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Diabetes ; 66(11): 2888-2902, 2017 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28566273


To characterize type 2 diabetes (T2D)-associated variation across the allele frequency spectrum, we conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide association data from 26,676 T2D case and 132,532 control subjects of European ancestry after imputation using the 1000 Genomes multiethnic reference panel. Promising association signals were followed up in additional data sets (of 14,545 or 7,397 T2D case and 38,994 or 71,604 control subjects). We identified 13 novel T2D-associated loci (P < 5 × 10-8), including variants near the GLP2R, GIP, and HLA-DQA1 genes. Our analysis brought the total number of independent T2D associations to 128 distinct signals at 113 loci. Despite substantially increased sample size and more complete coverage of low-frequency variation, all novel associations were driven by common single nucleotide variants. Credible sets of potentially causal variants were generally larger than those based on imputation with earlier reference panels, consistent with resolution of causal signals to common risk haplotypes. Stratification of T2D-associated loci based on T2D-related quantitative trait associations revealed tissue-specific enrichment of regulatory annotations in pancreatic islet enhancers for loci influencing insulin secretion and in adipocytes, monocytes, and hepatocytes for insulin action-associated loci. These findings highlight the predominant role played by common variants of modest effect and the diversity of biological mechanisms influencing T2D pathophysiology.

Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Variação Genética , Humanos
Nat Genet ; 47(12): 1415-25, 2015 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26551672


We performed fine mapping of 39 established type 2 diabetes (T2D) loci in 27,206 cases and 57,574 controls of European ancestry. We identified 49 distinct association signals at these loci, including five mapping in or near KCNQ1. 'Credible sets' of the variants most likely to drive each distinct signal mapped predominantly to noncoding sequence, implying that association with T2D is mediated through gene regulation. Credible set variants were enriched for overlap with FOXA2 chromatin immunoprecipitation binding sites in human islet and liver cells, including at MTNR1B, where fine mapping implicated rs10830963 as driving T2D association. We confirmed that the T2D risk allele for this SNP increases FOXA2-bound enhancer activity in islet- and liver-derived cells. We observed allele-specific differences in NEUROD1 binding in islet-derived cells, consistent with evidence that the T2D risk allele increases islet MTNR1B expression. Our study demonstrates how integration of genetic and genomic information can define molecular mechanisms through which variants underlying association signals exert their effects on disease.

Mapeamento Cromossômico , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Loci Gênicos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Fator 3-beta Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Receptor MT2 de Melatonina/genética , Sítios de Ligação , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Imunoprecipitação da Cromatina , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genômica , Fator 3-beta Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Humanos , Ilhotas Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Ilhotas Pancreáticas/patologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , Receptor MT2 de Melatonina/metabolismo
Bioinformatics ; 26(19): 2484-5, 2010 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-20702398


UNLABELLED: High-throughput screening (HTS) is a common technique for both drug discovery and basic research, but researchers often struggle with how best to derive hits from HTS data. While a wide range of hit identification techniques exist, little information is available about their sensitivity and specificity, especially in comparison to each other. To address this, we have developed the open-source NoiseMaker software tool for generation of realistically noisy virtual screens. By applying potential hit identification methods to NoiseMaker-simulated data and determining how many of the pre-defined true hits are recovered (as well as how many known non-hits are misidentified as hits), one can draw conclusions about the likely performance of these techniques on real data containing unknown true hits. Such simulations apply to a range of screens, such as those using small molecules, siRNAs, shRNAs, miRNA mimics or inhibitors, or gene over-expression; we demonstrate this utility by using it to explain apparently conflicting reports about the performance of the B score hit identification method. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: NoiseMaker is written in C#, an ECMA and ISO standard language with compilers for multiple operating systems. Source code, a Windows installer and complete unit tests are available at Full documentation and support are provided via an extensive help file and tool-tips, and the developers welcome user suggestions.

Simulação por Computador , Software , Interpretação Estatística de Dados , MicroRNAs/química , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/química , Interface Usuário-Computador