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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4923, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33004824

RESUMO

A goal of biology is to predict how mutations combine to alter phenotypes, fitness and disease. It is often assumed that mutations combine additively or with interactions that can be predicted. Here, we show using simulations that, even for the simple example of the lambda phage transcription factor CI repressing a gene, this assumption is incorrect and that perfect measurements of the effects of mutations on a trait and mechanistic understanding can be insufficient to predict what happens when two mutations are combined. This apparent paradox arises because mutations can have different biophysical effects to cause the same change in a phenotype and the outcome in a double mutant depends upon what these hidden biophysical changes actually are. Pleiotropy and non-monotonic functions further confound prediction of how mutations interact. Accurate prediction of phenotypes and disease will sometimes not be possible unless these biophysical ambiguities can be resolved using additional measurements.


Assuntos
Fenômenos Biofísicos/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética/métodos , Modelos Genéticos , Termodinâmica , Bacteriófago lambda/genética , Regulação Viral da Expressão Gênica , Mutação , Fenótipo , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais Reguladoras e Acessórias/genética , Proteínas Virais Reguladoras e Acessórias/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4932, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33004838

RESUMO

Most genes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) were identified with an excess of de novo mutations (DNMs) but the significance in case-control mutation burden analysis is unestablished. Here, we sequence 63 genes in 16,294 NDD cases and an additional 62 genes in 6,211 NDD cases. By combining these with published data, we assess a total of 125 genes in over 16,000 NDD cases and compare the mutation burden to nonpsychiatric controls from ExAC. We identify 48 genes (25 newly reported) showing significant burden of ultra-rare (MAF < 0.01%) gene-disruptive mutations (FDR 5%), six of which reach family-wise error rate (FWER) significance (p < 1.25E-06). Among these 125 targeted genes, we also reevaluate DNM excess in 17,426 NDD trios with 6,499 new autism trios. We identify 90 genes enriched for DNMs (FDR 5%; e.g., GABRG2 and UIMC1); of which, 61 reach FWER significance (p < 3.64E-07; e.g., CASZ1). In addition to doubling the number of patients for many NDD risk genes, we present phenotype-genotype correlations for seven risk genes (CTCF, HNRNPU, KCNQ3, ZBTB18, TCF12, SPEN, and LEO1) based on this large-scale targeted sequencing effort.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fator de Ligação a CCCTC/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos de Coortes , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleares Heterogêneas Grupo U/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Canal de Potássio KCNQ3/genética , Masculino , Mutação , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21888, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871918

RESUMO

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypic autoimmune disease with considerable genetic predisposition. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) is crucial for the innate immunity and implicated in SLE pathogenesis. Accordingly, we conducted a case-control study to find the association of NLRP3 variations with SLE susceptibility and disease activity.Three single nucleotide polymorphisms of NLRP3 (rs3806268, rs4612666, and rs10754558) were genotyped in 400 SLE patients and 400 healthy controls; the patients were further divided into mild-to-moderate or high disease activity subgroup. Serum cytokines, complements, and autoantibodies were also detected.We found that rs4612666 TT genotype conferred a higher risk of severe disease activity with adjusted odds ratio = 2.08, P = .02 and adjusted odds ratio  = 2.34, P = .01 in the codominant and recessive model, respectively. Nevertheless, there was no association between the 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms of NLRP3 gene and SLE susceptibility. In addition, C4 decreased significantly in rs3806268 GG (P < .001) and rs4612666 TT genotype carriers (P = .03). A higher trend of interleukin-1ß and interleukin-γ release were identified in rs3806268 AA and rs10754558 CC genotype carriers, respectively.NLRP3 polymorphisms are associated with SLE disease activity and hypocomplementemia. Interleukin-1ß and interleukin-γ levels in SLE patients are correlated with NLRP3 variants as well.


