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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20005, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016626

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A genome-wide association study (GWAS) needs to have a suitable population. The factors that affect a GWAS (e.g. population structure, sample size, and sequence analysis and field testing costs) need to be considered. Mixed populations containing subpopulations of different genetic backgrounds may be suitable populations. We conducted simulation experiments to see if a population with high genetic diversity, such as a diversity panel, should be added to a target population, especially when the target population harbors small genetic diversity. The target population was 112 accessions of Oryza sativa L. subsp. japonica, mainly developed in Japan. We combined the target population with three populations that had higher genetic diversity. These were 100 indica accessions, 100 japonica accessions, and 100 accessions with various genetic backgrounds. The results showed that the GWAS's power with a mixed population was generally higher than with a separate population. Also, the optimal GWAS populations varied depending on the fixation index (FST ) of the quantitative trait nucleotides (QTNs) and the polymorphism of QTNs in each population. When a QTN was polymorphic in a target population, a target population combined with a higher diversity population improved the QTN's detection power. By investigating FST and the expected heterozygosity (He ) as factors influencing the detection power, we showed that single nucleotide polymorphisms with high FST or low He are less likely to be detected by GWAS with mixed populations. Sequenced or genotyped germplasm collections can improve the GWAS's detection power by using a subset of the collections with a target population.


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Oryza , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genótipo , Japão , Oryza/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20011, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016629

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Genome-wide association mapping identifies quantitative trait loci (QTL) that influence the mean differences between the marker genotypes for a given trait. While most loci influence the mean value of a trait, certain loci, known as variance heterogeneity QTL (vQTL) determine the variability of the trait instead of the mean trait value (mQTL). In the present study, we performed a variance heterogeneity genome-wide association study (vGWAS) for grain cadmium (Cd) concentration in bread wheat. We used double generalized linear model and hierarchical generalized linear model to identify vQTL associated with grain Cd. We identified novel vQTL regions on chromosomes 2A and 2B that contribute to the Cd variation and loci that affect both mean and variance heterogeneity (mvQTL) on chromosome 5A. In addition, our results demonstrated the presence of epistatic interactions between vQTL and mvQTL, which could explain variance heterogeneity. Overall, we provide novel insights into the genetic architecture of grain Cd concentration and report the first application of vGWAS in wheat. Moreover, our findings indicated that epistasis is an important mechanism underlying natural variation for grain Cd concentration.


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Pão , Triticum , Cádmio , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genômica , Triticum/genética
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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20008, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016632

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Sweet corn (Zea mays L.) is highly consumed in the United States, but does not make major contributions to the daily intake of carotenoids (provitamin A carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin) that would help in the prevention of health complications. A genome-wide association study of seven kernel carotenoids and twelve derivative traits was conducted in a sweet corn inbred line association panel ranging from light to dark yellow in endosperm color to elucidate the genetic basis of carotenoid levels in fresh kernels. In agreement with earlier studies of maize kernels at maturity, we detected an association of ß-carotene hydroxylase (crtRB1) with ß-carotene concentration and lycopene epsilon cyclase (lcyE) with the ratio of flux between the α- and ß-carotene branches in the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway. Additionally, we found that 5% or less of the evaluated inbred lines possessing the shrunken2 (sh2) endosperm mutation had the most favorable lycE allele or crtRB1 haplotype for elevating ß-branch carotenoids (ß-carotene and zeaxanthin) or ß-carotene, respectively. Genomic prediction models with genome-wide markers obtained moderately high predictive abilities for the carotenoid traits, especially lutein, and outperformed models with less markers that targeted candidate genes implicated in the synthesis, retention, and/or genetic control of kernel carotenoids. Taken together, our results constitute an important step toward increasing carotenoids in fresh sweet corn kernels.


