Jinsong Dong

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BACKGROUND Recent genome-wide studies have implicated the autophagy genes ATG16L1 and IRGM in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD). We investigated whether these genes were associated with CD in Canadian children. METHODS A case-control study was carried out at 2 pediatric gastroenterology clinics in Canada. Confirmed cases of CD <20 years diagnosed(More)
OBJECTIVES A recent pediatric-focused genome-wide association study has reported novel associations of the 20q13 and 21q22 loci with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aimed to investigate these associations with Crohn's disease (CD) in Canadian children. METHODS A combined case-control and case-parent design was implemented at three pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in Crohn's disease (CD) have identified associations with single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11175593 at chromosome 12q12. The MUC19 and LRRK2 genes reside close to the GWAS signal, but it is as yet unclear which of the 2 genes represent the CD susceptibility genes. METHODS We studied associations(More)
A recent pediatric-focused genome-wide association study has implicated three novel susceptibility loci for Crohn’ disease (CD).We aimed to investigate whether the three recently reported and other previously reported genes/loci were also associated with CD in Canadian children. A case–control design was implemented at three pediatric gastroenterology(More)
When plants are subjected to a deficiency in inorganic phosphate (Pi), they exhibit an array of responses to cope with this nutritional stress. In this work, we have characterized two Arabidopsis mutants, hps3-1 and hps3-2 (hypersensitive to Pi starvation 3), that have altered expression of Pi starvation-induced (PSI) genes and enhanced production of acid(More)
BACKGROUND Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and replication studies have shown conflicting associations between the NELL1, NCF4, and FAM92B genes and susceptibility for Crohn's disease (CD). We sought to examine whether these genes were associated with CD in Canadian children and young adults. METHODS A case-control study was carried out at three(More)
Preface This special issue is dedicated to selected papers from the 33rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency (PETRI NETS 2012), which took place in June 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. In a careful reviewing process, 18 regular papers have been accepted for presentation at the conference among 55 submissions. Then,(More)
Previously, several long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) were characterized as regulators in phosphate (Pi) starvation responses. However, systematic studies of novel lncRNAs involved in the Pi starvation signaling pathways have not been reported. Here, we used a genome-wide sequencing and bioinformatics approach to identify both poly(A) + and poly(A)– lncRNAs(More)
BACKGROUND Although genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and subsequent meta-analyses have confirmed associations between the PTPN2 (protein tyrosine phosphatase, nonreceptor type 2) gene and Crohn's disease (CD), the potential causal variants remain unidentified. We aimed to dissect potential causal CD-associated PTPN2 variants, assess their functional(More)
The remodeling of root architecture is a major developmental response of plants to phosphate (Pi) deficiency and is thought to enhance a plant's ability to forage for the available Pi in topsoil. The underlying mechanism controlling this response, however, is poorly understood. In this study, we identified an Arabidopsis mutant, hps10 (hypersensitive to Pi(More)