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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22614, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019481

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BACKGROUND: The relationship between MTHFR (5, 10-methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase) gene polymorphisms and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) has been wildly studied, but the results are still conflicting. Therefore, the purpose of this meta and pooled analysis was to identify the role of the MTHFR SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism, rs1801133) in SLE in a large sample of subjects and to assess the risk of SLE. METHODS: Data were collected from EMBASE, PubMed and China National Knowledge Infrastructure from inception to August, 2019. Summary odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was applied to assess the association. Subgroup and sensitivity analysis were performed to assess the potential sources of heterogeneity of the pooled estimation. RESULTS: We identified seven eligible studies involving 882 cases and 991 controls. MTHFR rs1801133 T carrier was significantly associated with increased risk of SLE when comparing to C allele [ORs were 1.766 (1.014-3.075) for T carrier vs CC, P = .04]. Furthermore, the results of the subgroup analysis by genotyping methods suggested that T allele significantly contributed to the risk of SLE for both by polymerase chain reaction-TaqMan (PCR-TaqMan) [10.111 (2.634-38.813) for TT vs CC, 3.467 (1.324-9.078) for CT vs CC and 3.744 (1.143-12.264) for TT vs C carrier]. Also the results of the subgroup analysis by ethnicity suggested that T allele significantly contributed to the risk of SLE for Asians [9.679 (4.444-21.082) for TT vs CC, 5.866 (3.021-11.389) for T carrier vs CC and 8.052 (3.861-16.795) for TT vs C carrier]. CONCLUSION: This cumulative meta-analysis showed that the MTHFR SNP (rs1801133) contributed to susceptibility of SLE. However, more multicentre well-designed case-control studies and larger sample sizes are exceedingly required to validate our findings in the future.


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Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/genética , Metilenotetra-Hidrofolato Redutase (NADPH2)/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Portador Sadio , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/etnologia , Masculino , Medição de Risco , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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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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Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi ; 48(10): 831-836, 2020 Oct 24.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33076619

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Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics and gene mutation, and analyze the association between genotype and phenotype of hereditary protein S deficiency in a Chinese pedigree. Methods: Hereditary protein S deficiency was diagnosed in January 2016 in our hospital. A total of 26 family members were surveyed in this study. Blood samples and clinical data were collected from them, and mutations were identified by Sanger sequencing. Pathogenicity of gene mutations was predicted by protein function prediction software including SIFT, PolyPhen_2, nsSNPAnalyzer and MutPred2. Swiss Model (https://swissmodel.expasy.org/) was used to perform homology modeling of the tertiary structure of the protein S wild-type and mutant-type, and observe the impact of gene mutation on the tertiary structure of the protein. Results: Four out of 26 family members of 4 generations were clinically diagnosed with hereditary protein S deficiency. The proband presented with recurrent pulmonary embolism and venous thromboembolism of the lower extremities, and her uncle and mother had a history of venous thromboembolism. Sequencing revealed a mutation in the c.200A>C gene in the second exon of the PROS1 gene of proband and part of her families (Ⅱ2, Ⅱ6, Ⅲ4, Ⅳ2). The prediction results of this gene mutation performed by SIFT, PolyPhen_2, nsSNPAnalyzer, MutPred2 were all harmful. The results of Swiss-Model homology modeling showed that the 67th amino acid was mutated from glutamic acid to alanine because of this gene mutation. Conclusion: A gene mutation cDNA (c. 200A>T) is identified in a Chinese pedigree with hereditary protein S deficiency. This gene mutation may reduce protein S activity, which may cause recurrent pulmonary embolism and venous thromboembolism of the patients.


