Eric J. Devor

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The association of the A1 allele of the D2 dopamine receptor gene with alcoholism was examined by comparing 32 unrelated white alcoholics with 25 unrelated white controls and by analysis of 17 nuclear families in multigenerational pedigrees of alcoholics in whom the A1 allele was segregating. All subjects had structured psychiatric interviews. Clinical(More)
We examined mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup and haplotype diversity in 188 individuals from three Chibchan (Kogi, Arsario, and Ijka) populations and one Arawak (Wayuú) group from northeast Colombia to determine the biological relationship between lower Central American and northern South American Chibchan speakers. mtDNA haplogroups were obtained for(More)
The involvement of small RNAs in cotton fiber development is under explored. The objective of this work was to directly clone, annotate, and analyze small RNAs of developing ovules to reveal the candidate small interfering RNA/microRNAs involved in cotton ovule and fiber development. We cloned small RNA sequences from 0–10 days post anthesis (DPA)(More)
The mtDNA variation of 198 Aleuts, as well as North American and Asian populations drawn from the literature, were analyzed to reconstruct the Aleuts' genetic prehistory and to investigate their role in the peopling of the Circumarctic region. From median-joining network analysis, three star-like clusters were identified in the Aleuts within the following(More)
  • E J Devor
  • Journal of craniofacial genetics and…
  • 1987
The transmissibilities of 11 human craniofacial dimensions are estimated by path analysis based upon familial correlations obtained in four different populations. Estimates from both the individual populations and from pooled correlations indicate that the observed variation in craniofacial dimensions is determined by genetic and nongenetic factors in(More)
The window of implantation of human embryos into the endometrium spans Cycle Days 20-24 of the 28-day menstrual cycle. However, uterine receptivity may not be reliably replicated in infertile patients throughout this span. Thus, it is of importance to be able to determine optimal receptivity through a minimally invasive measure. We screened expression of a(More)
microRNAs (miRNAs) control a multitude of pathways in human cancers. Differential expression of miRNAs among different histological types of tumors within the same type of tissue offers insight into the mechanism of pathogenesis and may help to direct treatment to improve prognosis. We assessed expression of 667 miRNAs in endometrial endometrioid and serous(More)
Individual mutations in the tumor suppressor TP53 alter p53 protein function. Some mutations create a non-functional protein, whereas others confer oncogenic activity, which we term 'oncomorphic'. Since mutations in TP53 occur in nearly all ovarian tumors, the objective of this study was to determine the relationship of oncomorphic TP53 mutations with(More)
A subgroup of Athabascan Indians in Arizona and New Mexico was found to have an unusually high incidence of severe combined immunodeficiency, probably due to founder effect. Closed genetic pressures have limited their histocompatibility-antigen heterogeneity, enabling 3 patients to be grafted, 2 of them across HLA-B locus barriers.
A lymphoma outbreak occurred at the Sukhumi Center in the Late 1960's, when 12 baboons were inoculated with blood from human leukemia patients. Out of a total of 3219 animals, 218 contracted lymphoma and died. This outbreak appears to be primarily horizontal in transmission. Genetic investigations reveal that: (1) inbreeding does not increase risk of(More)