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Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology
A genome-wide association study and Metabochip meta-analysis of body mass index (BMI), a measure commonly used to define obesity and assess adiposity, in up to 339,224 individuals provide strong support for a role of the central nervous system in obesity susceptibility.
Defining the role of common variation in the genomic and biological architecture of adult human height
The results indicate a genetic architecture for human height that is characterized by a very large but finite number of causal variants, including mTOR, osteoglycin and binding of hyaluronic acid.
New genetic loci link adipose and insulin biology to body fat distribution
A genome-wide association meta-analyses of traits related to waist and hip circumferences in up to 224,459 individuals implicated adipogenesis, angiogenesis, transcriptional regulation and insulin resistance as processes affecting fat distribution, providing insight into potential pathophysiological mechanisms.
Categorical and Dimensional Definitions and Evaluations of Symptoms of ADHD: History of the SNAP and the SWAN Rating Scales.
An earlier version of this article was originally submitted for publication in early 2000 to introduce a new dimensional of concept of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) provided by the…
A review on cognitive and brain endophenotypes that may be common in autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and facilitate the search for pleiotropic genes
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and social dysfunctioning.
Shared heritability of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder
- N. Rommelse, B. Franke, H. Geurts, C. Hartman, J. Buitelaar
- Biology, PsychologyEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- 11 February 2010
It is proposed that future studies examining shared familial etiological factors for ADHD and ASD use a family-based design in which the same phenotypic (ADHD and ASD), candidate endophenotypic, and environmental measurements are obtained from all family members.
Genetic analysis of over 1 million people identifies 535 new loci associated with blood pressure traits
The largest genetic association study of blood pressure traits (systolic, diastolic and pulse pressure) to date in over 1 million people of European ancestry identifies 535 novel blood pressure loci that offer new insights into blood pressure regulation.
Genomic analyses identify hundreds of variants associated with age at menarche and support a role for puberty timing in cancer risk
Using 1000 Genomes Project–imputed genotype data in up to ∼370,000 women, 389 independent signals for age at menarche, a milestone in female pubertal development are identified, highlighting the complexity of the genetic regulation of puberty timing and support causal links with cancer susceptibility.
Refinement of the Children’s Social Behavior Questionnaire (CSBQ): An Instrument that Describes the Diverse Problems Seen in Milder Forms of PDD
- C. Hartman, E. Luteijn, M. Serra, R. Minderaa
- PsychologyJournal of autism and developmental disorders
- 15 April 2006
The objective of this study was to refine the Children’s Social Behavior Questionnaire (CSBQ), to reduce its length, and to verify its psychometric properties. The CSBQ is a questionnaire for parents…