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Functional and structural genomics

Section edited by Kun Huang

This section considers studies of change in the expression and regulation of genes and genomes conducted at a genomic scale in relation to health and disease states.

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    Sarcoidosis (OMIM 181000) is a multi-systemic granulomatous disorder of unknown origin. Despite multiple genome-wide association (GWAS) studies, no major pathogenic pathways have been identified to date. To fi...

    Authors: Alain Calender, Pierre Antoine Rollat Farnier, Adrien Buisson, Stéphane Pinson, Abderrazzaq Bentaher, Serge Lebecque, Harriet Corvol, Rola Abou Taam, Véronique Houdouin, Claire Bardel, Pascal Roy, Gilles Devouassoux, Vincent Cottin, Pascal Seve, Jean-François Bernaudin, Clarice X. Lim…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2018 11:23

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    Asthma exacerbations are an important cause of morbidity in asthma. Respiratory infections are often involved in asthma exacerbations in both children and adults. Some individuals with asthma have increased su...

    Authors: Jose L. Gomez, Maria P. Diaz, Gustavo Nino and Clemente J. Britto

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2018 11:21

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    Avian influenza A H5N1 virus can cause lethal disease in humans. The virus can trigger severe pneumonia and lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Data from clinical, in vitro and in vivo suggest that vi...

    Authors: Na Zhang, Yun-Juan Bao, Amy Hin-Yan Tong, Scott Zuyderduyn, Gary D. Bader, J. S. Malik Peiris, Si Lok and Suki Man-Yan Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2018 11:20

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    Human aging is a hot topic in biology, and it has been associated with DNA methylation changes at specific genomic sites. We aimed to study the changes of DNA methylation at a single-CpG-site resolution using ...

    Authors: Qian Zeng, Xiaoping Chen, Chaoxue Ning, Qiao Zhu, Yao Yao, Yali Zhao and Fuxin Luan

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2018 11:7

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    We intended to evaluate diagnostic utility of a targeted gene sequencing by using next generation sequencing (NGS) panel in patients with intractable early-onset epilepsy (EOE) and find the efficient analytica...

    Authors: John Hoon Rim, Se Hee Kim, In Sik Hwang, Soon Sung Kwon, Jieun Kim, Hyun Woo Kim, Min Jung Cho, Ara Ko, Song Ee Youn, Jihun Kim, Young Mock Lee, Hee Jung Chung, Joon Soo Lee, Heung Dong Kim, Jong Rak Choi, Seung-Tae Lee…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2018 11:6

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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common and chronic disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviours. It is a complex genetic condition and, in case of early onset (EO...

    Authors: Edna Grünblatt, Beatrice Oneda, Arif B. Ekici, Juliane Ball, Julia Geissler, Steffen Uebe, Marcel Romanos, Anita Rauch and Susanne Walitza

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2017 10:68

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    Inhibition of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in tumor cells can suppress tumor growth through expressing new antigens whose mRNAs otherwise are degraded by NMD. Thus NMD inhibition is a promising approach ...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Peiwei Zhang, Yufei Zhu, Xiangyin Kong, Zhenguo Zhang and Landian Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2017 10:55

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    The implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices in heart failure patients is associated with a systemic inflammatory response, potentially leading to death from multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. ...

    Authors: Nicholas Wisniewski, Galyna Bondar, Christoph Rau, Jay Chittoor, Eleanor Chang, Azadeh Esmaeili, Martin Cadeiras and Mario Deng

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2017 10:52

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    Reliable exon recognition is key to the splicing of pre-mRNAs into mature mRNAs. TDP-43 is an RNA-binding protein whose nuclear loss and cytoplasmic aggregation are a hallmark pathology in amyotrophic lateral ...

    Authors: Jack Humphrey, Warren Emmett, Pietro Fratta, Adrian M. Isaacs and Vincent Plagnol

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2017 10:38

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    Both ambulatory atrial fibrillation (AF) and post-operative AF (poAF) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Analyzing the tissue-specific gene expression in the left atrium (LA) can identify...