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Deficiência de Proteína S , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Éxons , Feminino , Humanos , Linhagem , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22319, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991440

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OBJECTIVE: Postpartum depression (PPD) is an episode of major depressive disorder that affecting women of childbearing age. 5-HTTLPR is 1 of the most extensively investigated polymorphisms in PPD. However, the previous results were inconsistent and inclusive. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to precisely evaluate the association between 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and PPD susceptibility. METHODS: The studies were retrieved through databases including PubMed, web of science, EMASE, and CNKI. The odd ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence interval (CIs) were applied for evaluating the genetic association between 5-HTTLPR (L/S) polymorphism and PPD risk. RESULTS: Six studies with 519 cases and 737 controls were enrolled in the present study. The frequencies of allelic (OR = 0.72, 95%CI = 0.60-0.85, P = .0001) and dominant (OR = 0.57, 95%CI = 0.44-0.73, P = .004) models of 5-HTTLPR polymorphism significantly decreased in patients with PPD than those in the healthy controls. Subgroup analysis based on ethnicity revealed that the allelic (OR = 0.71, 95%CI = 0.60-0.85, P = .0001) and dominant (OR = 0.51, 95%CI = 0.32-0.79, P = .003) models of 5-HTTLPR polymorphism were significantly associated with PPD risk in Asian population (P > .05). No evidence was observed between the recessive model of 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and PPD risk (P > .05). CONCLUSIONS: The allelic and dominant models of 5-HTTLPR polymorphism might be protective factors for PPD. To confirm these results, larger number of association studies or multicenter case-control studies are necessary in the future.


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Depressão Pós-Parto/genética , Transtorno Depressivo Maior/psicologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Proteínas da Membrana Plasmática de Transporte de Serotonina/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Depressão Pós-Parto/epidemiologia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença/epidemiologia , Humanos , Incidência , Gravidez
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21888, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871918

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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.


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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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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21558, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871871

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BACKGROUND: As indicated by numerous studies, there exists a relationship between the polymorphism of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and susceptibility to diabetic nephropathy (DN) in various populations; nonetheless, the findings remain inconsistent. Therefore, we carried out a meta-analysis to determine the relationship between the MTHFR gene polymorphism and DN susceptibility. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Related studies were identified from PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure database (time period: from building the library to October 2019). The strength of the association was examined using odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs). RESULTS: The findings illustrated that the C677T gene polymorphism was significantly associated with an enhanced susceptibility to DN compared to that with diabetes mellitus in allelic (OR = 1.64, 95% CI = 1.34-2.00, P < .001), dominant (OR = 1.85, 95% CI = 1.40-2.46, P < .001), codominant (heterozygote: OR = 1.67, 95% CI = 1.27-2.21, P < .001; homozygote: OR = 2.55, 95% CI = 1.82-3.57, P < .001), and recessive (OR = 1.89, 95% CI = 1.50-2.38, P < .001) models of the overall population. Moreover, as compared with the healthy controls, a significantly augmented susceptibility to DN was found in all 5 genetic comparison models (allelic: OR = 2.06, 95% CI = 1.58-2.67, P < .001; dominant: OR = 2.52, 95% CI = 1.73-3.69, P < .001; codominant: OR = 3.78, 95% CI = 2.50-5.70, P < .001; recessive: OR = 2.41, 95% CI = 1.96-2.97, P < .001). Furthermore, stratifying data by ethnicity revealed substantially augmented vulnerability to DN in not only Caucasian but also Asian populations. CONCLUSION: The present study suggests that the C677T polymorphism was associated with an augmented susceptibility to DN.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Nefropatias Diabéticas/epidemiologia , Metilenotetra-Hidrofolato Redutase (NADPH2)/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China/epidemiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Nefropatias Diabéticas/etiologia , Nefropatias Diabéticas/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Fatores de Risco
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0238255, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32936832

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It was shown that the human Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is the receptor of recent coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and variation in this gene may affect the susceptibility of a population. Therefore, we have analysed the sequence data of ACE2 among 393 samples worldwide, focusing on South Asia. Genetically, South Asians are more related to West Eurasian populations rather than to East Eurasians. In the present analyses of ACE2, we observed that the majority of South Asian haplotypes are closer to East Eurasians rather than to West Eurasians. The phylogenetic analysis suggested that the South Asian haplotypes shared with East Eurasians involved two unique event polymorphisms (rs4646120 and rs2285666). In contrast with the European/American populations, both of the SNPs have largely similar frequencies for East Eurasians and South Asians, Therefore, it is likely that among the South Asians, host susceptibility to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will be more similar to that of East Eurasians rather than to that of Europeans.