Assuntos
Predisposição Genética para Doença , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/genética , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Complemento C4/metabolismo , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Subunidade gama Comum de Receptores de Interleucina/sangue , Interleucina-1beta/sangue , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/sangue , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4799, 2020 09 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32968074

RESUMO

Genetic association studies have identified 44 common genome-wide significant risk loci for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). However, LOAD genetic architecture and prediction are unclear. Here we estimate the optimal P-threshold (Poptimal) of a genetic risk score (GRS) for prediction of LOAD in three independent datasets comprising 676 cases and 35,675 family history proxy cases. We show that the discriminative ability of GRS in LOAD prediction is maximised when selecting a small number of SNPs. Both simulation results and direct estimation indicate that the number of causal common SNPs for LOAD may be less than 100, suggesting LOAD is more oligogenic than polygenic. The best GRS explains approximately 75% of SNP-heritability, and individuals in the top decile of GRS have ten-fold increased odds when compared to those in the bottom decile. In addition, 14 variants are identified that contribute to both LOAD risk and age at onset of LOAD.


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Doença de Alzheimer/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Adulto , Idade de Início , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Fatores de Risco
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5503-5508, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988873

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Accumulating evidence shows that caspase-8 (Cas-8) rs3834129 genotypes determine susceptibility to various cancers, but their association with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has not been examined. We aimed at investigating the association of Cas-8 rs3834129 with NPC risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cas-8 rs3834129 genotypes and their associations with NPC risk were investigated among 176 NPC patients and 352 non-cancer subjects by the PCR-RFLP method. Additionally, the interaction of Cas-8 rs3834129 genotypes with smoking was examined. RESULTS: The II, ID and DD frequencies were 56.8, 36.9 and 6.3% among NPC patients and 54.8, 38.1 and 7.1% among control subjects (ptrend=0.8830). Allelic frequency distribution analysis also indicated that the D allele is not a risk factor for NPC (p=0.6183). There was no interaction between Cas-8 rs3834129 and smoking and NPC risk (p=0.8305). CONCLUSION: Cas-8 rs3834129 genotypes play a minor role in the risk for NPC.


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Caspase 8/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/genética , Alelos , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/epidemiologia , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/patologia , Polimorfismo de Fragmento de Restrição/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Fatores de Risco , Fumar , Taiwan
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5707-5713, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988896

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Genetic variations of the non-coding RNA gene, ANRIL, have been associated with human diseases including cancer, type-2 diabetes, and atherosclerosis. In the present study, we investigated the potential associations of select ANRIL single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with overall survival and other clinical outcomes in adult patients with hematologic malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood samples from 103 adult patients with hematologic malignancies who had received allo-HSCT followed by oral tacrolimus therapy. The genotypes of four select ANRIL SNPs, rs564398, rs1063192, rs2151280, and rs2157719 were determined using qRT-PCR-based genotyping assays. RESULTS: rs2151280 (C->T) in ANRIL was associated with worse overall survival in these patients (CT/CC vs. TT). Contrarily, rs2151280 and the other select ANRIL SNPs were not associated with death at Day-100 after transplantation, the incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), acute kidney injury (AKI), and neurotoxicity in the study cohort. CONCLUSION: rs2151280 represents a potential prognostic biomarker for overall survival in adult patients with hematologic malignancies after allo-HSCT.


Assuntos
Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Neoplasias Hematológicas/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/genética , Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Idoso , Feminino , Genótipo , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/etiologia , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/genética , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/patologia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/complicações , Neoplasias Hematológicas/patologia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/terapia , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Tacrolimo/farmacocinética , Transplante Homólogo/efeitos adversos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5751-5756, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988902

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: A single study has shown positive association and genotype-phenotype correlation between metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) promoter genotypes and adult acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). However, there is no report about childhood ALL. Thus, this study aimed at examining the role of MMP-9 rs3918242 genotypes in childhood ALL risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 266 childhood ALL cases and 266 healthy controls in Taiwan were examined for their MMP-9 rs3918242 genotypes via polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism methodology. RESULTS: The MMP-9 rs3918242 CT or TT genotype carriers only had a slightly increased risk compared with CC carriers (p=0.6386 and 0.6005, respectively). The allelic frequency analysis also supported the idea that the variant T allele at MMP-9 rs3918242 is not differentially distributed between the case and control groups (p=0.4834). CONCLUSION: MMP-9 rs3918242 genotypes may indirectly influence the risk of childhood ALL. Further validations in other populations and analysis of the detail mechanisms are needed.


