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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that causes multiple organ damage. Although recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have contributed to discovery of SLE susceptibility genes, few studies has been performed in Asian populations. Here, we report a GWAS for SLE examining 891 SLE cases and 3,384 controls and multi-stage(More)
Non-small-cell lung cancer harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations attains a meaningful response to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs could affect long-term outcome in almost all patients. To identify the potential mechanisms of resistance, we established cell lines resistant to EGFR-TKIs(More)
PURPOSE To describe a hierarchical approach for efficient genetic diagnosis of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP). METHODS Forty di-, tri-, or tetra-nucleotide repeats tightly linked to 10 genes known to be responsible for adRP were identified from the human genome sequence and used as markers in multiplex amplification and genotyping,(More)
The Definitive Haplotype Database (D-HaploDB) is a web-accessible resource of genome-wide definitive haplotypes determined from a collection of Japanese complete hydatidiform moles (CHMs), each of which carries a genome derived from a single sperm. Currently, the database contains genotypes for 281 439 common SNPs from 74 CHMs which were determined by a(More)
PURPOSE Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a complex disease with a genetic predisposition, but little is known about its genetic background. It has a clinical resemblance to familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR), a hereditary disease characterized by defects in the development of retinal vessels. Several studies have suggested that mutations in the(More)
The functional single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the MDM2 promoter region, SNP309, is known to be associated with various diseases, particularly cancer. Although many studies have been performed to demonstrate the mechanism of allele-specific expression (ASE) on SNP309, they have only utilized in vitro techniques. It is unknown whether ASE of MDM2 is(More)
Complete hydatidiform moles (CHMs) are tissues carrying duplicated haploid genomes derived from single sperms, and detecting copy number variations (CNVs) in CHMs is assumed to be sensitive and straightforward methods. We genotyped 108 CHM genomes using Affymetrix SNP 6.0 (GEO#: GSE18642) and Illumina 1 M-duo (GEO#: GSE54948). After quality control, we(More)
The most recent definition of glioblastoma with oligodendroglioma component (GBMO) assigned clinical significance to the observation of oligodendroglial foci within glioblastomas. However, the pathological mechanism of its histogenesis has not yet been determined. We report the genetic analysis of a GBMO case that evolved from an astrocyte lineage. A(More)
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