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Nat Genet ; 2020 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020668

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To elucidate the genetics of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the Japanese population, we conducted a large-scale genome-wide association study of 168,228 individuals of Japanese ancestry (25,892 cases and 142,336 controls) with genotype imputation using a newly developed reference panel of Japanese haplotypes including 1,781 CAD cases and 2,636 controls. We detected eight new susceptibility loci and Japanese-specific rare variants contributing to disease severity and increased cardiovascular mortality. We then conducted a trans-ancestry meta-analysis and discovered 35 additional new loci. Using the meta-analysis results, we derived a polygenic risk score (PRS) for CAD, which outperformed those derived from either Japanese or European genome-wide association studies. The PRS prioritized risk factors among various clinical parameters and segregated individuals with increased risk of long-term cardiovascular mortality. Our data improve the clinical characterization of CAD genetics and suggest the utility of trans-ancestry meta-analysis for PRS derivation in non-European populations.

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J Clin Sleep Med ; 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32955012

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STUDY OBJECTIVES: It is well known that a family history of diabetes (FHD) is a definitive risk factor for type 2 diabetes. It has not been known whether sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) increases the prevalence of diabetes in those with FHD. METHODS: We assessed SDB severity in 7,477 study participants by oximetry corrected by objective sleep duration determined by wrist actigraphy. HbA1c ≥6.5% and/or current medication for diabetes indicated the presence of diabetes. In addition to the overall prevalence, the prevalence of recent-onset diabetes during the almost 5 years before the SDB measurements was investigated. RESULTS: Of the 7,477 participants (mean age 57.9 [range 34.2-80.7, SD 12.1] years, females 67.7%), 1,569 had FHD. The prevalence of diabetes in FHD participants with moderate-to-severe SDB (MS-SDB) was higher than in those without SDB (MS-SDB vs. without SDB: all, 29.3% vs. 3.3%, P <0.001; females, 32.6% vs. 1.9%, P <0.001; males, 26.2% vs. 11.7%, P = 0.037). However, multivariate analysis showed that MS-SDB was significantly associated with a higher prevalence of diabetes only in FHD (+) females (OR [95%CI]: females, 7.43 [3.16-17.45]; males, 0.92 [0.37-2.31]). Among the FHD (+) participants, the prevalence of recent-onset diabetes was higher in those with MS-SDB than those without SDB, but only in females (MS-SDB vs. without SDB: 21.4 % vs. 1.1%, P <0.001). CONCLUSIONS: MS-SDB was associated with diabetes risk in females with FHD, and future studies are needed on whether treatment of SDB in females with FHD would prevent the onset of diabetes.

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EBioMedicine ; 60: 103033, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32980694

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BACKGROUND: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently recommended germline genetic testing for all pancreatic cancer patients. However, the genes targeted by genetic testing and the feasibility of selecting patients likely to carry pathogenic variants have not been sufficiently verified. The purpose of this study was to genetically characterize Japanese patients and examine whether the current guideline is applicable in this population. METHODS: Using targeted sequencing, we analyzed the coding regions of 27 cancer-predisposing genes in 1,005 pancreatic cancer patients and 23,705 controls in Japan. We compared the pathogenic variant frequency between cases and controls and documented the demographic and clinical characteristics of carrier patients. We then examined if it was possible to use machine learning to predict carrier status based on those characteristics. FINDINGS: We identified 205 pathogenic variants across the 27 genes. Pathogenic variants in BRCA2, ATM, and BRCA1 were significantly associated with pancreatic cancer. Characteristics associated with carrier status were inconsistent with previous investigations. Machine learning classifiers had a low performance in determining the carrier status of pancreatic cancer patients, while the same classifiers, when applied to breast cancer data as a positive control, had a higher performance that was comparable to that of the NCCN guideline. INTERPRETATION: Our findings support the clinical significance of multigene panel testing for pancreatic cancer and indicate that at least 3.4% of Japanese patients may respond to poly (ADP ribose) polymerase inhibitor treatments. The difficulty in predicting carrier status suggests that offering germline genetic testing for all pancreatic cancer patients is reasonable. FUNDING: AMED under Grant Number JP19kk0305010 and Australian National Health and Medical Research funding (ID177524).

