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BACKGROUND Large-scale quantitative analysis of transcriptional co-expression has been used to dissect regulatory networks and to predict the functions of new genes discovered by genome sequencing in model organisms such as yeast. Although the idea that tissue-specific expression is indicative of gene function in mammals is widely accepted, it has not been(More)
Paget disease of bone (PDB) is a common disorder characterized by focal and disorganized increases of bone turnover. Genetic factors are important in the pathogenesis of PDB. We and others recently mapped the third locus associated with the disorder, PDB3, at 5q35-qter. In the present study, by use of 24 French Canadian families and 112 unrelated subjects(More)
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood-onset disorder characterized by marked inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The dopaminergic system has been hypothesized to be involved in the development of ADHD. Positive associations have been found for the dopamine receptors D1 and D5 genes, suggesting that other genes involved in(More)
Twin studies have provided evidence for shared genetic influences between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and specific reading disabilities (RD), with this overlap being highest for the inattentive symptom dimension of ADHD. Previously, we found evidence for association of the dopamine receptor D1 gene (DRD1) with ADHD, and with the(More)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental childhood psychiatric disorder. Brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of ADHD and two family-based association studies demonstrated an association of BDNF polymorphisms with ADHD. The aim of the current study was to(More)
Family, twin, and adoption studies have demonstrated a significant genetic contribution to the etiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Pharmacological, neuroimaging, and animal-model findings suggest imbalances in monoaminergic (dopaminergic, serotonergic, and noradrenergic) neurotransmission in ADHD. We have examined monoaminergic(More)
The dopamine system plays an important role in the regulation of attention and motor behavior, subsequently, several dopamine-related genes have been associated with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Among them are the dopamine receptors D1 and D5 that mediate adenylyl cyclase activation through coupling with G(s)-like proteins. We thus(More)
UNLABELLED Mutations of the SQSTM1/p62 gene are commonly observed in PDB. Screening an updated sample from Quebec and using previously published data from other populations, we compared frequency estimates for SQSTM1/p62 mutations and haplotype distribution. The P392L mutation was the most prevalent, embedded in two different haplotypes, possibly shared by(More)
OBJECTIVE To directly ascertain the physiological roles in adipocytes of hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL; E.C. 3.1.1.3), a multifunctional hydrolase that can mediate triacylglycerol cleavage in adipocytes. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We performed constitutive gene targeting of the mouse HSL gene (Lipe), subsequently studied the adipose tissue phenotype(More)
Paget disease of bone is characterized by focal increases of the bone-remodeling process. It is the second most common metabolic bone disease after osteoporosis. Genetic factors play a major role in the etiology of Paget disease of bone, and two loci have been mapped for the disorder: PDB1 and PDB2. The gene(s) causing the typical form of the disorder(More)