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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229513/pathogenic-asxl1-somatic-variants-in-reference-databases-complicate-germline-variant-interpretation-for-bohring-opitz-syndrome
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Colleen M Carlston, Anne H O'Donnell-Luria, Hunter R Underhill, Beryl B Cummings, Ben Weisburd, Eric V Minikel, Daniel P Birnbaum, Tatiana Tvrdik, Daniel G MacArthur, Rong Mao
The clinical interpretation of genetic variants has come to rely heavily on reference population databases such as the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) database. Pathogenic variants in genes associated with severe, pediatric-onset, highly penetrant, autosomal dominant conditions are assumed to be absent or rare in these databases. Exome sequencing of a six-year-old female patient with seizures, developmental delay, dysmorphic features and failure to thrive identified an ASXL1 variant previously reported as causative of Bohring-Opitz syndrome (BOS)...
February 23, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228119/genetic-variation-of-the-toll-like-receptors-in-a-swedish-allergic-rhinitis-case-population
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V Henmyr, D Carlberg, E Manderstedt, C Lind-Halldén, T Säll, L O Cardell, C Halldén
BACKGROUND: Variation in the 10 toll-like receptor (TLR) genes has been significantly associated with allergic rhinitis (AR) in several candidate gene studies and three large genome-wide association studies. These have all investigated common variants, but no investigations for rare variants (MAF ≤ 1%) have been made in AR. The present study aims to describe the genetic variation of the promoter and coding sequences of the 10 TLR genes in 288 AR patients. METHODS: Sanger sequencing and Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing was used to identify polymorphisms in a Swedish AR population and these were subsequently compared and evaluated using 1000Genomes and Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) data...
February 23, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166811/pathogenic-variant-burden-in-the-exac-database-an-empirical-approach-to-evaluating-population-data-for-clinical-variant-interpretation
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Yuya Kobayashi, Shan Yang, Keith Nykamp, John Garcia, Stephen E Lincoln, Scott E Topper
BACKGROUND: The frequency of a variant in the general population is a key criterion used in the clinical interpretation of sequence variants. With certain exceptions, such as founder mutations, the rarity of a variant is a prerequisite for pathogenicity. However, defining the threshold at which a variant should be considered "too common" is challenging and therefore diagnostic laboratories have typically set conservative allele frequency thresholds. METHODS: Recent publications of large population sequencing data, such as the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) database, provide an opportunity to characterize with accuracy and precision the frequency distributions of very rare disease-causing alleles...
February 6, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152038/exome-sequencing-covers-98-of-mutations-identified-on-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-panels
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Holly LaDuca, Kelly D Farwell, Huy Vuong, Hsiao-Mei Lu, Wenbo Mu, Layla Shahmirzadi, Sha Tang, Jefferey Chen, Shruti Bhide, Elizabeth C Chao
BACKGROUND: With the expanded availability of next generation sequencing (NGS)-based clinical genetic tests, clinicians seeking to test patients with Mendelian diseases must weigh the superior coverage of targeted gene panels with the greater number of genes included in whole exome sequencing (WES) when considering their first-tier testing approach. Here, we use an in silico analysis to predict the analytic sensitivity of WES using pathogenic variants identified on targeted NGS panels as a reference...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137713/hipred-an-integrative-approach-to-predicting-haploinsufficient-genes
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Hashem A Shihab, Mark F Rogers, Colin Campbell, Tom R Gaunt
MOTIVATION: A major cause of autosomal dominant disease is haploinsufficiency, whereby a single copy of a gene is not sufficient to maintain the normal function of the gene. A large proportion of existing methods for predicting haploinsufficiency incorporate biological networks, e.g. protein-protein interaction networks, that have recently been shown to introduce study bias. As a result, these methods tend to perform best on well studied genes, but underperform on less studied genes. The advent of large genome sequencing consortia, such as the 1,000 genomes project, NHLBI Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) and the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) creates an urgent need for unbiased haploinsufficiency prediction methods...
