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PNPLA1 mutations cause autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis in golden retriever dogs and humans
This study identifies a new gene involved in human ichthyoses and provides insights into the localization and function of this yet uncharacterized member of the PNPLA protein family.
Identification of SLC39A4, a gene involved in acrodermatitis enteropathica
The chromosomal location and expression of SLC39A4, together with mutational analysis of eight families affected with acrodermatitis enteropathica, suggest that SLC 39A4 is centrally involved in the pathogenesis of this condition.
Low-penetrance alleles predisposing to sporadic colorectal cancers: a French case-controlled genetic association study
The identification of CRC-predisposing combinations, composed of alleles PTGS1 c.639A, PLA2G2A c.435+230C, PPARG c.1431C, IL8 c.-352A, and MTHFR c.1286C, highlights the importance of inflammatory processes in susceptibility to sporadic CRC, as well as a possible crosstalk between inflammation and one-carbon pathways.
A Novel Zinc-regulated Human Zinc Transporter, hZTL1, Is Localized to the Enterocyte Apical Membrane*
The localization, regulatory properties, and function of hZTL1 indicate a role in regulating the absorption of dietary zinc across the apical enterocyte membrane.
Rare and low-frequency coding variants alter human adult height
The results demonstrate that sufficiently large sample sizes can uncover rare and low-frequency variants of moderate-to-large effect associated with polygenic human phenotypes, and that these variants implicate relevant genes and pathways.
Discovery of common and rare genetic risk variants for colorectal cancer
Genome-wide association analyses based on whole-genome sequencing and imputation identify 40 new risk variants for colorectal cancer, including a strongly protective low-frequency variant at CHD1 and loci implicating signaling and immune function in disease etiology.
Pathogenic DDX3X mutations impair RNA metabolism and neurogenesis during fetal cortical development
The largest clinical cohort to date with DDX3X mutations is reported, demonstrating a striking correlation between recurrent dominant missense mutations, polymicrogyria, and the most severe clinical outcomes and showing that Ddx3x controls cortical development by regulating neuronal generation and migration.