Matthew B Mcqueen

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The past decade has witnessed hundreds of reports declaring or refuting genetic association with putative Alzheimer disease susceptibility genes. This wealth of information has become increasingly difficult to follow, much less interpret. We have created a publicly available, continuously updated database that comprehensively catalogs all genetic(More)
In an effort to pinpoint potential genetic risk factors for schizophrenia, research groups worldwide have published over 1,000 genetic association studies with largely inconsistent results. To facilitate the interpretation of these findings, we have created a regularly updated online database of all published genetic association studies for schizophrenia(More)
Alan Herbert,1* Norman P. Gerry,1 Matthew B. McQueen,2 Iris M. Heid,3,4 Arne Pfeufer,5,6 Thomas Illig,3,4 H.-Erich Wichmann,3,4,7 Thomas Meitinger,5,6 David Hunter,2,8 Frank B. Hu,2,8 Graham Colditz,8 Anke Hinney,9 Johannes Hebebrand,9 Kerstin Koberwitz,5,9 Xiaofeng Zhu,10 Richard Cooper,10 Kristin Ardlie,11 Helen Lyon,12,13,14 Joel N. Hirschhorn,12,13,14(More)
The dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) and its serotonergic terminal regions have been suggested to be part of the neural substrate by which exposure to uncontrollable stressors produces poor escape responding and enhanced conditioned fear expression. Such stressor exposure is thought to selectively activate DRN serotonergic neurons in such a way as to render them(More)
More than 800 published genetic association studies have implicated dozens of potential risk loci in Parkinson's disease (PD). To facilitate the interpretation of these findings, we have created a dedicated online resource, PDGene, that comprehensively collects and meta-analyzes all published studies in the field. A systematic literature screen of -27,000(More)
BACKGROUND One potential site of convergence of the nicotine and alcohol actions is the family of the neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Our study examines the genetic association between variations in the genomic region containing the CHRNA5, A3, and B4 gene cluster (A5A3B4) and several phenotypes of alcohol and tobacco use in an ethnically(More)
The Human Genome Project and its spin-offs are making it increasingly feasible to determine the genetic basis of complex traits using genome-wide association studies. The statistical challenge of analyzing such studies stems from the severe multiple-comparison problem resulting from the analysis of thousands of SNPs. Our methodology for genome-wide(More)
The genetics of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is heterogeneous and remains only ill-defined. We have recently created a freely available and continuously updated online database (AlzGene; http://www.alzgene.org ) for which we collect all published genetic association studies in AD and perform systematic meta-analyses on all polymorphisms with sufficient genotype(More)
Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors have been implicated in various measures of nicotine dependence. In this paper, we present findings from an exploratory study of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CHRNB3 and CHRNA6 genes with tobacco and alcohol phenotypes, including frequency of use and three subjective response factors occurring(More)
Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are activated by both endogenous acetylcholine and exogenous nicotine, making sequence variations in these receptors likely candidates for association with tobacco phenotypes. Previous studies have found evidence for significant association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genomic region(More)