, LMX1B, LHPP, HMGA2, MEIS2 and LOXL1) at a genome-wide significance level (p < 5...
February 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434955/association-between-lysyl-oxidase-and-fibrotic-focus-in-relation-with-inflammation-in-breast-cancer
#4
Young Ju Jeong, Sung Hwan Park, Sung Hee Mun, Sang Gyu Kwak, Sun-Jae Lee, Hoon Kyu Oh
We hypothesized that lysyl oxidase (LOX) contributes to the formation of fibrotic focus (FF) in association with inflammation and serves a significant role in breast carcinogenesis. In the present study, the association between the expression of LOX family members and FF with regards to with inflammation was analyzed, and the prognostic significance of LOX and FF in breast cancer was investigated. Immunohistochemical staining for LOX, LOX-like protein (LOXL) 1, LOXL2 and LOXL3 was performed in primary breast cancer tissues...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432335/extracellular-matrix-regulation-and-dysregulation-in-exfoliation-syndrome
#5
Matthias Zenkel
Several lines of evidence, such as ultrastructural signs for activated fibrillogenesis and excessive production of elastic microfibrillar components in the anterior segment of the eye and throughout the body, indicate that exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is an elastic microfibrillopathy, leading to the accumulation of an abnormal extracellular fibrillar material (XFM). The upregulation of elastic microfibrillar components is paralleled by the selective upregulation of the cross-linking enzyme lysyl oxidase-like 1 (LOXL1) in the early phase of the disease, suggesting that LOXL1 participates in the stabilization of newly synthesized elastic proteins and finally in the stable accumulation of XFM...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419649/molecular-biology-of-exfoliation-syndrome
#6
Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt
Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is a common age-related matrix process resulting from excessive production and disordered assembly of elastic microfibrillar components into highly cross-linked fibrillary aggregates throughout the anterior eye segment and various organ systems. The underlying molecular pathophysiology involves a complex interplay of pro-fibrotic protagonists including growth factors, proteolytic enzymes and inhibitors, pro-inflammatory cytokines, chaperones, and dysregulated stress response pathways including insufficient autophagy...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419647/update-on-animal-models-of-exfoliation-syndrome
#7
Michael G Anderson, Kacie J Meyer, Adam Hedberg-Buenz, John H Fingert
Animal models are powerful tools for studying diseases that affect the eye, such as exfoliation syndrome (XFS). Two types of animal models have been used to investigate the pathophysiology of XFS and glaucoma. One class of models is engineered to have key features of a disease by alteration of their genome (genotype-driven animal models). LOXL1 is the first gene known to increase the risk for developing XFS in humans. Two transgenic mouse models with altered Loxl1 genes have been generated to study XFS. One strain of mice, Loxl1 deficient mice, also known as Loxl1 knock-out mice, have had the Loxl1 gene removed from their genomes...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401156/growth-factors-oxidative-damage-and-inflammation-in-exfoliation-syndrome
#8
Teresa Borrás
Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) produces deleterious ocular aging and has protean systemic manifestations. Local ocular production of TGFβ1 is of central importance in XFS. TGFβ1 appears to induce the expression of LOXL1 and the production of other extracellular matrix components which are known to be present in exfoliation material. Furthermore, results from several studies find that the aqueous humor of exfoliation glaucoma patients exhibits a decreased antioxidant defense and increased oxidative stress systems...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366776/inhibition-of-lysyl-oxidase-like-1-loxl1-expression-arrests-liver-fibrosis-progression-in-cirrhosis-by-reducing-elastin-crosslinking
#9
Wenshan Zhao, Aiting Yang, Wei Chen, Ping Wang, Tianhui Liu, Min Cong, Anjian Xu, Xuzhen Yan, Jidong Jia, Hong You
Mature crosslinked-poly-elastin deposition has been found to be associated with liver fibrosis. However, the regulation of crosslinked/insoluble elastin in liver fibrosis remains largely unknown. Here, we investigated the contribution of lysyl oxidases (LOXs) family, mediated elastin crosslinking, to liver fibrogenesis. We established carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 )-induced liver fibrotic and cirrhotic models and found that crosslinked/insoluble elastin levels spiked only in cirrhosis stage during disease progression, in comparison to collagen Ι levels which increased continuously though all stages...