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Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Receptores Virais/genética , Ásia/epidemiologia , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/etnologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Haplótipos/genética , Migração Humana , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Pandemias , Filogenia , Pneumonia Viral/etnologia
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Gene ; 760: 145004, 2020 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32738419

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Human sex determination and differentiation is a complex process, during which NR5A1 plays a central role via the transcriptional regulation of key modulators involved in steroidogenesis. Approximately 8-15% of 46,XY DSD are caused by variants in the NR5A1 gene. Therefore, screening for variants in the NR5A1 gene was performed in a Chinese cohort of sixty-two 46,XY DSD patients with no AR or SRD5A2 variants via next-generation sequencing (NGS). Fourteen variants in the NR5A1 gene were identified in 16 patients from 14 unrelated families, including nine novel variants. These variants included eight heterozygote missense variants, two heterozygote frameshift variants, two heterozygote nonsense variants, one heterozygote nonframeshift deletion-insertion variant, and one homozygous missense variant. Functional assays showed that the transcriptional activity of the 11 variants was significantly reduced. In this study, 11 NR5A1 pathogenic variants were identified. These novel variants further expand the existing spectrum of the NR5A1 variants associated with 46,XY DSD, which will, in turn, assist in the molecular diagnosis of DSD.


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Transtorno 46,XY do Desenvolvimento Sexual/genética , Fator Esteroidogênico 1/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Genótipo , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Masculino , Mutação , Fenótipo , Fator Esteroidogênico 1/metabolismo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(31): e21479, 2020 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32756173

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BACKGROUND: To comprehensively evaluate the association between the polymorphism of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9)-C1562T (rs3918242) and susceptibility to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in middle-aged and elderly patients through Meta-analysis. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, CNKI, Wanfang, VIP, and other databases were searched by computer in the inception to August 2019 to collect all the case-control studies that met the inclusion criteria in this literature. Meta-analysis was performed using Stata 15.0, including the OR value calculations of the association between the merged MMP-9-C1562T polymorphism and the COPD susceptibility. Subgroup analysis, sensitivity analysis, and publication bias test were also performed. A total of 13 literature were included in this Meta-analysis with a total of 2512 cases and 2716 controls. RESULTS: The results have shown that the OR of MMP-9-C1562T T allele to C allele was 0.35 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.23-0.52, P < .01). The subgroup analysis of ethnicity result showed that the merged OR of MMP-9-C1562T T allele to C allele was 0.24 (95% CI: 0.17-0.34, P < .01) in Caucasian while the merged OR was 0.62 (95% CI: 0.22-1.70, P > .05) in Asian. However, there were no statistically significant models in the dominant, recessive, homozygote and heterozygote genetic models. CONCLUSION: The MMP-9-C1562T polymorphism was associated with the susceptibility to middle-aged and elderly COPD patients. Compared with T allele, C allele increased the risk of disease, especially in Caucasian, but not found in Asian.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/genética , Idoso , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco
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Am J Hum Genet ; 107(3): 432-444, 2020 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758450

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Accurate colorectal cancer (CRC) risk prediction models are critical for identifying individuals at low and high risk of developing CRC, as they can then be offered targeted screening and interventions to address their risks of developing disease (if they are in a high-risk group) and avoid unnecessary screening and interventions (if they are in a low-risk group). As it is likely that thousands of genetic variants contribute to CRC risk, it is clinically important to investigate whether these genetic variants can be used jointly for CRC risk prediction. In this paper, we derived and compared different approaches to generating predictive polygenic risk scores (PRS) from genome-wide association studies (GWASs) including 55,105 CRC-affected case subjects and 65,079 control subjects of European ancestry. We built the PRS in three ways, using (1) 140 previously identified and validated CRC loci; (2) SNP selection based on linkage disequilibrium (LD) clumping followed by machine-learning approaches; and (3) LDpred, a Bayesian approach for genome-wide risk prediction. We tested the PRS in an independent cohort of 101,987 individuals with 1,699 CRC-affected case subjects. The discriminatory accuracy, calculated by the age- and sex-adjusted area under the receiver operating characteristics curve (AUC), was highest for the LDpred-derived PRS (AUC = 0.654) including nearly 1.2 M genetic variants (the proportion of causal genetic variants for CRC assumed to be 0.003), whereas the PRS of the 140 known variants identified from GWASs had the lowest AUC (AUC = 0.629). Based on the LDpred-derived PRS, we are able to identify 30% of individuals without a family history as having risk for CRC similar to those with a family history of CRC, whereas the PRS based on known GWAS variants identified only top 10% as having a similar relative risk. About 90% of these individuals have no family history and would have been considered average risk under current screening guidelines, but might benefit from earlier screening. The developed PRS offers a way for risk-stratified CRC screening and other targeted interventions.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/epidemiologia , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genoma Humano/genética , Medição de Risco , Idoso , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Teorema de Bayes , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Herança Multifatorial/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(34): e21843, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32846832