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Cancer Sci ; 2020 Sep 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32981178

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Causal inference is one of the challenges in epidemiologic studies. Gynecologic diseases have been reported to have association with obesity, however the causality remained controversial except for uterine endometrial cancer. We conducted two-sample Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis using the large-scale genome-wide association study (GWAS) results of gynecologic diseases and body mass index (BMI) in the Japanese population to assess causal effect of BMI on gynecologic diseases. We first conducted GWAS of ovarian cancer, uterine endometrial cancer, uterine cervical cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroid (n = 647, 909, 538, 5236, and 645 cases, respectively, and 39 556 shared female controls), and BMI (81 610 males and non-overlapping 23 924 females). We then applied two-sample MR using 74 BMI-associated variants as instrumental variables. We observed significant causal effect of increased BMI on uterine endometrial cancer (ß = 0.735, P = .0010 in inverse variance-weighted analysis), which is concordant with results of European studies. Causal effect of obesity was not apparent in the other gynecologic diseases tested. Our MR analyses provided strong evidence of the causal role of obesity in gynecologic diseases etiology, and suggested a possible preventive effect of intervention for obesity.

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Commun Biol ; 3(1): 526, 2020 Sep 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32968195

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating progressive motor neuron disease that affects people of all ethnicities. Approximately 90% of ALS cases are sporadic and thought to have multifactorial pathogenesis. To understand the genetics of sporadic ALS, we conducted a genome-wide association study using 1,173 sporadic ALS cases and 8,925 controls in a Japanese population. A combined meta-analysis of our Japanese cohort with individuals of European ancestry revealed a significant association at the ACSL5 locus (top SNP p = 2.97 × 10-8). We validated the association with ACSL5 in a replication study with a Chinese population and an independent Japanese population (1941 ALS cases, 3821 controls; top SNP p = 1.82 × 10-4). In the combined meta-analysis, the intronic ACSL5 SNP rs3736947 showed the strongest association (p = 7.81 × 10-11). Using a gene-based analysis of the full multi-ethnic dataset, we uncovered additional genes significantly associated with ALS: ERGIC1, RAPGEF5, FNBP1, and ATXN3. These results advance our understanding of the genetic basis of sporadic ALS.

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Ann Rheum Dis ; 79(10): 1305-1309, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737115

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OBJECTIVES: The genetic background of rheumatoid arthritis-interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) has been evaluated in Europeans, but little knowledge has been obtained in non-Europeans. This study aimed to elucidate genome-wide risk of RA-ILD in non-Europeans. METHODS: We performed an initial genome-wide association study (GWAS) of RA-ILD in the Japanese population. By conducting the meta-analysis of the three GWAS datasets of the RA cohorts and biobank of Japanese, our study included 358 RA-ILD cases and 4550 RA subjects without ILD. We then conducted the stratified analysis of the effect of the GWAS risk allele in each CT image pattern. RESULTS: We identified one novel RA-ILD risk locus at 7p21 that satisfied the genome-wide significance threshold (rs12702634 at RPA3-UMAD1, OR=2.04, 95% CI 1.59 to 2.60, p=1.5×10-8). Subsequent stratified analysis based on the CT image patterns demonstrated that the effect size of the RA-ILD risk allele (rs12702634-C) was large with the UIP pattern (OR=1.86, 95% CI 0.97 to 3.58, p=0.062) and the probable UIP pattern (OR=2.26, 95% CI 1.36 to 3.73, p=0.0015). CONCLUSION: We revealed one novel genetic association with RA-ILD in Japanese. The RA-ILD risk of the identified variant at RPA3-UMAD1 was relatively high in the CT image patterns related to fibrosis. Our study should contribute to elucidation of the complicated aetiology of RA-ILD.

