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Øystein A Haaland, Rolv T Lie, Julia Romanowska, Miriam Gjerdevik, Håkon K Gjessing, Astanand Jugessur
Background: It is widely accepted that cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) results from the complex interplay between multiple genetic and environmental factors. However, a robust investigation of these gene-environment (GxE) interactions at a genome-wide level is still lacking for isolated CL/P. Materials and Methods: We used our R-package Haplin to perform a genome-wide search for GxE effects in isolated CL/P. From a previously published GWAS, genotypes and information on maternal periconceptional cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, and vitamin use were available on 1908 isolated CL/P triads of predominantly European or Asian ancestry...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
Nan Song, Aesun Shin, Jae Hwan Oh, Jeongseon Kim
Background: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified approximately 40 common genetic loci associated with colorectal cancer risk. To investigate possible gene-environment interactions (GEIs) between GWAS-identified single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and alcohol consumption with respect to colorectal cancer, a hospital-based case-control study was conducted. Results: Higher levels of alcohol consumption as calculated based on a standardized definition of a drink (1 drink=12...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
S Pamela K Shiao, James Grayson, Chong Ho Yu, Brandi Wasek, Teodoro Bottiglieri
For the personalization of polygenic/omics-based health care, the purpose of this study was to examine the gene-environment interactions and predictors of colorectal cancer (CRC) by including five key genes in the one-carbon metabolism pathways. In this proof-of-concept study, we included a total of 54 families and 108 participants, 54 CRC cases and 54 matched family friends representing four major racial ethnic groups in southern California (White, Asian, Hispanics, and Black). We used three phases of data analytics, including exploratory, family-based analyses adjusting for the dependence within the family for sharing genetic heritage, the ensemble method, and generalized regression models for predictive modeling with a machine learning validation procedure to validate the results for enhanced prediction and reproducibility...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Personalized Medicine
Hugues Aschard, Donna Spiegelman, Vincent Laville, Pete Kraft, Molin Wang
The identification of gene-environment interactions in relation to risk of human diseases has been challenging. One difficulty has been that measurement error in the exposure can lead to massive reductions in the power of the test, as well as in bias toward the null in the interaction effect estimates. Leveraging previous work on linear discriminant analysis, we develop a new test of interaction between genetic variants and a continuous exposure that mitigates these detrimental impacts of exposure measurement error in ExG testing by reversing the role of exposure and the diseases status in the fitted model, thus transforming the analysis to standard linear regression...
February 8, 2018: Genetic Epidemiology
Nicolas Ramoz, Philip Gorwood
Genetic factors are involved in the predisposition to alcohol dependence with an heritability of about 0.5. Sequencing or analysis of the polymorphisms of genes or the whole human genome allow to identify genetic markers of alcohol dependence. Genes of the brain pathway of motivation and reward, including DRD2 and ANKK1, are associated with alcohol dependence. Genes encoding the gabaergic receptors show variants link to alcohol dependence. Polymorphisms in the genes encoding the enzymes alcohol desydrogenases (ADH) and aldehyde-dehydrogenases (ALDH) are associated to the susceptibility or the protection of alcohol dependence...
December 20, 2017: La Presse Médicale
Qiong Cheng, Yong-Kun Li, Feng Lu, Lianhua Yin, Yin-Zhou Wang, Wen Wei, Qian Lin
Aims: To investigate the association of several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within ACYP2 gene and additional gene- environment interaction with ischemic stroke (IS) risk in a Chinese population. Results: IS risk was significantly higher in carriers with the G allele of rs11896604 than those with CC genotype (CG or GG versus CC), adjusted OR (95%CI) =1.60 (1.18-2.20), and higher in carriers with the A allele of rs12615793 than those with GG genotype (GA or AA versus GG), adjusted OR (95%CI) = 1...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Qing-Hui Zhang, Rui-Xing Yin, Wu-Xian Chen, Xiao-Li Cao, Yu-Ming Chen
Little is known about the association of the TIMD4 (T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 4 gene)- HAVCR1 (hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 1) variants and lipid metabolism, the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke (IS). The present study aimed to determine the TIMD4-HAVCR1 variants, their haplotypes and gene-environment interactions on serum lipid levels, the risk of CHD and IS, and the lipid-lowering efficacy of atorvastatin in a southern Chinese Han population. Genotypes of three variants in 622 controls, 579 CHD, and 546 IS patients were determined by the Snapshot technology...
