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Despite its high prevalence, very little is known regarding genetic predisposition to prostate cancer. A genome-wide scan performed in 66 high-risk prostate cancer families has provided evidence of linkage to the long arm of chromosome 1 (1q24-25). Analysis of an additional set of 25 North American and Swedish families with markers in this region resulted(More)
A genome scan of approximately 12-cM initial resolution was done on 50 of a set of 51 carefully ascertained unilineal multiplex families segregating the bipolar affective disorder phenotype. In addition to standard multipoint linkage analysis methods, a simultaneous-search algorithm was applied in an attempt to surmount the problem of genetic heterogeneity.(More)
The enzyme ␣-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR) plays an important role in peroxisomal ␤-oxidation of branched-chain fatty acid and therefore is relevant to carcinogenesis. The involvement of AMACR in prostate cancer (CaP) is implicated by the recent observation that expression of AMACR is consistently and extensively up-regulated in CaP. This observation is(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that genetic variation in the promoter of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) gene may contribute to individual variation in serum PSA levels. However, polymorphisms associated with variations in PSA levels have not been identified. METHODS We used the polymerase chain reaction to amplify the promoter region of the PSA(More)
In a recent study of 91 families having at least three first degree relatives with prostate cancer, we reported the localization of a major susceptibility locus for prostate cancer (HPC1) to chromosome 1 [band q24; J. R. Smith et al., Science (Washington DC), 274: 1371-1373, 1996]. There was significant evidence for locus heterogeneity, with an estimate of(More)
Asthma is a complex disease with sex-specific differences in prevalence. Candidate gene studies have suggested that genotype-by-sex interaction effects on asthma risk exist, but this has not yet been explored at a genome-wide level. We aimed to identify sex-specific asthma risk alleles by performing a genome-wide scan for genotype-by-sex interactions in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the impact of apoE-4 on Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its age at onset. DESIGN A genetic linkage study using affected relative pairs, predominantly siblings. SETTING Three academic medical centers ascertained subjects from memory disorder clinics, nursing homes, and the local community. SUBJECTS 310 families including 679 subjects(More)
RATIONALE The Severe Asthma Research Program cohort includes subjects with persistent asthma who have undergone detailed phenotypic characterization. Previous univariate methods compared features of mild, moderate, and severe asthma. OBJECTIVES To identify novel asthma phenotypes using an unsupervised hierarchical cluster analysis. METHODS Reduction of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the pattern of affective psychopathology in families ascertained for genetic linkage studies through bipolar I probands to that in families ascertained through bipolar II probands. METHOD All available first-degree relatives (N = 266) of 48 bipolar I and eight bipolar II probands were interviewed with the(More)
Asthma is a common disease with a complex risk architecture including both genetic and environmental factors. We performed a meta-analysis of North American genome-wide association studies of asthma in 5,416 individuals with asthma (cases) including individuals of European American, African American or African Caribbean, and Latino ancestry, with(More)