Hsiang L Song

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Schizophrenic disorders are complex genetic disorders and may involve multiple genes of small effect. The presence of apolipoprotein E (apoE) is associated with several neuropsychiatric disorders. Previous studies on apoE genotype distribution in schizophrenia have reported conflicting findings. We studied the genotype frequencies in a large group of(More)
Serotonin is implicated in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Following serotonin release, the serotonin transporter (5-HTT) is the major determinant of serotonin inactivation. The present study tested the hypothesis that a biallelic polymorphism in the 5' regulatory region of the 5-HTT gene (5-HTTLPR) confers susceptibility to schizophrenia, association(More)
The restriction site mutation (RSM) assay (see Steingrimsdottir et al. [H. Steingrimsdottir, D. Beare, J. Cole, J.F.M. Leal, T. Kostic, J. Lopez-Barea, G. Dorado, A.R. Lehmann, Development of new molecular procedures for the detection of genetic alteration in man, Mutat. Res. 353 (1996) pp. 109-121] for a review) has been developed as a genotypic mutation(More)
The serotonin hypothesis in schizophrenia had regained interest with the superior efficacy of clozapine in the refractory schizophrenic patients. Among the serotonin receptors, the serotonin 2A (5HT2A) receptor subtype is the most widely studied. Previous studies on the association between a silent mutation polymorphism of the 5HT2A gene (102T/C) and(More)
The serotonergic system is implicated in the etiology of mood disorders. Among those most recently discovered serotonin receptors, the relative abundance of serotonin type 6 receptor (5-HT(6)) in the limbic area and the high affinity of some antidepressants to 5-HT(6) receptors suggest that this receptor might be involved in the pathogenesis of mood(More)
Schizophrenic patients with the apolipoprotein E (APOE = gene; apoE = protein) epsilon4 allele exhibited lower psychosis scores than patients without the epsilon4 allele in previous reports. The present study tested the hypothesis that the APOE epsilon4 allele confers association with the clinical manifestations of schizophrenia or clozapine response. A(More)
Transgenic mouse modelling has provided a new approach to study the various steps involved in spontaneous and induced mutagenesis in rodent somatic and germline tissues in vivo. However, the important question arises as to whether mutations occur at the same rate in transgenes as in endogenous genes. Here, the restriction site mutation (RSM) assay was used(More)
Nodular fasciitis is a benign, proliferative lesion of myofibroblasts developed from the fascia. It arises commonly in the upper extremities of adults and in the head and neck region of infants and children. Involvement of the knee is exceedingly rare. We report a case of a 4-year-old girl with a knee mass, causing limitation of knee flexion and pain.(More)
A common polymorphism in the alpha1-antichymotrypsin (ACT) gene is associated with Alzheimer's disease. ACT is also a trophic factor in the hippocampal neurons. In order to examine if the ACT gene plays a role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenic disorders, patients (n = 175) and control subjects (n = 114) were genotyped for ACT. We also investigated the(More)