January 30, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118812/a-practical-guide-to-filtering-and-prioritizing-genetic-variants
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Mahjoubeh Jalali Sefid Dashti, Junaid Gamieldien
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of whole genomes and exomes is a powerful tool in biomedical research and clinical diagnostics. However, the vast amount of data produced by NGS introduces new challenges and opportunities, many of which require novel computational and theoretical approaches when it comes to identifying the causal variant(s) for a disease of interest. While workflows and associated software to process raw data and produce high-confidence variant calls have significantly improved, filtering tens of thousands of candidates to identify a subset relevant to a specific study is still a complex exercise best left to bioinformaticists...
January 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093075/gavin-gene-aware-variant-interpretation-for-medical-sequencing
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K Joeri van der Velde, Eddy N de Boer, Cleo C van Diemen, Birgit Sikkema-Raddatz, Kristin M Abbott, Alain Knopperts, Lude Franke, Rolf H Sijmons, Tom J de Koning, Cisca Wijmenga, Richard J Sinke, Morris A Swertz
We present Gene-Aware Variant INterpretation (GAVIN), a new method that accurately classifies variants for clinical diagnostic purposes. Classifications are based on gene-specific calibrations of allele frequencies from the ExAC database, likely variant impact using SnpEff, and estimated deleteriousness based on CADD scores for >3000 genes. In a benchmark on 18 clinical gene sets, we achieve a sensitivity of 91.4% and a specificity of 76.9%. This accuracy is unmatched by 12 other tools. We provide GAVIN as an online MOLGENIS service to annotate VCF files and as an open source executable for use in bioinformatic pipelines...
January 16, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073829/dutpase-dut-is-mutated-in-a-novel-monogenic-syndrome-with-diabetes-and-bone-marrow-failure
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Reinaldo Sousa Dos Santos, Mathilde Daures, Anne Philippi, Sophie Romero, Lorella Marselli, Piero Marchetti, Valérie Senée, Delphine Bacq, Céline Besse, Baz Baz, Laura Marroquí, Sarah Ivanoff, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Marc Nicolino, Jean Soulier, Gérard Socié, Decio L Eizirik, Jean-François Gautier, Cécile Julier
We describe a new syndrome characterized by early onset diabetes mellitus, associated with bone marrow failure affecting mostly the erythrocytic lineage. Using whole exome sequencing in a remotely consanguineous patient from a family with two affected siblings, we identified a single homozygous missense mutation (chr15.hg19:g.48,626,619A>G) located in the dUTPase (DUT) gene (NCBI Gene ID: 1854), affecting both the mitochondrial (DUT-M p.Y142C) and the nuclear (DUT-N p.Y54C) isoforms. We found the same homozygous mutation in an unrelated consanguineous patient with diabetes and bone marrow aplasia from a family with two affected siblings, while none of the >60,000 subjects from the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) was homozygous for this mutation...
January 10, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062663/a-population-based-analysis-of-germline-bap1-mutations-in-melanoma
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Sally J O'Shea, Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza, Lauren McLellan, Jeanine Harrigan, Xavier Jacq, James Hewinson, Vivek Iyer, Will Merchant, Faye Elliott, Mark Harland, D Timothy Bishop, Julia Newton-Bishop, David J Adams
Germline mutation of the BRCA1 associated protein-1 (BAP1) gene has been linked to uveal melanoma, mesothelioma, meningioma, renal cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Germline variants have also been found in familial cutaneous melanoma pedigrees, but their contribution to sporadic melanoma has not been fully assessed. We sequenced BAP1 in 1,977 melanoma cases and 754 controls and used deubiquitinase assays, a pedigree analysis, and a histopathological review to assess the consequences of the mutations found...
January 5, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053047/structural-analysis-of-pathogenic-mutations-in-the-dyrk1a-gene-in-patients-with-developmental-disorders
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Jochem M G Evers, Roman A Laskowski, Marta Bertolli, Jill Clayton-Smith, Charu Deshpande, Jacqueline Eason, Frances Elmslie, Frances Flinter, Carol Gardiner, Jane A Hurst, Helen Kingston, Usha Kini, Anne K Lampe, Derek Lim, Alison Male, Swati Naik, Michael J Parker, Sue Price, Leema Robert, Ajoy Sarkar, Volker Straub, Geoff Woods, Janet M Thornton, Caroline F Wright
Haploinsufficiency in DYRK1A is associated with a recognizable developmental syndrome, though the mechanism of action of pathogenic missense mutations is currently unclear. Here we present 19 de novo mutations in this gene, including five missense mutations, identified by the Deciphering Developmental Disorder study. Protein structural analysis reveals that the missense mutations are either close to the ATP or peptide binding-sites within the kinase domain, or are important for protein stability, suggesting they lead to a loss of the protein's function mechanism...
