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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 2777, 2019 Feb 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30808881

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Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated systemic disorder with a well-established genetic base. In a previous study, using a next generation sequencing approach, we found many rare variants and some functional polymorphisms in genes related to autoinflammatory syndromes (AID): CECR1, MEFV, MVK, NLRP3, NOD2, PSTPIP1 and TNFRSF1A in our BD cohort. Our strategy did not allow us to establish either number of patients with variants, proportion of individuals accumulating them or relationship with other genetic factors. With the goal to answer these questions, the individual samples were sequenced. Additionally, three functional polymorphisms: NLRP3 p.Gln703Lys, NOD2 p.Arg702Trp and p.Val955Ile were genotyped using TaqMan assays. A total of 98 patients (27.6%) carried at least one rare variant and 13 of them (3.7%) accumulated two or three. Functional regression model analysis suggests epistatic interaction between B51 and MEFV (P = 0.003). A suggestive protective association of the minor allele of NOD2 p.Arg702Trp (P = 0.01) was found in both, B51 positive and negative individuals. Therefore, a high percentage of patients with BD have rare variants in AID genes. Our results suggest that the association of MEFV with BD could be modulated by the HLA molecules; whereas the protective effect of NOD2 p.Arg702Trp would be independent of HLA.

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Heart ; 2018 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30322846

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OBJECTIVE: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital heart disease. This study aimed to determine the prevalence rate of BAV in first-degree relatives (FDR) and the inheritance pattern according to different morphotypes and aortic dilation. METHODS: BAV probands were consecutively studied at eight tertiary referral centres. After sequential screening, FDR were included in the study. The BAV morphotype, aortic dilation and aortic phenotype were assessed by transthoracic echocardiography. RESULTS: Seven hundred and twenty-four FDR of 256 BAV probands agreed to undergo family screening. The prevalence of BAV was 6.4% in FDR (9.2% in men, 3.5% in women, p=0.002). Aortic dilation was diagnosed in 9.6% of FRD with tricuspid aortic valves (TAV), with a root phenotype in 2.7% and tubular in 6.9% and more frequently in the presence of arterial hypertension (OR 4.48; CI 95% 2.51 to 7.99; p=0.0001) and valvular regurgitation (OR 5.87, CI 95% 1.37 to 25.16; p=0.025). The heritability (h2 ) of BAV was highly significant (0.47; p=0.002); however, no concordance was observed among valve morphotypes. Aortic dilation heritability was not significant. CONCLUSIONS: The BAV prevalence rate in FDR was low (6.4%) but aortic dilation was observed in 9.6% of FDR with TAV. The heritability of BAV was high without concordance in valve morphotypes, and aortic dilation heritability was not observed. Patients with BAV should be made aware of its familial pattern.

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Eur J Haematol ; 100(5): 436-443, 2018 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29384595

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OBJECTIVE: MLL gene is involved in more than 80 known genetic fusions in acute leukemia. To study the relevance of MLL partner gene and selected gene's expression, in this work, we have studied a cohort of 20 MLL-rearranged acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: Twenty MLL-rearranged AML patients along with a control cohort of 138 AML patients are included in this work. By RT-PCR and sequencing, MLL genetic fusion was characterized, and relative gene expression quantification was carried out for EVI1, MEIS1, MLL-3', RUNX1, SETBP1, HOXA5, and FLT3 genes. Risk stratification and association of MLL genetic partner and gene expression to overall survival, in the context of received therapy, were performed. RESULTS: MLLr cohort showed to have an OS more similar to intermediate-risk AML. Type of MLL genetic partner showed to be relevant in allo-HSCT response; having MLLT1 and MLLT3, a better benefit from it. Expression of MLL-3' region, EVI1 and FLT3, showed association with OS in patients undergoing allo-HSCT. CONCLUSION: We show that the MLL genetic partner could have implications in allo-HSCT response, and we propose three genes whose expression could be useful for the prognosis of this leukemia in patients undergoing allo-HSCT: 3' region of MLL, EVI1, and FLT3.


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Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Rearranjo Gênico , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/genética , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/genética , Proteína de Leucina Linfoide-Mieloide/genética , RNA Mensageiro , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas , Humanos , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Lactente , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Cariótipo , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/diagnóstico , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/mortalidade , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/terapia , Proteína do Locus do Complexo MDS1 e EVI1/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/genética , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Translocação Genética , Transplante Homólogo , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem , Tirosina Quinase 3 Semelhante a fms/genética
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Ann Hematol ; 97(3): 533-535, 2018 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29151134
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Sci Rep ; 7(1): 8453, 2017 Aug 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28814775

RESUMO

Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated systemic disorder with a well-established association with HLA class I and other genes. BD has clinical overlap with many autoinflammatory diseases (AIDs). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of rare variants in seven genes involved in AIDs: CECR1, MEFV, MVK, NLRP3, NOD2, PSTPIP1 and TNFRSF1A using a next generation sequencing (NGS) approach in 355 BD patients. To check global association of each gene, 4 tests: SKAT, CollapseBt, C(α) and weighted KBAC were used. Databases: 1000 Genomes Project Phase 3, Infevers, HGMD and ClinVar and algorithms: PolyPhen2 and SIFT were consulted to collect information of the 62 variants found. All the genes resulted associated using SKAT but only 3 (MVK, NOD2 and PSTPIP1) with C(α) and weighted KBAC. When all the genes are considered, 40 variants were associated to AIDs in clinical databases and 25 were predicted as pathogenic at least by one of the algorithms. Including only MVK, NOD2 and PSTPIP1, the associated to AIDs variants found in BD were 20 and the predicted as pathogenic, 12. The maxima contribution corresponds to NOD2. This study supports influence of rare variants in genes involved in AIDs in the pathogenesis of BD.

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