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Carotenoides , Zea mays , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Fenótipo , Zea mays/genética , beta Caroteno
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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20007, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016637

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Crown rust, caused by Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae Erikss., is the most important disease impacting cultivated oat (Avena sativa L.). Genetic resistance is the most desirable management strategy. The genetic architecture of crown rust resistance is not fully understood, and previous mapping investigations have mostly ignored temporal variation. A collection of elite oat lines sourced from oat breeding programs in the American Upper Midwest and Canada was genotyped using a high-density genotyping-by-sequencing system and evaluated for crown rust disease severity at multiple time points throughout the growing season in three disease nursery environments. Genome-wide association mapping was conducted for disease severity on each observation date of each trial, area under the disease progress curve for each trial, heading date for each trial, and area under the disease progress curve in a multi-environment model. Crown rust resistance quantitative trait loci (QTL) were detected on linkage groups Mrg05, Mrg12, Mrg15, Mrg18, Mrg20, and Mrg33. None of these QTL were coincident with a days-to-heading QTL detected on Mrg02. Only the QTL detected on Mrg15 was detected in multiple mapping models. The QTL on Mrg05, Mrg12, Mrg18, Mrg20, and Mrg33 were detected on only a single observation date and were not detected on observations just days before and after. This result uncovers the importance of temporal variation in mapping experiments which is usually ignored. It is possible that high density temporal data could be used to more precisely characterize the nature of plant resistance in other systems.


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Avena , Basidiomycota , Avena/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Doenças das Plantas/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas
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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20013, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016639

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Vitamin A deficiency is one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies worldwide. Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor L. (Moench)] is a major cereal crop consumed by millions of people in regions with high vitamin A deficiency. We quantified carotenoid concentrations in a diverse sorghum panel using high-performance liquid chromatography and conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of grain carotenoids to identify genes underlying carotenoid variation. There was moderate variation for ß-carotene (00.8 µg g-1 ), lutein (0.3-9.4 µg g-1 ), and zeaxanthin (0.2-9.1 µg g-1 ), but ß-cryptoxanthin and α-carotene were nearly undetectable. Genotype had the largest effect size, at 81% for zeaxanthin, 62% for ß-carotene, and 53% for lutein. Using multiple models, GWAS identified several significant associations between carotenoids and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), some of which colocalized with known carotenoid genes that have not been previously implicated in carotenoid variation. Several of the candidate genes identified have also been identified in maize (Zea mays L.) and Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) carotenoid GWAS studies. Notably, an SNP inside the putative ortholog of maize zeaxanthin epoxidase (ZEP) had the most significant association with zeaxanthin and with the ratio between lutein and zeaxanthin, suggesting that ZEP is a major gene controlling sorghum carotenoid variation. Overall findings suggest there is oligogenic inheritance for sorghum carotenoids and suitable variation for marker-assisted selection. The high carotenoid germplasm and significant associations identified in this study can be used in biofortification efforts to improve the nutritional quality of sorghum.


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Sorghum , Biofortificação , Carotenoides , Grão Comestível , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Provitaminas , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Sorghum/genética
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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20006, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016641

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Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) is an important economic crop, contributing up to 80% of sugar and approximately 60% of biofuel globally. To meet the increased demand for sugar and biofuel supplies, it is critical to breed sugarcane cultivars with robust performance in yield traits. Therefore, dissection of causal DNA sequence variants is of great importance, as it provides genetic resources and fundamental information for crop improvement. In this study, we analyzed nine yield traits in a sugarcane diversity panel consisting of 308 accessions primarily selected from the World Collection of Sugarcane and Related Grasses. By genotyping the diversity panel via target enrichment sequencing, we identified a large number of sequence variants. Genome-wide association studies between the markers and traits were conducted, taking dosages and gene actions into consideration. In total, 217 nonredundant markers and 225 candidate genes were identified to be significantly associated with the yield traits, which can serve as a comprehensive genetic resource database for future gene identification, characterization, and selection for sugarcane improvement. We further investigated runs of homozygosity (ROH) in the sugarcane diversity panel. We characterized 282 ROHs and found that the occurrence of ROHs in the genome were nonrandom and probably under selection. The ROHs were associated with total weight and dry weight, and high ROHs resulted in a decrease in the two traits. This study suggests that genomic inbreeding has led to negative impacts on sugarcane yield.


