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Altered branching and aberrant expression of N-linked glycans is known to be associated with disease states such as cancer. However, the complexity of determining such variations hinders the development of specific glycomic approaches for assessing disease states. Here, we examine a combination of ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) and mass spectrometry (MS)(More)
Aberrant glycosylation has been implicated in various types of cancers and changes in glycosylation may be associated with signaling pathways during malignant transformation. Glycomic profiling of blood serum, in which cancer cell proteins or their fragments with altered glycosylation patterns are shed, could reveal the altered glycosylation. We performed(More)
Genome-wide association studies have successfully identified numerous loci at which common variants influence disease risks or quantitative traits of interest. Despite these successes, the variants identified by these studies have generally explained only a small fraction of the variations in the phenotype. One explanation may be that many rare variants(More)
Genome-wide associations between single-nucleotide polymorphisms and clinical traits were simultaneously conducted using penalized orthogonal-components regression. This method was developed to identify the genetic variants controlling phenotypes from a massive number of candidate variants. By investigating the association between all single-nucleotide(More)
Currently, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are conducted by collecting a massive number of SNPs (i.e., large p) for a relatively small number of individuals (i.e., small n) and associations are made between clinical phenotypes and genetic variation one single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at a time. Univariate association approaches like this ignore(More)
Recent advances in high-throughput genotyping have motivated genomic selection using high-density markers. However, an increasingly large number of markers brings up both statistical and computational issues and makes it difficult to estimate the breeding values. We propose to apply the penalized orthogonal-components regression (POCRE) method to estimate(More)
Next-generation sequencing technologies enable us to explore rare functional variants. However, most current statistical techniques are too underpowered to capture signals of rare variants in genome-wide association studies. We propose a supervised coalescing of single-nucleotide polymorphisms to obtain gene-based markers that can stably reveal possible(More)
Wang, Libo Ph.D., Purdue University, December 2014. Identification of Genomic Factors Using Family-Based Association Studies. Major Professor: Dabao Zhang and Min Zhang. Genome-wide association studies become increasingly popular and important for detecting genetic associations of complex traits. However, it is well known that spurious associations could(More)