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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139761/genome-wide-association-study-of-polymorphisms-predisposing-to-bronchiolitis
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Anu Pasanen, Minna K Karjalainen, Louis Bont, Eija Piippo-Savolainen, Marja Ruotsalainen, Emma Goksör, Kuldeep Kumawat, Hennie Hodemaekers, Kirsi Nuolivirta, Tuomas Jartti, Göran Wennergren, Mikko Hallman, Mika Rämet, Matti Korppi
Bronchiolitis is a major cause of hospitalization among infants. Severe bronchiolitis is associated with later asthma, suggesting a common genetic predisposition. Genetic background of bronchiolitis is not well characterized. To identify polymorphisms associated with bronchiolitis, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in which 5,300,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were tested for association in a Finnish-Swedish population of 217 children hospitalized for bronchiolitis and 778 controls...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069798/integrative-comparison-of-mrna-expression-patterns-in-breast-cancers-from-caucasian-and-asian-americans-with-implications-for-precision-medicine
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Yanxia Shi, Albert Steppi, Ye Cao, Jianan Wang, Max M He, Liren Li, Jinfeng Zhang
Asian Americans (AS) have significantly lower incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer than Caucasian Americans (CA). Although this racial disparity has been documented, the underlying pathogenetic factors explaining it are obscure. We addressed this issue by an integrative genomics approach to compare mRNA expression between AS and CA cases of breast cancer. RNA-seq data from the Cancer Genome Atlas showed that mRNA expression revealed significant differences at gene and pathway levels. Increased susceptibility and severity in CA patients were likely the result of synergistic environmental and genetic risk factors, with arachidonic acid metabolism and PPAR signaling pathways implicated in linking environmental and genetic factors...
January 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068351/phenotype-and-tissue-expression-as-a-function-of-genetic-risk-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Cindy T Pau, Tim Mosbruger, Richa Saxena, Corrine K Welt
Genome-wide association studies and replication analyses have identified (n = 5) or replicated (n = 10) DNA variants associated with risk for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in European women. However, the causal gene and underlying mechanism for PCOS risk at these loci have not been determined. We hypothesized that analysis of phenotype, gene expression and metformin response as a function of genotype would identify candidate genes and pathways that could provide insight into the underlying mechanism for risk at these loci...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062664/mapping-eqtls-with-rna-seq-reveals-novel-susceptibility-genes-non-coding-rnas-and-alternative-splicing-events-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Christopher A Odhams, Andrea Cortini, Lingyan Chen, Amy L Roberts, Ana Viñuela, Alfonso Buil, Kerrin S Small, Emmanouil T Dermitzakis, David L Morris, Timothy J Vyse, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham
Studies attempting to functionally interpret complex-disease susceptibility loci by GWAS and eQTL integration have predominantly employed microarrays to quantify gene-expression. RNA-Seq has the potential to discover a more comprehensive set of eQTLs and illuminate the underlying molecular consequence. We examine the functional outcome of 39 variants associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) through integration of GWAS and eQTL data from the TwinsUK microarray and RNA-Seq cohort in lymphoblastoid cell lines...
January 5, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035019/integration-of-population-level-genotype-data-with-functional-annotation-reveals-over-representation-of-long-noncoding-rnas-at-ovarian-cancer-susceptibility-loci
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Brett M Reid, Jennifer B Permuth, Y Ann Chen, Jamie K Teer, Alvaro N A Monteiro, Zhihua Chen, Jonathan Tyrer, Andrew Berchuck, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Jennifer A Doherty, Ellen L Goode, Edwin S Iverson, Kate Lawrenson, Celeste L Pearce, Paul D Pharoah, Catherine M Phelan, Susan J Ramus, Mary Anne Rossing, Joellen M Schildkraut, Jin Q Cheng, Simon A Gayther, Thomas A Sellers
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified multiple loci associated with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) susceptibility, but further progress requires integration of epidemiology and biology to illuminate true risk loci below genome-wide significance levels (P < 5 × 10(-8)). Most risk SNPs lie within non-protein-encoding regions, and we hypothesize that long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) genes are enriched at EOC risk regions and represent biologically relevant functional targets...
