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Recent GWAS studies focused on uncovering novel genetic loci related to AD have revealed associations with variants near CLU, CR1, PICALM and BIN1. In this study, we conducted a genome-wide association study in an independent set of 1034 cases and 1186 controls using the Illumina genotyping platforms. By coupling our data with available GWAS datasets from(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder with a strong genetic component. Past linkage studies have implicated several chromosomal regions in the etiology of schizophrenia. Within these regions, several genes have been identified via candidate gene association studies as strong schizophrenia susceptibility loci, including DAO, DAOA, DISC1,(More)
The deposition of amyloid beta peptide (Abeta) in the form of plaques in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Neprilysin is the major Abeta-degradating enzyme and reduction in neprilysin activity could contribute to Alzheimer's by increasing the steady-state level of Abeta. To provide further evidence for the role of neprilysin in AD we(More)
Histoplasma capsulatum has a worldwide distribution but is particularly concentrated in the midwestern United States and throughout Central and South America. Genetic differences between isolates resident in separate parts of the world have been reported, but the relationship between the isolates and the level of migration between different endemic foci has(More)
DNA of 258 patients with treatment-resistant depression was collected in three 8-10 week, two-arm, prospective clinical trials. Forty-four allelic variations were measured in genes for the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes CYP2D6, CYPC19, and CYP1A2, the serotonin transporter (SLC6A4), and the 5-HT2A receptor (HTR2A). The combinatorial pharmacogenomic (CPGx™)(More)
Pharmacogenomic testing in mental health has not yet reached its full potential. An important reason for this involves differentiating individual gene testing (IGT) from a combinatorial pharmacogenomic (CPGx) approach. With IGT, any given gene reveals specific information that may, in turn, pertain to a smaller number of medications. CPGx approaches attempt(More)
PRIMARY STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the economic utility of a fecal biomarker panel structured to suggest alternative, treatable diagnoses in patients with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by quantifying, comparing, and contrasting health service costs between tested and non-tested patients. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective, matched cohort study(More)
A commonly carried allele of the obesity-related FTO gene is associated with reduced brain volume in the healthy elderly A recently identified variant within the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene is carried by 46% of Western Europeans and is associated with an ∼1.2 kg higher weight, on average, in adults and an ∼1 cm greater waist circumference.(More)
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