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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5375-5380, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570432

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Matrix metalloproteinases-11 (MMP-11) overexpression has been reported in various types of cancer including lung cancer. We aimed to examine the contribution of MMP-11 genotypes to lung cancer risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control study, the MMP-11 rs738791, rs2267029, rs738792 and rs28382575 genotypes were determined among 358 lung cancer patients and 716 age- and gender-matched healthy control Taiwanese. RESULTS: The percentages of rs738791 CT and TT were 50.6% and 9.2% in the case group, slightly higher than 48.5% and 8.1% in the control group (p for trend=0.5638). The allelic analysis showed that the rs738791 T allele did not confer lung cancer risk compared with the C allele. Similarly, there was no association between rs2267029, rs738792 or rs28382575 and lung cancer risk. There was no joint effect of MMP-11 genotypes among ever smokers or non-smokers. CONCLUSION: The genotypes of MMP-11 play a minor role in determining lung cancer risk in Taiwan.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Metaloproteinase 11 da Matriz/genética , Polimorfismo Genético/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Frequência do Gene/genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Taiwan
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5525-5530, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570446

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has been genetically associated with an increased expression of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), an important factor of the renin-angiotensin system which produces vasoconstrictor angiotensin II. Other factors of this system include angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin receptors AGTR1, AGTR2. We investigated the possible association of BCC with genetic variability in the AGT, AGTR1 and AGTR2 genes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DNA samples of 190 Greeks were studied, including 91 patients with BCC and 99 matched healthy controls. Molecular genotyping of patients and controls was performed for the polymorphisms AGT M235T, AGTR1 A1166C and AGTR2 G1675A. RESULTS: The mutant T allele that increases AGT gene expression was detected in two-fold increased frequency in BCC patients in comparison to healthy controls (p <0.001). On the contrary, no significant difference was observed in AGTR1 and AGTR2 variants between patients and controls. CONCLUSION: Increased expression of AGT may be associated with BCC.


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Carcinoma Basocelular/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Polimorfismo Genético/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Alelos , Angiotensinogênio/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Frequência do Gene/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina/genética , Receptor Tipo 2 de Angiotensina/genética
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Brain Nerve ; 71(10): 1071-1079, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31588051

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Next generation sequencing (NGS) technology has dramatically influenced the field of omics studies, such as genomics and transcriptomics. It is now possible to access a significant number of previously known and novel genomic variants through NGS. Although the effective manipulation and accurate interpretation of the inordinate amount of data may pose a considerable challenge, it enables us to identify specific genes responsible for causing or influencing the susceptibility to a plethora of diseases. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common etiology of dementia in the elderly (approximately 60-70%). The current research trend of AD genetics focuses on the analysis of rare variants (allelic frequency <1%) instead of common variants (allelic frequency >1%) to identify AD-associated genes/variants. A number of genes (such as TREM2, ABCA7, SORL1) that carry rare pathogenic variants have reportedly conferred susceptibility to AD with stronger genetic risk effects (odds ratio >2.0). Here, we are going to introduce a small part of the latest many attractive findings about AD genetic researches.


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Doença de Alzheimer/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Alelos , Frequência do Gene , Testes Genéticos , Genômica , Humanos , Proteínas Relacionadas a Receptor de LDL/genética , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/genética , Receptores Imunológicos/genética
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An Acad Bras Cienc ; 91(3): e20180882, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31553368

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Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by dynamic mutations of a CGG repetition segment in an X chromosome's single gene. It is considered the leading hereditary cause of both Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability. Some authors suggest that all individuals diagnosed with some of these latter conditions to be clinically and molecularly trialled for FXS due to the high levels of comorbidity between both conditions and also due to the variable expressiveness of this syndrome. This study has focused on verifying the presence of FMR1 expanded alleles since there is a lack of information about this kind of mutation in autism patients from the northern region of Brazil. The presence of large alleles for this gene could offer new therapeutic or pharmacological methods for the treatment of these patients. Both the presence and the frequency of CGG expansions were verified in 90 autism males by molecular analysis. Four of them had intermediate alleles and four others presented premutated alleles. Premutation carriers are on the propensity of developing the late onset Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. No full mutation alleles were found. Further studies are necessary to obtain more accurate statistical data about this kind of dynamic mutation.


