References of "Zhang, Zhiyan"
     in
Bookmark and Share    
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailA splice site variant in the bovine RNF11 gene compromises growth and regulation of the inflammatory response.
Sartelet, Arnaud ULg; Druet, Tom ULg; Michaux, Charles ULg et al

in PLoS Genetics (2012), 15(3), 1002581

We herein report association mapping of a locus on bovine chromosome 3 that underlies a Mendelian form of stunted growth in Belgian Blue Cattle. By resequencing positional candidates, we identify the ... [more ▼]

We herein report association mapping of a locus on bovine chromosome 3 that underlies a Mendelian form of stunted growth in Belgian Blue Cattle. By resequencing positional candidates, we identify the causative c124-2A>G splice variant in intron 1 of the RNF11 gene, for which all affected animals are homozygous. We make the remarkable observation that 26% of healthy Belgian Blue animals carry the corresponding variant. We demonstrate in a prospective study design that approximately one third of homozygous mutants die prematurely with major inflammatory lesions, hence explaining the rarity of growth-stunted animals despite the high frequency of carriers. We provide preliminary evidence that heterozygous advantage for an as of yet unidentified phenotype may have caused a selective sweep accounting for the high frequency of the RNF11 c124-2A>G mutation in Belgian Blue Cattle. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 45 (25 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailSerial translocation by means of circular intermediates underlies colour sidedness in cattle.
Durkin, Keith ULg; Coppieters, Wouter ULg; Drogemuller, Cord et al

in Nature (2012), 482(7383), 81-4

Colour sidedness is a dominantly inherited phenotype of cattle characterized by the polarization of pigmented sectors on the flanks, snout and ear tips. It is also referred to as 'lineback' or 'witrik ... [more ▼]

Colour sidedness is a dominantly inherited phenotype of cattle characterized by the polarization of pigmented sectors on the flanks, snout and ear tips. It is also referred to as 'lineback' or 'witrik' (which means white back), as colour-sided animals typically display a white band along their spine. Colour sidedness is documented at least since the Middle Ages and is presently segregating in several cattle breeds around the globe, including in Belgian blue and brown Swiss. Here we report that colour sidedness is determined by a first allele on chromosome 29 (Cs(29)), which results from the translocation of a 492-kilobase chromosome 6 segment encompassing KIT to chromosome 29, and a second allele on chromosome 6 (Cs(6)), derived from the first by repatriation of fused 575-kilobase chromosome 6 and 29 sequences to the KIT locus. We provide evidence that both translocation events involved circular intermediates. This is the first example, to our knowledge, of a phenotype determined by homologous yet non-syntenic alleles that result from a novel copy-number-variant-generating mechanism. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 96 (58 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailResults of a haplotype-based GWAS for recurrent laryngeal neuropathy in the horse.
Dupuis, Marie-Capucine ULg; Zhang, Zhiyan ULg; Druet, Tom ULg et al

in Mammalian Genome : Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society (2011)

Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN) is a major upper-airway disease of horses that causes abnormal respiratory noise during exercise and can impair performance. Etiopathogenesis remains unclear but ... [more ▼]

Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN) is a major upper-airway disease of horses that causes abnormal respiratory noise during exercise and can impair performance. Etiopathogenesis remains unclear but genetic factors have been suspected for many decades. The objective of this study was to identify risk loci associated with RLN. To that end we genotyped 234 cases (196 Warmbloods, 20 Trotters, 14 Thoroughbreds, and 4 Draft horses), 228 breed-matched controls, and 69 parents with the Illumina Equine SNP50 BeadChip. Using these data, we quantified population structure and performed single-marker and haplotype-based association studies, as well as family-based linkage analyses. We accounted for population stratification by modeling a random polygenic background effect with covariance structure estimated from genome-wide SNP data. Using the haplotype-based approach, we identified two genome-wide suggestive loci in Warmbloods, respectively on chromosomes 21 (p = 1.62 x 10(-6)) and 31 (p = 1.69 x 10(-5)). The two signals were driven by the enrichment of a "protective" haplotype in controls compared to cases. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 29 (10 ULg)