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Identification of Rare Variants in Metabolites of the Carnitine Pathway by Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis.

TitleIdentification of Rare Variants in Metabolites of the Carnitine Pathway by Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsYazdani A, Yazdani A, Liu X
Secondary AuthorsBoerwinkle E
JournalGenet Epidemiol
Volume40
Issue6
Pagination486-91
Date Published2016 09
ISSN1098-2272
KeywordsBiomarkers, Carnitine, Female, Fibroblast Growth Factor 8, Genetic Variation, GPI-Linked Proteins, High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing, Humans, Linkage Disequilibrium, Lysine, Male, Metabolomics, Middle Aged, Neural Cell Adhesion Molecules, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Sequence Analysis, DNA
Abstract

We use whole genome sequence data and rare variant analysis methods to investigate a subset of the human serum metabolome, including 16 carnitine-related metabolites that are important components of mammalian energy metabolism. Medium pass sequence data consisting of 12,820,347 rare variants and serum metabolomics data were available on 1,456 individuals. By applying a penalization method, we identified two genes FGF8 and MDGA2 with significant effects on lysine and cis-4-decenoylcarnitine, respectively, using Δ-AIC and likelihood ratio test statistics. Single variant analyses in these regions did not identify a single low-frequency variant (minor allele count > 3) responsible for the underlying signal. The results demonstrate the utility of whole genome sequence and innovative analyses for identifying candidate regions influencing complex phenotypes.

DOI10.1002/gepi.21980
Alternate JournalGenet Epidemiol
PubMed ID27256581
PubMed Central IDPMC5609480
Grant ListHHSN268201100012C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
RC2 HL102419 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100010C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
U54 HG006542 / HG / NHGRI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005G / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
R01 HL059367 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
R01 HL086694 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
U01 HG004402 / HG / NHGRI NIH HHS / United States
UM1 HG006542 / HG / NHGRI NIH HHS / United States
U54 HG003273 / HG / NHGRI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100006C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
R01 HL087641 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States