Allison L. Miller

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In 169 depressed patients randomized to treatment with either fluoxetine or nortriptyline, we examined whether polymorphisms of the serotonin transporter and the G protein beta3 subunit influenced response to these antidepressants. For depressed patients under the age of 25 yr the T allele of the G protein beta3 subunit was associated with a markedly poorer(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, separate genome-wide association analyses have identified nonsynonymous SNPs in IL23R and ATG16L1 (rs11209026; c1142G>A, R381Q, and rs2241880; c1338A>G, T300A, respectively) as strong candidate susceptibility factors for Crohn's disease (CD) in whites. The aim of our study was to test whether these SNPs are associated with CD in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin-2, traditionally viewed as solely involved in immunological events, has recently been shown to exert profound effects on the development and regulation of the central nervous system. This study examined the relationships between interleukin-2 in the CSF and plasma of schizophrenic patients and clinical measures, including relapse and(More)
Recognition of DNA and RNA molecules derived from pathogens or self-antigen is one way the mammalian immune system senses infection and tissue damage. Activation of immune signaling receptors by nucleic acids is controlled by limiting the access of DNA and RNA to intracellular receptors, but the mechanisms by which endosome-resident receptors encounter(More)
Novelty Seeking (NS) is a human personality trait in which impulsive, exploratory, and thrill-seeking behaviors are displayed. Dopaminergic genes have been prime candidates in the search for the genetic factors underlying NS because of the central role that dopamine plays in the brain's reward system. We have investigated whether there is an association(More)
We observed apparent non-Mendelian behaviour of alleles when genotyping a region in a CpG island at the 5' end of the maternally imprinted human MEST isoform. This region contains three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in total linkage disequilibrium, such that only two haplotypes occur in the human population. Only one haplotype was detectable in(More)
The beta2-adrenergic receptor (B2AR or ADRB2) is the target of beta2-agonist drugs used for bronchodilation in asthma and other respiratory diseases. The gene for this receptor (ADRB2) contains numerous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) some of which may be of pharmacogenetic relevance, although a consistent picture of genotype-phenotype relationships(More)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a respiratory pathogen that causes significant morbidity in infants and young children. The importance of chemokines during RSV infection for respiratory symptoms has not been fully elucidated. The current study examined the effect of RANTES (CCL5) on airway pathophysiology after RSV infection. BALB/c mice produce RANTES(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have raised issues concerning the replicability of gene × environment (G × E) interactions involving the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene in moderating the associations between abuse or maltreatment exposure and antisocial behaviour. This study attempted to replicate the findings in this area using a 30-year longitudinal study that(More)