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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528868/pleiotropic-effects-of-trait-associated-genetic-variation-on-dna-methylation-utility-for-refining-gwas-loci
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Eilis Hannon, Mike Weedon, Nicholas Bray, Michael O'Donovan, Jonathan Mill
Most genetic variants identified in genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of complex traits are thought to act by affecting gene regulation rather than directly altering the protein product. As a consequence, the actual genes involved in disease are not necessarily the most proximal to the associated variants. By integrating data from GWAS analyses with those from genetic studies of regulatory variation, it is possible to identify variants pleiotropically associated with both a complex trait and measures of gene regulation...
May 13, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527213/sorl1-variants-show-different-association-with-early-onset-and-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-risk
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Guiyou Liu, Jing-Yi Sun, Meiling Xu, Xiao-Yi Yang, Bao-Liang Sun
A recent study sequenced the full coding region of SORL1 in 1,255 early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) cases and 1,938 control individuals, and investigated the contribution of genetic variability in SORL1 to EOAD risk in a European cohort. This study identified six common variants and five low frequency variants in the SORL1 coding sequence. However, none of these 11 variants was significantly associated with EOAD risk after adjusting for multiple testing. We consider whether these 11 SORL1 variants identified in European EOAD contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) risk in individuals of European ancestry...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515850/dissection-of-z-disc-myopalladin-gene-network-involved-in-the-development-of-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-using-system-genetics-approach
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Qingqing Gu, Uzmee Mendsaikhan, Zaza Khuchua, Byron C Jones, Lu Lu, Jeffrey A Towbin, Biao Xu, Enkhsaikhan Purevjav
AIM: To investigate the regulation of Myopalladin (Mypn) and identify its gene network involved in restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). METHODS: Gene expression values were measured in the heart of a large family of BXD recombinant inbred (RI) mice derived from C57BL/6J and DBA/2J. The proteomics data were collected from Mypn knock-in and knock-out mice. Expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) mapping methods and gene enrichment analysis were used to identify Mypn regulation, gene pathway and co-expression networks...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506205/in-silico-pathway-analysis-and-tissue-specific-cis-eqtl-for-colorectal-cancer-gwas-risk-variants
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Lenora W M Loo, Mathieu Lemire, Loïc Le Marchand
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have identified 55 genetic variants associated with colorectal cancer risk to date. However, potential causal genes and pathways regulated by these risk variants remain to be characterized. Therefore, we performed gene ontology enrichment and pathway analyses to determine if there was an enrichment of genes in proximity to the colorectal cancer risk variants that could further elucidate the probable causal genes and pathways involved in colorectal cancer biology...
May 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505156/an-independent-component-analysis-confounding-factor-correction-framework-for-identifying-broad-impact-expression-quantitative-trait-loci
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Jin Hyun Ju, Sushila A Shenoy, Ronald G Crystal, Jason G Mezey
Genome-wide expression Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTL) studies in humans have provided numerous insights into the genetics of both gene expression and complex diseases. While the majority of eQTL identified in genome-wide analyses impact a single gene, eQTL that impact many genes are particularly valuable for network modeling and disease analysis. To enable the identification of such broad impact eQTL, we introduce CONFETI: Confounding Factor Estimation Through Independent component analysis. CONFETI is designed to address two conflicting issues when searching for broad impact eQTL: the need to account for non-genetic confounding factors that can lower the power of the analysis or produce broad impact eQTL false positives, and the tendency of methods that account for confounding factors to model broad impact eQTL as non-genetic variation...