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RATIONALE: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an inherited myocardial disease and a common cause of sudden cardiac death, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and stroke. In families affected by HCM, genotyping is useful for identifying susceptible relatives. In the present study, we investigated the disease-causing mutations in a three-generation Chinese family with HCM using whole exome sequencing (WES). PATIENT CONCERNS: The proband, a 50-year-old man, was diagnosed with HCM at the age of 41 years. He presented with an asymmetric hypertrophic interventricular septum and a maximum interventricular septum thickness of 18.04 mm. His third elder sister, niece and daughter were also clinically affected by HCM. DIAGNOSIS: Autosomal dominant HCM. INTERVENTIONS: Seven family members, including 4 affected members, accepted WES. The genetic variants were subsequently called using Genome Analysis Toolkit and annotated using the InterVar program. Following frequency filtration by the Genome Aggregation Database, the variants were evaluated using an in-house bioinformatics analysis pipeline. OUTCOMES: HCM was transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait in the family. An extremely rare stop gained mutation, rs796925245 (g.1:201359630G>A, c.835C>T, p.Gln279Ter) in the troponin T2 (TNNT2) gene was identified as the disease-causing mutation. The stop gained mutation was predicted to result in a truncated troponin T protein in cardiac sarcomere. An adolescent family member who had normal echocardiographic measurements was found to carry the same disease-causing mutation. LESSONS: A novel nonsense TNNT2 mutation was identified as the HCM-causing mutation in this Chinese pedigree. Since HCM shows a low penetrance by clinical criteria in adolescents, the adolescent mutation carrier, who is still clinically unaffected, should be offered routine follow-ups and sport activity recommendations to prevent adverse events including sudden cardiac death in the future.


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Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica Familiar/genética , Troponina T/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica Familiar/complicações , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica Familiar/diagnóstico , Códon sem Sentido , Morte Súbita Cardíaca/etiologia , Ecocardiografia/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertrofia/diagnóstico por imagem , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Linhagem , Fenótipo , Septo Interventricular/patologia , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma/métodos
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008915, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776928

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


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Genoma Humano , Herpesvirus Humano 6/genética , Integração Viral , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 22/genética , Evolução Molecular , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237219, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764781

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Many susceptibility genes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Fucosyltransferase 2 (FUT2) and FUT3 genes are related to IBD. This study aimed to investigate whether these genes correlated with the susceptibility to AS. Questionnaires of 673 patients with AS, and peripheral blood specimens of the patients and 687 healthy controls were collected. FUT2 and FUT3 genes were genotyped using the SNPscan method. Frequency differences of the genes at different levels, haplotypes, and interactions were analyzed. No frequency differences were found between the cases and the controls in all the genotypes and the alleles of rs1047781, rs1800028, rs1800030, and rs812936. For rs28362459, a significant difference in allele frequencies was observed in the total participants between the groups [χ2 = 7.515, Pcorrected = 0.030; adjusted odds ratio (ORadjusted)G/T = 0.782; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.650-0.941]. The frequencies of haplotypes TT (rs812936-rs28362459) (χ2 = 5.663, Ppermutation = 0.039) and TG (rs812936-rs28362459) (χ2 = 7.456, Ppermutation = 0.013) in the total participants, and TG (rs812936-rs28362459) in the female subgroup (χ2 = 5.624, Ppermutation = 0.047) showed significant differences between the cases and the controls. No frequency differences at the phenotypic level were found. Two-factor interactions were observed between rs28362459-TG and age, rs28362459-TG and sex, rs28362459 and rs1047781, and the Lewis and secretor status. Rs28362459-G was related to some aggravated symptoms of AS (all Pcorrected < 0.05). These findings indicated that FUT3 polymorphisms were associated with human predisposition to AS at the allele and haplotype level. Rs28362459-G might decrease the susceptibility to AS, but aggravate relevant symptoms.