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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008915, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776928

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Sequences homologous to human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) are integrated within the nuclear genome of about 1% of humans, but it is not clear how this came about. It is also uncertain whether integrated HHV-6 can reactivate into an infectious virus. HHV-6 integrates into telomeres, and this has recently been associated with polymorphisms affecting MOV10L1. MOV10L1 is located on the subtelomere of chromosome 22q (chr22q) and is required to make PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs). As piRNAs block germline integration of transposons, piRNA-mediated repression of HHV-6 integration has been proposed to explain this association. In vitro, recombination of the HHV-6 genome along its terminal direct repeats (DRs) leads to excision from the telomere and viral reactivation, but the expected "solo-DR scar" has not been described in vivo. Here we screened for integrated HHV-6 in 7,485 Japanese subjects using whole-genome sequencing (WGS). Integrated HHV-6 was associated with polymorphisms on chr22q. However, in contrast to prior work, we find that the reported MOV10L1 polymorphism is physically linked to an ancient endogenous HHV-6A variant integrated into the telomere of chr22q in East Asians. Unexpectedly, an HHV-6B variant has also endogenized in chr22q; two endogenous HHV-6 variants at this locus thus account for 72% of all integrated HHV-6 in Japan. We also report human genomes carrying only one portion of the HHV-6B genome, a solo-DR, supporting in vivo excision and possible viral reactivation. Together these results explain the recently-reported association between integrated HHV-6 and MOV10L1/piRNAs, suggest potential exaptation of HHV-6 in its coevolution with human chr22q, and clarify the evolution and risk of reactivation of the only intact (non-retro)viral genome known to be present in human germlines.


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Genoma Humano , Herpesvirus Humano 6/genética , Integração Viral , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 22/genética , Evolução Molecular , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética
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Nature ; 584(7819): 130-135, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32581364

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The extent to which the biology of oncogenesis and ageing are shaped by factors that distinguish human populations is unknown. Haematopoietic clones with acquired mutations become common with advancing age and can lead to blood cancers1-10. Here we describe shared and population-specific patterns of genomic mutations and clonal selection in haematopoietic cells on the basis of 33,250 autosomal mosaic chromosomal alterations that we detected in 179,417 Japanese participants in the BioBank Japan cohort and compared with analogous data from the UK Biobank. In this long-lived Japanese population, mosaic chromosomal alterations were detected in more than 35.0% (s.e.m., 1.4%) of individuals older than 90 years, which suggests that such clones trend towards inevitability with advancing age. Japanese and European individuals exhibited key differences in the genomic locations of mutations in their respective haematopoietic clones; these differences predicted the relative rates of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (which is more common among European individuals) and T cell leukaemia (which is more common among Japanese individuals) in these populations. Three different mutational precursors of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (including trisomy 12, loss of chromosomes 13q and 13q, and copy-neutral loss of heterozygosity) were between two and six times less common among Japanese individuals, which suggests that the Japanese and European populations differ in selective pressures on clones long before the development of clinically apparent chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Japanese and British populations also exhibited very different rates of clones that arose from B and T cell lineages, which predicted the relative rates of B and T cell cancers in these populations. We identified six previously undescribed loci at which inherited variants predispose to mosaic chromosomal alterations that duplicate or remove the inherited risk alleles, including large-effect rare variants at NBN, MRE11 and CTU2 (odds ratio, 28-91). We suggest that selective pressures on clones are modulated by factors that are specific to human populations. Further genomic characterization of clonal selection and cancer in populations from around the world is therefore warranted.


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Envelhecimento/genética , Aberrações Cromossômicas , Cromossomos Humanos/genética , Células Clonais/metabolismo , Genoma Humano/genética , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/metabolismo , Mutação , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Alelos , Linhagem da Célula , Células Clonais/citologia , Células Clonais/patologia , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Loci Gênicos/genética , Hematopoese/genética , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/citologia , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/patologia , Humanos , Japão , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/genética , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/patologia , Leucemia de Células T/genética , Leucemia de Células T/patologia , Masculino , Mosaicismo , Reino Unido
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3175, 2020 06 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32581250