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Transtorno do Espectro Autista/genética , Proteína do X Frágil de Retardo Mental/genética , Síndrome do Cromossomo X Frágil/genética , Mutação/genética , Adolescente , Alelos , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Testes Genéticos , Humanos , Masculino , Adulto Jovem
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4767-4773, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519577

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Rs3824129 is a functional six-nucleotide insertion(I)/deletion(D) polymorphism in the promoter region of caspase 8, an essential apoptosis gene. We aimed to examine the association of this polymorphism with the risk of bladder cancer in the Taiwanese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Caspase-8 rs3834129 genotypes were determined and their associations with bladder cancer risk were evaluated among 375 patients and 375 controls by the PCR-RFLP methodology. In addition, the interaction of caspase-8 rs3834129 genotypes with personal behaviors and clinicopathological features were examined. RESULTS: The frequencies of II, ID and DD genotypes for caspase-8 rs3834129 were non-differentially distributed between the two groups (p for trend=0.7187). Analysis of allelic frequency distribution also indicated that the D variant allele was not associated with a risk of bladder cancer. There was no obvious joint interaction between caspase-8 rs3834129 genotypes and smoking, alcohol consumption, and clinical stage and grade. CONCLUSION: Caspase-8 rs3834129 genotypes play a minor role in the personal susceptibility to bladder cancer in Taiwan.


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Caspase 8/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Alelos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Razão de Chances , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Taiwan , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4933-4940, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519598

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BACKGROUND: Interleukin 2 (IL2) is a significant factor activating T-cell-mediated immune response by stimulation of natural killer cells, T-cells and in development of regulatory T (Treg) cells. Recent studies have that IL2 participates in cancer development by modifying the local immune response. Based on the suggested role of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs2069762, rs6822844 and rs11938795 of IL2 in the pathogenesis of certain diseases, the relationship of these SNPs with clinicopathological variables and their possible implication for prognosis and disease outcome were evaluated in a cohort of Swedish patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: TaqMan SNP genotype assays based on polymerase chain reaction were used for analysis of the IL2 SNPs in 467 patients with CRC and 467 healthy controls. Expression analysis of IL2 in plasma and CRC tissue was also performed. RESULTS: The allelic variants T in rs11938795 and G in rs6822844 were significantly associated with a higher risk of CRC. Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that cancer-specific survival was worse for individuals with C allele for rs2069762 with stage II CRC and with T allele for rs6822844 with stage III CRC. CONCLUSION: SNPs rs2069762, rs6822844 and rs11938795 of the IL2 gene may be helpful as prognostic biomarkers in the follow-up and management of the patients.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/mortalidade , Variação Genética , Interleucina-2/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Alelos , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias Colorretais/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Colorretais/imunologia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Imunomodulação , Interleucina-2/sangue , Interleucina-2/metabolismo , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Prognóstico , Medição de Risco
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Hum Genet ; 138(10): 1183-1200, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31471722

