Question: How to find exact allele frequency for the SNP/indel variants ?
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20 months ago by
MAPK1.1k
United States
MAPK1.1k wrote:

I have been trying to find the exact alelle frequency for the indel GTGTGTGTGTGTGT/- at this location: chr7:121680790-121680803 using UCSC genome browser and got this (https://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgc?hgsid=480764461_B3MhdXBZJZy6eIECQ9RMLMDiN2jF&c=chr7&o=121680783&t=121680793&g=snp138&i=rs72117862). I can see rs ID from this link which I then used to look into dbSNP, but there as well, I could not find the MAF (minor allele frequency) for this variant. Can someone please suggest me what I can do to find the allele frequency for this variant(or if it is rare variant)?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 20 months ago • written 20 months ago by MAPK1.1k
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20 months ago by
Amitm1.3k
UK
Amitm1.3k wrote:

hi, that SNP (rs72117862) is present in the All SNPs (138) track in UCSC Table Browser (hg19). Here -

#bin    chrom   chromStart  chromEnd    name    score   strand  refNCBI refUCSC observed    molType class   valid   avHet   avHetSE func    locType weight  exceptions  submitterCount  submitters  alleleFreqCount alleles alleleNs    alleleFreqs bitfields
1513    chr7    121680783   121680793   rs72117862  0   +   GTGTGTGTGT  GTGTGTGTGT  -/GTGTGTGTGT    genomic deletion    unknown 0   0   intron  range   1       1   DEVINE_LAB, 0

I dont think the entry has allele freq. associated with it as per the UCSC entry. May be contact the submitter lab?

ADD COMMENTlink written 20 months ago by Amitm1.3k

Thank you for the reply. So how can we determine if this SNP is common or rare variant?

ADD REPLYlink written 20 months ago by MAPK1.1k
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20 months ago by
H.Hasani580
Freiburg, Germany
H.Hasani580 wrote:

May be because there is no MAF to this INDEL! I have found this paper An initial map of insertion and deletion (INDEL) variation in the human genome, which proposes an assay to estimate MAF of some known INDELs. This should explain why it is not cheap to compute INDELs MAF , and why some INDELs have no MAF (like yours).

Hth

ADD COMMENTlink modified 20 months ago • written 20 months ago by H.Hasani580

Thanks you. So do you think this SNP is of any significance and that it could be disease carrying variant?

ADD REPLYlink written 20 months ago by MAPK1.1k
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No! My answer is strict to the MAF.

Testing for association with a disease is a different story. As a consequence, let me ask you this, are all SNPs and INDELs of known MAF unassociated with any disease? If so, can you explain what the GWAS catalog is all about?

MAF tells you how frequent is the non.ref allele in the population (more or less). Moreover, non.ref allele does not mean it is the recessive one or the dominant, which adds another layer. Whether it was a disease associated is something YOU have to answer based on your data.

ADD REPLYlink written 20 months ago by H.Hasani580
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