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Allopurinol, a commonly prescribed medication for gout and hyperuricemia, is a frequent cause of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR), which include the drug hypersensitivity syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. The adverse events are unpredictable and carry significant morbidity and mortality. To identify genetic markers(More)
To investigate the underlying mechanisms of T2D pathogenesis, we looked for diabetes susceptibility genes that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in a Han Chinese population. A two-stage genome-wide association (GWA) study was conducted, in which 995 patients and 894 controls were genotyped using the Illumina HumanHap550-Duo BeadChip for the first(More)
BACKGROUND Nonselective opioid antagonists reduce alcohol consumption under various experimental situations, and several association studies have examined possible roles of opioid receptor mu (OPRM), delta (OPRD), and kappa (OPRK) genes in the development of alcohol dependence. METHODS We examined 20 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across the OPRM,(More)
Young-onset hypertension has a stronger genetic component than late-onset counterpart; thus, the identification of genes related to its susceptibility is a critical issue for the prevention and management of this disease. We carried out a two-stage association scan to map young-onset hypertension susceptibility genes. The first-stage analysis, a genome-wide(More)
Haplotype-based approaches may have greater power than single-locus analyses when the SNPs are in strong linkage disequilibrium with the risk locus. To overcome potential complexities owing to large numbers of haplotypes in genetic studies, we evaluated two data mining approaches, multifactor dimensionality reduction (MDR) and classification and regression(More)
Positive linkage of schizophrenia to chromosome 8p22-21 loci had been reported in the Caucasian samples. This study was designed to replicate this finding by using eleven microsatellite markers on chromosome 8p22-21 in 52 Taiwanese schizophrenic families with at least two affected siblings. Two phenotype models (narrow: DSM-IV schizophrenia only; and broad:(More)
Genetic dissection of complex diseases is both important and challenging. The human major histocompatibility complex is involved in many human diseases and genetic mechanisms. This highly polymorphic chromosome region has been extensively studied in Caucasians but not as well in Asians. Thus, we compared genotypic distributions, linkage disequilibria and(More)
BACKGROUND A large number of potential obesity loci have been reported. At least 18 genes have been replicated in a minimum of 5 studies on obesity-related phenotypes. Fourteen additional genes have been associated with obesity in Asians. OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to examine how many common variants of these candidate genes are associated with severe(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that polymorphisms of ESR1, the gene encoding estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha), are associated with susceptibility, clinical phenotype, and progression of breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A case-control study was done on 940 patients with incident breast cancer and 1,547 healthy female controls. Fifteen single-nucleotide(More)