Kelan Tantisira

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In the study of complex traits, the utility of linkage analysis and single marker association tests can be limited for researchers attempting to elucidate the complex interplay between a gene and environmental covariates. For these purposes, tests of gene-environment interactions are needed. In addition, recent studies have indicated that haplotypes, which(More)
There are well-replicated, independent lines of evidence supporting a role for corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) in the pathophysiology of depression. CRH receptor 1 (CRHR1), which we first mapped in the brain in 1994, has been implicated in the treatment of depression and anxiety. We studied the association of CRHR1 genotypes with the phenotype of(More)
BACKGROUND Low intakes of dietary antioxidants may contribute to increases in asthma and allergy. OBJECTIVE We investigated the association of maternal total intakes (foods + supplements) of 10 antioxidant nutrients during pregnancy with wheezing and eczema in 2-y-old children. DESIGN Subjects were 1290 mother-child pairs in an ongoing cohort study.(More)
RATIONALE The comprehensive evaluation of gene variation, haplotype structure, and linkage disequilibrium is important in understanding the function of beta2-adrenergic receptor gene (ADRbeta2) on disease susceptibility, pulmonary function, and therapeutic responses in different ethnic groups with asthma. OBJECTIVES To identify ADRbeta2 polymorphisms and(More)
OBJECTIVE Corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor (CRHR)-2 participates in smooth muscle relaxation response and may influence acute airway bronchodilator response to short-acting beta2-agonist treatment of asthma. We aim to assess associations between genetic variants of CRHR2 and acute bronchodilator response in asthma. METHODS We investigated 28(More)
The NIH Pharmacogenetics Research Network (PGRN) is a collaborative group of investigators with a wide range of research interests, but all attempting to correlate drug response with genetic variation. Several research groups concentrate on drugs used to treat specific medical disorders (asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease, addiction of nicotine, and(More)
In asthma, the response to beta-agonists acting at beta2-adrenergic receptors (beta2AR) displays extensive interindividual variation. One effector for airway beta2AR, adenylyl cyclase type 9 (AC9), was considered a candidate locus for predicting beta-agonist efficacy in the absence and presence of corticosteroid treatment. One non-synonymous AC9(More)
Toll-like receptor 6 (TLR6) is one of a series of highly conserved innate immune receptors. We resequenced TLR6 in DNA samples from 24 African Americans, 23 European Americans, and 24 Hispanic Americans, identifying 53 SNPs, 22 with an allele frequency >5%. Significant differences in SNP frequencies among the three populations were noted. In all, 11 SNPs(More)
RATIONALE Inhaled beta-agonists are one of the most widely used classes of drugs for the treatment of asthma. However, a substantial proportion of patients with asthma do not have a favorable response to these drugs, and identifying genetic determinants of drug response may aid in tailoring treatment for individual patients. OBJECTIVES To screen variants(More)
Leukotrienes are now established contributors to the inflammatory process in asthma, and leukotriene modifiers are mainstays in the therapy of asthma. This review focuses on published association studies implicating the role of leukotriene pathway genes in asthma pathogenesis and treatment response, specifically focusing on those genetic variants associated(More)