Lalit Kaurani

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INK4 locus at chromosome 9p21 has been reported to be associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and its subtypes along with the associated optic disc parameters across the populations of European, Japanese and African ancestries. The locus encodes three tumor suppressor genes namely CDKN2A, ARF, CDKN2B and a long non-coding RNA CDKN2B-AS1 (also(More)
Method Genome-wide data was generated on 364 POAG cases and 365 controls on Illumina 660W-Quad arrays and CNVs were called using PennCNV. Copy number variant regions (CNVRs) were analyzed for association. A publicly available dataset of POAG cohort of 866 cases and 495 controls from Caucasian origin (GLAUGEN study) was used as a validation cohort.(More)
PURPOSE Large copy number variations (CNV) can contribute to increased burden for neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we analyzed the genome-wide burden of large CNVs > 100 kb in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a neurodegenerative disease of the eye that is the largest cause of irreversible blindness. METHODS Genome-wide analysis of CNVs > 100(More)
Glaucoma is the largest cause of irreversible blindness affecting more than 60 million people globally. The disease is defined as a gradual loss of peripheral vision due to death of Retinal Ganglion Cells (RGC). The RGC death is largely influenced by the rate of aqueous humor production by ciliary processes and its passage through the trabecular meshwork(More)
1Genomics and Molecular Medicine, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi 110 020, India 2Molecular and Human Genetics Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata 700 032, India 3Sachindra Nath Pradhan Centre for Neurosciences, University of Calcutta, Kolkata 700 019, India 4Dristi Pradip, Kolkata 700 068, India(More)
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