January 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033303/strong-cis-acting-expression-quantitative-trait-loci-for-the-genes-encoding-snhg5-and-pex6
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Jihyeon Lee, Jihye Ryu, Chaeyoung Lee
Expression of quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) for the genes located in human chromosome 6 were examined. Data on RNA expression in lymphoblastoid cells of 373 unrelated Europeans were used to identify eQTLs.Genome-wide analysis resulted in 24,447 nucleotide variants associated with gene expression (P < 2.16 × 10). We found 36variants with P < 10, which were all associated with expression levels of the genes encoding small nucleolar RNA host gene 5 (SNHG5) and peroxisomal biogenesis factor 6 (PEX6)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024300/genetic-variants-regulating-expression-levels-and-isoform-diversity-during-embryogenesis
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Enrico Cannavò, Nils Koelling, Dermot Harnett, David Garfield, Francesco P Casale, Lucia Ciglar, Hilary E Gustafson, Rebecca R Viales, Raquel Marco-Ferreres, Jacob F Degner, Bingqing Zhao, Oliver Stegle, Ewan Birney, Eileen E M Furlong
Embryonic development is driven by tightly regulated patterns of gene expression, despite extensive genetic variation among individuals. Studies of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) indicate that genetic variation frequently alters gene expression in cell-culture models and differentiated tissues. However, the extent and types of genetic variation impacting embryonic gene expression, and their interactions with developmental programs, remain largely unknown. Here we assessed the effect of genetic variation on transcriptional (expression levels) and post-transcriptional (3' RNA processing) regulation across multiple stages of metazoan development, using 80 inbred Drosophila wild isolates, identifying thousands of developmental-stage-specific and shared QTL...
January 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942838/deciphering-the-regulation-of-porcine-genes-influencing-growth-fatness-and-yield-related-traits-through-genetical-genomics
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Angel M Martínez-Montes, Anixa Muiños-Bühl, Almudena Fernández, Josep M Folch, Noelia Ibáñez-Escriche, Ana I Fernández
Genetical genomics approaches aim at identifying quantitative trait loci for molecular traits, also known as intermediate phenotypes, such as gene expression, that could link variation in genetic information to physiological traits. In the current study, an expression GWAS has been carried out on an experimental Iberian × Landrace backcross in order to identify the genomic regions regulating the gene expression of those genes whose expression is correlated with growth, fat deposition, and premium cut yield measures in pig...
December 10, 2016: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933526/epigenetics-and-control-of-rnas
#9
Henrike Maatz, Sebastiaan van Heesch, Franziska Kreuchwig, Allison Faber, Eleonora Adami, Norbert Hubner, Matthias Heinig
Histone modifications are epigenetic marks that fundamentally impact the regulation of gene expression. Integrating histone modification information in the analysis of gene expression traits (eQTL mapping) has been shown to significantly enhance the prediction of eQTLs. In this chapter, we describe (1) how to perform quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis using histone modification levels as traits and (2) how to integrate these data with information on RNA expression for the elucidation of the epigenetic control of transcript levels...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918533/identification-of-context-dependent-expression-quantitative-trait-loci-in-whole-blood
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Daria V Zhernakova, Patrick Deelen, Martijn Vermaat, Maarten van Iterson, Michiel van Galen, Wibowo Arindrarto, Peter van 't Hof, Hailiang Mei, Freerk van Dijk, Harm-Jan Westra, Marc Jan Bonder, Jeroen van Rooij, Marijn Verkerk, P Mila Jhamai, Matthijs Moed, Szymon M Kielbasa, Jan Bot, Irene Nooren, René Pool, Jenny van Dongen, Jouke J Hottenga, Coen D A Stehouwer, Carla J H van der Kallen, Casper G Schalkwijk, Alexandra Zhernakova, Yang Li, Ettje F Tigchelaar, Niek de Klein, Marian Beekman, Joris Deelen, Diana van Heemst, Leonard H van den Berg, Albert Hofman, André G Uitterlinden, Marleen M J van Greevenbroek, Jan H Veldink, Dorret I Boomsma, Cornelia M van Duijn, Cisca Wijmenga, P Eline Slagboom, Morris A Swertz, Aaron Isaacs, Joyce B J van Meurs, Rick Jansen, Bastiaan T Heijmans, Peter A C 't Hoen, Lude Franke
Genetic risk factors often localize to noncoding regions of the genome with unknown effects on disease etiology. Expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) help to explain the regulatory mechanisms underlying these genetic associations. Knowledge of the context that determines the nature and strength of eQTLs may help identify cell types relevant to pathophysiology and the regulatory networks underlying disease. Here we generated peripheral blood RNA-seq data from 2,116 unrelated individuals and systematically identified context-dependent eQTLs using a hypothesis-free strategy that does not require previous knowledge of the identity of the modifiers...
