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Title: Natural variation of histone modification and its impact on gene expression in rat      
dateReleased:
05-30-2012
description:
Histone modifications are epigenetic marks that play fundamental roles in many biological processes including the control of chromatin-mediated regulation of gene expression. To begin to understand the impact of natural variation on histone methylation levels we generated and quantified large-scale genome-wide ChIP-seq data in a panel of rat recombinant inbred strains and their parental progenitors. Linkage analysis identified hundreds of cis- and trans-acting loci responsible for quantitative differences in histone trimethyl-lysine levels in left ventricular heart and liver tissues. We assessed the association of histone methylation and gene expression levels by generating deep RNA-seq profiles across the segregating population. Among the main findings, causal modelling of DNA variation together with histone methylation and gene expression levels enhanced the prediction of gene expression traits (eQTLs) by ~20%. Moreover, allele specific differences of histone trimethyl-lysine levels at alternative promoters were associated with differential usage of transcriptional start sites. Our data suggest that genetic variation has widespread impact on histone modifications. The highly adapted interplay between DNA variation and chromatin structure has consequences on gene and isoform expression as direct functional outcome and demonstrated new avenues to find novel genotype Ð phenotype relationships. NOTE: Additional processed data files were added to this experiment on the 24th April 2014. They are in the zip archive E-MTAB-1102.additional.1.zip which is available under the 'Click to browse all available files' link.
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ID:
E-MTAB-1102
refinement:
raw
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
04-23-2014
creators:
Oliver Hummel
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
Rattus norvegicus
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-MTAB-1102/E-MTAB-1102.raw.1.zip
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TXT
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download
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none
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none
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-MTAB-1102/E-MTAB-1102.processed.1.zip
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ArrayExpress
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gzip compressed
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TXT
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download
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abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress

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