Daniel L. Koller

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BACKGROUND Vitamin D is crucial for maintenance of musculoskeletal health, and might also have a role in extraskeletal tissues. Determinants of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations include sun exposure and diet, but high heritability suggests that genetic factors could also play a part. We aimed to identify common genetic variants affecting(More)
Most psychiatric disorders are moderately to highly heritable. The degree to which genetic variation is unique to individual disorders or shared across disorders is unclear. To examine shared genetic etiology, we use genome-wide genotype data from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) for cases and controls in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol dependence is a complex disease, and although linkage and candidate gene studies have identified several genes associated with the risk for alcoholism, these explain only a portion of the risk. METHODS We carried out a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on a case-control sample drawn from the families in the Collaborative Study on the(More)
We conducted a combined genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 7,481 individuals with bipolar disorder (cases) and 9,250 controls as part of the Psychiatric GWAS Consortium. Our replication study tested 34 SNPs in 4,496 independent cases with bipolar disorder and 42,422 independent controls and found that 18 of 34 SNPs had P < 0.05, with 31 of 34 SNPs(More)
UNLABELLED Several genome-wide scans have been performed to detect loci that regulate BMD, but these have yielded inconsistent results, with limited replication of linkage peaks in different studies. In an effort to improve statistical power for detection of these loci, we performed a meta-analysis of genome-wide scans in which spine or hip BMD were(More)
UNLABELLED Femoral neck area expands and BMD decreases in premenopausal women. We used longitudinal DXA measurements on 388 premenopausal white sisters to show significant heritability of the rates of change in femoral neck area, BMC, and BMD. INTRODUCTION Bone mass and structure are highly heritable. However, genetic effects on age-related changes in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to replicate the previous association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with risk of intracranial aneurysm (IA) and to examine the relationship of smoking with these variants and the risk of IA. METHODS White probands with an IA from families with multiple affected members were identified by 26(More)
UNLABELLED The role of the LRP5 gene in rare BMD-related traits has recently been shown. We tested whether variation in this gene might play a role in normal variation in peak BMD. Association between SNPs in LRP5 and hip and spine BMD was measured in 1301 premenopausal women. Only a small proportion of the BMD variation was attributable to LRP5 in our(More)
UNLABELLED The Alox15 gene was recently identified as a negative regulator of peak BMD in mice. Polymorphisms in human ALOX12, but not ALOX15, were significantly associated with spine BMD in white men and women, suggesting that ALOX12 may contribute to normal variation in BMD. INTRODUCTION Osteoporosis is a complex disease with both genetic and(More)
INTRODUCTION A major determinant of osteoporotic fracture is peak bone mineral density (BMD). In women peak BMD is highly heritable and several quantitative trait loci (QTL) have been reported. There are few comparable data in men. This study in men aimed to establish the heritability of peak BMD, identify QTL contributing to normal variation in BMD, and(More)