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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a common infectious disease. Here we perform a genome-wide association study (GWAS) among Chinese populations to identify novel genetic loci involved in persistent HBV infection. GWAS scan is performed in 1,251 persistently HBV infected subjects (PIs, cases) and 1,057 spontaneously recovered subjects (SRs, controls),(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical presentation of patients with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) caused by paired box gene 8 (PAX8) pathogenic variants is variable and PAX8 mutation rates differ significantly among different populations. This study was set to examine the PAX8 mutation spectrum and prevalence among patients with CH in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region,(More)
OBJECTIVES Defects in the human thyroid peroxidase (TPO) gene are reported to be one of the causes of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) due to dyshormonogenesis. The aim of this study was to examine the TPO mutation spectrum and prevalence among patients with CH in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China and to define the relationships between TPO(More)
BACKGROUND Defects in the human dual oxidase 2 (DUOX2) gene are reported to be one of the major causes of congenital hypothyroidism (CH). This study was set to examine the DUOX2 mutation spectrum and prevalence among Chinese CH and subclinical congenital hypothyroidism (SCH) patients and to define the relationships between DUOX2 genotypes and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Pendred syndrome (PS) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterised by sensorineural hearing loss and thyroid dyshormonogenesis. It is caused by biallelic mutations in the SLC26A4 gene encoding for pendrin. Hypothyroidism in PS can be present from birth and therefore diagnosed by neonatal screening. The aim of this study was to examine the(More)
Waardenburg syndrome type I (WS1), an auditory-pigmentary genetic disorder, is caused by heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in PAX3. Abnormal physical signs such as dystopia canthorum, patchy hypopigmentation and sensorineural hearing loss are common, but short stature is not associated with WS1. We reported a 4-year and 6 month-old boy with a rare(More)
Mutations in Thyroglobulin (TG) are common genetic causes of congenital hypothyroidism (CH). But the TG mutation spectrum and its frequency in Chinese CH patients have not been investigated. Here we conducted a genetic screening of TG gene in a cohort of 382 Chinese CH patients. We identified 22 rare non-polymorphic variants including six truncating(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the genetic mutation in ASS1 gene in a Chinese family with citrullinemia typeI, which may provide a basis for the diagnosis and genetic counseling. METHOD Genomic DNA was isolated from peripheral blood samples of the family members. Mutation analysis of ASS1 gene was carried out by PCR and Sanger sequencing. Biostructural analysis of(More)
De novo partial distal 1q trisomy is uncommon and mostly occurs in combination with monosomy of another chromosome due to a parental translocation. Distal 1q trisomy co-occurring with another de novo duplication on a separate chromosome is extremely rare. Here, we reported a patient carrying two large de novo interstitial duplications including a 20Mb(More)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an ancient cytokine that engages in innate immune system of vertebrates and invertebrates. In this study, the MIF gene homologue (PmMIF) was cloned from the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon. The full-length cDNA sequence of PmMIF was 838 bp and contained 78 bp 5' untranslated region (UTR) and 397 bp 3' UTR,(More)