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The Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) is a self-report personality questionnaire based on Cloninger's psychobiological model of personality, which accounts for both normal and abnormal variation in the two major components of personality, temperament and character. Normative data for the Swedish TCI based on a representative Swedish sample of 1,300(More)
BACKGROUND An association between schizophrenia and the T102C polymorphism of the gene for 5-hydroxytryptamine type 2a (5-HT2a) receptor has been reported; the proportion of allele 2 of this polymorphism is higher than expected among schizophrenic patients. We looked for an association between schizophrenia and this variant of the 5-HT2a-receptor gene in a(More)
The first Swedish case of familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) was published in 1965. The same transthyretin (TTR met30) mutation as that seen in Japanese, Portuguese, and other populations was also found in Swedish FAP patients. More than 350 patients with clinical manifestations of FAP have been diagnosed in northern Sweden, most of them originating(More)
Migraine is the most common type of chronic episodic headache. To find novel susceptibility genes for familial migraine with and without aura, a genomewide screen was performed in a large family from northern Sweden. Evidence of linkage was obtained on chromosome 6p12.2-p21.1, with a maximum two-point lod score of 5.41 for marker D6S452. The patients with(More)
A mutant variant of the serum protein transthyretin (TTR-met30) appears to be a necessary but not sufficient condition for the development of familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). We have studied a number of serum protein markers (alpha 1-antitrypsin, properdin factor B, C3, C4A, C4B, haptoglobin, transferrin and group-specific component) in FAP(More)
Genetic factors are of major aetiological importance in Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD type I and II). The exact mode of inheritance of BPAD is unknown, but the recent demonstration of anticipation suggests that dynamic mutations could be involved in the clinical expression of the disease. We have used the repeat expansion detection (RED) method to test(More)
Associations were studied between six serum protein polymorphisms (C3, BF, HP, ORM, TF, and GC) and high versus low scoring on episodic memory tasks in an attempt to identify QTL (quantitative trait loci) contributing to the heritability of this quantitative trait. Since a highly significant sex difference (p = .00002) was found with respect to the(More)
An association between bipolar affective disorder and CAG/CTG trinucleotide repeat expansions (TRE) has previously been detected using the repeat expansion detection (RED) method. Here we report that 89% of RED products (CAG/CTG repeats) > 120 nt (n = 202) detected in affective disorder patients as well as unaffected family members and controls correlate(More)
Anticipation describes an inheritance pattern within a pedigree with an increase in disease severity or decrease in age at onset or both in successive generations. The phenomenon of anticipation has recently been shown to be correlated with the expansion of trinucleotide repeat sequences in different disorders. We have studied differences of age at onset(More)
The frequencies of group-specific component (GC) subtypes were studied in a population of 4,053 conscripts and blood donors from the counties of Västerbotten and Norrbotten in northern Sweden. The individuals were distributed according to place of birth into 23 subpopulations. A significant heterogeneity between the 23 regions was observed for the GC*1F,(More)