January 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906459/integrative-genomic-analysis-identifies-ancestry-related-expression-quantitative-trait-loci-on-dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-and-supports-the-association-of-genetic-ancestry-with-survival-disparities-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Meganathan P Ramakodi, Karthik Devarajan, Elizabeth Blackman, Denise Gibbs, Danièle Luce, Jacqueline Deloumeaux, Suzy Duflo, Jeffrey C Liu, Ranee Mehra, Rob J Kulathinal, Camille C Ragin
BACKGROUND: African Americans with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have a lower survival rate than whites. This study investigated the functional importance of ancestry-informative single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in HNSCC and also examined the effect of functionally important genetic elements on racial disparities in HNSCC survival. METHODS: Ancestry-informative SNPs, RNA sequencing, methylation, and copy number variation data for 316 oral cavity and laryngeal cancer patients were analyzed across 178 DNA repair genes...
March 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902686/genomic-characterization-of-metformin-hepatic-response
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Marcelo R Luizon, Walter L Eckalbar, Yao Wang, Stacy L Jones, Robin P Smith, Megan Laurance, Lawrence Lin, Paul J Gallins, Amy S Etheridge, Fred Wright, Yihui Zhou, Cliona Molony, Federico Innocenti, Sook Wah Yee, Kathleen M Giacomini, Nadav Ahituv
Metformin is used as a first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and prescribed for numerous other diseases. However, its mechanism of action in the liver has yet to be characterized in a systematic manner. To comprehensively identify genes and regulatory elements associated with metformin treatment, we carried out RNA-seq and ChIP-seq (H3K27ac, H3K27me3) on primary human hepatocytes from the same donor treated with vehicle control, metformin or metformin and compound C, an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) inhibitor (allowing to identify AMPK-independent pathways)...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827986/replicated-risk-nicotinic-cholinergic-receptor-genes-for-nicotine-dependence
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Lingjun Zuo, Rolando Garcia-Milian, Xiaoyun Guo, Chunlong Zhong, Yunlong Tan, Zhiren Wang, Jijun Wang, Xiaoping Wang, Longli Kang, Lu Lu, Xiangning Chen, Chiang-Shan R Li, Xingguang Luo
It has been hypothesized that the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) play important roles in nicotine dependence (ND) and influence the number of cigarettes smoked per day (CPD) in smokers. We compiled the associations between nicotinic cholinergic receptor genes (CHRNs) and ND/CPD that were replicated across different studies, reviewed the expression of these risk genes in human/mouse brains, and verified their expression using independent samples of both human and mouse brains. The potential functions of the replicated risk variants were examined using cis-eQTL analysis or predicted using a series of bioinformatics analyses...
November 7, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799337/small-rna-sequencing-in-cells-and-exosomes-identifies-eqtls-and-14q32-as-a-region-of-active-export
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Emily K Tsang, Nathan S Abell, Xin Li, Vanessa Anaya, Konrad J Karczewski, David A Knowles, Raymond G Sierra, Kevin S Smith, Stephen B Montgomery
Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles that carry heterogeneous cargo, including RNA, between cells. Increasing evidence suggests that exosomes are important mediators of intercellular communication and biomarkers of disease. Despite this, the variability of exosomal RNA between individuals has not been well quantified. To assess this variability, we sequenced the small RNA of cells and exosomes from a 17-member family. Across individuals, we show that selective export of miRNAs occurs not only at the level of specific transcripts, but that a cluster of 74 mature miRNAs on chromosome 14q32 is massively exported in exosomes while mostly absent from cells...