January 4, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018608/digenic-mutations-of-human-ocrl-paralogs-in-dent-s-disease-type-2-associated-with-chiari-i-malformation
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Daniel Duran, Sheng Chih Jin, Tyrone DeSpenza, Carol Nelson-Williams, Andrea G Cogal, Elizabeth W Abrash, Peter C Harris, John C Lieske, Serena Je Shimshak, Shrikant Mane, Kaya Bilguvar, Michael L DiLuna, Murat Günel, Richard P Lifton, Kristopher T Kahle
OCRL1 and its paralog INPP5B encode phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphatases that localize to the primary cilium and have roles in ciliogenesis. Mutations in OCRL1 cause the X-linked Dent disease type 2 (DD2; OMIM# 300555), characterized by low-molecular weight proteinuria, hypercalciuria, and the variable presence of cataracts, glaucoma and intellectual disability without structural brain anomalies. Disease-causing mutations in INPP5B have not been described in humans. Here, we report the case of an 11-year-old boy with short stature and an above-average IQ; severe proteinuria, hypercalciuria and osteopenia resulting in a vertebral compression fracture; and Chiari I malformation with cervico-thoracic syringohydromyelia requiring suboccipital decompression...
2016: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999540/a-novel-missense-mutation-of-the-ddhd1-gene-associated-with-juvenile-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Chujun Wu, Dongsheng Fan
Background: Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (jALS) is a rare form of ALS with an onset age of less than 25 years and is frequently thought to be genetic in origin. DDHD1 gene mutations have been reported to be associated with the SPG28 subtype of autosomal recessive HSP but have never been reported in jALS patients. Methods: Gene screens for the causative genes of ALS, HSP and CMT using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies were performed on a jALS patient. Sanger sequencing was used to validate identified variants and perform segregation analysis...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997510/a-whole-exome-study-identifies-novel-candidate-genes-for-vertebral-bone-marrow-signal-changes-modic-changes
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Minna Kraatari, Sini Skarp, Niinimäki Jaakko, Jaro Karppinen, Minna Männikkö
STUDY DESIGN: Family-based study OBJECTIVE.: To identify rare genetic factors predisposing to Modic changes (MC). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is one of the contributing factors behind low back pain (LBP). Lumbar MC visualized as bone marrow signal intensity changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represent a specific phenotype of LDD, which has stronger association with LBP than LDD without MC. METHODS: The study set consisted of two Finnish families: Family I included seven affected and four unaffected individuals and Family II eight affected and seven unaffected individuals...
December 16, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989988/novel-mutations-and-structural-deletions-in-tubb8-expanding-mutational-and-phenotypic-spectrum-of-patients-with-arrest-in-oocyte-maturation-fertilization-or-early-embryonic-development
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Biaobang Chen, Bin Li, Da Li, Zheng Yan, Xiaoyan Mao, Yao Xu, Jian Mu, Qiaoli Li, Li Jin, Lin He, Yanping Kuang, Qing Sang, Lei Wang
STUDY QUESTION: Are there any new type of mutations and novel phenotypes in patients with arrest in oocyte maturation, fertilization or early embryonic development having tubulin beta eight class VIII (TUBB8) mutations? SUMMARY ANSWER: We identified new types of mutations in TUBB8 associated with maturation, fertilization and developmental arrest. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: We previously found heterozygous mutations and a homozygous frameshift/internal seven amino acid deletion in TUBB8 that are responsible for oocyte maturation arrest...
December 17, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988889/clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-a-family-with-kartagener-syndrome-caused-by-novel-dnah5-mutations
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Xuan Xu, Ping Gong, Jie Wen
PURPOSE: Kartagener syndrome (KS), also known as visceral inversion-nasosinusitis-bronchiectasis syndrome, or familial bronchiectasis, is an autosomal recessive inherited disease. In this study, through two cases of KS, we aimed to assess the clinical and genetic characteristics of KS caused by DNAH5 mutations. METHODS: The two cases of KS from the same family underwent extensive clinical assessments, with next-generation DNA sequencing and bioinformatics analysis to identify pathogenic genes...
