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  1. Content type: Primary research

    Serogroup A of Neisseria meningitidis is the organism responsible for causing epidemic diseases in developing countries by a pilus-mediated adhesion to human brain endothelial cells. Type IV pilus assembly protei...

    Authors: Abijeet Singh Mehta, Kirti Snigdha, M Sharada Potukuchi and Panagiotis A Tsonis

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:5

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  2. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editors of Human Genomics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in volume 8 (2014).

    Authors: Vasilis Vasiliou

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:4

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  3. Content type: Primary research

    Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) is a complex neurogenetic disorder characterised by the development of benign and malignant tumours of the peripheral nerve sheath (MPNSTs). Whilst biallelic NF1 gene inactivation c...

    Authors: Laura E Thomas, Jincy Winston, Ellie Rad, Matthew Mort, Kayleigh M Dodd, Andrew R Tee, Fionnuala McDyer, Stephen Moore, David N Cooper and Meena Upadhyaya

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:3

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  4. Content type: Primary research

    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Breast cancers are heterogenous and exist in many different subtypes (luminal A, luminal B, tripl...

    Authors: Suqin Liu, Hongjiang Wang, Lizhi Zhang, Chuanning Tang, Lindsey Jones, Hua Ye, Liying Ban, Aman Wang, Zhiyuan Liu, Feng Lou, Dandan Zhang, Hong Sun, Haichao Dong, Guangchun Zhang, Zhishou Dong, Baishuai Guo…

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:2

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  5. Content type: Primary research

    Amphibians have the remarkable ability to regenerate missing body parts. After complete removal of the eye lens, the dorsal but not the ventral iris will transdifferentiate to regenerate an exact replica of th...

    Authors: Konstantinos Sousounis, Rital Bhavsar, Mario Looso, Marcus Krüger, Jessica Beebe, Thomas Braun and Panagiotis A Tsonis

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:22

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  6. Content type: Primary research

    Osteosarcoma (OS) is a prevalent primary malignant bone tumour with unknown etiology. These highly metastasizing tumours are among the most frequent causes of cancer-related deaths. Thus, there is an urgent ne...

    Authors: Ene Reimann, Sulev Kõks, Xuan Dung Ho, Katre Maasalu and Aare Märtson

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:20

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  7. Content type: Software review

    There is an increasing demand to determine the clinical implication of experimental findings in molecular biomedical research. Survival (or failure time) analysis methodologies have been adapted to the analysi...

    Authors: Xintong Chen, Xiaochen Sun and Yujin Hoshida

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:21

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  8. Content type: Primary research

    Inherited cataract is a clinically important and genetically heterogeneous cause of visual impairment. Typically, it presents at an early age with or without other ocular/systemic signs and lacks clear phenoty...

    Authors: Donna S Mackay, Thomas M Bennett, Susan M Culican and Alan Shiels

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:19

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  9. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Rapid advances in human genomic research are increasing the availability of genomic data for secondary analysis. Particularly in the case of vulnerable African populations, ethics and informed consent processe...

    Authors: Galen EB Wright, Adebowale A Adeyemo and Nicki Tiffin

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:18

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  10. Content type: Primary research

    Biological systems are exquisitely poised to respond and adjust to challenges, including damage. However, sustained damage can overcome the ability of the system to adjust and result in a disease phenotype, it...

    Authors: Victoria Petri, G Thomas Hayman, Marek Tutaj, Jennifer R Smith, Stanley JF Laulederkind, Shur-Jen Wang, Rajni Nigam, Jeff De Pons, Mary Shimoyama, Melinda R Dwinell, Elizabeth A Worthey and Howard J Jacob

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:17

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  11. Content type: Review

    Embracing the complexity of biological systems has a greater likelihood to improve prediction of clinical drug response. Here we discuss limitations of a singular focus on genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, tr...

    Authors: Andrew A Monte, Chad Brocker, Daniel W Nebert, Frank J Gonzalez, David C Thompson and Vasilis Vasiliou

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:16

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  12. Content type: Meeting report

    This is a report on a workshop titled ‘Ethics for genomic research across five African countries: Guidelines, experiences and challenges’, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 and 11...

    Authors: Michèle Ramsay, Jantina de Vries, Himla Soodyall, Shane A Norris and Osman Sankoh

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:15

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  13. Content type: Primary research

    Cross-species research in drug development is novel and challenging. A bivariate mixture model utilizing information across two species was proposed to solve the fundamental problem of identifying differential...

    Authors: Yuhua Su, Lei Zhu, Alan Menius and Jason Osborne

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:12

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  14. Content type: Primary research

    The processing and analysis of the large scale data generated by next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments is challenging and is a burgeoning area of new methods development. Several new bioinformatics tool...