April 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329947/-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-and-pseudoexfoliation-glaucoma
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REVIEW
C Schweitzer
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is an age-related systemic disease that mainly affects the anterior structures of the eye. Despite a worldwide distribution, reported incidence and prevalence of this syndrome vary widely between ethnicities and geographical areas. The exfoliative material is composed mainly of abnormal cross-linked fibrils that accumulate progressively in some organs such as the heart, blood vessels, lungs or meninges, and particularly in the anterior structures of the eye. The exact pathophysiological process still remains unclear but the association of genetic and environmental factors are thought to play a role in the development and progressive extracellular accumulation of exfoliative material...
January 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278698/gwas-links-variants-in-neuronal-development-and-actin-remodeling-related-loci-with-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-without-glaucoma
#11
Katarzyna Zagajewska, Magdalena Piątkowska, Krzysztof Goryca, Aneta Bałabas, Anna Kluska, Agnieszka Paziewska, Ewelina Pośpiech, Iwona Grabska-Liberek, Ewa E Hennig
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEXS) is an age-related elastosis, strongly associated with the development of secondary glaucoma. It is clearly suggested that PEXS has a genetic component, but this has not been extensively studied. Here, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using a DNA-pooling approach was conducted to explore the potential association of genetic variants with PEXS in a Polish population, including 103 PEXS patients without glaucoma and 106 perfectly (age- and gender-) matched controls. Individual sample TaqMan genotyping was used to validate GWAS-selected single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associations...
March 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207131/lysyl-oxidases-expression-and-histopathological-changes-of-the-diabetic-rat-nephron
#12
Jun Chen, Jie Ren, Wings T Y Loo, Liang Hao, Min Wang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major complication of diabetes, the accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) is considered an indication of nephropathological changes. Lysyl oxidases (LOXs) are also associated with ECM. However, the majority of studies on LOXs have focused on their potential role in renal fibrogenesis and there has no examination of LOXs expression or the correlation with histopathological changes of DN, including glomerular basement membrane (GBM) thickening and glomerulosclerosis. In this study, the association between histological changes and LOXs was explored using a type 2 diabetes model of male Zucker diabetic fatty rats...
February 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164236/posttranscriptional-regulation-of-loxl1-expression-via-alternative-splicing-and-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-as-an-adaptive-stress-response
#13
Daniel Berner, Matthias Zenkel, Francesca Pasutto, Ursula Hoja, Panah Liravi, Gabriele C Gusek-Schneider, Friedrich E Kruse, Johannes Schödel, Andre Reis, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt
Purpose: Alternative mRNA splicing coupled to nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) is a common mRNA surveillance pathway also known to dynamically modulate gene expression in response to cellular stress. Here, we investigated the involvement of this pathway in the regulation of lysyl oxidase-like 1 (LOXL1) expression in response to pseudoexfoliation (PEX)-associated pathophysiologic factors. Methods: Transcript levels of LOXL1 isoforms were determined in ocular tissues obtained from donor eyes without and with PEX syndrome...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146187/lox-related-collagen-crosslink-changes-act-as-an-initiator-of-bone-fragility-in-a-zdf-rats-model
#14
Xun Xiao, Jie Ren, Jun Chen, Zhaohui Liu, Ye Tian, Neel R Nabar, Min Wang, Liang Hao
Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) results in bone abnormalities that manifest as increased bone fragility. Bone consists of two phases, the mineral phase and the matrix phase, and disorders in both are seen in DM2. However, the phase in which DM2 mediated bone fragility is initiated is still unknown. In this study, a male Zucker diabetic fatty (fa/fa) (ZDF) rat model was used to investigate the underlying mechanism initiating DM2 mediated bone fragility. The fracture surface morphology, pre- and post-yield bone mechanical behavior, insoluble collagen volume, lysyl oxidase family (LOX) enzyme levels and correlation analysis was performed to determine the relationship between insoluble collagen and post-yield behavior...