May 15, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475861/widespread-allelic-heterogeneity-in-complex-traits
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Farhad Hormozdiari, Anthony Zhu, Gleb Kichaev, Chelsea J-T Ju, Ayellet V Segrè, Jong Wha J Joo, Hyejung Won, Sriram Sankararaman, Bogdan Pasaniuc, Sagiv Shifman, Eleazar Eskin
Recent successes in genome-wide association studies (GWASs) make it possible to address important questions about the genetic architecture of complex traits, such as allele frequency and effect size. One lesser-known aspect of complex traits is the extent of allelic heterogeneity (AH) arising from multiple causal variants at a locus. We developed a computational method to infer the probability of AH and applied it to three GWASs and four expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) datasets. We identified a total of 4,152 loci with strong evidence of AH...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472449/exploring-genetic-associations-with-cerna-regulation-in-the-human-genome
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Mulin Jun Li, Jian Zhang, Qian Liang, Chenghao Xuan, Jiexing Wu, Peng Jiang, Wei Li, Yun Zhu, Panwen Wang, Daniel Fernandez, Yujun Shen, Yiwen Chen, Jean-Pierre A Kocher, Ying Yu, Pak Chung Sham, Junwen Wang, Jun S Liu, X Shirley Liu
Competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) are RNA molecules that sequester shared microRNAs (miRNAs) thereby affecting the expression of other targets of the miRNAs. Whether genetic variants in ceRNA can affect its biological function and disease development is still an open question. Here we identified a large number of genetic variants that are associated with ceRNA's function using Geuvaids RNA-seq data for 462 individuals from the 1000 Genomes Project. We call these loci competing endogenous RNA expression quantitative trait loci or 'cerQTL', and found that a large number of them were unexplored in conventional eQTL mapping...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469621/snp-variants-in-major-histocompatibility-complex-are-associated-with-sarcoidosis-susceptibility-a-joint-analysis-in-four-european-populations
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Annika Wolin, Elisa Laura Lahtela, Verneri Anttila, Martin Petrek, Johan Grunewald, Coline H M van Moorsel, Anders Eklund, Jan C Grutters, Vitezslav Kolek, Frantisek Mrazek, Amit Kishore, Leonid Padyukov, Anne Pietinalho, Marcus Ronninger, Mikko Seppänen, Olof Selroos, Marja-Liisa Lokki
Sarcoidosis is a multiorgan inflammatory disorder with heritability estimates up to 66%. Previous studies have shown the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region to be associated with sarcoidosis, suggesting a functional role for antigen-presenting molecules and immune mediators in the disease pathogenesis. To detect variants predisposing to sarcoidosis and to identify genetic differences between patient subgroups, we studied four genes in the MHC Class III region (LTA, TNF, AGER, BTNL2) and HLA-DRA with tag-SNPs and their relation to HLA-DRB1 alleles...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464818/sulfatase-modifying-factor-1-sumf1-is-associated-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Julie Weidner, Linnea Jarenbäck, Kim de Jong, Judith M Vonk, Maarten van den Berge, Corry-Anke Brandsma, H Marike Boezen, Don Sin, Yohan Bossé, David Nickle, Jaro Ankerst, Leif Bjermer, Dirkje S Postma, Alen Faiz, Ellen Tufvesson
BACKGROUND: It has been observed that mice lacking the sulfatase modifying factor (Sumf1) developed an emphysema-like phenotype. However, it is unknown if SUMF1 may play a role in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in humans. The aim was to investigate if the expression and genetic regulation of SUMF1 differs between smokers with and without COPD. METHODS: SUMF1 mRNA was investigated in sputum cells and whole blood from controls and COPD patients (all current or former smokers)...
May 2, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464817/post-operative-atrial-fibrillation-examined-using-whole-genome-rna-sequencing-in-human-left-atrial-tissue
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Martin I Sigurdsson, Louis Saddic, Mahyar Heydarpour, Tzuu-Wang Chang, Prem Shekar, Sary Aranki, Gregory S Couper, Stanton K Shernan, Jochen D Muehlschlegel, Simon C Body
BACKGROUND: Both ambulatory atrial fibrillation (AF) and post-operative AF (poAF) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Analyzing the tissue-specific gene expression in the left atrium (LA) can identify novel genes associated with AF and further the understanding of the mechanism by which previously identified genetic variants associated with AF mediate their effects. METHODS: LA free wall samples were obtained intraoperatively immediately prior to mitral valve surgery in 62 Caucasian individuals...
May 2, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461224/responsiveness-to-ipratropium-bromide-in-male-and-female-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Xuan Li, Ma'en Obeidat, Guohai Zhou, Janice M Leung, Donald Tashkin, Robert Wise, John Connett, Philippe Joubert, Yohan Bossé, Maarten van den Berge, Corry-Anke Brandsma, David C Nickle, Ke Hao, Peter D Paré, Don D Sin
INTRODUCTION: Although the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is similar between men and women, current evidence used to support bronchodilator therapy has been generated in therapeutic trials that have predominately enrolled male patients. Here, we determined whether there is any significant sex-related differences in FEV1 responses to ipratropium bromide. METHODS: Data from the Lung Health Study (n=5887; 37% females) were used to determine changes in FEV1 with ipratropium or placebo in male and female subjects with mild to moderate COPD over 5years...