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The glutamate pyruvate transaminase 2 (GPT2) gene produces a nuclear-encoded mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes the reversible transfer of an amino group from glutamate to pyruvate, generating alanine and alpha-ketoglutarate. Recessive mutations in GPT2 have been recently identified in a new syndrome involving intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), postnatal microcephaly, and spastic paraplegia. We have identified additional families with recessive GPT2 mutations and expanded the phenotype to include small stature. GPT2 loss-of-function mutations were identified in four families, nine patients total, including: a homozygous mutation in one child [c.775T>C (p.C259R)]; compound heterozygous mutations in two siblings [c.812A>C (p.N271T)/c.1432_1433delGT (p.V478Rfs*73)]; a novel homozygous, putative splicing mutation [c.1035C>T (p.G345=)]; and finally, a recurrent mutation, previously identified in a distinct family [c.1210C>T (p.R404*)]. All patients were diagnosed with IDD. A majority of patients had remarkably small stature throughout development, many < 1st percentile for height and weight. Given the potential biological function of GPT2 in cellular growth, this phenotype is strongly suggestive of a newly identified clinical susceptibility. Further, homozygous GPT2 mutations manifested in at least 2 of 176 families with IDD (approximately 1.1%) in a Pakistani cohort, thereby representing a relatively common cause of recessive IDD in this population, with recurrence of the p.R404* mutation in this population. Based on variants in the ExAC database, we estimated that approximately 1 in 248 individuals are carriers of moderately or severely deleterious variants in GPT2.


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Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/diagnóstico , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Genes Recessivos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Mutação , Fenótipo , Transaminases/genética , Adolescente , Alelos , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/metabolismo , Ativação Enzimática , Éxons , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genética Populacional , Genótipo , Humanos , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Mitocôndrias/genética , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Linhagem , Conformação Proteica , Sítios de Splice de RNA , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Transaminases/química , Transaminases/metabolismo
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 264: 1851-1852, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438375

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The results of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) antigen testing in transplant patients are not generally used to predict future adverse events. In this study, free-text HLA screening results of transplant patients were analyzed and stored in a database, and the frequencies of patients with adverse events according to HLA allele were extracted. Approximately 25% of patients had HLA alleles associated with serious drug side effects.


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Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos , Antígenos HLA/genética , Transplante de Órgãos , Alelos , Humanos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(35): e16972, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31464942

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Single nuclear polymorphism (SNP) of programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) was reported associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, but the SNP sites studied were limited. Whether the combination of 2 or more SNP sites could better represent the relationship between PD-1 SNP and HBV infection was not studied.Eight hundred ninety-eight HBV-infected patients (222 asymptomatic carriers [AsC], 276 chronic hepatitis B, 105 acute-on-chronic liver failure, and 295 liver cirrhosis) and 364 health controls of South China were enrolled in this study. Four PD-1 SNPs (rs10204525, rs2227982, rs41386349, and rs36084323) were selected and detected by TaqMan probe. The frequency of allele, genotype, and combination of different SNPs were compared between different groups.For allele frequency analysis, G allele of rs10204525 was protective factor (odds ratio (OR) = 0.823, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.679-0.997, P = .046) and T allele of rs2227982 was predisposing factor (OR = 1.231, 95% CI = 1.036-1.463, P = .018) in HBV infection. When analyzed in genotype frequency, the genotype GG of rs10204525 and CC of rs2227982 were protective factor of HBV infection. Combination of rs10204525 GG and rs2227982 CC was potent protective factor of HBV infection (OR = 0.552, 95% CI = 0.356-0.857, P = .007) and was also associated with lower HBV load (OR = 0.201, 95% CI = 0.056-0.728, P = .008) in AsC. The 4 SNP sites were not associated with progression of HBV-related liver disease.Rs10204525 and rs2227982 of PD-1 associate with HBV infection and combination of the 2 SNP sites can better predict host susceptibility in HBV infection.


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Hepatite B/genética , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/genética , Fatores Etários , Alelos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Testes de Função Hepática , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores Sexuais
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Genet Sel Evol ; 51(1): 36, 2019 Aug 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31382878

