Whole genome sequencing of 25 South African individuals with myasthenia gravis

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003462 Other

Study Description

This study investigated the genetic basis of an ophthalmoplegic subphenotype of MG (OP-MG) which occurs in a proportion of myasthenics with juvenile symptom onset and African genetic ancestry. This OP-MG subphenotype is characterised by treatment resistant weakness of the extraocular muscles (EOMs) and the pathogenetic mechanism(s) underlying its development is unknown. The aim of this study was to use a hypothesis-generating genome-wide case-control analysis to identify candidate OP-MG susceptibility genes and pathways. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was performed on 25 AChR-antibody positive myasthenic individuals of African genetic ancestry sampled from the phenotypic extremes: 15 with OP-MG (cases) and 10 individuals with control MG (EOM treatment-responsive).

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
This dataset contains whole genome sequencing data on 25 individuals with myasthenia gravis. The data was generated using Illumina sequencing technology and is presented as BAM files for each sample.

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