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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Japan. To identify risk loci, we perform a meta-analysis of three genome-wide association studies comprising 2,039 pancreatic cancer patients and 32,592 controls in the Japanese population. Here, we identify 3 (13q12.2, 13q22.1, and 16p12.3) genome-wide significant loci (P < 5.0 × 10-8), of which 16p12.3 has not been reported in the Western population. The lead single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at 16p12.3 is rs78193826 (odds ratio = 1.46, 95% confidence interval = 1.29-1.66, P = 4.28 × 10-9), an Asian-specific, nonsynonymous glycoprotein 2 (GP2) gene variant. Associations between selected GP2 gene variants and pancreatic cancer are replicated in 10,822 additional cases and controls of East Asian origin. Functional analyses using cell lines provide supporting evidence of the effect of rs78193826 on KRAS activity. These findings suggest that GP2 gene variants are probably associated with pancreatic cancer susceptibility in populations of East Asian ancestry.


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Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/metabolismo , Loci Gênicos , Pleiotropia Genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genótipo , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Am J Hum Genet ; 107(1): 60-71, 2020 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32533944

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Adult height is one of the earliest putative examples of polygenic adaptation in humans. However, this conclusion was recently challenged because residual uncorrected stratification from large-scale consortium studies was considered responsible for the previously noted genetic difference. It thus remains an open question whether height loci exhibit signals of polygenic adaptation in any human population. We re-examined this question, focusing on one of the shortest European populations, the Sardinians, in addition to mainland European populations. We utilized height-associated loci from the Biobank Japan (BBJ) dataset to further alleviate concerns of biased ascertainment of GWAS loci and showed that the Sardinians remain significantly shorter than expected under neutrality (∼0.22 standard deviation shorter than Utah residents with ancestry from northern and western Europe [CEU] on the basis of polygenic height scores, p = 3.89 × 10-4). We also found the trajectory of polygenic height scores between the Sardinian and the British populations diverged over at least the last 10,000 years (p = 0.0082), consistent with a signature of polygenic adaptation driven primarily by the Sardinian population. Although the polygenic score-based analysis showed a much subtler signature in mainland European populations, we found a clear and robust adaptive signature in the UK population by using a haplotype-based statistic, the trait singleton density score (tSDS), driven by the height-increasing alleles (p = 9.1 × 10-4). In summary, by ascertaining height loci in a distant East Asian population, we further supported the evidence of polygenic adaptation at height-associated loci among the Sardinians. In mainland Europeans, the adaptive signature was detected in haplotype-based analysis but not in polygenic score-based analysis.


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Adaptação Fisiológica/genética , Estatura/genética , Herança Multifatorial/genética , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Bancos de Espécimes Biológicos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Genética Populacional/métodos , Genoma Humano/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Haplótipos/genética , Humanos , Itália , Japão , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Seleção Genética/genética
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Circ Genom Precis Med ; 13(3): e002670, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32469254

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BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies provided many biological insights into coronary artery disease (CAD), but these studies were mainly performed in Europeans. Genome-wide association studies in diverse populations have the potential to advance our understanding of CAD. METHODS: We conducted 2 genome-wide association studies for CAD in the Japanese population, which included 12 494 cases and 28 879 controls and 2808 cases and 7261 controls, respectively. Then, we performed transethnic meta-analysis using the results of the coronary artery disease genome-wide replication and meta-analysis plus the coronary artery disease 1000 Genomes meta-analysis with UK Biobank. We then explored the pathophysiological significance of these novel loci and examined the differences in CAD-susceptibility loci between Japanese and Europeans. RESULTS: We identified 3 new loci on chromosome 1q21 (CTSS), 10q26 (WDR11-FGFR2), and 11q22 (RDX-FDX1). Quantitative trait locus analyses suggested the association of CTSS and RDX-FDX1 with atherosclerotic immune cells. Tissue/cell type enrichment analysis showed the involvement of arteries, adrenal glands, and fat tissues in the development of CAD. We next compared the odds ratios of lead variants for myocardial infarction at 76 genome-wide significant loci in the transethnic meta-analysis and a moderate correlation between Japanese and Europeans, where 8 loci showed a difference. Finally, we performed tissue/cell type enrichment analysis using East Asian-frequent and European-frequent variants according to the risk allele frequencies and identified significant enrichment of adrenal glands in the East Asian-frequent group while the enrichment of arteries and fat tissues was found in the European-frequent group. These findings indicate biological differences in CAD susceptibility between Japanese and Europeans. CONCLUSIONS: We identified 3 new loci for CAD and highlighted the genetic differences between the Japanese and European populations. Moreover, our transethnic analyses showed both shared and unique genetic architectures between the Japanese and Europeans. While most of the underlying genetic bases for CAD are shared, further analyses in diverse populations will be needed to elucidate variations fully.

