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Gene ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 811 ◽  
pp. 146071
Zhi Yao ◽  
Jiaxiao Li ◽  
Zijing Zhang ◽  
Yanan Chai ◽  
Xian Liu ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 12 ◽  
Yu Jiang ◽  
Lili Wu ◽  
Yunshen Ge ◽  
Jian Zhang ◽  
Yanru Huang ◽  

Background: The prenatal BACs-on-Beads™ (PNBoBs™) assay has been applied worldwide for prenatal diagnosis. However, there are neither guidelines nor consensus on choosing patients, sample types, or clinical pathways for using this technique. Moreover, different perspectives have emerged regarding its clinical value. This study aimed to evaluate its clinical utility in the context of clinical practice located in a prenatal diagnostic center in Xiamen, a city in southeast China.Methods: We tested 2,368 prenatal samples with multiple referral indications using both conventional karyotyping and PNBoBs™. Positive results from PNBoBs™ were verified using current gold-standard approaches.Results: The overall rates for the detection of pathogenic copy number variation (pCNV) by karyotyping and PNBoBs™ were 1.9% (46/2,368) and 2.0% (48/2,368), respectively. The overall detection rate of karyotyping combined with PNBoBs™ for pCNV was 2.3% (54/2,368). A total of 13 cases of copy number variation (CNV)with a normal karyotype were detected by PNBoBs™. Another case with a normal karyotype that was detected as a CNV of sex chromosomes by PNBoBs™ was validated to be maternal cell contamination by short tandem repeat analysis.Conclusion: Karyotyping combined with PNBoBs™ can improve both the yield and efficiency of prenatal diagnosis and is appropriate in the second trimester in all patients without fetal ultrasound anomalies who undergo invasive prenatal diagnosis.

PPAR Research ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 2022 ◽  
pp. 1-17
Minghui Tang ◽  
Jingyao Wang ◽  
Liangsheng Fan

Endometrial cancer is a common malignant tumor in gynecology, and the prognosis of advanced patients is dismal. Recently, many studies on the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor pathway have elucidated its crucial involvement in endometrial cancer. Copy number variation (CNA) and nucleotide mutations often occur in tumor tissues, leading to abnormal protein expression and changes in protein structure. We analyzed the exon sequencing data of endometrial cancer patients in the TCGA database and found that somatic changes in PPAR pathway-related genes (PPAR-related-gene) often occur in UCEC patients. Patients with CNA or mutation changes in the exon region of the PPAR-related-gene usually have different prognostic outcomes. Furthermore, we found that the mRNA transcription and protein translation levels of PPAR-related-gene in UCEC are significantly different from that of adjacent tissues/normal uterus. The transcription level of some PPAR-related-gene (DBI, CPT1A, CYP27A1, and ME1) is significantly linked to the prognosis of UCEC patients. We further constructed a prognostic predicting tool called PPAR Risk score, a prognostic prediction tool that is a strong independent risk factor for the overall survival rate of UCEC patients. Comparing to the typical TNM classification system, this tool has higher prediction accuracy. We created a nomogram by combining PPAR Risk score with clinical characteristics of patients in order to increase prediction accuracy and promote clinical use. In summary, our study demonstrated that PPAR-related-gene in UCEC had significant alterations in CNA, nucleotide mutations, and mRNA transcription levels. These findings can provide a fresh perspective for postoperative survival prediction and individualized therapy of UCEC patients.

2022 ◽  
pp. 1-7
Juntong Liang ◽  
Xian Liu ◽  
Peng Yang ◽  
Zhi Yao ◽  
Kaixing Qu ◽  

Eman Abd El Razek Abbas ◽  
Ahmed Barakat Barakat ◽  
Mohamed Hassany ◽  
Samar Samir Youssef

Abstract Background Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is considered one of the most common cancers related to mortality around the world, and susceptibility is related with genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. Copy number variation of the Bcell CLL/lymphoma 9 (BCL9) gene is a type of structural variation which can influence gene expression and can be related with specific phenotypes and diseases and has a role in hepatocarcinogenesis. Our aims were to assess the copy number variation (CNV) in the BCL9 gene and explore its role in HCV-related HCC Egyptian patients. A total of 50 HCV-related HCC patients were enrolled in the study (including 25 early HCC and 25 late HCC cases); the copy number of the BCL9 gene was detected using quantitative polymerase reaction. Results There was a highly statistically significant difference between the two groups (early and late HCC patients) in gender, bilharziasis, performance status, child score class, child grade, focal lesion size, portal vein, and ascites. CNV was detected and represented by the gain in the BCL9 gene in 14% of patients, and all of them were males. Also, it was noticed that the ratio of gain in BCL9 copy number in late individuals was about 1.5 times than that in early HCC individuals. Moreover, our results showed that the distribution of performance status > 1, average and enlarged liver, focal lesion size, thrombosed portal vein, and AFP was higher in patients with BCL9 copy number gain. Conclusion We detected about 14% gain in BCL9 copy number in Egyptian HCC patients. But the variation in copy number of the BCL9 gene did not affect HCC development in our patients’ cohort.

