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Recently a linkage study on five Icelandic and two English pedigrees has provided evidence for a dominant gene for schizophrenia on 5q11-13 (ref. 1). In that study, families with bipolar illness were not included. Using the same probes, two similar but independent investigations on one Swedish pedigree and on fifteen Scottish families excluded linkage to(More)
BACKGROUND There is emerging evidence suggesting the role of peripheral blood leukocytes in the pathogenesis of obesity and related diseases. However, few studies have taken a genome-wide approach to investigating gene expression profiles in peripheral leukocytes between obese and lean individuals with the consideration of obesity-related shifts in(More)
We designed experiments to test the hypothesis that Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats are sensitive to high-fat diet (HFD)-induced hypertension and renal injury via an inflammatory mechanism. Twelve-week-old Dahl SS rats were maintained on a normal diet (ND; 14% fat), HFD (59% fat), or HFD supplemented with the lymphocyte immunosuppressive agent, mycophenolate(More)
The restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) associated with neuropeptide Y (NPY) and somatostatin loci were used to assess the possibility of linkage to a locus for affective disorder (AD). When somatostatin haplotypes were assigned to members of 2 AD pedigrees under either rare dominant or recessive transmission, the LOD scores obtained at 0%(More)
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) promotes renal damage during cardiovascular disease; yet, the molecular mechanisms involved remain unknown. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, triggered by unfolded protein accumulation in the ER, contributes to apoptosis and organ injury. These studies aimed to determine whether the ET-1 system promotes renal ER stress development in(More)
Increased renal endothelin-1 (ET-1) production and an ETA receptor-dependent increase in glomerular albumin permeability (Palb) accompany type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). We hypothesized that T1D-induced oxidative stress contributes to renal ET-1 production and glomerular Palb Male rats with streptozotocin-induced T1D were provided free access to drinking(More)
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