Jeanette McCarthy

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV), which is effective in less than 50% of those infected with HCV genotype 1. Genome-wide association studies have linked response to PEG-IFN/RBV with common single nucleotide polymorphisms in the vicinity of interferon(More)
Genetic variability at the 3′ region of SNCA locus has been repeatedly associated with susceptibility to sporadic Parkinson’s disease (PD). Accumulated evidence emphasizes the importance of SNCA dosage and expression levels in PD pathogenesis. However, the mechanism through which the 3′ region of SNCA gene modulates the risk to develop sporadic PD remained(More)
Genomic medicine--an aspirational term 10 years ago--is gaining momentum across the entire clinical continuum from risk assessment in healthy individuals to genome-guided treatment in patients with complex diseases. We review the latest achievements in genome research and their impact on medicine, primarily in the past decade. In most cases, genomic(More)
OBJECTIVE This study measured the extent and examined implications of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in a methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) population. METHOD Four hundred and sixty patients were tested for HCV-Ab, hepatic enzymes and bilirubin, HCV-RNA, and hepatitis B antibody. RESULTS Overall, 87% of this population had evidence of HCV-Ab. Among(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS IL28B polymorphisms have been associated with both treatment induced and spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV). We previously found that LDL cholesterol levels were higher in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients with the CC genotype at the rs12979860 polymorphism, located proximal to the IL28 gene. Here we analyzed the association(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in high-throughput genomics technology have expanded our ability to catalogue allelic variants in large sets of candidate genes related to premature coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 398 families were identified in 15 participating medical centers; they fulfilled the criteria of myocardial infarction,(More)
PURPOSE Melastatin (MLSN-1), a novel melanocyte-specific gene recently identified using a genomic approach, is expressed in murine and human melanoma cells at levels inversely proportional to metastatic rates in vivo. We studied the relationship between expression of melastatin mRNA in the primary cutaneous tumor and prognosis in patients with localized(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) upstream of the IL28B gene has been associated with response of patients with chronic hepatitis C to therapy with pegylated interferon and ribavirin and also with spontaneous clearance of acute hepatitis C in a heterogeneous population. We analyzed the association between IL28B and the clinical(More)
Multi-locus profiles of genetic risk, so-called "genetic risk scores," can be used to translate discoveries from genome-wide association studies into tools for population health research. We developed a genetic risk score for obesity from results of 16 published genome-wide association studies of obesity phenotypes in European-descent samples. We then(More)