A sequence-based genetic dissection of human immune cell types and implications for immune-related disease.
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The immune system is an intricate biological network mediating interactions with other organisms while preserving the integrity of our tissues. By mounting appropriate responses it protects us from a vast range of pathogens while inadvertent immune system attacks on self result in autoimmune diseases. The project aims to discover whether and to what extent the behaviour of the immune system is genetically regulated and to detect the relationships of diverse immune cells with autoimmunity. The project consists of the genetic analysis using up to ~8.2 Million variants, deriving from high density genotyping data and low pass whole genome sequencing, and quantitative levels of 95 cell types encompassing 272 immune traits, in a cohort of 1,629 individuals from four clustered Sardinian villages belonging to the SardiNIA/ProgeNIA study.
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FACS phenotype of 1629 Sardinian samples
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