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Fucosiltransferases/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Espondilite Anquilosante/genética , Adulto , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Espondilite Anquilosante/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237890, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810190

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INTRODUCTION: Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, characterized by unique clinical features including finger flexor and quadriceps muscle weakness and a lack of any reliable treatment. The human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1 allele and autoantibody profiles in Japanese IBM patients have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: We studied 83 Japanese IBM patients with a mean age of 69 years (49 males and 34 females) who participated in the 'Integrated Diagnosis Project for Inflammatory Myopathies' from January 2011 to September 2016. IBM was diagnosed by histological diagnosis. Various autoantibodies were screened by RNA immunoprecipitation and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. HLA-DRB1 genotyping was performed using polymerase chain reaction-sequence based typing. A total of 460 unrelated healthy Japanese controls were also studied. RESULTS: The allele frequencies of DRB1*01:01, DRB1*04:10, and DRB1*15:02 were significantly higher in the IBM group than in the healthy control group (Corrected P = 0.00078, 0.00038 and 0.0046). There was a weak association between the DRB1*01:01 allele and severe leg muscle weakness and muscle atrophy. While hepatitis type C virus infection and autoantibodies to cytosolic 5'-nucleotidase 1A were found in 18 and 28 patients, respectively, no significant association with HLA-DRB1 alleles was observed. CONCLUSION: Japanese IBM patients had the specific HLA-DRB1 allele and autoantibody profiles.


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Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Autoanticorpos/sangue , Cadeias HLA-DRB1/genética , Cadeias HLA-DRB1/imunologia , Miosite de Corpos de Inclusão/sangue , Miosite de Corpos de Inclusão/genética , Idoso , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Feminino , Frequência do Gene/genética , Hepacivirus/imunologia , Humanos , Masculino , Miosite de Corpos de Inclusão/imunologia
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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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Ann Hematol ; 99(9): 2019-2026, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32676731

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Hyperbilirubinemia and pigment gallstones are frequent complications in transfusion-dependent ß-thalassemia (TDßT) patients. Bilirubin production and clearance are determined by genetic as well as environmental variables like ineffective erythropoiesis, hemolysis, infection-induced hepatic injury, and drug- or iron-related toxicities. We studied the frequency of the Gilbert syndrome (GS), a common hereditary cause of hyperbilirubinemia in 102 TDßT patients aged 13-43 years (median 26 years). Total and unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia were frequent (81.4% and 84.3% patients respectively). Twenty (19.6%) patients showed total bilirubin > 3.0 mg/dL; 53 (51.9%) had an elevation of either alanine or aspartate aminotransferase, or alkaline phosphatase liver enzymes. Nineteen (18.6% of the 92 tested) were positive for hepatitis B or C, or HIV. The mean total and unconjugated bilirubin levels and AST, ALT, and ALP levels in patients positive for hepatitis B or C were not significantly different from negative cases. Eighteen patients (17.7%) had GS: homozygous (TA)7/7 UGT1A1 promoter motif (the *28/*28 genotype), 48 (47.1%) were heterozygous (TA)6/7. Total + unconjugated bilirubin rose significantly with the (TA)7 allele dose. Fourteen (13.7%) patients had gallstones. There was no significant difference in total/unconjugated bilirubin in patients with/without gallstones and no significant differences in frequencies of gallstones within the three UGT1A1 genotypes. This largest study in Indian TDßT patients suggests that GS should be excluded in TDßT cases where jaundice remains unexplained after treatable causes like infections, chelator toxicity, or transfusion-related hemolysis are excluded. GS was not associated with gallstones, possibly due to a lower incidence of cholelithiasis overall, a younger age cohort, or other environmental factors.