January 1, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125826/lysyl-oxidases-regulate-fibrillar-collagen-remodelling-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#15
Gavin Tjin, Eric S White, Alen Faiz, Delphine Sicard, Daniel J Tschumperlin, Annabelle Mahar, Eleanor P W Kable, Janette K Burgess
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive scarring disease of the lung with few effective therapeutic options. Structural remodelling of the extracellular matrix [i.e. collagen cross-linking mediated by the lysyl oxidase (LO) family of enzymes (LOX, LOXL1-4)] might contribute to disease pathogenesis and represent a therapeutic target. This study aimed to further our understanding of the mechanisms by which LO inhibitors might improve lung fibrosis. Lung tissues from IPF and non-IPF subjects were examined for collagen structure (second harmonic generation imaging) and LO gene (microarray analysis) and protein (immunohistochemistry and western blotting) levels...
November 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115860/lysyl-oxidase-like-1-protein-deficiency-protects-mice-from-adtgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
Pierre-Simon Bellaye, Chiko Shimbori, Chandak Upagupta, Seidai Sato, Wei Shi, Jack Gauldie, Kjetil Ask, Martin Kolb
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease characterised by excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in the lung parenchyma. The abnormal ECM deposition slowly overtakes normal lung tissue disturbing gas-exchange and leading to respiratory failure and death. ECM cross-linking and subsequent stiffening is thought to be a major contributor of disease progression and also promotes the activation of TGF-β1, one of the main pro-fibrotic growth factors. Lysyl oxidase-like1 (LOXL1) belongs to the crosslinking enzyme family and has been shown to be upregulated in active fibrotic regions of bleomycin-treated mice and IPF patients...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965583/the-copper-dependent-lysyl-oxidases-contribute-to-the-pathogenesis-of-pulmonary-emphysema-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
#17
Neziha Besiktepe, Ozgecan Kayalar, Ezel Ersen, Fusun Oztay
Abnormalities in the elastic fiber biology are seen in pulmonary emphysema (PE). The copper-dependent lysyl oxidases regulate the production and accumulation of elastic fibers in the connective tissue. This study focused on the relationship between lysyl oxidase (LOX), LOX-like protein 1 (LOXL1), and LOXL2 and PE pathogenesis. Lung samples with or without PE from patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (n=35) were used. Protein levels of elastin, LOX, LOXL1, LOXL2, hypoxia inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α), copper metabolism domain containing-1 (COMMD1), and phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) were assayed using microscopic and biochemical methods The emphysematous areas were characterized by enlargement of the alveoli, destruction of the alveolar structure, accumulation of macrophages in the alveolar lumens, and showed increased HIF-1α immunoreactivity...
December 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698228/perturbations-to-lysyl-oxidase-expression-broadly-influence-the-transcriptome-of-lung-fibroblasts
#18
Ivana Mižíková, Francesco Palumbo, Tamás Tábi, Susanne Herold, István Vadász, Konstantin Mayer, Werner Seeger, Rory E Morty
Lysyl oxidases are credited with pathogenic roles in lung diseases, including cancer, fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Lysyl oxidases facilitate the covalent intra- and inter-molecular cross-linking of collagen and elastin fibers, thereby imparting tensile strength to the extracellular matrix (ECM). Alternative ECM-independent roles have recently been proposed for lysyl oxidases, including regulation of growth factor signaling, chromatin remodeling, and transcriptional regulation; all of which impact cell phenotype...