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BACKGROUND: Recessive loss-of-function (LOF) alleles at genes which are essential for life, can result in early embryonic mortality. Cattle producers can use the LOF carrier status of individual animals to make selection and mate allocation decisions. METHODS: Two beef cattle breeding strategies i.e. (1) selection against LOF carriers as parents and (2) simultaneous selection and mate allocation to avoid the occurrence of homozygous offspring in three scenarios, which differed in number and frequency of LOF alleles were evaluated using the mate selection program, MateSel. Scenarios included (a) seven loci with high-frequency LOF alleles, (b) 76 loci with low-frequency LOF alleles, and (c) 50 loci with random high- and low-frequency LOF alleles. In addition, any savings resulting from the information obtained by varying the percentage (0-100%) of the herd genotyped, together with segregation analysis to cover ungenotyped animals, were calculated to determine (1) which percentage optimized net profit for a fixed cost of genotyping ($30/test), and (2) the breakeven cost for genotyping. RESULTS: With full knowledge of the LOF alleles carried by selection candidates, the most profitable breeding strategy was always simultaneous selection and mate allocation to avoid homozygous affected offspring (aa) as compared to indiscriminate selection against carrier parents (Aa). The breakeven value of genotyping depended on the number of loci modeled, the LOF allele frequencies, and the mating/selection strategies used. Genotyping was most valuable when it was used to avoid otherwise high levels of embryonic mortalities. As the number of essential loci with LOF alleles increased, especially when some were present at relatively high minor allele frequencies, embryonic losses increased, and profit was maximized by genotyping 10 to 20% of a herd and using that information to reduce these losses. CONCLUSIONS: Genotyping 100% of the herd was never the most profitable outcome in any scenario; however, genotyping some proportion of the herd, together with segregation analysis to cover ungenotyped animals, maximized overall profit in scenarios with large numbers of loci with LOF alleles. As more LOF alleles are identified, such a mate selection software will likely be required to optimally select and allocate matings to balance the rate of genetic gain, embryonic losses, and inbreeding.


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Cruzamento , Bovinos/genética , Genes Recessivos , Software , Alelos , Animais , Feminino , Fertilidade , Técnicas de Genotipagem/veterinária , Mutação com Perda de Função , Masculino , Seleção Genética
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Science ; 365(6454): 640-641, 2019 08 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31416949
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Tumour Biol ; 41(8): 1010428319869096, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31405342

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Variable association of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFß1) in breast cancer (BC) pathogenesis was documented, and the contribution of specific TGFB1 polymorphisms to the progression of BC and associated features remains poorly understood. We investigated the contribution of TGFB1 rs1800469, rs1800470, rs1800471, and rs1800472 variants and 4-locus TGFB1 haplotypes on BC susceptibility, and pathological presentation of BC subtypes. Study subjects comprised 430 female BC cases, and 498 cancer-free control women. BC-associated pathological parameters were also evaluated for correlation with TGFB1 variants. Results obtained showed that the minor allele frequency (MAF) of rs1800471 (+74G>C) was higher seen in BC cases than in control subjects, and was associated with increased risk of BC. Significant differences in rs1800471 and rs1800469 (-509C>T) genotype distribution were noted between BC cases and controls, which persisted after controlling for key covariates. TGFB1 rs1800472 was positively, while rs1800470 was negatively associated with triple negativity, while rs1800470 positively correlated with menarche, but negatively with tumor size and molecular type, and rs1800469 correlated positively with menstrual irregularity, distant metastasis, nodal status, and hormonotherapy. Heterogeneity in LD pattern was noted between the tested TGFB1 variants. Four-locus (rs1800472-rs1800471-rs1800470-rs1800469) Haploview analysis identified haplotype TGCT to be negatively associated, and haplotypes CGTT and CCCC to be positively associated with BC. This association of CGTT and CCCC, but not TGCT, with BC remained significant after controlling for key covariates. In conclusion, TGFB1 alleles and specific genotypes, and 4-locus TGFB1 haplotypes influence BC susceptibility, suggesting dual association imparted by specific SNP, consistent with dual role for TGFB1 in BC pathogenesis.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Haplótipos/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/genética , Alelos , Feminino , Frequência do Gene/genética , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tunísia
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An Bras Dermatol ; 94(3): 287-292, 2019 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365656

