Genome-wide association study on progression of carotid artery intima media thickness over 10 years in a Chinese cohort.
Beijing, China. In Atherosclerosis, 04 Oct 2015
However, using MLM, after adjusting for age, sex, number of cigarettes smoked per day, systolic blood pressure, use of antihypertensive drugs in the past 2 weeks, serum cholesterol, body mass index, fasting glucose levels, use of insulin or hypoglycemic drugs, time of measuring IMT and its interaction with SNP, we identified two novel SNPs (rs36071027 in EBF1 gene on chromosome 5 and rs975809 close to PCDH15 gene on chromosome 10) that are significantly associated with carotid IMT at genome level (p < 1 × 10(-7)) and seven novel SNPs (rs2230307 in AGL gene on chromosome 1, rs12040273 in GALNT2 gene on chromosome 1, rs4536103 in NEUROG3 gene on chromosome 10, rs9855415 in LOC647323 gene on chromosome 3, rs2472647 in PCDHGA1 gene on chromosome 5, rs17433780 in GBP3 gene on chromosome 1, and rs7625806 in DLEC1 gene on chromosome 3) which are suggestive of significant association (p < 10(-5)).
Usher protein functions in hair cells and photoreceptors.
Omaha, United States. In Int J Biochem Cell Biol, 2014
In mature hair cells, homodimers of the Usher cadherins, cadherin 23 and protocadherin 15, interact to form a structural fiber, the tip link, and the linkages that anchor the taller stereocilia's actin cytoskeleton core to the shorter adjacent stereocilia and the elusive mechanotransduction channels, explaining the deafness phenotype when these molecular interactions are perturbed.
Contribution of genetic factors to noise-induced hearing loss: a human studies review.
Łódź, Poland. In Mutat Res, 2013
So far, the most promising results were obtained for two genes encoding potassium ion channels (KCNQ4 and KCNE1), catalase (CAT), protocadherin 15 (PCDH15), myosin 14 (MYH14) and heat shock protein (HSP70), because they were replicated in two (Polish and Swedish) or three (Polish, Swedish and Chinese) populations, and were sufficient in size to yield high power for the detection of a causative allele.
The plasma membrane calcium pump in the hearing process: physiology and pathology.
Padova, Italy. In Sci China Life Sci, 2011
The tip links that organize the bundle are formed by the Ca(2+) binding protein cadherin 23 and by protocadherin 15: Disturbances of the Ca(2+) binding by cadherin 23 and/or of the ability of the PMCA2 variant of the stereocilia to export Ca(2+) to the endolymph generate hearing loss phenotypes.
Seoul, South Korea. In Cell Adh Migr, 2011
The phylogenetic analysis with full sequences of non-clustered PCDHs enabled them to be further classified into three subgroups: δ1 (PCDH1, PCDH7, PCDH9, PCDH11 and PCDH20), δ2 (PCDH8, PCDH10, PCDH12, PCDH17, PCDH18 and PCDH19) and ε (PCDH15, PCDH16, PCDH21 and MUCDHL).