February 28, 2018: Bioscience Reports
Mohammed Eslam, Luca Valenti, Stefano Romeo
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now recognised as the most common liver disease worldwide. It encompasses a broad spectrum of conditions, from simple steatosis, through non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, to fibrosis and ultimately cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. A hallmark of NAFLD is the substantial inter-patient variation in disease progression. NAFLD is considered a complex disease trait such that interactions between the environment and a susceptible polygenic host background determine disease phenotype and influence progression...
February 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Jessica E Salvatore, Jeanne E Savage, Peter Barr, Aaron R Wolen, Fazil Aliev, Eero Vuoksimaa, Antti Latvala, Lea Pulkkinen, Richard J Rose, Jaakko Kaprio, Danielle M Dick
BACKGROUND: Characterizing aggregate genetic risk for alcohol misuse and identifying variants involved in gene-by-environment interaction (G×E) effects has so far been a major challenge. We hypothesized that functional genomic information could be used to enhance detection of polygenic signal underlying alcohol misuse, and to prioritize identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) most likely to exhibit G×E effects. METHODS: We examined these questions in the young adult FinnTwin12 sample (n=1170)...
November 9, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
Liu Miao, Rui-Xing Yin, Feng Huang, Wu-Xian Chen, Xiao-Li Cao, Jin-Zhen Wu
AIM: This study aimed to detect the association of the mevalonate kinase (MVK) and methylmalonic aciduria (cobalamin deficiency) cblB type (MMAB) gene variants, their haplotypes, and gene-environment (G×E) interactions on serum lipid levels and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke (IS) in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: Genotyping of the rs3759387, rs7134594, rs877710 and rs9593 SNPs in 846 CHD and 869 IS patients and 847 healthy controls was performed by PCR-RFLP and Sanger sequencing...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
Michelle J Zaso, Stephen A Maisto, Stephen J Glatt, John M Belote, Aesoon Park
BACKGROUND: The presence of heavy-drinking peers may trigger genetic vulnerabilities to alcohol use. Limited correlational findings, albeit mixed as a function of age, suggest that carriers of a μ-opioid receptor (OPRM1) G allele may be more vulnerable than noncarriers to alcohol-promoting perceived peer environments. However, research has not yet examined such genetic susceptibility to actual (rather than perceived) peer environments through an experimental, ad libitum alcohol administration design...
December 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
Serge Weis, Andreas Büttner
Alcohol abuse and dependence are serious medical and economic problems in Western countries. Brain changes encountered in alcoholism are manifold and encompass brain atrophy, selective neuronal loss, astroglial, and microglial changes. Alcohol-related disorders are complex multifactorial disorders where the interaction of multiple genes and environment plays an important role in the pathogenesis.
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Tine Iskov Kopp, Ulla Vogel, Lars Ove Dragsted, Anne Tjonneland, Gitte Ravn-Haren
Exposure to estrogens and alcohol consumption - the two only well-established risk factors for breast cancer - are capable of causing oxidative stress, which has been linked to progression of breast cancer. Here, five functional polymorphisms in the antioxidant genes SOD1, CAT and GSR were investigated in 703 breast cancer case-control pairs in the Danish, prospective "Diet, Cancer and Health" cohort together with gene-environment interactions between the polymorphisms, enzyme activities and intake of fruits and vegetables, alcohol and smoking in relation to breast cancer risk...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
Noha Sharafeldin, Martha L Slattery, Qi Liu, Conrado Franco-Villalobos, Bette J Caan, John D Potter, Yutaka Yasui
Characterization of gene-environment interactions (GEIs) in cancer is limited. We aimed at identifying GEIs in rectal cancer focusing on a relevant biologic process involving the angiogenesis pathway and relevant environmental exposures: cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and animal protein intake. We analyzed data from 747 rectal cancer cases and 956 controls from the Diet, Activity and Lifestyle as a Risk Factor for Rectal Cancer study. We applied a 3-step analysis approach: first, we searched for interactions among single nucleotide polymorphisms on the pathway genes; second, we searched for interactions among the genes, both steps using Logic regression; third, we examined the GEIs significant at the 5% level using logistic regression for cancer risk and Cox proportional hazards models for survival...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Elizabeth C Prom-Wormley, Jane Ebejer, Danielle M Dick, M Scott Bowers
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorder (SUD) remains a significant public health issue. A greater understanding of how genes and environment interact to regulate phenotypes comprising SUD will facilitate directed treatments and prevention. METHODS: The literature studying the neurobiological correlates of SUD with a focus on the genetic and environmental influences underlying these mechanisms was reviewed. Results from twin/family, human genetic association, gene-environment interaction, epigenetic literature, phenome-wide association studies are summarized for alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoids, cocaine, and opioids...