    Authors: Mehdi Pirooznia, Melissa Kramer, Jennifer Parla, Fernando S Goes, James B Potash, W Richard McCombie and Peter P Zandi

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:14

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  15. Content type: Review

    The use of radiation therapy is a cornerstone of modern cancer treatment. The number of patients that undergo radiation as a part of their therapy regimen is only increasing every year, but this does not come ...

    Authors: Leena Rivina, Michael Davoren and Robert H Schiestl

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:13

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  16. Content type: Primary research

    As the number of non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) identified through whole-exome/whole-genome sequencing programs increases, researchers and clinicians are becoming increasingly reliant ...

    Authors: Hashem A Shihab, Julian Gough, Matthew Mort, David N Cooper, Ian NM Day and Tom R Gaunt

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:11

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  17. Content type: Primary research

    Schwannomas are the most common neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2)-associated tumors with significant phenotypic heterogeneity in patients. The most severe subtype has an early and rapid progression and the mild t...

    Authors: Amos Toren, Juergen K Reichardt, Ali Andalibi, Nancy Ya-Hsuan Hsu, Joni Doherty, William Slattery and Ruty Mehrian-Shai

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:10

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  18. Content type: Opinion article

    Understanding genotype/phenotype relationships has become more complicated as increasing amounts of inter- and intra-tissue genetic heterogeneity have been revealed through next-generation sequencing and evide...

    Authors: Bruce Gottlieb, Lenore K Beitel and Mark Trifiro

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:9

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  19. Content type: Primary research

    Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common cause of death in children under the age of 1. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a severe CHD that results from developmental defects in the conotruncal outflow tr...

    Authors: Amy Rodemoyer, Nataliya Kibiryeva, Alexis Bair, Jennifer Marshall, James E O’Brien Jr and Douglas C Bittel

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:6

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  20. Content type: Primary research

    Deciphering of the information content of eukaryotic promoters has remained confined to universal landmarks and conserved sequence elements such as enhancers and transcription factor binding motifs, which are ...

    Authors: Zhe Jing, Rajendra K Gangalum, Dennis C Mock and Suraj P Bhat

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:5

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  21. Content type: Primary research

    Many neuropsychiatric disorders, including stress-related mood disorders, are complex multi-parametric syndromes. Susceptibility to stress and depression is individually different. The best animal model of ind...

    Authors: Pothitos M Pitychoutis, Despina Sanoudou, Margarita Papandreou, Dimitris Nasias, Marianna Kouskou, Craig R Tomlinson, Panagiotis A Tsonis and Zeta Papadopoulou-Daifoti

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:4

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  22. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editors of Human Genomics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in volume 7 (2013).

    Authors: Vasilis Vasiliou

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:2

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  23. Content type: Primary research

    The study was designed to evaluate the association of GATA4 gene polymorphism with coronary artery disease (CAD) and its metabolic risk factors, including dyslipidaemic disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes and hyp...

    Authors: Nzioka P Muiya, Salma M Wakil, Asma I Tahir, Samya Hagos, Mohammed Najai, Daisy Gueco, Nada Al-Tassan, Editha Andres, Nejat Mazher, Brian F Meyer and Nduna Dzimiri

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:25

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  24. Content type: Primary research

    Inflammation is an essential immune response; however, chronic inflammation results in disease including Crohn's disease. Therefore, reducing the inflammation can yield a significant health benefit, and one wa...

    Authors: Gareth Marlow, Stephanie Ellett, Isobel R Ferguson, Shuotun Zhu, Nishi Karunasinghe, Amalini C Jesuthasan, Dug Yeo Han, Alan G Fraser and Lynnette R Ferguson

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:24

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  25. Content type: Gene family update

    The serpin family comprises a structurally similar, yet functionally diverse, set of proteins. Named originally for their function as serine proteinase inhibitors, many of its members are not inhibitors but ra...

    Authors: Claire Heit, Brian C Jackson, Monica McAndrews, Mathew W Wright, David C Thompson, Gary A Silverman, Daniel W Nebert and Vasilis Vasiliou

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:22

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  26. Content type: Primary research

    Osteoporosis has a multifactorial pathogenesis characterized by a combination of low bone mass and increased fragility. In our study, we focused on the effects of polymorphisms in CER1 and DKK1 genes, recently re...

    Authors: Theodora Koromila, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Zoe Dailiana, Evangelia E Ntzani, Stavroula Samara, Chris Chassanidis, Vassiliki Aleporou-Marinou and Panagoula Kollia

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:21

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  27. Content type: Primary research

    The MECP2 gene codes for methyl CpG binding protein 2 which regulates activities of other genes in the early development of the brain. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Rett syndrome, a form of ...

    Authors: Joetsaroop S Bagga and Lawrence A D’Antonio

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:19

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  28. Content type: Primary research

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a neuroectodermal disorder, is caused by germline mutations in the NF1 gene. NF1 affects approximately 1/3,000 individuals worldwide, with about 50% of cases representing de novo m...