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Nat Med ; 26(4): 542-548, 2020 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32251405

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While polygenic risk scores (PRSs) are poised to be translated into clinical practice through prediction of inborn health risks1, a strategy to utilize genetics to prioritize modifiable risk factors driving heath outcome is warranted2. To this end, we investigated the association of the genetic susceptibility to complex traits with human lifespan in collaboration with three worldwide biobanks (ntotal = 675,898; BioBank Japan (n = 179,066), UK Biobank (n = 361,194) and FinnGen (n = 135,638)). In contrast to observational studies, in which discerning the cause-and-effect can be difficult, PRSs could help to identify the driver biomarkers affecting human lifespan. A high systolic blood pressure PRS was trans-ethnically associated with a shorter lifespan (hazard ratio = 1.03[1.02-1.04], Pmeta = 3.9 × 10-13) and parental lifespan (hazard ratio = 1.06[1.06-1.07], P = 2.0 × 10-86). The obesity PRS showed distinct effects on lifespan in Japanese and European individuals (Pheterogeneity = 9.5 × 10-8 for BMI). The causal effect of blood pressure and obesity on lifespan was further supported by Mendelian randomization studies. Beyond genotype-phenotype associations, our trans-biobank study offers a new value of PRSs in prioritization of risk factors that could be potential targets of medical treatment to improve population health.


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Bancos de Espécimes Biológicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Marcadores Genéticos , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Longevidade/genética , Herança Multifatorial/genética , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/mortalidade , Feminino , Finlândia/epidemiologia , Marcadores Genéticos/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/epidemiologia , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Hipertensão/genética , Hipertensão/mortalidade , Japão/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/genética , Obesidade/mortalidade , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Fatores de Risco , Reino Unido/epidemiologia
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PLoS Genet ; 16(4): e1008643, 2020 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32294086

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Hereditary hearing loss is challenging to diagnose because of the heterogeneity of the causative genes. Further, some genes involved in hereditary hearing loss have yet to be identified. Using whole-exome analysis of three families with congenital, severe-to-profound hearing loss, we identified a missense variant of SLC12A2 in five affected members of one family showing a dominant inheritance mode, along with de novo splice-site and missense variants of SLC12A2 in two sporadic cases, as promising candidates associated with hearing loss. Furthermore, we detected another de novo missense variant of SLC12A2 in a sporadic case. SLC12A2 encodes Na+, K+, 2Cl- cotransporter (NKCC) 1 and plays critical roles in the homeostasis of K+-enriched endolymph. Slc12a2-deficient mice have congenital, profound deafness; however, no human variant of SLC12A2 has been reported as associated with hearing loss. All identified SLC12A2 variants mapped to exon 21 or its 3'-splice site. In vitro analysis indicated that the splice-site variant generates an exon 21-skipped SLC12A2 mRNA transcript expressed at much lower levels than the exon 21-included transcript in the cochlea, suggesting a tissue-specific role for the exon 21-encoded region in the carboy-terminal domain. In vitro functional analysis demonstrated that Cl- influx was significantly decreased in all SLC12A2 variants studied. Immunohistochemistry revealed that SLC12A2 is located on the plasma membrane of several types of cells in the cochlea, including the strial marginal cells, which are critical for endolymph homeostasis. Overall, this study suggests that variants affecting exon 21 of the SLC12A2 transcript are responsible for hereditary hearing loss in humans.


