Giovanni Battista Maestrale

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In contrast to large GWA studies based on thousands of individuals and large meta-analyses combining GWAS results, we analyzed a small case/control sample for uric acid nephrolithiasis. Our cohort of closely related individuals is derived from a small, genetically isolated village in Sardinia, with well-characterized genealogical data linking the extant(More)
The extent of linkage disequilibrium (LD) is an important factor when designing experiments for mapping disease or trait loci using LD mapping methods. It depends on the population history and hence is a characteristic of each population. Here, we have assessed the extent of LD in a sub-isolate of the general Sardinian population (775 members of one(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an angiogenic and neurotrophic factor, secreted by endothelial cells, known to impact various physiological and disease processes from cancer to cardiovascular disease and to be pharmacologically modifiable. We sought to identify novel loci associated with circulating VEGF levels through a genome-wide association(More)
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