Herlina Y. Handoko

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We applied whole-genome single-nucleotide polymorphism arrays to define a comprehensive genetic profile of 23 esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) primary tumor biopsies based on loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and DNA copy number changes. Alterations were common, averaging 97 (range, 23-208) per tumor. LOH and gains averaged 33 (range, 3-83) and 31 (range, 11-73)(More)
The recent application of genome-wide, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) microarrays to investigate DNA copy number aberrations in cancer has provided unparalleled sensitivity for identifying genomic changes. In some instances the complexity of these changes makes them difficult to interpret, particularly when tumour samples are contaminated with normal(More)
A single nucleotide polymorphism (TNF(-308A)) within the promoter region of the gene encoding tumor necrosis factor (TNF), has been significantly associated with schizophrenia in a study of Italian patients and control subjects Boin et al. [2001: Mol Psychiatry 6:79-82]. We have applied case-control analyses to examine TNF promoter haplotypes (containing(More)
Several lines of evidence have implicated the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene as a candidate for schizophrenia (SZ) susceptibility, not only because it encodes a key dopamine catabolic enzyme but also because it maps to the velocardiofacial syndrome region of chromosome 22q11 which has long been associated with SZ predisposition. The interest in(More)
The discovery of genetic factors that contribute to schizophrenia susceptibility is a key challenge in understanding the etiology of this disease. Here, we report the identification of a novel schizophrenia candidate gene on chromosome 1q32, plexin A2 (PLXNA2), in a genome-wide association study using 320 patients with schizophrenia of European descent and(More)
We have analyzed the tyrosinase coding region of three individuals having Type IA OCA within an extended family using genomic DNA amplification and dideoxy sequencing. Two of the affected individuals are dizygotic twins. All three have a common missense mutation at codon 81 (Pro----Leu) within exon I. The twins have a second missense mutation at codon 371(More)
The Val158Met polymorphism of the gene encoding catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is one of the most widely tested variants for association with psychiatric disorders, but replication has been inconsistent including both sex limitation and heterogeneity of the associated allele. In this study we investigate the association between three SNPs from COMT and(More)
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a maternally inherited degenerative disorder characterised by an acute or subacute optic nerve degeneration resulting in visual failure. Mitochondrial DNA mutations have been reported and a nuclear modifier gene(s) on the X chromosome is thought to play an important role in the onset of this disorder. We(More)
Variation in incidence of schizophrenia between populations with different ethnical background may reflect population specific differences in nature and composition of genetic and environmental factors. In order to investigate whether there are population specific susceptibility genes for schizophrenia, we collected in Indonesia families with two or more(More)
OBJECTIVES Association of the valine/methionine variant at codon 66 (Val66Met) of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been reported inconsistently across a spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Haplotypes of six tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of a 37-kb region of dystrobrevin-binding protein 1 (DTNBP1) were found to be associated with(More)