July 10, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623328/platelet-rich-plasma-induces-post-natal-maturation-of-immature-articular-cartilage-and-correlates-with-loxl1-activation
#19
Yadan Zhang, Ben J Morgan, Rachel Smith, Christopher R Fellows, Catherine Thornton, Martyn Snow, Lewis W Francis, Ilyas M Khan
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used to stimulate the repair of acute and chronic cartilage damage even though there is no definitive evidence of how this is achieved. Chondrocytes in injured and diseased situations frequently re-express phenotypic biomarkers of immature cartilage so tissue maturation is a potential pathway for restoration of normal structure and function. We used an in vitro model of growth factor-induced maturation to perform a comparative study in order to determine whether PRP can also induce this specific form of remodeling that is characterised by increased cellular proliferation and tissue stiffness...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553957/genetic-association-study-of-exfoliation-syndrome-identifies-a-protective-rare-variant-at-loxl1-and-five-new-susceptibility-loci
#20
Tin Aung, Mineo Ozaki, Mei Chin Lee, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Takanori Mizoguchi, Robert P Igo, Aravind Haripriya, Susan E Williams, Yury S Astakhov, Andrew C Orr, Kathryn P Burdon, Satoko Nakano, Kazuhiko Mori, Khaled Abu-Amero, Michael Hauser, Zheng Li, Gopalakrishnan Prakadeeswari, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Alina Popa Cherecheanu, Jae H Kang, Sarah Nelson, Ken Hayashi, Shin-Ichi Manabe, Shigeyasu Kazama, Tomasz Zarnowski, Kenji Inoue, Murat Irkec, Miguel Coca-Prados, Kazuhisa Sugiyama, Irma Järvelä, Patricio Schlottmann, S Fabian Lerner, Hasnaa Lamari, Yildirim Nilgün, Mukharram Bikbov, Ki Ho Park, Soon Cheol Cha, Kenji Yamashiro, Juan C Zenteno, Jost B Jonas, Rajesh S Kumar, Shamira A Perera, Anita S Y Chan, Nino Kobakhidze, Ronnie George, Lingam Vijaya, Tan Do, Deepak P Edward, Lourdes de Juan Marcos, Mohammad Pakravan, Sasan Moghimi, Ryuichi Ideta, Daniella Bach-Holm, Per Kappelgaard, Barbara Wirostko, Samuel Thomas, Daniel Gaston, Karen Bedard, Wenda L Greer, Zhenglin Yang, Xueyi Chen, Lulin Huang, Jinghong Sang, Hongyan Jia, Liyun Jia, Chunyan Qiao, Hui Zhang, Xuyang Liu, Bowen Zhao, Ya-Xing Wang, Liang Xu, Stéphanie Leruez, Pascal Reynier, George Chichua, Sergo Tabagari, Steffen Uebe, Matthias Zenkel, Daniel Berner, Georg Mossböck, Nicole Weisschuh, Ursula Hoja, Ulrich-Christoph Welge-Luessen, Christian Mardin, Panayiota Founti, Anthi Chatzikyriakidou, Theofanis Pappas, Eleftherios Anastasopoulos, Alexandros Lambropoulos, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Rohit Shetty, Natalia Porporato, Vijayan Saravanan, Rengaraj Venkatesh, Chandrashekaran Shivkumar, Narendran Kalpana, Sripriya Sarangapani, Mozhgan R Kanavi, Afsaneh Naderi Beni, Shahin Yazdani, Alireza Lashay, Homa Naderifar, Nassim Khatibi, Antonio Fea, Carlo Lavia, Laura Dallorto, Teresa Rolle, Paolo Frezzotti, Daniela Paoli, Erika Salvi, Paolo Manunta, Yosai Mori, Kazunori Miyata, Tomomi Higashide, Etsuo Chihara, Satoshi Ishiko, Akitoshi Yoshida, Masahide Yanagi, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Tsutomu Ohashi, Toshiya Sakurai, Takako Sugimoto, Hideki Chuman, Makoto Aihara, Masaru Inatani, Masahiro Miyake, Norimoto Gotoh, Fumihiko Matsuda, Nagahisa Yoshimura, Yoko Ikeda, Morio