November 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Laura A Forde, Gursharan Kalsi
OBJECTIVE: In mammals, intimate interactions exist between the circadian system and other molecular systems, and mounting evidence is suggesting that these relationships may affect substance use disorders. Research in preclinical models supports the role of circadian genes as risk factors for addiction. Here, we explore the evidence and review human genetic studies testing the association between specific circadian genes and substance use disorders. METHOD: A literature search was conducted in PubMed for studies testing variants in eight circadian genes known to be central to the functioning of the master clock in the brain...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Christal N Davis, Shanaliz S Natta, Wendy S Slutske
Adolescents in rural and urban areas may experience different levels of environmental restrictions on alcohol use, with those in rural areas experiencing greater monitoring and less access to alcohol. Such restrictions may limit expression of genetic vulnerability for alcohol use, resulting in a gene-environment interaction (G × E). This phenomenon has previously been reported in Finnish and Minnesota adolescents. The current study used data from 839 same-sex twin pairs from the 1962 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test to determine whether the G × E interaction would be evident in this earlier time period...
September 18, 2017: Behavior Genetics
Øystein A Haaland, Astanand Jugessur, Miriam Gjerdevik, Julia Romanowska, Min Shi, Terri H Beaty, Mary L Marazita, Jeffrey C Murray, Allen J Wilcox, Rolv T Lie, Håkon K Gjessing
Cleft palate only is a common birth defect with high heritability. Only a small fraction of this heritability is explained by the genetic variants identified so far, underscoring the need to investigate other disease mechanisms, such as gene-environment (GxE) interactions and parent-of-origin (PoO) effects. Furthermore, PoO effects may vary across exposure levels (PoOxE effects). Such variation is the focus of this study. We upgraded the R-package Haplin to enable direct tests of PoOxE effects at the genome-wide level...
2017: PloS One
Mathias Rask-Andersen, Torgny Karlsson, Weronica E Ek, Åsa Johansson
Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified hundreds of genetic loci to be associated with body mass index (BMI) and risk of obesity. Genetic effects can differ between individuals depending on lifestyle or environmental factors due to gene-environment interactions. In this study, we examine gene-environment interactions in 362,496 unrelated participants with Caucasian ancestry from the UK Biobank resource. A total of 94 BMI-associated SNPs, selected from a previous GWAS on BMI, were used to construct weighted genetic scores for BMI (GSBMI)...
September 2017: PLoS Genetics
Joan Y Holgate, Hilary Garcia, Susmita Chatterjee, Selena E Bartlett
BACKGROUND: Factors leading to the harmful consumption of substances, like alcohol and sucrose, involve a complex interaction of genes and the environment. While we cannot control the genes we inherit, we can modify our environment. Understanding the role that social and environmental experiences play in alcohol and sucrose consumption is critical for developing preventative interventions and treatments for alcohol use disorders and obesity. METHODS: We used the drinking in the dark two-bottle choice (2BC) model of ethanol and sucrose consumption to compare male C57BL/6 mice housed in the IntelliCage (an automated device capable of simultaneously measuring behaviors of up to 16 mice living in an enriched social environment) with mice housed in standard isolated and social environments...
August 2017: Brain and Behavior
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