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Saccharum , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genômica , Humanos , Fenótipo , Poliploidia , Saccharum/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4954, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009396

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Genetic variation is of crucial importance for crop improvement. Landraces are valuable sources of diversity, but for quantitative traits efficient strategies for their targeted utilization are lacking. Here, we map haplotype-trait associations at high resolution in ~1000 doubled-haploid lines derived from three maize landraces to make their native diversity for early development traits accessible for elite germplasm improvement. A comparative genomic analysis of the discovered haplotypes in the landrace-derived lines and a panel of 65 breeding lines, both genotyped with 600k SNPs, points to untapped beneficial variation for target traits in the landraces. The superior phenotypic performance of lines carrying favorable landrace haplotypes as compared to breeding lines with alternative haplotypes confirms these findings. Stability of haplotype effects across populations and environments as well as their limited effects on undesired traits indicate that our strategy has high potential for harnessing beneficial haplotype variation for quantitative traits from genetic resources.


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Haplótipos/genética , Característica Quantitativa Herdável , Zea mays/genética , Biblioteca Gênica , Variação Genética , Genoma de Planta , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Haploidia , Melhoramento Vegetal , Análise de Componente Principal , Zea mays/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22436, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019425

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In addition to governing key functions in bone metabolism and the immune system, the RANK/RANKL/OPG system plays a role in the vascular system, particularly in vascular calcification and atherosclerosis.Given that these 2 phenotypes are considered a major cause of high blood pressure (BP), in this study we analyzed the association of SNPs in RANK and OPG genes with blood pressure. An observational study was conducted of 2 SNPs in the RANK gene (rs884205 and rs78326403) and 1 in the OPG gene (rs4876869) with systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in a cohort of 695 women.Data analysis revealed a statistically significant association between the SNP rs884205 and BP pressure (SBP and DBP). Analyzing this relationship by the dominant inheritance model for this SNP (allele risk: A), women of the AA/AC genotype showed higher BP than women of the CC genotype, both for SBP (P = .001) and for DBP (P = .003), and these associations both surpassed the Bonferroni threshold for multiple comparisons. Multivariate regression analysis including known predictors of BP as independent variables was performed to evaluate the strength of this association, which in the case of the SNP rs884205 of the RANK gene remained statistically significant after adjustment for both SBP (P = .0006) and DBP (P = .005), demonstrating the key role of this SNP in BP.We report a robust association between the SNP rs884205 in RANK gene and BP in women, and this SNP is validated as a candidate in cardiovascular risk studies.


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Pressão Sanguínea/genética , Receptor Ativador de Fator Nuclear kappa-B/sangue , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoprotegerina/sangue , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Espanha
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Vestn Oftalmol ; 136(5): 129-135, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33056974

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The article reviews literature on developmental stages of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). This problem is currently developing and one of the most complex in ophthalmology. The article considers main GWAS of POAG and established GWAS-significant polymorphisms associated with the disease. The topic of genome-wide studies of primary open-angle glaucoma will be of certain interest to ophthalmologists, materials on GWAS-significant loci can be used both in the selection of polymorphisms in replicative studies of POAG in various populations of Russia, and to expand ideas about the molecular genetic mechanisms of the development of the disease.


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Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Glaucoma de Ângulo Aberto , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Glaucoma de Ângulo Aberto/diagnóstico , Glaucoma de Ângulo Aberto/genética , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Federação Russa
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4912, 2020 09 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32999275

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Most signals detected by genome-wide association studies map to non-coding sequence and their tissue-specific effects influence transcriptional regulation. However, key tissues and cell-types required for functional inference are absent from large-scale resources. Here we explore the relationship between genetic variants influencing predisposition to type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related glycemic traits, and human pancreatic islet transcription using data from 420 donors. We find: (a) 7741 cis-eQTLs in islets with a replication rate across 44 GTEx tissues between 40% and 73%; (b) marked overlap between islet cis-eQTL signals and active regulatory sequences in islets, with reduced eQTL effect size observed in the stretch enhancers most strongly implicated in GWAS signal location; (c) enrichment of islet cis-eQTL signals with T2D risk variants identified in genome-wide association studies; and (d) colocalization between 47 islet cis-eQTLs and variants influencing T2D or glycemic traits, including DGKB and TCF7L2. Our findings illustrate the advantages of performing functional and regulatory studies in disease relevant tissues.