Animals ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 12 (1) ◽  
pp. 41
Jia Tang ◽  
Xuemei Shen ◽  
Yu Yang ◽  
Haiyan Yang ◽  
Ao Qi ◽  

Copy number variation (CNV) can affect gene function and even individual phenotypic traits by changing the transcription and translation level of related genes, and it also plays an important role in species evolution. Chloride voltage-gated channel 2 (CLCN2) encodes a voltage-gated chloride channel (CLC-2), which has a wide organ distribution and is ubiquitously expressed. Based on previous studies, we hypothesize that CLCN2 could be a candidate gene involved in cell volume regulation, transepithelial transport and cell proliferation. This study aimed to explore CNVs in the CLCN2 gene and investigate its association with growth traits in four Chinese cattle breeds (Yunling cattle, Xianan cattle, Qinchuan cattle and Pinan cattle). We identified there are two copy number variation regions (CNV1: 3600 bp, including exon 2–11; CNV2: 4800 bp, including exon 21–22) of the CLCN2 gene. The statistical analysis showed that the CNV1 mutation in the YL cattle population was significantly associated with cannon circumference (p < 0.01). The CNV2 mutation in the XN cattle population had a significant effect on body slanting length, chest girth and body weight (p < 0.05). In the YL cattle, the association analysis of CLCN2 gene CNV1 and CNV2 combination with cannon circumference was significant (p < 0.01). Our results provide evidence that CNV1 and CNV2 in CLCN2 are associated with growth traits in two different cattle populations and could be used as candidate markers for cattle molecular breeding.

2021 ◽  
Alexey Yanchukov ◽  
Zusana Hiadlovska ◽  
Zeljka Pezer ◽  
Milos Macholan ◽  
Jaroslav Pialek ◽  

Hybrid zones have long been described as "windows on the evolutionary process", and studying them has become even more important since the advance in the genome analysis tools. The hybrid zone between two subspecies of the house mouse (Mus musculus musculus and Mus m. domesticus) is a unique model speciation system to study fine scale interactions of recently diverged genomes. Here, we explore the role of gene Copy Number Variation in shaping the barrier to introgression in the hybrid zone within a previously established transect in Central Europe. The CNV of seven pre-selected candidate genes was determined via droplet-digital PCR and analyzed in the context of ~500k SNPs, with the ancestral population (i.e. musculus or domesticus) of every SNP allele previously inferred in the admixed individuals (Baird et al., in prep.). The copy numbers of five genes were clearly associated with the prevalence of either musculus or domesticus genomes across the hybrid zone. In three cases, the highest and/or outlying levels of association were observed at or very close to the annotated positions of the respective gene amplicons, demonstrating the power of our approach in confirming the reference locations of copy number variants. Notably, several other reference locations were recognized as positive outliers in the association with particular CNV genes, possibly representing the extra gene copies and/or their epistatic interaction sites.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 ◽  
Meng Zhang ◽  
Si-Cong Ma ◽  
Jia-Le Tan ◽  
Jian Wang ◽  
Xue Bai ◽  

BackgroundHomologous recombination deficiency (HRD) is characterized by overall genomic instability and has emerged as an indispensable therapeutic target across various tumor types, particularly in ovarian cancer (OV). Unfortunately, current detection assays are far from perfect for identifying every HRD patient. The purpose of this study was to infer HRD from the landscape of copy number variation (CNV).MethodsGenome-wide CNV landscape was measured in OV patients from the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (AOCS) clinical cohort and &gt;10,000 patients across 33 tumor types from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). HRD-predictive CNVs at subchromosomal resolution were identified through exploratory analysis depicting the CNV landscape of HRD versus non-HRD OV patients and independently validated using TCGA and AOCS cohorts. Gene-level CNVs were further analyzed to explore their potential predictive significance for HRD across tumor types at genetic resolution.ResultsAt subchromosomal resolution, 8q24.2 amplification and 5q13.2 deletion were predominantly witnessed in HRD patients (both p &lt; 0.0001), whereas 19q12 amplification occurred mainly in non-HRD patients (p &lt; 0.0001), compared with their corresponding counterparts within TCGA-OV. The predictive significance of 8q24.2 amplification (p &lt; 0.0001), 5q13.2 deletion (p = 0.0056), and 19q12 amplification (p = 0.0034) was externally validated within AOCS. Remarkably, pan-cancer analysis confirmed a cross-tumor predictive role of 8q24.2 amplification for HRD (p &lt; 0.0001). Further analysis of CNV in 8q24.2 at genetic resolution revealed that amplifications of the oncogenes, MYC (p = 0.0001) and NDRG1 (p = 0.0004), located on this fragment were also associated with HRD in a pan-cancer manner.ConclusionsThe CNV landscape serves as a generalized predictor of HRD in cancer patients not limited to OV. The detection of CNV at subchromosomal or genetic resolution could aid in the personalized treatment of HRD patients.

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