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Chromosome 5q33 is a region that has previously shown good evidence of linkage to schizophrenia, with four LOD scores >3.00 in independent linkage studies. We studied 450 unrelated white English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish research subjects with schizophrenia and 450 ancestrally matched supernormal controls. Four adjacent markers at the 5' end of the Epsin(More)
Suicide rates in prisons in England and Wales are high, including those in juvenile detention centers. Previous deliberate self-harm (DSH) is the strongest predictor of suicide in the general population. There is limited information on how many juvenile offenders (15 to 18 year-olds) have a history of DSH at the time of entering custody, or on factors(More)
BACKGROUND Linkage studies by us and others have confirmed that chromosome 1q23.3 is a susceptibility locus for schizophrenia. Based on this information, several research groups have published evidence that markers within both the RGS4 and CAPON genes, which are 700 kb apart, independently showed allelic association with schizophrenia. Tests of allelic(More)
The chromosome 1q23.3 region, which includes the RGS4 gene has been implicated in genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia by two linkage studies with lod scores of 6.35 and 3.20 and with positive lod between 2.00 and 3.00 scores in several other studies. Reduced post mortem RGS4 gene expression in the brain of schizophrenics was reported as well as positive(More)
BACKGROUND Linkage studies have confirmed that chromosome 1q23.3 is a susceptibility locus for schizophrenia. It was then claimed that markers at the carboxyl-terminal PDZ ligand of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (CAPON) gene showed allelic association with schizophrenia in Canadian families. A second Chinese study found a base pair polymorphism at the(More)
Previous linkage and association studies may have implicated the Dystrobrevin-binding protein 1 (DTNBP1) gene locus or a gene in linkage disequilibrium with DTNBP1 on chromosome 6p22.3 in genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia. We used the case control design to test for of allelic and haplotypic association with schizophrenia in a sample of four hundred(More)
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