Kai-Yue Zhang

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Dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria (DSH) is an autosomal dominant pigmentary genodermatosis characterized by hyperpigmented and hypopigmented macules of on the extremities and caused by the mutations in the ADAR gene(also called DSRAD) encoding for RNA-specific adenosine deaminase. Here we reported clinical and molecular findings of 6 Chinese(More)
Through a series of linkage analyses in a large Chinese family cohort of psoriasis, we previously identified and confirmed a non-HLA psoriasis linkage locus PSORS9 within a small region at 4q31.2-32.1. Within the critical region of the PSORS9 locus, IL-15 has been long recognized as a strong candidate gene for psoriasis. In this study, we investigated the(More)
PSORS1 (psoriasis susceptibility gene 1) is a major susceptibility locus for psoriasis. Several fine-mapping studies have highlighted a 300-kb candidate region of PSORS1 where multiple biologically plausible candidate genes were suggested. The most recent study has indicated HLA-Cw6 as the primary PSORS1 risk allele within the candidate region in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the regulatory and coding regions of human SCN7A (sodium channel, voltage-gated, type VII, alpha polypeptide) gene and to investigate the association of some of these SNPs with essential hypertension (EH) in Chinese. METHODS The promoter region, exons, as well as part of the introns of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report and analyze the mutations of the double-stranded RNA-specific adenosine deaminase (DSRAD) gene in 2 Chinese pedigrees with dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria (DSH). DESIGN Pedigree study. SETTING Anhui province of China. PATIENTS Two Chinese families, consisting of 19 individuals (family 1) and 5 individuals (family 2). (More)
Motivation Previously constructed classifiers in predicting eukaryotic essential genes integrated a variety of features including experimental ones. If we can obtain satisfactory prediction using only nucleotide (sequence) information, it would be more promising. Three groups recently identified essential genes in human cancer cell lines using wet(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the single nucleotide polymorphisms of human CYP8B1gene and explore the association of some of these SNPs with gallstone disease in Chinese population. METHODS The exon and part of promoter were sequenced by a fluorescent labeling automatic method to identify and characterize the SNPs in Chinese population. For SNPs with an allelic(More)
Psoriasis is a heterogeneous disease for which nine linkage loci (PSORS loci 1-5 and PSORS7-10) have been accepted by the Human Genome Nomenclature Committee and an additional 16 potential susceptibility loci have been reported so far. Our previous genome-wide scan in 61 Chinese Han psoriasis vulgaris families found two susceptibility loci at 6p21.3 and(More)
Acne inversa (hidradenitis suppurativa) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurrent draining sinuses and abscesses, predominantly in skin folds that carry terminal hairs and apocrine glands. The genetic basis for this disease is unknown. In this study, we performed a genome-wide scan in a four-generation Chinese family to map(More)
Genomic islands (GIs) are genomic regions that reveal evidence of horizontal DNA transfer. They can code for many functions and may augment a bacterium’s adaptation to its host or environment. GIs have been identified in strain J2315 of Burkholderia cenocepacia, whereas in strain AU 1054 there has been no published works on such regions according to our(More)