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Glicemia/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Ilhotas Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Estudos de Coortes , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/sangue , Diacilglicerol Quinase/genética , Diacilglicerol Quinase/metabolismo , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , RNA-Seq , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Proteína 2 Semelhante ao Fator 7 de Transcrição/genética , Proteína 2 Semelhante ao Fator 7 de Transcrição/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 52(5): 809-814, 2020 Oct 18.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33047712

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OBJECTIVE: Non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) is a common birth defect, affecting 1.4 per 1 000 live births, and multiple genetic and environmental risk factors influencing its risk. All the known genetic risk factors accounted for a small proportion of the heritability. Several authors have suggested parent-of-origin effects (PoO) may play an important role in the etiology of this complex and heterogeneous malformation. To clarify the genetic association between PTCH1, PTCH2, SHH and SMO in hedgehog (HH) pathway and NSCL/P, as well as testing for potential PoO effects in Chinese case-parent trios. METHODS: We tested for transmission disequilibrium tests (TDT) and PoO effects using 83 common single nucleotide polymorphic (SNP) markers of HH pathway genes from 806 NSCL/P case-parent trios. These trios were drawn from an international consortium established for a genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of non-syndromic oral clefts of multiple ethnicities. DNA samples were collected from each trio. Single marker and haplotype based analysis were performed both in TDT tests and PoO effects. SNPs were excluded if they (ⅰ) had a call rate of < 95%, (ⅱ) had a minor allele frequency (MAF) of < 0.05, (ⅲ) had Mendelian errors over all trios of >5%, (ⅳ) had a genotype distribution in the parents that deviated from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) (P < 0.000 1). The process was done using Plink (version 1.07, http://pngu.mgh.harvard.edu/~purcell/plink/data.shtml). TDT test was performed in Plink v1.07. A log-linear model was used to explore PoO effects using Haplin v6.2.1 as implemented in R package v3.4.2. Significance level was assessed using the Bonferroni correction. RESULTS: A total of 18 SNPs were dropped due to low MAF, thus leaving 65 SNPs available for the analysis. Thus the Bonferroni threshold was 7.7×10-4 (0.05/65). Nominal significant association with NSCL/P was found at a SNP (rs4448343 in PTCH1, P=0.023) and six haplotypes (rs10512249-rs4448343, rs1461208-rs7786445, rs10512249-rs4448343, rs16909865-rs10512249-rs4448343, rs1461208-rs7786445-rs12698335, and rs288756-rs288758-rs1151790, P < 0.05). A total of six haplotypes (rs288765-rs1233563, rs12537550-rs11765352, rs872723-rs288765-rs1233563, rs288765-rs1233563-rs288756, rs6459952-rs12537550-rs11765352, and rs12537550-rs11765352-rs6971211) showed PoO effect (P < 0.05). None of the results remained significant after the Bonferroni correction (P>7.7×10-4). CONCLUSION: Neither significant association between SNPs within HH pathway and the risk of NSCL/P nor PoO effects was seen in this study.


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Fenda Labial , Fissura Palatina , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Fenda Labial/genética , Fissura Palatina/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Proteínas Hedgehog/genética , Humanos , Receptor Patched-2 , Receptor Smoothened
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Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 52(5): 815-820, 2020 Oct 18.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33047713