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BACKGROUND: Renal transplant recipients are submitted to immunosuppression to avoid graft rejection, which makes them susceptible to various conditions. Furthermore, these individuals present malignant tumors more frequently than the general population, including nonmelanoma skin cancer. The individual genetic basis that acts in the pathogenesis of cutaneous cancer may present a protection or susceptibility factor for disease development. One of these factors is the HLA complex. OBJECTIVE: To investigate HLA alleles association to the occurrence of nonmelanoma skin cancer in renal transplant recipients from São Paulo State. METHODS: A total of 213 patients (93 renal transplant recipients with nonmelanoma skin cancer and 120 renal transplant recipients without nonmelanoma skin cancer) were evaluated by retrospective and cross-sectional study. Epidemiological, clinical and HLA typing data were found in databases. HLA class I (A, B) and class II (DR) alleles were compared to establish their association with nonmelanoma skin cancer. RESULTS: Comparing renal transplant recipients with and without nonmelanoma skin cancer, the HLA-B*13 allele was associated with higher risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer while B*45 and B*50 alleles were associated with protection. STUDY LIMITATIONS: The HLA A, B and DR alleles identification for the kidney transplantation routine is done by low and medium resolution techniques that do not allow discrimination of specific alleles. CONCLUSION: The involvement of HLA alleles in nonmelanoma skin cancer in renal transplant recipients was confirmed in this study. Renal transplant recipients with HLA-B*13 showed higher risk for developing a skin cancer (OR= 7.29) and should be monitored for a long period of time after transplantation.


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Antígenos HLA/genética , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Alelos , Brasil/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Antígenos HLA-A/genética , Antígenos HLA-B/genética , Antígenos HLA-DR/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Neoplasias Cutâneas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/etiologia , Transplantados
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Neuropsychopharmacol Hung ; 21(2): 47-58, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31378722

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Twin studies provide evidence for the heritability of social attitudes, e.g. competitiveness, however, there are no psychogenetic association results linking competitive attitudes to genetic polymorphisms. Candidate gene studies report association with competitiveness-related phenotypes, risk taking for example was linked with the 7-repeat allele of the dopamine D4 receptor gene. This polymorphism has been studied extensively with novelty seeking and certain psychiatric disorders, as it plays a crucial role in molecular genetic mechanisms driving behavioral responses to the environment, especially modulating behavior through the reward circuitry. In the present study, we examined association of the DRD4 48-bp VNTR and competitiveness using self-report data from 399 non-related Caucasians. We found an interesting gene-sex interaction: 7-carrier males were more hypercompetitive as compared to non-carriers, while 7-carrier females were less hypercompetitive as compared to non-carriers. This finding remained significant after Bonferroni correction for multiple testing. Interestingly, among females we observed a significant positive correlation between hypercompetitiveness and mood characteristic variables, however, no such relationship could be detected in males. In 7-carrier females the association of hypercompetitiveness and anxiety or depression was more robust as compared to non-carrier females. These results highlight the importance of cultural influences in interpreting gene-sex interaction effects. Our results underlies interaction between genes and the environment; suggesting that the 7-repeat allele plays an important role in adaptivity, enabling sex-specific behavior to social expectations.


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Polimorfismo Genético , Alelos , Atitude , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Receptores de Dopamina D4
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10380-10391, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31464444

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The timing of spring bud flush (TBF) is of economic importance for tea plant (Camellia sinensis) breeding. We employed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify favorable single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) allelic variations as well as candidate genes that control TBF of C. sinensis using specific-locus-amplified fragment sequencing (SLAF-seq) in a diversity panel comprising 151 tea plant germplasm resources. GWAS analysis revealed 26 SNPs associated with TBF in three years, and we eventually identified a final significant SNP for TBF. To identify candidate genes possibly related to TBF, we screened seven candidate genes within 100 kb regions surrounding the trait-related SNP loci. Furthermore, the favorable allelic variation, the "TT" genotype in the SNP loci, was discovered, and a derived cleaved amplified polymorphism (dCAPS) marker was designed that cosegregated with TBF, which could be used for marker-assisted selection (MAS) breeding in C. sinensis. The results obtained from this study can provide a theoretical and applied basis for the MAS of early breeding in tea plants in the future.