April 12, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456096/identifying-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-associated-variants-in-the-annexin-a2-anxa2-gene
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Roaa Hani Fairoozy, Jackie Cooper, Jon White, Claudia Giambartolomei, Lasse Folkersen, S Goya Wannamethee, Barbara J Jefferis, Peter Whincup, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Meena Kumari, Mika Kivimaki, Andrew Wong, Rebecca Hardy, Diana Kuh, Tom R Gaunt, J P Casas, Stela McLachlan, Jackie F Price, Aroon Hingorani, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Thomas Grewal, Anastasia Z Kalea, Steve E Humphries
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Annexin-A2 (AnxA2) is an endogenous inhibitor of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type-9 (PCSK9). The repeat-one (R1) domain of AnxA2 binds to PCSK9, blocking its ability to promote degradation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol-receptors (LDL-R) and thereby regulate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. Here we identify variants in ANXA2 influencing LDL-C levels and we determine the molecular mechanisms of their effects. RESULTS: The ANXA2 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotype-phenotype association was examined using the Second-Northwick-Park Heart Study (NPHSII) (n∼2700) and the UCL-LSHTM-Edinburgh-Bristol (UCLEB) consortium (n∼14,600)...
April 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422318/computational-analysis-of-breast-cancer-gwas-loci-identifies-the-putative-deleterious-effect-of-stxbp4-and-znf404-gene-variants
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Tariq Ahmad Masoodi, Babajan Banaganapalli, Venkatesh Vaidyanathan, Venkateswar Rao Talluri, Noor Ahmad Shaik
The genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have enabled us in identifying different breast cancer susceptibility loci. However, majority of these are non-coding variants with no annotated biological function. We investigated such 78 noncoding genome wide associated SNPs of breast cancer and further expanded the list to 2162 variants with strong linkage-disequilibrium (LD, r2 ≥0.8). Using multiple publically available algorithms such as CADD, GWAVA and FATHAMM, we classified all these variants in to deleterious, damaging or benign categories...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421666/genetic-interplay-between-human-longevity-and-metabolic-pathways-a-large-scale-eqtl-study
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Robert Häsler, Geetha Venkatesh, Qihua Tan, Friederike Flachsbart, Anupam Sinha, Philip Rosenstiel, Wolfgang Lieb, Stefan Schreiber, Kaare Christensen, Lene Christiansen, Almut Nebel
Human longevity is a complex phenotype influenced by genetic and environmental components. Unraveling the contribution of genetic vs. nongenetic factors to longevity is a challenging task. Here, we conducted a large-scale RNA-sequencing-based expression quantitative trait loci study (eQTL) with subsequent heritability analysis. The investigation was performed on blood samples from 244 individuals from Germany and Denmark, representing various age groups including long-lived subjects up to the age of 104 years...
April 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416812/a-new-locus-regulating-micall2-expression-was-identified-for-association-with-executive-inhibition-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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L Yang, S Chang, Q Lu, Y Zhang, Z Wu, X Sun, Q Cao, Y Qian, T Jia, B Xu, Q Duan, Y Li, K Zhang, G Schumann, D Liu, J Wang, Y Wang, L Lu
Impaired executive inhibition is a core deficit of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is a common childhood-onset psychiatric disorder with high heritability. In this study, we performed a two-stage genome-wide association study of executive inhibition in ADHD in Han Chinese. We used the Stroop color-word interference test to evaluate executive inhibition. After quality control, 780 samples with phenotype and covariate data were included in the discovery stage, whereas 922 samples were included in the replication stage...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407015/parkinson-s-disease-associated-genetic-variation-is-linked-to-quantitative-expression-of-inflammatory-genes
#16
Steven Pierce, Gerhard A Coetzee
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have linked dozens of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with Parkinson's disease (PD) risk. Ascertaining the functional and eventual causal mechanisms underlying these relationships has proven difficult. The majority of risk SNPs, and nearby SNPs in linkage disequilibrium (LD), are found in intergenic or intronic regions and confer risk through allele-dependent expression of multiple unknown target genes. Combining GWAS results with publicly available GTEx data, generated through eQTL (expression quantitative trait loci) identification studies, enables a direct association of SNPs to gene expression levels and aids in narrowing the large population of potential genetic targets for hypothesis-driven experimental cell biology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394350/population-and-individual-specific-regulatory-variation-in-sardinia