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OBJECTIVE: In this study, we used genome-wide association study (GWAS) data to explore whether WNT pathway genes were associated with non-syndromic oral clefts (NSOC) considering gene-gene interaction and gene-environment interaction. METHODS: We conducted the analysis using 806 non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) case-parent trios and 202 non-syndromic cleft palate (NSCP) case-parent trios among Chinese populations selected from an international consortium established for a GWAS of non-syndromic oral clefts. Genotype data and maternal environmental exposures were collected through DNA samples and questionnaires. Conditional Logistic regression models were adopted to explore gene-gene interaction and gene-environment in teraction using trio package in R software. The threshold of significance level was set as 3.47×10-4 using Bonferroni correction. RESULTS: A total of 144 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in seven genes passed the quality control process in NSCL/P trios and NSCP trios, respectively. Totally six pairs of SNPs interactions showed statistically significant SNP-SNP interaction (P < 3.47×10-4) after Bonferroni correction, which were rs7618735 (WNT5A) and rs10848543 (WNT5B), rs631948 (WNT11) and rs556874 (WNT5A), and rs631948 (WNT11) and rs472631 (WNT5A) among NSCL/P trios; rs589149 (WNT11) and rs4765834 (WNT5B), rs1402704 (WNT11) and rs358792 (WNT5A), and rs1402704 (WNT11) and rs358793 (WNT5A) among NSCP trios, respectively. In addition, no significant result was found for gene-environment interaction analysis in both of the NSCL/P trios and NSCP trios. CONCLUSION: Though this study failed to detect significant association based on gene-environment interactions of seven WNT pathway genes and the risk of NSOC, WNT pathway genes may influence the risk of NSOC through potential gene-gene interaction.


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Fenda Labial , Fissura Palatina , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Fenda Labial/genética , Fissura Palatina/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Via de Sinalização Wnt/genética
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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 2353-2356, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33018479

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Genome-wide association studies have identified genetic variants including rs13143308T in the homeobox gene Pitx2 associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) populations. However, the molecular mechanisms leading to AF due to the rs13143308T variant are poorly understood. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effects of this variant-induced alteration in calcium handling on properties of Ca2+-transients (CaT) and spontaneous calcium-release events (SCaEs). Based on recent experimental data on variants-induced alterations in ryanodine receptor channels (RyR) and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) calcium ATPase 2a (SERCA2a), we incorporated modifications to calcium handling into a previously published model of the human atrial cardiomyocyte with a spatial representation of calcium wave propagation. We identified that the rs13143308T variant has a higher incidence of spontaneous membrane depolarizations and amplitude of CaT than atrial myocytes without this variant. We showed a higher density of SCaEs and content of SR Ca2+ in atrial myocytes with the rs13143308T risk variant. Further computational analysis revealed that these calcium-mediated triggered activities were mainly linked to the gain of SERCA2a function but not the RyR2 dysfunction. Taken together, our model provides a powerful tool for assessing the impact of genetic variants in Pitx2, and these simulated results enhance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying Pitx2-induced AF.


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Fibrilação Atrial , Cálcio , Fibrilação Atrial/genética , Cálcio/metabolismo , Variação Genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Canal de Liberação de Cálcio do Receptor de Rianodina/genética
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(10): 1378-1386, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33002439

