Alexandra Schosser

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PF Sullivan, EJC de Geus, G Willemsen, MR James, JH Smit, T Zandbelt, V Arolt, BT Baune, D Blackwood, S Cichon, WL Coventry, K Domschke, A Farmer, M Fava, SD Gordon, Q He, AC Heath, P Heutink, F Holsboer, WJ Hoogendijk, JJ Hottenga, Y Hu, M Kohli, D Lin, S Lucae, DJ MacIntyre, W Maier, KA McGhee, P McGuffin, GW Montgomery, WJ Muir, WA Nolen, MM Nöthen, RH(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies of major depression in twins and families have shown moderate to high heritability, but extensive molecular studies have failed to identify susceptibility genes convincingly. To detect genetic variants contributing to major depression, the authors performed a genome-wide association study using 1,636 cases of depression ascertained in the(More)
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common complex trait with enormous public health significance. As part of the Genetic Association Information Network initiative of the US Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, we conducted a genome-wide association study of 435 291 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) genotyped in 1738 MDD cases and 1802(More)
The gene known as Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia-1, DISC1, was originally discovered in a large family, in which it also co-segregated with bipolar affective disorder (BD) and with major depressive disorder (MDD). The TSNAX (Translin-associated factor X) gene, located immediately upstream of DISC1, has also been suggested as a candidate gene in relation to(More)
BACKGROUND Alterations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) DNA methylation at specific BDNF promoters and corresponding gene expressions are associated with pathology and the response to antidepressant (AD) therapy in affective disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS Genomic DNA was derived from(More)
We examined 89 normal volunteers using Cloninger's Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). Genotyping the 102T/C polymorphism of the serotonin 5HT2A receptor gene and the ser9gly polymorphism in exon 1 of the dopamine D3 receptor (DRD3) gene was performed using PCR-RFLP, whereas the dopamine transporter (DAT1) gene variable number of tandem repeats(More)
BACKGROUND Suicidal behaviour can be conceptualised as a continuum from suicidal ideation, to suicidal attempts to completed suicide. In this study we identify genes contributing to suicidal behaviour in the depression study RADIANT. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A quantitative suicidality score was composed of two items from the SCAN interview. In(More)
The present linkage study is a follow-up within the chromosome 3q29 region in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder families, based on our recently published genome scan, resulting in evidence for linkage of both disorders to this region (marker D3S1265: NPL [non parametric lod] score Z(all)=3.74, P=0.003). Using the same family sample (five(More)
The Neuregulin 1 (NRG1) gene was initially implicated in schizophrenia (SZ) and has recently been associated with bipolar disorder (BPD) in two studies. An association with major depressive disorder (MDD) has not yet been investigated but is warranted in view of the genetic overlap between MDD and BPD. We have performed a large-scale case-control study(More)
The High-Throughput Disease-specific target Identification Program (HiTDIP) aimed to study case-control association samples for 18 common diseases. Here we present the results of a follow-up case-control association study of HiTDIP in major depressive disorder (MDD). The HiTDIP in MDD was conducted in a sample of 974 cases of recurrent MDD of white German(More)