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The phosphodiesterase 4B (PDE4B) is a candidate susceptibility gene for schizophrenia (SCZ), interacting with DISC1, a known genetic risk factor for SCZ. To examine if variants within PDE4B gene are associated with SCZ in Northwestern Han Chinese, and if these effects vary in gender-specific subgroup, we analyzed 20 SNPs, selected from previous studies and(More)
AIMS This study explores more polymorphisms in Disrupted-in-schizophrenia-1 (DISC1) for schizophrenia, which confer risk of developing the disorder. RESULTS We report three short tandem repeat (STR) loci ((ATCC)n1, D1S1621, and (ATCC)n2) in DISC1 that showed a significant association with schizophrenia in a set of Chinese Han individuals, including 310(More)
Recently, a new schizophrenia susceptibility locus 10q24.32-q24.33, containing two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs: rs7914558 and rs11191580), was identified in a genome-wide association study. To examine if this locus is associated with schizophrenia in the Han Chinese population, we analyzed six SNPs, including two SNPs within the region of(More)
SLC1A2 is reported to be responsible for the majority of glutamate uptake, which has a crucial role in neural development and synaptic plasticity, and a disturbance in glutamatergic transmission has been suggested to be involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia (SCZ) and cognition. To evaluate the relationship of common variants within SLC1A2 with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feature of Thallium content in adults of heavy metal contaminated district due to mining of Hezhang County, Guizhou Province. METHODS The subjects older than 45 ages were randomly recruited from the mineralized district (Magu village) and no-mineralized district (Salaxi viillage) , urine of villagers were collected and thallium(More)
Memory modulation is implemented through many different factors, such as the dopaminergic system and ovarian hormones. Alterations of these factors may cause memory behavior changes. In the current study, dopamine D3 receptor mutant (D3(-/-)) female mice and their wild-type (WT) controls were used and randomly assigned to ovariectomized (OVX) and(More)
In the present study, 10 short tandem repeats (STR) (HPRTB, DXS6789, DXS6799, DXS6804, DXS7130, DXS7132, DXS7133, DXS7423, DXS7424, and DXS8378) on X chromosome were investigated among four ethnic populations (431 individuals) in northwest of China, in order to learn about the genetic diversity, forensic suitability, and possible genetic affinities of the(More)
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