Nancy Hollenbeck

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Serotonin Transporter (5HTT or SLC6A4) mRNA transcription is regulated by both genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Unfortunately, despite intense scrutiny, the exact identity and contribution of each of these regulatory mechanisms, and their relationship to behavioral illness remain unknown. This lack of knowledge is critical because alterations in SLC6A4(More)
AIM A number of studies have shown that genetic variation at GABRA2 alters vulnerability to alcohol dependence. The exact identity of the causal variant(s), and the relationship of these variants to other forms of substance use and behavioral illness is, however, uncertain. OBJECTIVE Therefore, we genotyped 516 individuals from the Iowa Adoption Studies,(More)
Some serological and genetic studies have suggested that alterations in folate metabolism are associated with increased vulnerability to schizophrenia. In particular, these findings are most striking for the role of a putatively functional variant (C677T) in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene. To test the hypothesis that the T allele and(More)
Though the medical and mental health morbidity of incarcerated offenders has been discussed in a number of recent reports, very few data have been published concerning medical and mental health problems facing those on community corrections supervision. In this study of community corrections offenders utilizing residential facilities, we found that(More)
INTRODUCTION PCQAP is a member of the mediator family of transcription co-activators that is found in the region of 22q11, which is consistently deleted in DiGeorges/velocranialfacial (VCF) syndrome. As such, it is a gene of interest to behavioral geneticists because VCF is also associated with a high rate of psychosis and because defects in other mediator(More)
Alcoholism has a profound impact on millions of people throughout the world. However, the ability to determine if a patient needs treatment is hindered by reliance on self-reporting and the clinician's capability to monitor the patient's response to treatment is challenged by the lack of reliable biomarkers. Using a genome-wide approach, we have previously(More)
Transcriptional profiling has been used to identify gene expression patterns indicative of general medical illnesses such as atherosclerosis. However, whether these methods can identify common psychiatric disorders has not been established. To answer this question with respect to nicotine use, we used genome-wide expression profiling lymphoblast cell lines(More)
Smoking is the largest preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Despite the development of numerous preventive and treatment interventions, the rate of daily smoking in the United States is still approximately 22%. Effective psychosocial interventions and pharmacologic agents exist for the prevention and treatment of smoking.(More)
Major depression (MD) is often associated with disturbances of the hypothalamic/pituitary/thyroid (HPT) axis. Unfortunately, whether this association is secondary to common underlying genetic variation or whether the MD-associated disturbances in HPT function are chronic or state-dependent is unknown. To examine these questions, we genotyped 12 single(More)
INTRODUCTION Nicotine dependence results from a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Over the past several years, a large number of studies have been performed to identify distinct gene loci containing genetic vulnerability to nicotine dependence. Two of the most prominent studies were conducted by the Collaborative Study of the Genetics(More)