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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)
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)
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)
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)
In white adipose tissue (WAT), hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) can mediate lipolysis, a central pathway in obesity and diabetes. Gene-targeted HSL-deficient (HSL-/-) mice with no detectable HSL peptide or activity (measured as cholesteryl esterase) have WAT abnormalities, including low mass, marked heterogeneity of cell diameter, increased diacylglycerol(More)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood-onset psychiatric condition with a strong genetic component. Evidence from pharmacological, clinical and animal studies has suggested that the nicotinic system could be involved in the disorder. Previous studies have implicated the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor alpha4 subunit gene,(More)
Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by both motor and vocal tics. In our previous genome scan for TS we identified evidence for linkage to the centromeric region of chromosome 5 in a single large family of 32 individuals with 10 family members with TS or chronic multiple tics (CMT). In this paper we report(More)
Linkage of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to the short arm-centromeric region of chromosome 5 has been reported in multiple studies. The overlapping region (5p13-q11) contains a number of strong candidate genes for ADHD, based on their role in brain function or neurodevelopment. The aim of this study was to investigate some of the top(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)