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Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/congênito , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/genética , Mutação , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Membro 2 da Família 12 de Carreador de Soluto/química , Membro 2 da Família 12 de Carreador de Soluto/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Cloretos/metabolismo , Cóclea/metabolismo , Cóclea/patologia , Surdez/congênito , Surdez/genética , Éxons/genética , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Lactente , Macaca fascicularis , Masculino , Linhagem , Processamento de RNA , RNA Mensageiro/análise , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Membro 2 da Família 12 de Carreador de Soluto/metabolismo
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Ann Rheum Dis ; 79(5): 657-665, 2020 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32238385

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OBJECTIVES: Genome-wide meta-analyses of clinically defined gout were performed to identify subtype-specific susceptibility loci. Evaluation using selection pressure analysis with these loci was also conducted to investigate genetic risks characteristic of the Japanese population over the last 2000-3000 years. METHODS: Two genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of 3053 clinically defined gout cases and 4554 controls from Japanese males were performed using the Japonica Array and Illumina Array platforms. About 7.2 million single-nucleotide polymorphisms were meta-analysed after imputation. Patients were then divided into four clinical subtypes (the renal underexcretion type, renal overload type, combined type and normal type), and meta-analyses were conducted in the same manner. Selection pressure analyses using singleton density score were also performed on each subtype. RESULTS: In addition to the eight loci we reported previously, two novel loci, PIBF1 and ACSM2B, were identified at a genome-wide significance level (p<5.0×10-8) from a GWAS meta-analysis of all gout patients, and other two novel intergenic loci, CD2-PTGFRN and SLC28A3-NTRK2, from normal type gout patients. Subtype-dependent patterns of Manhattan plots were observed with subtype GWASs of gout patients, indicating that these subtype-specific loci suggest differences in pathophysiology along patients' gout subtypes. Selection pressure analysis revealed significant enrichment of selection pressure on ABCG2 in addition to ALDH2 loci for all subtypes except for normal type gout. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings on subtype GWAS meta-analyses and selection pressure analysis of gout will assist elucidation of the subtype-dependent molecular targets and evolutionary involvement among genotype, phenotype and subtype-specific tailor-made medicine/prevention of gout and hyperuricaemia.


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Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Aldeído-Desidrogenase Mitocondrial/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/etnologia , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Gota/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Loci Gênicos , Genótipo , Gota/epidemiologia , Humanos , Incidência , Japão , Masculino , Fenótipo , Prognóstico , Valores de Referência , Medição de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 1569, 2020 03 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32218440

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The diversity in our genome is crucial to understanding the demographic history of worldwide populations. However, we have yet to know whether subtle genetic differences within a population can be disentangled, or whether they have an impact on complex traits. Here we apply dimensionality reduction methods (PCA, t-SNE, PCA-t-SNE, UMAP, and PCA-UMAP) to biobank-derived genomic data of a Japanese population (n = 169,719). Dimensionality reduction reveals fine-scale population structure, conspicuously differentiating adjacent insular subpopulations. We further enluciate the demographic landscape of these Japanese subpopulations using population genetics analyses. Finally, we perform phenome-wide polygenic risk score (PRS) analyses on 67 complex traits. Differences in PRS between the deconvoluted subpopulations are not always concordant with those in the observed phenotypes, suggesting that the PRS differences might reflect biases from the uncorrected structure, in a trait-dependent manner. This study suggests that such an uncorrected structure can be a potential pitfall in the clinical application of PRS.


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Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genética Populacional , Redução Dimensional com Múltiplos Fatores , Herança Multifatorial/genética , Sequência de Bases , Bancos de Espécimes Biológicos , Humanos , Japão , Fenótipo , Análise de Componente Principal , Fatores de Risco
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J Clin Invest ; 130(4): 1948-1960, 2020 Apr 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32149733

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The major risk factor for kidney stone disease is idiopathic hypercalciuria. Recent evidence implicates a role for defective calcium reabsorption in the renal proximal tubule. We hypothesized that claudin-2, a paracellular cation channel protein, mediates proximal tubule calcium reabsorption. We found that claudin-2-null mice have hypercalciuria due to a primary defect in renal tubule calcium transport and papillary nephrocalcinosis that resembles the intratubular plugs in kidney stone formers. Our findings suggest that a proximal tubule defect in calcium reabsorption predisposes to papillary calcification, providing support for the vas washdown hypothesis. Claudin-2-null mice were also found to have increased net intestinal calcium absorption, but reduced paracellular calcium permeability in the colon, suggesting that this was due to reduced intestinal calcium secretion. Common genetic variants in the claudin-2 gene were associated with decreased tissue expression of claudin-2 and increased risk of kidney stones in 2 large population-based studies. Finally, we describe a family in which males with a rare missense variant in claudin-2 have marked hypercalciuria and kidney stone disease. Our findings indicate that claudin-2 is a key regulator of calcium excretion and a potential target for therapies to prevent kidney stones.