Assuntos
Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Criança , Feminino , Genótipo , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/patologia , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética
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PLoS Med ; 17(9): e1003344, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32956352

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Large sample sizes are often required to detect statistically significant associations between pharmacogenetic markers and treatment response. Meta-analysis may be performed to synthesize data from several studies, increasing sample size and, consequently, power to detect significant genetic effects. However, performing robust synthesis of data from pharmacogenetic studies is often challenging because of poor reporting of key data in study reports. There is currently no guideline for the reporting of pharmacogenetic studies that has been developed using a widely accepted robust methodology. The objective of this project was to develop the STrengthening the Reporting Of Pharmacogenetic Studies (STROPS) guideline. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We established a preliminary checklist of reporting items to be considered for inclusion in the guideline. We invited representatives of key stakeholder groups to participate in a 2-round Delphi survey. A total of 52 individuals participated in both rounds of the survey, scoring items with regards to their importance for inclusion in the STROPS guideline. We then held a consensus meeting, at which 8 individuals considered the results of the Delphi survey and voted on whether each item ought to be included in the final guideline. The STROPS guideline consists of 54 items and is accompanied by an explanation and elaboration document. The guideline contains items that are particularly important in the field of pharmacogenetics, such as the drug regimen of interest and whether adherence to treatment was accounted for in the conducted analyses. The guideline also requires that outcomes be clearly defined and justified, because in pharmacogenetic studies, there may be a greater number of possible outcomes than in other types of study (for example, disease-gene association studies). A limitation of this project is that our consensus meeting involved a small number of individuals, the majority of whom are based in the United Kingdom. CONCLUSIONS: Our aim is for the STROPS guideline to improve the transparency of reporting of pharmacogenetic studies and also to facilitate the conduct of high-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We encourage authors to adhere to the STROPS guideline when publishing pharmacogenetic studies.


Assuntos
Farmacogenética/métodos , Testes Farmacogenômicos/normas , Testes Farmacogenômicos/tendências , Adulto , Lista de Checagem , Consenso , Técnica Delfos , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Objetivos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Farmacogenética/normas , Política , Editoração/normas , Projetos de Pesquisa/normas , Participação dos Interessados , Inquéritos e Questionários , Reino Unido
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Clin Dermatol ; 38(4): 421-431, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32972601

RESUMO

Café au lait spots are common birthmarks seen sporadically and in association with several genetic syndromes. Dermatologists are often asked to evaluate these birthmarks both by other physicians and by parents. In some cases, it is challenging to know when and how to pursue further evaluation. Diagnostic challenges may come in the form of the appearance of the individual lesions, areas and patterns of cutaneous involvement, and associated features (or lack thereof). In this review, we aim to clarify when and how to evaluate the child with multiple or patterned café au lait spots and to explain some emerging concepts in our understanding of the genetics of these lesions.


Assuntos
Manchas Café com Leite/congênito , Manchas Café com Leite/diagnóstico , Neurofibromatose 1/diagnóstico , Neurofibromatose 1/genética , Dermatopatias Genéticas/diagnóstico , Dermatopatias Genéticas/genética , Pele/patologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Manchas Café com Leite/genética , Manchas Café com Leite/patologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Deleção de Genes , Estudos de Associação Genética , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Neurofibromatose 1/patologia , Neurofibromina 1/genética , Dermatopatias Genéticas/patologia , Síndrome
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4208, 2020 08 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32826890