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Camellia sinensis/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Alelos , Cruzamento , Camellia sinensis/classificação , Camellia sinensis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Variação Genética , Genoma de Planta , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Locos de Características Quantitativas
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1193: 69-87, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31368098

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Despite the role of aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) in the detoxification of endogenous aldehydes, the defective polymorphism (rs671), which is highly prevalent among East Asians, does not show a serious phenotype, such as congenital abnormality. However, unfavorable and favorable impacts of the variant allele, ALDH2*2, on various disease risks have been reported. The underlying mechanisms are often complicated due to the compensatory aldehyde detoxification systems. As the phenotypes emerge due to overlapping environmental factors (e.g., alcohol intake and tobacco smoke) or individual vulnerabilities (e.g., aging and apolipoprotein E ε4 allele), polymorphism is therefore considered to be important in the field of preventative medicine. For example, it is important to recognize that ALDH2*2 carriers are at a high risk of alcohol drinking-related cancers; however, their drinking habit has less adverse effects on physiological indices, such as blood pressure, body mass index, levels of lipids, and hepatic deviation enzymes in the blood, than in non-ALDH2*2 carriers. Therefore, opportunities to reconsider their excessive drinking habit before adverse events occur can be missed. To perform effective disease prevention, the effects of ALDH2*2 on various diseases and the biological mechanisms should be clarified.


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Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/efeitos adversos , Aldeído-Desidrogenase Mitocondrial/genética , Polimorfismo Genético , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Humanos
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Hum Genet ; 138(10): 1171-1182, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367973

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in the world. While dozens of independent genomic variants are associated with AMD, about one-third of AMD heritability is still unexplained. To identify novel variants and loci for AMD, we analyzed Illumina HumanExome chip data from 87 Amish individuals with early or late AMD, 79 unaffected Amish individuals, and 15 related Amish individuals with unknown AMD affection status. We retained 37,428 polymorphic autosomal variants across 175 samples for association and linkage analyses. After correcting for multiple testing (n = 37,428), we identified four variants significantly associated with AMD: rs200437673 (LCN9, p = 1.50 × 10-11), rs151214675 (RTEL1, p = 3.18 × 10-8), rs140250387 (DLGAP1, p = 4.49 × 10-7), and rs115333865 (CGRRF1, p = 1.05 × 10-6). These variants have not been previously associated with AMD and are not in linkage disequilibrium with the 52 known AMD-associated variants reported by the International AMD Genomics Consortium based on physical distance. Genome-wide significant linkage peaks were observed on chromosomes 8q21.11-q21.13 (maximum recessive HLOD = 4.03) and 18q21.2-21.32 (maximum dominant HLOD = 3.87; maximum recessive HLOD = 4.27). These loci do not overlap with loci previously linked to AMD. Through gene ontology enrichment analysis with ClueGO in Cytoscape, we determined that several genes in the 1-HLOD support interval of the chromosome 8 locus are involved in fatty acid binding and triglyceride catabolic processes, and the 1-HLOD support interval of the linkage region on chromosome 18 is enriched in genes that participate in serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity and the positive regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition. These results nominate novel variants and loci for AMD that require further investigation.


