Full blood mRNA sequencing of myotonic dystrophy type 1 patients after cognitive behavioural therapy

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001005830 Other

Study Description

Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is an incurable multisystem disease caused by a CTG-repeat expansion in the DM1 protein kinase (DMPK) gene. The OPTIMISTIC clinical trial demonstrated positive and heterogenous effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on the capacity for activity and social participations in DM1 patients. Here, we performed mRNA sequencing of full blood for 27 patients of the OPTIMISTIC cohort before and after the CBT intervention. We identified 608 genes for which their expression was significantly associated with the disease causing CTG-repeat expansion, as well as with 1176 genes significantly associated with the average clinical response towards the intervention. Remarkably, all 97 genes significantly associated with both returned to more normal levels in patients who benefited most from CBT. This trend was consistent with the difference observed between DM1 patients and controls in an earlier study of blood mRNA expression levels, singling these genes out as candidate biomarkers for therapy response. Together these results highlight the ability to find ... (Show More)

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This dataset consists of 60 mRNA sequencing runs from full blood of 31 myotonic dystrophy type 1 patients, of which for 27 patients reliable data is available before and after 10 months of cognitive behavioural therapy. >30 million 150 bp paired end reads were obtained with UMI-labeled adapters to facilitate filtering of PCR duplicates. Via UMI-analysis we found samples with the aliases sample_01 and sample_02 to contain a very high number of PCR duplicates and recommend the use of these ... (Show More)
Illumina NovaSeq 6000 60

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