RESUMO

As a key variance partitioning tool, linear mixed models (LMMs) using genome-based restricted maximum likelihood (GREML) allow both fixed and random effects. Classic LMMs assume independence between random effects, which can be violated, causing bias. Here we introduce a generalized GREML, named CORE GREML, that explicitly estimates the covariance between random effects. Using extensive simulations, we show that CORE GREML outperforms the conventional GREML, providing variance and covariance estimates free from bias due to correlated random effects. Applying CORE GREML to UK Biobank data, we find, for example, that the transcriptome, imputed using genotype data, explains a significant proportion of phenotypic variance for height (0.15, p-value = 1.5e-283), and that these transcriptomic effects correlate with the genomic effects (genome-transcriptome correlation = 0.35, p-value = 1.2e-14). We conclude that the covariance between random effects is a key parameter for estimation, especially when partitioning phenotypic variance by multi-omics layers.


Assuntos
Genoma , Genótipo , Herança Multifatorial , Fenótipo , Transcriptoma , Biologia Computacional , Expressão Gênica , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genômica , Humanos , Funções Verossimilhança , Modelos Lineares , Modelos Genéticos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Anim Sci J ; 91(1): e13431, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761714

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There are currently eight native horse populations in Japan, namely, Hokkaido, Kiso, Noma, Taishu, Misaki, Tokara, Miyako, and Yonaguni horses. Since locomotion traits, including gaitedness, are important for riding and packing horses, the genetic properties associated with these traits could be informative for understanding the characteristics and history of these horses. In this study, we investigated the distribution of the mutant allele of DMRT3 gene (DMRT3:p.Ser301Ter) associated with ambling gaits in the Japanese native horse. We also examined haplotypes of SNPs in the 83-kb region including DMRT3 gene by genotyping four SNPs in this region. The results revealed the presence of DMRT3:p.Ser301Ter in the Hokkaido and Yonaguni populations at allele frequencies of 0.18 and 0.02, respectively, and the observed haplotype associated with DMRT3:p.Ser301Ter was estimated as the most common haplotype in the horses in the world. Since DMRT3:p.Ser301Ter has been hypothesized to spread across Eurasian continent from Medieval England after 850 to 900 CE, our findings of the presence of DMRT3:p.Ser301Ter with the common haplotype in the Japanese native horses will provide a new insight into the history of the Japanese native horse, such as considerable level of gene flow from Eurasian continent after 850 to 900 CE.


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Alelos , Marcha/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Cavalos/genética , Cavalos/fisiologia , Mutação , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Animais , Japão
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Med Sci (Paris) ; 36(8-9): 735-746, 2020.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821050

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Glycosylation is an essential and complex cellular process where monosaccharides are added one by one onto an acceptor molecule, most of the time a protein or a lipid, so called glycoprotein or glycolipid. This cellular process is found in every living organism and is tightly conserved during evolution. In human, if one of the glycosylation reactions is genetically impaired, Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG) appear. CDG are a growing family of more than a hundred genetic diseases. This review offers a panorama of CDGs from 1980 to the present, their discoveries, diagnoses and treatments.


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Defeitos Congênitos da Glicosilação , Animais , Defeitos Congênitos da Glicosilação/diagnóstico , Defeitos Congênitos da Glicosilação/epidemiologia , Defeitos Congênitos da Glicosilação/genética , Defeitos Congênitos da Glicosilação/terapia , Estudos de Associação Genética/história , Estudos de Associação Genética/tendências , Testes Genéticos/história , Testes Genéticos/métodos , Testes Genéticos/tendências , Glicosilação , História do Século XX , História do Século XXI , Humanos
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Med Sci (Paris) ; 36(8-9): 813-816, 2020.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821057

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The prediction of a person's aspect from analysis of an anonymous DNA sample has made significant progress in the last decade. Pigmentation (eyes, hair and, more recently, skin colour) can now be determined with good accuracy; face shape is still not amenable to prediction (except, in general lines, from ancestry). Age can apparently also be determined from methylation profiles. Police forces are, understandably, very interested in this technology, with a tendency to over-estimate its accuracy. Legislation varies greatly, with some nations opting for complete prohibition (Germany) and others allowing wide application of the approach (United Kingdom).