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BACKGROUND: Genetic variants and lifestyle factors have been associated with gastric cancer risk, but the extent to which an increased genetic risk can be offset by a healthy lifestyle remains unknown. We aimed to establish a genetic risk model for gastric cancer and assess the benefits of adhering to a healthy lifestyle in individuals with a high genetic risk. METHODS: In this meta-analysis and prospective cohort study, we first did a fixed-effects meta-analysis of the association between genetic variants and gastric cancer in six independent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) with a case-control study design. These GWAS comprised 21 168 Han Chinese individuals, of whom 10 254 had gastric cancer and 10 914 geographically matched controls did not. Using summary statistics from the meta-analysis, we constructed five polygenic risk scores in a range of thresholds (p=5 × 10-4 p=5 × 10-5 p=5 × 10-6 p=5 × 10-7, and p=5 × 10-8) for gastric cancer. We then applied these scores to an independent, prospective, nationwide cohort of 100 220 individuals from the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB), with more than 10 years of follow-up. The relative and absolute risk of incident gastric cancer associated with healthy lifestyle factors (defined as not smoking, never consuming alcohol, the low consumption of preserved foods, and the frequent intake of fresh fruits and vegetables), was assessed and stratified by genetic risk (low [quintile 1 of the polygenic risk score], intermediate [quintile 2-4 of the polygenic risk score], and high [quintile 5 of the polygenic risk score]). Individuals with a favourable lifestyle were considered as those who adopted all four healthy lifestyle factors, those with an intermediate lifestyle adopted two or three factors, and those with an unfavourable lifestyle adopted none or one factor. FINDINGS: The polygenic risk score derived from 112 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (p<5 × 10-5) showed the strongest association with gastric cancer risk (p=7·56 × 10-10). When this polygenic risk score was applied to the CKB cohort, we found that there was a significant increase in the relative risk of incident gastric cancer across the quintiles of the polygenic risk score (ptrend<0·0001). Compared with individuals who had a low genetic risk, those with an intermediate genetic risk (hazard ratio [HR] 1·54 [95% CI 1·22-1·94], p=2·67 × 10-4) and a high genetic risk (2·08 [1·61-2·69], p<0·0001) had a greater risk of gastric cancer. A similar increase in the relative risk of incident gastric cancer was observed across the lifestyle categories (ptrend<0·0001), with a higher risk of gastric cancer in those with an unfavourable lifestyle than those with a favourable lifestyle (2·03 [1·46-2·83], p<0·0001). Participants with a high genetic risk and a favourable lifestyle had a lower risk of gastric cancer than those with a high genetic risk and an unfavourable lifestyle (0·53 [0·29-0·99], p=0·048), with an absolute risk reduction of 1·12% (95% CI 0·62-1·56). INTERPRETATION: Chinese individuals at an increased risk of incident gastric cancer could be identified by use of our newly developed polygenic risk score. Compared with individuals at a high genetic risk who adopt an unhealthy lifestyle, those who adopt a healthy lifestyle could substantially reduce their risk of incident gastric cancer. FUNDING: National Key R&D Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 333 High-Level Talents Cultivation Project of Jiangsu Province, and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Estilo de Vida Saudável , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Predisposição Genética para Doença/epidemiologia , Predisposição Genética para Doença/psicologia , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Herança Multifatorial , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Neoplasias Gástricas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/psicologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4703, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943643

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Deep learning models have shown great promise in predicting regulatory effects from DNA sequence, but their informativeness for human complex diseases is not fully understood. Here, we evaluate genome-wide SNP annotations from two previous deep learning models, DeepSEA and Basenji, by applying stratified LD score regression to 41 diseases and traits (average N = 320K), conditioning on a broad set of coding, conserved and regulatory annotations. We aggregated annotations across all (respectively blood or brain) tissues/cell-types in meta-analyses across all (respectively 11 blood or 8 brain) traits. The annotations were highly enriched for disease heritability, but produced only limited conditionally significant results: non-tissue-specific and brain-specific Basenji-H3K4me3 for all traits and brain traits respectively. We conclude that deep learning models have yet to achieve their full potential to provide considerable unique information for complex disease, and that their conditional informativeness for disease cannot be inferred from their accuracy in predicting regulatory annotations.


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Aprendizado Profundo , Doença/genética , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , Alelos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genoma Humano , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Histonas/genética , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Modelos Genéticos , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4637, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934226

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An association between schizophrenia and subsequent breast cancer has been suggested; however the risk of schizophrenia following a breast cancer is unknown. Moreover, the driving forces of the link are largely unclear. Here, we report the phenotypic and genetic positive associations of schizophrenia with breast cancer and vice versa, based on a Swedish population-based cohort and GWAS data from international consortia. We observe a genetic correlation of 0.14 (95% CI 0.09-0.19) and identify a shared locus at 19p13 (GATAD2A) associated with risks of breast cancer and schizophrenia. The epidemiological bidirectional association between breast cancer and schizophrenia may partly be explained by the genetic overlap between the two phenotypes and, hence, shared biological mechanisms.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Fatores de Transcrição GATA/genética , Esquizofrenia/genética , Idoso , Cromossomos Humanos Par 19/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Suécia
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Lancet Neurol ; 19(10): 840-848, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32949544

