Bochao Danae Lin

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Ca(2+) channel beta subunits (Ca(v)betas) are essential for regulating the surface expression and gating of high voltage-activated Ca(2+) channels through their interaction with Ca(2+) channel alpha(1) subunits. In efforts to uncover new interacting partners and new functions for Ca(v)beta, we identified a new splicing isoform of Pax6, a transcription(More)
Neural circuitry and brain activity depend critically on proper function of voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs), whose activity must be tightly controlled. We show that the main body of the pore-forming α1 subunit of neuronal L-type VGCCs, Cav1.2, is proteolytically cleaved, resulting in Cav1.2 fragment channels that separate but remain on the plasma(More)
Hair color is one of the most visible and heritable traits in humans. Here, we estimated heritability by structural equation modeling (N = 20,142), and performed a genome wide association (GWA) analysis (N = 7091) and a GCTA study (N = 3340) on hair color within a large cohort of twins, their parents and siblings from the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR).(More)
AIM Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are biomarkers for disease development, for whom little is known about causes of variation in the general population. MATERIALS & METHODS We estimated the heritability of PLR and NLR and examined their association with gender, demographic, lifestyle and environmental factors in a(More)
We identified the genetic variants for eye color by Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) in a Dutch Caucasian family-based population sample and examined the genetic correlation between hair and eye color using data from unrelated participants from the Netherlands Twin Register. With the Genome-wide Complex Trait Analysis software package, we found strong(More)
AIM To assess the extent to which a multivariate approach to modeling interrelated hematological indices provides more informative results than the traditional approach of modeling each index separately. MATERIALS & METHODS The effects of demographics and lifestyle on ten hematological indices collected from a Dutch population-based sample (n = 3278) were(More)
The monocyte-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) is a useful biomarker for disease development, but little is known about the extent to which genetic and environmental factors influence MLR variation. Here, we study the genetic architecture of MLR and determine the influence of demographic and lifestyle factors on MLR in data from a Dutch non-patient twin-family(More)
Wellbeing (WB) is a major topic of research across several scientific disciplines, partly driven by its strong association with psychological and mental health. Twin-family studies have found that both genotype and environment play an important role in explaining the variance in WB. Epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation, regulate gene expression,(More)
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