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Genética Forense/tendências , Fenótipo , Adulto , Grupos Étnicos/genética , Genética Forense/métodos , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Padrões de Herança/genética , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Retratos como Assunto , Pigmentação da Pele/genética , Gêmeos/genética
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Brain Tumor Pathol ; 37(4): 136-144, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761533

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Oncogenic gene fusions have been reported in diffuse gliomas and may serve as potential therapeutic targets. Here, using next-generation sequencing analysis (Illumina TruSight Tumor 170 panel), we analyzed a total of 356 diffuse gliomas collected from 2017 to 2019 to evaluate clinical, pathological, and genetic features of gene fusion. We found 53 cases of glioblastomas harboring the following oncogenic gene fusions: MET (n = 18), EGFR (n = 14), FGFR (n = 12), NTRK (n = 5), RET (n = 2), AKT3 (n = 1), and PDGFRA fusions (n = 1). Gene fusions were consistently observed in both IDH-wildtype and IDH-mutant glioblastomas (8.8% and 9.4%, p = 1.000). PTPRZ1-MET fusion was the only fusion that genetically resembled secondary glioblastomas (i.e., high frequency of IDH mutation, ATRX loss, TP53 mutation, and absence of EGFR amplification), whereas other gene fusion types were similar to primary glioblastomas (i.e., high frequency of IDH-wildtype, TERT mutation, EGFR amplification, and PTEN mutation). In IDH-wildtype glioblastoma patients, multivariable analysis revealed that the PTPRZ1-MET fusion was associated with poor progression-free survival (HR [95% CI]: 5.42 (1.72-17.05), p = 0.004). Additionally, we described two novel cases of CCDC6-RET fusion in glioma. Collectively, our findings indicate that targetable gene fusions are associated with aggressive biological behavior and can aid the clinical treatment strategy for glioma patients.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Fusão Gênica/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Glioblastoma/genética , Glioma/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-met/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 5 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/genética , Feminino , Glioblastoma/mortalidade , Glioblastoma/patologia , Glioma/mortalidade , Glioma/patologia , Humanos , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ret/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237999, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822427

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Hyper-IgD syndrome (HIDS, OMIM #260920) is a rare autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disorder caused by pathogenic variants in the mevalonate kinase (MVK) gene. HIDS has an incidence of 1:50,000 to 1:5,000, and is thought to be prevalent mainly in northern Europe. Here, we report a case series of HIDS from India, which includes ten patients from six families who presented with a wide spectrum of clinical features such as recurrent fever, oral ulcers, rash, arthritis, recurrent diarrhea, hepatosplenomegaly, and high immunoglobulin levels. Using whole exome sequencing (WES) and/or Sanger capillary sequencing, we identified five distinct genetic variants in the MVK gene from nine patients belonging to six families. The variants were classified as pathogenic or likely pathogenic as per the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the Association for Molecular Pathology (ACMG-AMP) guidelines for annotation of sequence variants. Over 70% of patients in the present study had two recurrent mutations in MVK gene i.e. a nonsynonymous variant p.V377I, popularly known as the 'Dutch mutation', along with a splicing variant c.226+2delT in a compound heterozygous form. Identity by descent analysis in two patients with the recurrent variants identified a 6.7 MB long haplotype suggesting a founder effect in the South Indian population. Our analysis suggests that a limited number of variants account for the majority of the patients with HIDS in South India. This has implications in clinical diagnosis, as well as in the development of cost-effective approaches for genetic diagnosis and screening. To our best knowledge, this is the first and most comprehensive case series of clinically and genetically characterized patients with HIDS from India.