    Authors: Martin I Sigurdsson, Louis Saddic, Mahyar Heydarpour, Tzuu-Wang Chang, Prem Shekar, Sary Aranki, Gregory S Couper, Stanton K. Shernan, Jochen D. Muehlschlegel and Simon C. Body

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2017 10:25

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    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating idiopathic disease characterized by unexplained fatigue that fails to resolve with sufficient rest. Diagnosis is based on a list of...

    Authors: Wilfred C. de Vega, Santiago Herrera, Suzanne D. Vernon and Patrick O. McGowan

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2017 10:11

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    Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are forms of hepatic autoimmunity, and risk for both diseases has a strong genetic component. This study aimed to define the genetic a...

    Authors: Agnieszka Paziewska, Andrzej Habior, Agnieszka Rogowska, Włodzimierz Zych, Krzysztof Goryca, Jakub Karczmarski, Michalina Dabrowska, Filip Ambrozkiewicz, Bozena Walewska-Zielecka, Marek Krawczyk, Halina Cichoz-Lach, Piotr Milkiewicz, Agnieszka Kowalik, Krzysztof Mucha, Joanna Raczynska, Joanna Musialik…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2017 10:2

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    Bivalent chromatin refers to overlapping regions containing activating histone H3 Lys4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) and inactivating H3K27me3 marks. Existence of such bivalent marks on the same nucleosome has only...

    Authors: Subhojit Sen, Kirsten F. Block, Alice Pasini, Stephen B. Baylin and Hariharan Easwaran

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2016 9:60

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    The observation that the genetic variants identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) frequently lie in non-coding regions of the genome that contain cis-regulatory elements suggests that altered gene ex...

    Authors: Andréanne Morin, Tony Kwan, Bing Ge, Louis Letourneau, Maria Ban, Karolina Tandre, Maxime Caron, Johanna K. Sandling, Jonas Carlsson, Guillaume Bourque, Catherine Laprise, Alexandre Montpetit, Ann-Christine Syvanen, Lars Ronnblom, Stephen J. Sawcer, Mark G. Lathrop…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2016 9:59

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    The high cost and the long time required to bring drugs into commerce is driving efforts to repurpose FDA approved drugs—to find new uses for which they weren’t intended, and to thereby reduce the overall cost...

    Authors: Hsiao-Rong Chen, David H. Sherr, Zhenjun Hu and Charles DeLisi

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2016 9:51

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    Non-cellular blood circulating microRNAs (plasma miRNAs) represent a promising source for the development of prognostic and diagnostic tools owing to their minimally invasive sampling, high stability, and simp...

    Authors: Sabine Ameling, Tim Kacprowski, Ravi Kumar Chilukoti, Carolin Malsch, Volkmar Liebscher, Karsten Suhre, Maik Pietzner, Nele Friedrich, Georg Homuth, Elke Hammer and Uwe Völker

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2015 8:61

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    Molecular stratification of bladder cancer has revealed gene signatures differentially expressed across tumor subtypes. While these signatures provide important insights into subtype biology, the transcription...

    Authors: Pontus Eriksson, Mattias Aine, Srinivas Veerla, Fredrik Liedberg, Gottfrid Sjödahl and Mattias Höglund

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2015 8:25

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    The effects of dose-rate and its implications on radiation biodosimetry methods are not well studied in the context of large-scale radiological scenarios. There are significant health risks to individuals expo...

    Authors: Shanaz A. Ghandhi, Lubomir B. Smilenov, Carl D. Elliston, Mashkura Chowdhury and Sally A. Amundson

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2015 8:22

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    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is characterized by central obesity, insulin resistance, dysglycemia, and a pro-atherogenic plasma lipid profile. MetS creates a high risk for development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) an...

    Authors: Tineke C. T. M. van der Pouw Kraan, Weena J. Chen, Mathijs C. M. Bunck, Daniel H. van Raalte, Nynke J. van der Zijl, Renate E. van Genugten, Liselotte van Bloemendaal, Josefien M. Baggen, Erik H. Serné, Michaela Diamant and Anton J. G. Horrevoets

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2015 8:20

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