    Authors: Stephen E Hamby, Pablo Reviriego, David N Cooper, Meena Upadhyaya and Nadia Chuzhanova

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:18

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  29. Content type: Opinion article

    Genomic medicine seeks to exploit an individual’s genomic information in the context of guiding the clinical decision-making process. In the post-genomic era, a range of novel molecular genetic testing methodo...

    Authors: George P Patrinos, Darrol J Baker, Fahd Al-Mulla, Vasilis Vasiliou and David N Cooper

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:17

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  30. Content type: Primary research

    The standard approach to determine unique or shared genetic factors across populations is to identify risk alleles in one population and investigate replication in others. However, since populations differ in ...

    Authors: Lili Ding, Tilahun Abebe, Joseph Beyene, Russell A Wilke, Arnon Goldberg, Jessica G Woo, Lisa J Martin, Marc E Rothenberg, Marepalli Rao, Gurjit K Khurana Hershey, Ranajit Chakraborty and Tesfaye B Mersha

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:16

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  31. Content type: Primary research

    The muscle Ras (MRAS) gene resides on chromosome 3q22.3 and encodes a member of the membrane-associated Ras small GTPase proteins, which function as signal transducers in multiple processes including cell growth ...

    Authors: Maie Alshahid, Salma M Wakil, Mohammed Al-Najai, Nzioka P Muiya, Samar Elhawari, Daisy Gueco, Editha Andres, Samia Hagos, Nejat Mazhar, Brian F Meyer and Nduna Dzimiri

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:15

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  32. Content type: Primary research

    A large number of common disorders, including cancer, have complex genetic traits, with multiple genetic and environmental components contributing to susceptibility. A literature search revealed that even amon...

    Authors: Zoi Lanara, Efstathia Giannopoulou, Marta Fullen, Evangelos Kostantinopoulos, Jean-Christophe Nebel, Haralabos P Kalofonos, George P Patrinos and Cristiana Pavlidis

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:14

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  33. Content type: Gene family update

    The Kelch-like (KLHL) gene family encodes a group of proteins that generally possess a BTB/POZ domain, a BACK domain, and five to six Kelch motifs. BTB domains facilitate protein binding and dimerization. The ...

    Authors: Bajinder S Dhanoa, Tiziana Cogliati, Akhila G Satish, Elspeth A Bruford and James S Friedman

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:13

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  34. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    We sequenced 11 germline exomes from five families with familial pancreatic cancer (FPC). One proband had a germline nonsense variant in ATM with somatic loss of the variant allele. Another proband had a nonsense...

    Authors: Robert C Grant, Wigdan Al-Sukhni, Ayelet E Borgida, Spring Holter, Zaheer S Kanji, Treasa McPherson, Emily Whelan, Stefano Serra, Quang M Trinh, Vanya Peltekova, Lincoln D Stein, John D McPherson and Steven Gallinger

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:11

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  35. Content type: Primary research

    Recent reports suggest the role of nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) in cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7) gene associated with defect in the DNA repair mechanism that may contribute to cancer ...

    Authors: C George Priya Doss, N Nagasundaram, Chiranjib Chakraborty, Luonan Chen and Hailong Zhu

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:10

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  36. Content type: Primary research

    Hox genes encode transcription factors that regulate embryonic and post-embryonic developmental processes. The expression of Hox genes is regulated in part by the tight, spatial arrangement of conserved coding an...

    Authors: Stephen Randal Voss, Srikrishna Putta, John A Walker, Jeramiah J Smith, Nobuyasu Maki and Panagiotis A Tsonis

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:9

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  37. Content type: Primary research

    Microsatellites are nucleotide sequences of tandem repeats occurring throughout the genome, which have been widely used in genetic linkage analysis, studies of loss of heterozygosity, determination of lineage ...

    Authors: Truc TM Nguyen, Shaheen E Lakhan and Barry A Finette

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:6

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  38. Content type: Opinion article

    The global healthcare industry is undergoing substantial changes and adaptations to the constant decline of approved new medical entities. This decrease in internal research productivity is resulting in a majo...

    Authors: Paul G Germann, Alexander Schuhmacher, Juan Harrison, Ronald Law, Kevin Haug and Gordon Wong

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:5

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  39. Content type: Genome database

    The RGD Pathway Portal provides pathway annotations for rat, human and mouse genes and pathway diagrams and suites, all interconnected via the pathway ontology. Diagram pages present the diagram and descriptio...

    Authors: G Thomas Hayman, Pushkala Jayaraman, Victoria Petri, Marek Tutaj, Weisong Liu, Jeff De Pons, Melinda R Dwinell and Mary Shimoyama

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:4

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