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Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Deficiência de Mevalonato Quinase/patologia , Fosfotransferases (Aceptor do Grupo Álcool)/genética , Adolescente , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Deleção de Genes , Estudos de Associação Genética , Haplótipos , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Índia , Lactente , Masculino , Deficiência de Mevalonato Quinase/genética , Linhagem , Fosfotransferases (Aceptor do Grupo Álcool)/química , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Estrutura Terciária de Proteína , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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J Toxicol Sci ; 45(8): 449-473, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32741897

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Although peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) agonists are obviously hepatocarcinogenic in rodents, they have been widely used for dyslipidemia and proven to be safe for clinical use without respect to the species difference. It is established that PPARα acts as a part of the transcription factor complex, but its precise mechanism is still unknown. Using the data of Toxicogenomics Database, reliable genes responsive to PPARα agonists, clofibrate, fenofibrate and WY-14,643, in rat liver, were extracted from both in vivo and in vitro data, and sorted by their fold increase. It was found that there were many genes responding to fibrates exclusively in vivo. Most of the in vivo specific genes appear to be unrelated to lipid metabolism and are not upregulated in the kidney. Fifty-seven genes directly related to cell proliferation were extracted from in vivo data, but they were not induced in vitro at all. Analysis of PPAR-responsive elements could not explain the observed difference in induction. To evaluate possible interaction between neighboring genes in gene expression, the correlation of the fold changes of neighboring genes for 22 drugs with various PPARα agonistic potencies were calculated for the genes showing more than 2.5 fold induction by 3 fibrates in vivo, and their genomic location was compared with that of the human orthologue. In the present study, many candidates of genes other than lipid metabolism were selected, and these could be good starting points to elucidate the mechanism of PPARα agonist-induced rodent-specific toxicity.


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Bases de Dados Genéticas , Fenofibrato/toxicidade , Loci Gênicos/genética , Armazenamento e Recuperação da Informação/métodos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/genética , Fígado/metabolismo , PPAR alfa/agonistas , Pirimidinas/toxicidade , Animais , Epistasia Genética , Expressão Gênica , Estudos de Associação Genética , Masculino , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Especificidade da Espécie
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J Pharmacol Sci ; 144(2): 89-93, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763057

RESUMO

l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l-DOPA) is a candidate neurotransmitter. l-DOPA is released by nicotine through nicotinic receptors. Recently, G-protein coupled receptor GPR143, was identified as a receptor for l-DOPA. In this study, genetic association studies between GPR143 genetic polymorphisms and smoking behaviors revealed that the single-nucleotide polymorphism rs6640499, in the GPR143 gene, was associated with traits of smoking behaviors in Japanese individuals. In Gpr143 gene-deficient mice, nicotine-induced hypolocomotion and rewarding effect were attenuated compared to those in wild-type mice. Our findings suggest the involvement of GPR143 in the smoking behaviors.


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Proteínas do Olho/genética , Deleção de Genes , Estudos de Associação Genética , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/genética , Nicotina/efeitos adversos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/genética , Receptores de Neurotransmissores/genética , Reforço Psicológico , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Substâncias/genética , Animais , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Gene ; 761: 145027, 2020 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758583

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OBJECTIVES: Oliver-McFarlane syndrome (OMCS) is an autosomal recessive inherited disease resulting from PNPLA6 mutations that results in intellectual impairment and profound short stature. To obtain a better understanding of the genotype-phenotype correlations for PNPLA6-related disorders, we reported the 14th OMCS case and summarized all the reported cases of OMCS. METHODS: We collected clinical biochemical and data and brain MRI data and used whole-exon gene detection and analysis tools to evaluate the pathogenicity of the variants, including PolyPhen-2 and Mutation Taster, and we also generated three-dimensional protein structures and visualized the effects of altered residues with I-TASSER and PyMOL Viewer software. RESULTS: The patient presented with trichomegaly and multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies. Brain MRI showed small pituitary and bilateral paraventricular leukomalacia. Novel variants (c.1491G > T and c.3367G > A) in the PNPLA6 gene were detected in the proband and verified by direct sequencing. Amino acid residues of Gln497 and Gly1123 are predicted to be damaging and destroy the three-dimensional protein structures of the protein. In follow-up, this patient could neither walk nor hold his head erect and had not spoken one word at the age of one year and ten months. Moreover, there is no obvious hot spot mutation in any of the reported allelic variants. Interestingly, the majority of mutations are located in the phospholipid esterase domain, which is responsible for esterase activity. CONCLUSIONS: We identified two novel variants of the PNPLA6 gene in an OMCS patient, which will help to better understand the function of PNPLA6 and genotype-phenotype correlations for PNPLA6-related disorders.