January 5, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775175/genetic-risk-mechanisms-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-the-human-brain
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Rahul A Bharadwaj, Andrew E Jaffe, Qiang Chen, Amy Deep-Soboslay, Aaron L Goldman, Michelle I Mighdoll, John A Cotoia, Anna C Brandtjen, JooHeon Shin, Thomas M Hyde, Venkata S Mattay, Daniel R Weinberger, Joel E Kleinman
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) follows exposure to a traumatic event in susceptible individuals. Recently, genome-wide association studies have identified a number of genetic sequence variants that are associated with the risk of developing PTSD. To follow up on identifying the molecular mechanisms of these risk variants, we performed genotype to RNA sequencing-derived quantitative expression (whole gene, exon, and exon junction levels) analysis in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) of normal postmortem human brains...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768888/genetic-adaptation-and-neandertal-admixture-shaped-the-immune-system-of-human-populations
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Hélène Quach, Maxime Rotival, Julien Pothlichet, Yong-Hwee Eddie Loh, Michael Dannemann, Nora Zidane, Guillaume Laval, Etienne Patin, Christine Harmant, Marie Lopez, Matthieu Deschamps, Nadia Naffakh, Darragh Duffy, Anja Coen, Geert Leroux-Roels, Frederic Clément, Anne Boland, Jean-François Deleuze, Janet Kelso, Matthew L Albert, Lluis Quintana-Murci
Humans differ in the outcome that follows exposure to life-threatening pathogens, yet the extent of population differences in immune responses and their genetic and evolutionary determinants remain undefined. Here, we characterized, using RNA sequencing, the transcriptional response of primary monocytes from Africans and Europeans to bacterial and viral stimuli-ligands activating Toll-like receptor pathways (TLR1/2, TLR4, and TLR7/8) and influenza virus-and mapped expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs)...
October 20, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765809/discovering-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-regulating-human-gene-expression-using-allele-specific-expression-from-rna-seq-data
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Eun Yong Kang, Lisa J Martin, Serghei Mangul, Warin Isvilanonda, Jennifer Zou, Eyal Ben-David, Buhm Han, Aldons J Lusis, Sagiv Shifman, Eleazar Eskin
The study of the genetics of gene expression is of considerable importance to understanding the nature of common, complex diseases. The most widely applied approach to identifying relationships between genetic variation and gene expression is the expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) approach. Here, we increased the computational power of eQTL with an alternative and complementary approach based on analyzing allele specific expression (ASE). We designed a novel analytical method to identify cis-acting regulatory variants based on genome sequencing and measurements of ASE from RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) data...
November 2016: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761138/dissecting-the-effect-of-genetic-variation-on-the-hepatic-expression-of-drug-disposition-genes-across-the-collaborative-cross-mouse-strains
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Aharon Nachshon, Hanifa J Abu-Toamih Atamni, Yael Steuerman, Roa'a Sheikh-Hamed, Alexandra Dorman, Richard Mott, Juliane C Dohm, Hans Lehrach, Marc Sultan, Ron Shamir, Sascha Sauer, Heinz Himmelbauer, Fuad A Iraqi, Irit Gat-Viks
A central challenge in pharmaceutical research is to investigate genetic variation in response to drugs. The Collaborative Cross (CC) mouse reference population is a promising model for pharmacogenomic studies because of its large amount of genetic variation, genetic reproducibility, and dense recombination sites. While the CC lines are phenotypically diverse, their genetic diversity in drug disposition processes, such as detoxification reactions, is still largely uncharacterized. Here we systematically measured RNA-sequencing expression profiles from livers of 29 CC lines under baseline conditions...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760139/local-adaptation-of-sun-exposure-dependent-gene-expression-regulation-in-human-skin
#19
Ryosuke Kita, Hunter B Fraser
Sun-exposure is a key environmental variable in the study of human evolution. Several skin-pigmentation genes serve as classical examples of positive selection, suggesting that sun-exposure has significantly shaped worldwide genomic variation. Here we investigate the interaction between genetic variation and sun-exposure, and how this impacts gene expression regulation. Using RNA-Seq data from 607 human skin samples, we identified thousands of transcripts that are differentially expressed between sun-exposed skin and non-sun-exposed skin...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759658/genome-wide-identification-of-expression-quantitative-trait-loci-for-human-telomerase
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Hanseol Kim, Jihye Ryu, Chaeyoung Lee
A genome-wide association study was conducted to identify expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) for human telomerase.We tested the genetic associations of nucleotide variants with expression of the genes encoding human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) and telomerase RNA components (TERC) in lymphoblastoid cell lines derived from 373 Europeans.Our results revealed 6 eQTLs associated with hTERT (P < 5 × 10). One eQTL (rs17755753) was located in the intron 1 of the gene encoding R-spondin-3 (RSPO3), a well-known Wnt signaling regulator...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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