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Commun Biol ; 3(1): 104, 2020 03 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32139841

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The genetic landscape of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been elusive. By analyzing mtDNA using the whole genome sequence (WGS) of Japanese individuals (n = 1928), we identified 2023 mtDNA variants and high-resolution haplogroups. Frequency spectra of the haplogroups were population-specific and were heterogeneous among geographic regions within Japan. Application of machine learning methods could finely classify the subjects corresponding to the high-digit mtDNA sub-haplogroups. mtDNA had distinct genetic structures from that of nuclear DNA (nDNA), characterized by no distance-dependent linkage disequilibrium decay, sparse tagging of common variants, and the existence of common haplotypes spanning the entire mtDNA. We did not detect any evidence of mtDNA-nDNA (or mtDNA copy number-nDNA) genotype associations. Together with WGS-based mtDNA variant imputation, we conducted a phenome-wide association study of 147,437 Japanese individuals with 99 clinical phenotypes. We observed pleiotropy of mtDNA genetic risk on the five late-onset human complex traits including creatine kinase (P = 1.7 × 10-12).

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Cell Rep ; 30(7): 2306-2320.e5, 2020 02 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32075738

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Exposure to natural metabolites contributes to the risk of cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs). Through metabolome profiling, we identify the inverse correlation between serum concentrations of 4-cresol and type 2 diabetes. The chronic administration of non-toxic doses of 4-cresol in complementary preclinical models of CMD reduces adiposity, glucose intolerance, and liver triglycerides, enhances insulin secretion in vivo, stimulates islet density and size, and pancreatic ß-cell proliferation, and increases vascularization, suggesting activated islet enlargement. In vivo insulin sensitivity is not affected by 4-cresol. The incubation of mouse isolated islets with 4-cresol results in enhanced insulin secretion, insulin content, and ß-cell proliferation of a magnitude similar to that induced by GLP-1. In both CMD models and isolated islets, 4-cresol is associated with the downregulated expression of the kinase DYRK1A, which may mediate its biological effects. Our findings identify 4-cresol as an effective regulator of ß-cell function, which opens up perspectives for therapeutic applications in syndromes of insulin deficiency.

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Hum Cell ; 33(2): 303-307, 2020 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31975031

RESUMO

Gout, which results from elevated serum uric acid (SUA), is a common form of arthritis that is induced by urate crystals. A single nucleotide polymorphism, rs2544390, of LDL receptor related protein 2 (LRP2/Megalin), has previously been reported to be associated with SUA by a genome-wide association study in a Japanese population. However, it was controversial as to whether rs2544390 is associated with gout in a Japanese population, since previous studies with Japanese populations have reported an association between gout and rs2544390 both with and without significance. This prompted us to investigate the association between gout and rs2544390 of LRP2. Using 1208 clinically diagnosed gout patients and 1223 controls in a Japanese male population, our results showed that while rs2544390 did not show a significant association with gout susceptibility in the present study (p = 0.0793, odds ratio [OR] with 95% confidential interval [CI] 1.11 [0.99-1.24]). However, a meta-analysis using previous studies on Japanese populations revealed a significant association with gout (pmeta = 0.0314, OR with 95% CI 1.09 [1.01-1.18]). We have therefore for the first time confirmed a positive association between rs2544390 and gout with only a Japanese male population. Our study provides clues to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of gout and has the potential to lead to novel therapeutic strategies against gout using LRP2 as a molecular target.


Assuntos
Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Gota/genética , Proteína-2 Relacionada a Receptor de Lipoproteína de Baixa Densidade/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Humanos
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