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Amish/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Variação Genética , Degeneração Macular/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Alelos , Biologia Computacional , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Ontologia Genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Ligação Genética , Humanos , Indiana , Masculino , Ohio , Linhagem
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9727-9737, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31398034

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The present study aimed to search for chicken abdominal fat deposition-related polymorphisms within RB1 and to provide functional evidence for significantly associated genetic variants. Association analyses showed that 11 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in intron 17 of RB1, were significantly associated with both abdominal fat weight (P < 0.05) and abdominal fat percentage (P < 0.05). Functional analysis revealed that the A allele of g.32828A>G repressed the transcriptional efficiency of RB1 in vitro, through binding nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-KB) and SRY-related HMG box protein 2 (SOX2). Furthermore, RB1 mRNA expression levels in the abdominal fat tissue of individuals with the A/A genotype of g.32828A>G were lower than those of individuals with the G/G genotype. Collectively, we propose that the intronic SNP g.32828A>G of RB1 is an obesity-associated variant that directly affects binding with NF-KB and SOX2, leading to changes in RB1 expression which in turn may influence chicken abdominal fat deposition.


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Adiposidade , Proteínas Aviárias/metabolismo , Galinhas/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Proteína do Retinoblastoma/genética , Proteína do Retinoblastoma/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição SOX/metabolismo , Gordura Abdominal/metabolismo , Alelos , Animais , Proteínas Aviárias/genética , Sítios de Ligação , Galinhas/genética , Galinhas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Íntrons , NF-kappa B/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Ligação Proteica , Fatores de Transcrição SOX/genética
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Gene ; 719: 144079, 2019 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31454542

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BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is considered as a complex disorder. The etiology of PCOS is multifactorial with a clear genetic component. Several human studies have been conducted to explore the association between MTHFR polymorphisms and PCOS susceptibility, but these provide inconsistent results and the combined result of A1298C remains vacant. Our aim is to examine whether MTHFR C677T or A1298C are related to PCOS. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the association between MTHFR C677T or A1298C polymorphisms and PCOS. Electronic database was searched, including PubMed, Embase, CNKI, Web of science and the reference lists of relevant articles for studies published from the inception to June 17, 2019. The included studies were assessed in the following genetic model: dominant model, recessive model, allelic model, homozygote model, Heterozygote model. RESULTS: 19 articles (21 studies) with 2383 patients of PCOS and 2492 controls were considered for MTHFR C677T, and 7 articles (8 studies) were employed for MTHFT A1298C in this meta-analysis. For MTHFR C677T and A1298C, significant association with PCOS was observed in the combined population and Asian population. None of the contrasts of genetic model yielded a significant finding in the Caucasian population. CONCLUSION: Our result based on previously published studies demonstrated that T allele in MTHFR C677T polymorphism might be a genetic risk factor for PCOS, especially in the Asian population. MTHFR A1298C might be contribute to PCOS susceptibility. More efforts and further studies with larger sample size will be required to validate the risk of PCOS.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Metilenotetra-Hidrofolato Redutase (NADPH2)/genética , Síndrome do Ovário Policístico/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Alelos , Feminino , Humanos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(32): e16704, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393374

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The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes may play a role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its progressive form, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The aim of this study was to assess the association of HLA class I and II alleles with NASH and its histological features.Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was extracted from 140 subjects (85 biopsy-proven NAFLD and 55 controls) and genotyped for HLA (-A, -B, -C, -DR1, -DR3, -DQ, and -DP). Liver biopsies were assessed for presence of NASH, degree of fibrosis and inflammation. Multivariate analysis was performed to assess associations between HLA genes and different histologic features of NAFLD.Our data for HLA class I showed that HLA-C*4 was associated with lower risk for histologic NASH and HLA-C*6 was protective against portal fibrosis. Conversely, HLA-B*27 was associated with high-grade hepatic steatosis, while HLA-A*31 was associated with increased risk for advanced fibrosis. Among HLA class II alleles, HLA-DQA1*01 was associated with lower risk for NASH while HLA-DRB1*03 was associated with increased risk for NASH.Our findings indicate that HLA class I and II gene polymorphism may be associated with susceptibility to NASH, fibrosis and other pathologic features and may be involved in the pathogenesis of NAFLD.


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Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe II/genética , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/genética , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/imunologia , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , Polimorfismo Genético , Estudos Prospectivos
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