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Mauro Pala, Zachary Zappala, Mara Marongiu, Xin Li, Joe R Davis, Roberto Cusano, Francesca Crobu, Kimberly R Kukurba, Michael J Gloudemans, Frederic Reinier, Riccardo Berutti, Maria G Piras, Antonella Mulas, Magdalena Zoledziewska, Michele Marongiu, Elena P Sorokin, Gaelen T Hess, Kevin S Smith, Fabio Busonero, Andrea Maschio, Maristella Steri, Carlo Sidore, Serena Sanna, Edoardo Fiorillo, Michael C Bassik, Stephen J Sawcer, Alexis Battle, John Novembre, Chris Jones, Andrea Angius, Gonçalo R Abecasis, David Schlessinger, Francesco Cucca, Stephen B Montgomery
Genetic studies of complex traits have mainly identified associations with noncoding variants. To further determine the contribution of regulatory variation, we combined whole-genome and transcriptome data for 624 individuals from Sardinia to identify common and rare variants that influence gene expression and splicing. We identified 21,183 expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) and 6,768 splicing quantitative trait loci (sQTLs), including 619 new QTLs. We identified high-frequency QTLs and found evidence of selection near genes involved in malarial resistance and increased multiple sclerosis risk, reflecting the epidemiological history of Sardinia...
May 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393889/genetic-architecture-of-gene-expression-underlying-variation-in-host-response-to-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-infection
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Arun Kommadath, Hua Bao, Igseo Choi, James M Reecy, James E Koltes, Elyn Fritz-Waters, Chris J Eisley, Jason R Grant, Robert R R Rowland, Christopher K Tuggle, Jack C M Dekkers, Joan K Lunney, Le Luo Guan, Paul Stothard, Graham S Plastow
It has been shown that inter-individual variation in host response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has a heritable component, yet little is known about the underlying genetic architecture of gene expression in response to PRRS virus (PRRSV) infection. Here, we integrated genome-wide genotype, gene expression, viremia level, and weight gain data to identify genetic polymorphisms that are associated with variation in inter-individual gene expression and response to PRRSV infection in pigs...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388432/large-diverse-population-cohorts-of-hipscs-and-derived-hepatocyte-like-cells-reveal-functional-genetic-variation-at-blood-lipid-associated-loci
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Evanthia E Pashos, YoSon Park, Xiao Wang, Avanthi Raghavan, Wenli Yang, Deepti Abbey, Derek T Peters, Juan Arbelaez, Mayda Hernandez, Nicolas Kuperwasser, Wenjun Li, Zhaorui Lian, Ying Liu, Wenjian Lv, Stacey L Lytle-Gabbin, Dawn H Marchadier, Peter Rogov, Jianting Shi, Katherine J Slovik, Ioannis M Stylianou, Li Wang, Ruilan Yan, Xiaolan Zhang, Sekar Kathiresan, Stephen A Duncan, Tarjei S Mikkelsen, Edward E Morrisey, Daniel J Rader, Christopher D Brown, Kiran Musunuru
Genome-wide association studies have struggled to identify functional genes and variants underlying complex phenotypes. We recruited a multi-ethnic cohort of healthy volunteers (n = 91) and used their tissue to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) for genome-wide mapping of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) and allele-specific expression (ASE). We identified many eQTL genes (eGenes) not observed in the comparably sized Genotype-Tissue Expression project's human liver cohort (n = 96)...
April 6, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388430/large-scale-profiling-reveals-the-influence-of-genetic-variation-on-gene-expression-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Christopher DeBoever, He Li, David Jakubosky, Paola Benaglio, Joaquin Reyna, Katrina M Olson, Hui Huang, William Biggs, Efren Sandoval, Matteo D'Antonio, Kristen Jepsen, Hiroko Matsui, Angelo Arias, Bing Ren, Naoki Nariai, Erin N Smith, Agnieszka D'Antonio-Chronowska, Emma K Farley, Kelly A Frazer
In this study, we used whole-genome sequencing and gene expression profiling of 215 human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines from different donors to identify genetic variants associated with RNA expression for 5,746 genes. We were able to predict causal variants for these expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) that disrupt transcription factor binding and validated a subset of them experimentally. We also identified copy-number variant (CNV) eQTLs, including some that appear to affect gene expression by altering the copy number of intergenic regulatory regions...
April 6, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
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