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UNC Genetics PublicationsDepartment of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 7 papers during March 17th – 30th, 2024.


BIRC5 expression by race, age and clinical factors in breast cancer patients. 

Hamilton AM, Walens A, Van Alsten SC, Olsson LT, Nsonwu-Farley J, Gao X, Kirk EL, Perou CM, Carey LA, Troester MA, Abdou Y.

Breast Cancer Res. 2024 Mar 21;26(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s13058-024-01792-y.

PMID: 38515208


Genetic Loci Regulate Sarbecovirus Pathogenesis: A Comparison across Mice and Humans. 

Schäfer A, Gralinski LE, Leist SR, Hampton BK, Mooney MA, Jensen KL, Graham RL, Agnihothram S, Jeng S, Chamberlin S, Bell TA, Scobey DT, Linnertz CL, VanBlargan LA, Thackray LB, Hock P, Miller DR, Shaw GD, Diamond MS, de Villena FPM, McWeeney SK, Heise MT, Menachery VD, Ferris MT, Baric RS.

Virus Res. 2024 Mar 18:199357. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2024.199357. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 38508400


Somatic variants as a cause of drug-resistant epilepsy including mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis. 

Carton RJ, Doyle MG, Kearney H, Steward CA, Lench NJ, Rogers A, Heinzen EL, McDonald S, Fay J, Lacey A, Beausang A, Cryan J, Brett F, El-Naggar H, Widdess-Walsh P, Costello D, Kilbride R, Doherty CP, Sweeney KJ, O’Brien DF, Henshall DC, Delanty N, Cavalleri GL, Benson KA.

Epilepsia. 2024 Mar 16. doi: 10.1111/epi.17943. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 38491957


Tumor Intrinsic Subtypes and Gene Expression Signatures in Early-Stage ERBB2/HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of CALGB 40601, NeoALTTO, and NSABP B-41 Trials. 

Fernandez-Martinez A, Rediti M, Tang G, Pascual T, Hoadley KA, Venet D, Rashid NU, Spears PA, Islam MN, El-Abed S, Bliss J, Lambertini M, Di Cosimo S, Huobe J, Goerlitz D, Hu R, Lucas PC, Swain SM, Sotiriou C, Perou CM, Carey LA.

JAMA Oncol. 2024 Mar 28. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2023.7304. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 38546612


Genome-Wide Association Study of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms including 33,943 individuals from the general population. 

Strom NI, Burton CL, Iyegbe C, Silzer T, Antonyan L, Pool R, Lemire M, Crowley JJ, Hottenga JJ, Ivanov VZ, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, Magnusson P, Rück C, Schachar R, Wu HM, Cath D, Crosbie J, Mataix-Cols D, Boomsma DI, Mattheisen M, Meier SM, Smit DJA, Arnold PD.

Mol Psychiatry. 2024 Mar 28. doi: 10.1038/s41380-024-02489-6. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 38548983


Saliva sampling method influences oral microbiome composition and taxa distribution associated with oral diseases. 

Roca C, Alkhateeb AA, Deanhardt BK, Macdonald JK, Chi DL, Wang JR, Wolfgang MC.

PLoS One. 2024 Mar 28;19(3):e0301016. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0301016. eCollection 2024.

PMID: 38547181


Genetic variation in severe cystic fibrosis liver disease is associated with novel mechanisms for disease pathogenesis.

Stonebraker JR, Pace RG, Gallins PJ, Dang H, Aksit MA, Faino AV, Gordon WW, MacParland S, Bamshad MJ, Gibson RL, Cutting GR, Durie PR, Wright FA, Zhou YH, Blackman SM, O’Neal WK, Ling SC, Knowles MR. Hepatology. 2024 Mar 27. doi: 10.1097/HEP.0000000000000863. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38536042