February 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977673/mutation-rate-variation-is-a-primary-determinant-of-the-distribution-of-allele-frequencies-in-humans
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Arbel Harpak, Anand Bhaskar, Jonathan K Pritchard
The site frequency spectrum (SFS) has long been used to study demographic history and natural selection. Here, we extend this summary by examining the SFS conditional on the alleles found at the same site in other species. We refer to this extension as the "phylogenetically-conditioned SFS" or cSFS. Using recent large-sample data from the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC), combined with primate genome sequences, we find that human variants that occurred independently in closely related primate lineages are at higher frequencies in humans than variants with parallel substitutions in more distant primates...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925688/rare-deleterious-pard3-variants-in-the-apkc-binding-region-are-implicated-in-the-pathogenesis-of-human-cranial-neural-tube-defects-via-disrupting-apical-tight-junction-formation
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Xiaoli Chen, Yu An, Yonghui Gao, Liu Guo, Lei Rui, Hua Xie, Mei Sun, Siv Lam Hung, Xiaoming Sheng, Jizhen Zou, Yihua Bao, Hongyan Guan, Bo Niu, Zandong Li, Richard H Finnell, James F Gusella, Bai-Lin Wu, Ting Zhang
Increasing evidence that mutation of planar cell polarity (PCP) genes contributes to human cranial NTD susceptibility prompted us to hypothesize that rare variants of genes in the core apical-basal polarity (ABP) pathway are risk factors for cranial NTDs. In this study, we screened for rare genomic variation of PARD3 in 138 cranial NTD cases and 274 controls. Overall, the rare deleterious variants of PARD3 were significantly associated with increased risk for cranial NTDs (11/138 vs.7/274, p<0.05, OR = 3...
December 7, 2016: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899644/the-dbgap-data-browser-a-new-tool-for-browsing-dbgap-controlled-access-genomic-data
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Kira M Wong, Kristofor Langlais, Geoffrey S Tobias, Colette Fletcher-Hoppe, Donna Krasnewich, Hilary S Leeds, Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Georgy Godynskiy, Valerie A Schneider, Erin M Ramos, Stephen T Sherry
The database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) Data Browser (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gap/ddb/) was developed in response to requests from the scientific community for a resource that enable view-only access to summary-level information and individual-level genotype and sequence data associated with phenotypic features maintained in the controlled-access tier of dbGaP. Until now, the dbGaP controlled-access environment required investigators to submit a data access request, wait for Data Access Committee review, download each data set and locally examine them for potentially relevant information...
January 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899611/the-exac-browser-displaying-reference-data-information-from-over-60-000-exomes
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Konrad J Karczewski, Ben Weisburd, Brett Thomas, Matthew Solomonson, Douglas M Ruderfer, David Kavanagh, Tymor Hamamsy, Monkol Lek, Kaitlin E Samocha, Beryl B Cummings, Daniel Birnbaum, Mark J Daly, Daniel G MacArthur
Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of humans have had their genomes or exomes sequenced, and access to the resulting data sets can provide valuable information for variant interpretation and understanding gene function. Here, we present a lightweight, flexible browser framework to display large population datasets of genetic variation. We demonstrate its use for exome sequence data from 60 706 individuals in the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC). The ExAC browser provides gene- and transcript-centric displays of variation, a critical view for clinical applications...
January 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896285/rare-variants-in-optic-disc-area-gene-card10-enriched-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Tiger Zhou, Emmanuelle Souzeau, Shiwani Sharma, Owen M Siggs, Ivan Goldberg, Paul R Healey, Stuart Graham, Alex W Hewitt, David A Mackey, Robert J Casson, John Landers, Richard Mills, Jonathan Ellis, Paul Leo, Matthew A Brown, Stuart MacGregor, Kathryn P Burdon, Jamie E Craig
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified association of common alleles with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and its quantitative endophenotypes near numerous genes. This study aims to determine whether rare pathogenic variants in these disease-associated genes contribute to POAG. METHODS: Participants fulfilled strict inclusion criteria of advanced POAG at a young age of diagnosis. Myocilin mutation carriers were excluded using direct sequencing...
November 2016: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
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