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BACKGROUND: Human prion diseases are rare and usually rapidly fatal neurodegenerative disorders, the most common being sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD). Variants in the PRNP gene that encodes prion protein are strong risk factors for sCJD but, although the condition has similar heritability to other neurodegenerative disorders, no other genetic risk loci have been confirmed. We aimed to discover new genetic risk factors for sCJD, and their causal mechanisms. METHODS: We did a genome-wide association study of sCJD in European ancestry populations (patients diagnosed with probable or definite sCJD identified at national CJD referral centres) with a two-stage study design using genotyping arrays and exome sequencing. Conditional, transcriptional, and histological analyses of implicated genes and proteins in brain tissues, and tests of the effects of risk variants on clinical phenotypes, were done using deep longitudinal clinical cohort data. Control data from healthy individuals were obtained from publicly available datasets matched for country. FINDINGS: Samples from 5208 cases were obtained between 1990 and 2014. We found 41 genome-wide significant single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and independently replicated findings at three loci associated with sCJD risk; within PRNP (rs1799990; additive model odds ratio [OR] 1·23 [95% CI 1·17-1·30], p=2·68 × 10-15; heterozygous model p=1·01 × 10-135), STX6 (rs3747957; OR 1·16 [1·10-1·22], p=9·74 × 10-9), and GAL3ST1 (rs2267161; OR 1·18 [1·12-1·25], p=8·60 × 10-10). Follow-up analyses showed that associations at PRNP and GAL3ST1 are likely to be caused by common variants that alter the protein sequence, whereas risk variants in STX6 are associated with increased expression of the major transcripts in disease-relevant brain regions. INTERPRETATION: We present, to our knowledge, the first evidence of statistically robust genetic associations in sporadic human prion disease that implicate intracellular trafficking and sphingolipid metabolism as molecular causal mechanisms. Risk SNPs in STX6 are shared with progressive supranuclear palsy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with misfolding of protein tau, indicating that sCJD might share the same causal mechanisms as prion-like disorders. FUNDING: Medical Research Council and the UK National Institute of Health Research in part through the Biomedical Research Centre at University College London Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust.


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Síndrome de Creutzfeldt-Jakob/genética , Loci Gênicos/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Síndrome de Creutzfeldt-Jakob/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Creutzfeldt-Jakob/epidemiologia , Predisposição Genética para Doença/epidemiologia , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Fatores de Risco
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008834, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32956422

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Despite the widespread use of anti-retroviral therapy, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) still persists in an infected cell reservoir that harbors transcriptionally silent yet replication-competent proviruses. While significant progress has been made in understanding how the HIV reservoir is established, transcription repression mechanisms that are enforced on the integrated viral promoter have not been fully revealed. In this study, we performed a whole-genome CRISPR knockout screen in HIV infected T cells to identify host genes that potentially promote HIV latency. Of several top candidates, the KRAB-containing zinc finger protein, ZNF304, was identified as the top hit. ZNF304 silences HIV gene transcription through associating with TRIM28 and recruiting to the viral promoter heterochromatin-inducing methyltransferases, including the polycomb repression complex (PRC) and SETB1. Depletion of ZNF304 expression reduced levels of H3K9me3, H3K27me3 and H2AK119ub repressive histone marks on the HIV promoter as well as SETB1 and TRIM28, ultimately enhancing HIV gene transcription. Significantly, ZNF304 also promoted HIV latency, as its depletion delayed the entry of HIV infected cells into latency. In primary CD4+ cells, ectopic expression of ZNF304 silenced viral transcription. We conclude that by associating with TRIM28 and recruiting host transcriptional repressive complexes, SETB1 and PRC, to the HIV promoter, ZNF304 silences HIV gene transcription and promotes viral latency.


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Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Regulação Viral da Expressão Gênica , Inativação Gênica , HIV-1/fisiologia , Proteínas Repressoras , Fatores de Transcrição , Transcrição Genética , Latência Viral , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Células Jurkat , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/genética , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/metabolismo
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