Jae-Bong Lee

Gyeongsang National University, Chinju, South Gyeongsang, South Korea

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Publications (4)8.32 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Fatty acid (FA) composition is one of the most important parameters for the evaluation of meat quality. The stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD) gene is considered a positional candidate gene affecting FA composition in SSC14, based on previous quantitative trait loci studies. To evaluate the association of the SCD gene with FA composition in a Korean native pig × Landrace F(2) intercross population, we genotyped six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the SCD gene located in promoter region [2 SNPs (g.-353T>C, g.-233T>C)], exonic region [1 SNP (g.817C>T) in exon 2] and 3' UTR [3 SNPs (g.13311C>G, g.14384G>A, and g.14424C>T)] identified by massively parallel sequencing technology. Eighteen FA composition traits were measured in more than the 950 F(2) animals. A mixed-effect model was used to evaluate associations between these SNPs and FA composition traits in the F(2) intercross population. A detailed investigation detected that the five FA composition traits [palmitoleic acid (C16:1), stearic acid (C18:0), arachidic acid (C20:0), saturated FA, and unsaturated FA] were highly significant (P < 4.7 × 10(-5); C20:0) in association with the SNP g.-233T>C, SNP g.817C>T, SNP g.13311C>G and SNP g.14384G>A in the SCD gene, whereas SNP g.14424C>T was only significantly associated with palmitoleic acid (C16:1, P = 1.4 × 10(-3)). No significant association of FA composition traits with SNP g.-353T>C was detected. In particular, the SNP g.14384G>A accounted for 30.6 % of the additive genetic variance of palmitoleic acid (P = 1.9 × 10(-10)). These results suggest the SCD gene has a strong effect on FA composition in the crossbred pig population.
    Molecular Biology Reports 11/2012; · 2.51 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Serum Ca(++) levels play important roles in the humoral immunity. The aim of this study was to detect quantitative trait loci and the associated positional candidate genes affecting baseline serum Ca(++) concentrations. A genome-wide association study was conducted in an F(2) intercross population between Landrace and Korean native pigs using the porcine single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) 60 K beadchip and the PLINK program based on linear regression. Data used in the study included 410 F(2) pigs. All experimental animals were genotyped with 36,613 SNP markers located throughout the pig autosomes. We identified a strong association between a SNP marker on chromosome 7 and serum Ca(++) levels (DIAS0002191, genomic control-corrected P = 7.7 × 10(-5)). The position of DIAS0002191 was closely located to SLA class III region containing the C2 gene encoding the complementary component 2 protein, a protein which is important in the humoral immune responses. De novo sequencing of the porcine C2 gene revealed a missense mutation [c.1963A<G (N655D)] and this missense mutation was also strongly associated with serum Ca(++) concentrations (genomic control-corrected P = 5.9 × 10(-5)). Further studies are necessary to investigate the effect of this missense mutation at a functional-molecular level. In conclusion, the missense mutation of the C2 gene identified in this study may help in elucidating the genetic factors underlying humoral immune reactions.
    Molecular Biology Reports 07/2012; 39(10):9291-7. · 2.51 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Clinical-chemical traits are essential when examining the health status of individuals. The aim of this study was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) and the associated positional candidate genes affecting clinical-chemical traits in a reciprocal F(2) intercross between Landrace and Korean native pigs. Following an overnight fast, 25 serum phenotypes related to clinical-chemical traits (e.g., hepatic function parameters, renal function parameters, electrolyte, lipids) were measured in >970 F(2) progeny. All experimental samples were subjected to genotyping analysis using 165 microsatellite markers located across the genome. We identified eleven genome-wide significant QTL in six chromosomal regions (SSC 2, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15) and 59 suggestive QTL in 17 chromosomal regions (SSC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18). We also observed significant effects of reciprocal crosses on some of the traits, which would seem to result from maternal effect, QTL on sex chromosomes, imprinted genes, or genetic difference in mitochondrial DNA. The role of genomic imprinting in clinical-chemical traits also was investigated. Genome-wide analysis revealed a significant evidence for an imprinted QTL in SSC4 affecting serum amylase levels. Additionally, a series of bivariate linkage analysis provided strong evidence that QTL in SSC 2, 13, 15, and 18 have a pleiotropic effect on clinical-chemical traits. In conclusion, our study detected both novel and previously reported QTL influencing clinical-chemical traits in pigs. The identified QTL together with the positional candidate genes identified here could play an important role in elucidating the genetic structure of clinical-chemical phenotype variation in humans and swine.
    Physiological Genomics 04/2012; 44(13):657-68. · 2.81 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The roan coat color is characterized by white hairs intermingled with colored hairs. Candidate genes based on comparative phenotypes in horses and cattle involve the KIT and KIT ligand (MGF) genes. Here, we report the result of the whole genome scanning to detect genomic regions responsible for the roan coat color, using a three-generation pedigree of 62 pigs in an intercross between Landrace and Korean native pig. These pigs were genotyped using the PorcineSNP 60 BeadChip (Illumina, USA). The whole genome scan indicated that three genomic regions, 35∼36 Mb, 38∼39 Mb, and 58∼59 Mb on SSC8, were commonly and highly associated/linked with the roan phenotype in the case/control, sib-pair, and linkage test, respectively. The porcine KIT was selected as a candidate gene, because it is located in one of the three significant regions and its function is related to coat color formation. SNPs and Indels within coding sequence (CDS), promoter, and 3′-UTR of KIT were surveyed. Twenty-two SNPs in the CDS reported previously, as well as nine variations in promoter (2 SNPs) and 3′-UTR (5 SNPs and 2 Indels) were detected. Although no causative mutations were identified, these results will help to elucidate the genetic mechanisms involved in the expression of the roan phenotype and will aid in identifying key mutations responsible for the roan phenotype in further studies. KeywordsKIT–Korean native pig–Roam–CDS
    Genes & genomics 01/2011; 33(1):17-23. · 0.50 Impact Factor