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Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Colelitíase/epidemiologia , Doença de Gilbert/epidemiologia , Glucuronosiltransferase , Hiperbilirrubinemia/epidemiologia , Talassemia beta/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Transfusão de Sangue/tendências , Colelitíase/genética , Feminino , Doença de Gilbert/genética , Glucuronosiltransferase/genética , Humanos , Hiperbilirrubinemia/genética , Índia/epidemiologia , Masculino , Estudos Prospectivos , Adulto Jovem , Talassemia beta/genética , Talassemia beta/terapia
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Pediatrics ; 146(2)2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32669404

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Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) can be clinically diagnosed, but children often lack characteristic features. We report a family with homozygous growth differentiation factor 2 (GDF2)-related HHT diagnosed by genetic testing. A boy aged 5 years and 2 months presented with isolated hypoxemia. He was the product of a consanguineous marriage; his parents were second cousins. Physical examination revealed cyanosis of nail beds and clubbed fingers. Pulse oxygen saturation was 84% to 89%. Lung function, contrast-enhanced lung computed tomography, and noncontrast echocardiography were normal. A pulmonary perfusion scan revealed radioactivity in the brain and bilateral kidney, suggesting the existence of a intrapulmonary shunt. Whole-exome sequencing revealed a homozygous variant [c.1060_1062delinsAG (p.Tyr354ArgfsTer15)] in GDF2, which was found to be inherited from his heterozygous parents. At the age of 8 years, he developed epistaxis, and an angiogram revealed diffuse pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. At the age of 9 years, he was treated with sirolimus, and his condition improved significantly. However, his now 7-year-old sister with the same homozygous variant currently has no symptoms. Physical examinations revealed 1 pinpoint-sized telangiectasia on the chest of his mother and a vascular lesion on the forehead of his sister. Additionally, the patient's father and great-uncle had a history of mild to moderate epistaxis. Mutation in GDF2 is a rare cause of HHT. Ours is the first report of homozygous GDF2-related HHT; in addition, this variant has not been reported previously. In our report, we also confirm variable expressivity, even with the same pathogenic variant in GDF2-related HHT.


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Fator 2 de Diferenciação de Crescimento/genética , Hipóxia/etiologia , Telangiectasia Hemorrágica Hereditária/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Consanguinidade , Endoglina/metabolismo , Epistaxe/etiologia , Feminino , Homozigoto , Humanos , Mutação INDEL , Mutação com Perda de Função , Masculino , Linhagem , Transdução de Sinais , Telangiectasia Hemorrágica Hereditária/sangue , Telangiectasia Hemorrágica Hereditária/complicações , Telangiectasia Hemorrágica Hereditária/diagnóstico por imagem , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/fisiologia , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/sangue , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32645967

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Myostatin A55T genotype is one of the candidates showing inter-individual variation in skeletal muscle phenotypes. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the myostatin A55T genotype on markers of muscle damage after eccentric exercise. Forty-eight young, healthy male college students (age = 24.8 ± 2.2 years, height = 176.7 ± 5.3 cm, weight = 73.7 ± 8.3 kg) were enrolled in this study, and muscle damage was induced through 50 reps of maximal eccentric muscle contraction. As markers of muscle damage, maximal isometric strength (MIS), muscle soreness, creatine kinase (CK), and aspartate transaminase (AST) were measured. Myostatin A55T genotypes were classified into homozygous myostatin A55T allele (AA, n = 34, 72%), heterozygous myostatin A55T allele (AT, n = 13, 26%), and homozygous mutant carriers (TT, n = 1, 2%). After eccentric exercise, the subjects with heterozygous for AT showed markedly quicker MIS recovery compared to the AA group (p = 0.042). However, there were no significant variations in muscle soreness (p = 0.379), CK (p = 0.955), and AST (p = 0.706) among the groups. These results suggest that AT in myostatin A55T genotype may be associated with quicker strength recovery following exercise-induced muscle damage.


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Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Exercício Físico/fisiologia , Força Muscular/fisiologia , Mialgia/etiologia , Miostatina/genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Contração Muscular/genética , Contração Muscular/fisiologia , Força Muscular/genética , Músculo Esquelético/fisiologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica , Treinamento de Resistência
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