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Blefaroptose/diagnóstico , Blefaroptose/genética , Nanismo/diagnóstico , Nanismo/genética , Hipertricose/diagnóstico , Hipertricose/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Fosfolipases/genética , Retinite Pigmentosa/diagnóstico , Retinite Pigmentosa/genética , Alelos , China , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/diagnóstico , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Frequência do Gene/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Mutação , Fenótipo , Fosfolipases/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3905, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764609

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It remains elusive whether some of the associations identified in genome-wide association studies of prostate cancer (PrCa) may be due to regulatory effects of genetic variants on CpG sites, which may further influence expression of PrCa target genes. To search for CpG sites associated with PrCa risk, here we establish genetic models to predict methylation (N = 1,595) and conduct association analyses with PrCa risk (79,194 cases and 61,112 controls). We identify 759 CpG sites showing an association, including 15 located at novel loci. Among those 759 CpG sites, methylation of 42 is associated with expression of 28 adjacent genes. Among 22 genes, 18 show an association with PrCa risk. Overall, 25 CpG sites show consistent association directions for the methylation-gene expression-PrCa pathway. We identify DNA methylation biomarkers associated with PrCa, and our findings suggest that specific CpG sites may influence PrCa via regulating expression of candidate PrCa target genes.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Ilhas de CpG , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Modelos Genéticos , Fatores de Risco
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Mutat Res ; 785: 108319, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800270

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Cleft lip and palate (CL/P) is among the most common congenital malformations and affects 1 in 700 newborns. CL/P is caused by genetic and environmental factors (maternal smoking, alcohol or drug use and others). Many genes and loci were associated with cleft lip/palate but the amount of heterogeneity justifies identifying new causal genes and variants. AHRR (Aryl-Hydrocarbon Receptor Repressor) gene has recently been related to CL/P however, few functional studies analyze the genotypephenotype interaction of AHRR with CL/P. Several studies associate the molecular pathway of AHRR to CL/P which indicates this gene as a functional candidate in CL/P etiology. METHODS: Systematic Literature Review was performed using PUBMED database with the keywords cleft lip, cleft palate, orofacial cleft, AHRR and synonyms. SLR resulted in 37 included articles. RESULTS: AHRR is a positional and functional candidate gene for CL/P. In silico analysis detected interactions with other genes previously associated to CL/P like ARNT and CYP1A1. AHRR protein regulates cellular toxicity through TCDD mediated AHR pathway. Exposure to TCDD in animal embryos is AHR mediated and lead to cleft palate due to palate fusion failure and post fusion rupture. AHRR regulates cellular growth and differentiation, fundamental to lip and palatogenesis. AHRR decreases carcinogenesis and recently a higher tumor risk has been described in CL/P patients and families. AHRR is also a smoking biomarker due to changed methylation sites found in smokers DNA although folate intake may partially revert these methylation alterations. This corroborates the role of maternal smoking and lack of folate supplementation as risk factors for CL/P. CONCLUSION: This research identified the importance of AHRR in dioxin response and demonstrated an example of genetic and environmental interaction, indispensable in the development of many complex diseases.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fenda Labial/genética , Fissura Palatina/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Fumar/efeitos adversos , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/química , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Metilação de DNA , Suplementos Nutricionais , Feminino , Ácido Fólico/metabolismo , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Modelos Moleculares , Domínios Proteicos , Isoformas de RNA/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/química , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Fatores de Risco
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