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)
This article develops the topic of the genetics of aggressive and violent behavior from three directions. Firstly, evidence from twin, family, and adoption studies will establish the case for the importance of genetically transmitted factors in the genesis of aggressivity from childhood through adulthood. Secondly, evidence from adoption studies will be(More)
BACKGROUND 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. RESULTS We cloned small RNA sequences from 0-10 days post(More)
The D3-dopamine receptor gene, DRD3, has been considered as a candidate gene in several disorders in which the dopaminergic system has been implicated including Tourette syndrome and schizophrenia. The DRD3 studies to date have all used as the gene marker a Bal I polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR RFLP). There have been(More)
A study of the intergenerational transmissibilities of 34 anthropometric measures from the Alexanderwohl Mennonite congregations of Kansas and Nebraska is presented. Results presented tend to confirm the suggestion made previously by us (Devor et al., 1985) that patterns of transmissibility conform to a concept of "functional multifactorial complexes"(More)
The "RNA revolution" that started at the end of the 20th century with the discovery of post-transcriptional gene silencing and its mechanism via RNA interference (RNAi) placed tiny 21-24 nucleotide long noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) in the forefront of biology as one of the most important regulatory elements in a host of physiologic processes. The discovery of(More)
UNLABELLED Progesterone, acting through its receptor, PR (progesterone receptor), is the natural inhibitor of uterine endometrial carcinogenesis by inducing differentiation. PR is downregulated in more advanced cases of endometrial cancer, thereby limiting the effectiveness of hormonal therapy. Our objective was to understand and reverse the mechanisms(More)