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Natural genetic variation of the cardiac transcriptome in non-diseased donors and patients with dilated cardiomyopathy

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001002454 Other

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Background: Genetic variation is an important determinant of RNA transcription and splicing, which in turn contributes to variation in human traits including cardiovascular diseases.Results: Here we report the first in-depth survey of heart transcriptome variation using RNA-sequencing in 149 (97)* patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and 113 (108)* non-diseased controls. We reveal extensive differences of gene expression and splicing between dilated cardiomyopathy patients and controls, affecting known as well as novel dilated cardiomyopathy genes. Moreover, we show a widespread effect of genetic variation on the regulation of transcription, isoform usage and allele specific expression. Systematic annotation of genome wide association SNPs identifies 60 functional candidate genes for heart phenotypes, representing 20% of all published heart genome wide association loci. Focusing on the dilated cardiomyopathy phenotype we found that eQTL variants are also enriched for dilated cardiomyopathy genome wide association signals in two independent cohorts.Conclusions: RNA transcription, ... (Show More)

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EGAD00001003390
DCM-cases (149 human DCM samples) human heart biopsies from 149 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) were subjected to RNA sequencing in order to assess transcriptome variation. We used Illumina HiSeq2000 technology. Each sample-dataset contains the output from tophat-1.4.1 (one *.bam file with the aligned reads and two *.fq files one with the not aligned forward read and one with the revers unaligned reads). We reveal extensive differences of gene expression and splicing between dilated ... (Show More)
Illumina HiSeq 2000 149
EGAD00001003391
DCM-controls (113 human non-DCM samples) human heart biopsies from 113 non-diseased controls were subjected to RNA sequencing in order to assess transcriptome variation. We used Illumina HiSeq2000 technology. Each sample-dataset contains the output from tophat-1.4.1 (one *.bam file with the aligned reads and two *.fq files one with the not aligned forward read and one with the revers unaligned reads). We reveal extensive differences of gene expression and splicing between dilated ... (Show More)
Illumina HiSeq 2000 113

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