Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(1), 370-385; doi:10.3390/ijms11010370
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Phylogenetics Applied to Genotype/Phenotype Association and Selection Analyses with Sequence Data from Angptl4 in Humans

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Received: 13 November 2009; in revised form: 6 January 2010 / Accepted: 17 January 2010 / Published: 25 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cladistic Analysis and Molecular Evolution)
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Abstract: Genotype/phenotype association analyses (Treescan) with plasma lipid levels and functional site prediction methods (TreeSAAP and PolyPhen) were performed using sequence data for ANGPTL4 from 3,551 patients in the Dallas Heart Study. Biological assays of rare variants in phenotypic tails and results from a Treescan analysis were used as “known” variants to assess the site prediction abilities of PolyPhen and TreeSAAP. The E40K variant in European Americans and the R278Q variant in African Americans were significantly associated with multiple lipid phenotypes. Combining TreeSAAP and PolyPhen performed well to predict “known” functional variants while reducing noise from false positives.
Keywords: ANGPTL4; TreeSAAP; treescan; phylogenetics; association studies; selection
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Maxwell, T.J.; Bendall, M.L.; Staples, J.; Jarvis, T.; Crandall, K.A. Phylogenetics Applied to Genotype/Phenotype Association and Selection Analyses with Sequence Data from Angptl4 in Humans. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 370-385.

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Maxwell TJ, Bendall ML, Staples J, Jarvis T, Crandall KA. Phylogenetics Applied to Genotype/Phenotype Association and Selection Analyses with Sequence Data from Angptl4 in Humans. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(1):370-385.

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Maxwell, Taylor J.; Bendall, Matthew L.; Staples, Jeffrey; Jarvis, Todd; Crandall, Keith A. 2010. "Phylogenetics Applied to Genotype/Phenotype Association and Selection Analyses with Sequence Data from Angptl4 in Humans." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 1: 370-385.

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