Ueno, Chie Sotozono, Jin Wook Jeoung, Min Sagong, Kyu Hyung Park, Jeeyun Ahn, Marisa Cruz-Aguilar, Sidi M Ezzouhairi, Abderrahman Rafei, Yaan Fun Chong, Xiao Yu Ng, Shuang Ru Goh, Yueming Chen, Victor H K Yong, Muhammad Imran Khan, Olusola O Olawoye, Adeyinka O Ashaye, Idakwo Ugbede, Adeola Onakoya, Nkiru Kizor-Akaraiwe, Chaiwat Teekhasaenee, Yanin Suwan, Wasu Supakontanasan, Suhanya Okeke, Nkechi J Uche, Ifeoma Asimadu, Humaira Ayub, Farah Akhtar, Ewa Kosior-Jarecka, Urszula Lukasik, Ignacio Lischinsky, Vania Castro, Rodolfo Perez Grossmann, Gordana Sunaric Megevand, Sylvain Roy, Edward Dervan, Eoin Silke, Aparna Rao, Priti Sahay, Pablo Fornero, Osvaldo Cuello, Delia Sivori, Tamara Zompa, Richard A Mills, Emmanuelle Souzeau, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Alex W Hewitt, Michael Coote, Jonathan G Crowston, Sergei Y Astakhov, Eugeny L Akopov, Anton Emelyanov, Vera Vysochinskaya, Gyulli Kazakbaeva, Rinat Fayzrakhmanov, Saleh A Al-Obeidan, Ohoud Owaidhah, Leyla Ali Aljasim, Balram Chowbay, Jia Nee Foo, Raphael Q Soh, Kar Seng Sim, Zhicheng Xie, Augustine W O Cheong, Shi Qi Mok, Hui Meng Soo, Xiao Yin Chen, Su Qin Peh, Khai Koon Heng, Rahat Husain, Su-Ling Ho, Axel M Hillmer, Ching-Yu Cheng, Francisco A Escudero-Domínguez, Rogelio González-Sarmiento, Frederico Martinon-Torres, Antonio Salas, Kessara Pathanapitoon, Linda Hansapinyo, Boonsong Wanichwecharugruang, Naris Kitnarong, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Hip X Nguyn, Giang T T Nguyn, Trình V Nguyn, Werner Zenz, Alexander Binder, Daniela S Klobassa, Martin L Hibberd, Sonia Davila, Stefan Herms, Markus M Nöthen, Susanne Moebus, Robyn M Rautenbach, Ari Ziskind, Trevor R Carmichael, Michele Ramsay, Lydia Álvarez, Montserrat García, Héctor González-Iglesias, Pedro P Rodríguez-Calvo, Luis Fernández-Vega Cueto, Çilingir Oguz, Nevbahar Tamcelik, Eray Atalay, Bilge Batu, Dilek Aktas, Burcu Kasım, M Roy Wilson, Anne L Coleman, Yutao Liu, Pratap Challa, Leon Herndon, Rachel W Kuchtey, John Kuchtey, Karen Curtin, Craig J Chaya, Alan Crandall, Linda M Zangwill, Tien Yin Wong, Masakazu Nakano, Shigeru Kinoshita, Anneke I den Hollander, Eija Vesti, John H Fingert, Richard K Lee, Arthur J Sit, Bradford J Shingleton, Ningli Wang, Daniele Cusi, Raheel Qamar, Peter Kraft, Margaret A Pericak-Vance, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Steffen Heegaard, Tero Kivelä, André Reis, Friedrich E Kruse, Robert N Weinreb, Louis R Pasquale, Jonathan L Haines, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Fridbert Jonasson, R Rand Allingham, Dan Milea, Robert Ritch, Toshiaki Kubota, Kei Tashiro, Eranga N Vithana, Shazia Micheal, Fotis Topouzis, Jamie E Craig, Michael Dubina, Periasamy Sundaresan, Kari Stefansson, Janey L Wiggs, Francesca Pasutto, Chiea Chuen Khor
Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is the most common known risk factor for secondary glaucoma and a major cause of blindness worldwide. Variants in two genes, LOXL1 and CACNA1A, have previously been associated with XFS. To further elucidate the genetic basis of XFS, we collected a global sample of XFS cases to refine the association at LOXL1, which previously showed inconsistent results across populations, and to identify new variants associated with XFS. We identified a rare protective allele at LOXL1 (p.Phe407, odds ratio (OR) = 25, P = 2...
July 2017: Nature Genetics
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