Brian K. Rhees

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BACKGROUND The Gail model is widely used for the assessment of risk of invasive breast cancer based on recognized clinical risk factors. In recent years, a substantial number of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with breast cancer risk have been identified. However, it remains unclear how to effectively integrate clinical and genetic risk(More)
To study the insulin effects on gene expression in skeletal muscle, muscle biopsies were obtained from 20 insulin sensitive individuals before and after euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamps. Using microarray analysis, we identified 779 insulin-responsive genes. Particularly noteworthy were effects on 70 transcription factors, and an extensive influence on(More)
We report a genomewide linkage study of type 2 diabetes (T2D [MIM 125853]) in the Icelandic population. A list of type 2 diabetics was cross-matched with a computerized genealogical database clustering 763 type 2 diabetics into 227 families. The diabetic patients and their relatives were genotyped with 906 microsatellite markers. A nonparametric multipoint(More)
Life-long exposure to estrogen is an established risk factor for breast cancer development. The underlying mechanism has been suggested to be the binding of estrogen-to-estrogen receptors in mammary tissue, which in turn promotes the proliferation and differentiation of breast tissue. Polymorphisms and haplotypes in estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) have been(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) underlies the STRK1 linkage peak for stroke on chromosome 5q12 identified in Iceland. We tested association of 13 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and 1 microsatellite in a nested case-control sample of elderly white women (>65 years of age) from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) in the(More)
Candidate osteoporosis gene variants were examined for associations with fracture risk and bone mineral density (BMD). A total of 9704 white women were recruited at four U.S. clinical centers and enrolled into the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures, a longitudinal cohort study. Genotyping of 31 polymorphisms from 18 candidate osteoporosis genes was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE C-reactive protein (CRP) gene variation, in particular an rs2794521 variant was recently associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Pima Indians. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The present investigation was conducted to replicate this previous association, and to further examine the potential association of a set of common CRP gene variants(More)
A series of mouse lines was produced by long-term restricted index selection for divergent rate of growth during early and late postnatal development. The selection program was based on the following treatments: E(+) and E(-) lines were selected to alter birth to 10-day weight gain while holding late gain for both lines constant and a control line was(More)
A series of mouse lines has been produced by 19 generations of restricted index selection for rate of development during early and late ontogeny. The selection program was based on an index with the following four replicated selection treatments: E(+) and E(-) were selected to alter birth to 10-day body weight gain while holding late gain for both selection(More)
Reciprocal embryo transfer procedures were performed among mouse selection lines to examine prenatal maternal effects on survival and development of transferred embryos. Mice were from generations 28 and 29 of an experiment to select for (i) increased body weight again from 0 to 10 days (E+); (ii) decreased body weight gain from 0 to 10 days (E-); or (iii)(More)