Peter A. Dickson

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Seven alcohol-metabolizing enzymes are encoded by the human alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) gene cluster on chromosome 4q22-23. One of these genes, ADH7, is uniquely expressed in the stomach mucosa and can influence metabolism of alcohol before its absorption into the blood. However, the contribution of ADH7 to the overall genetic variation in alcohol oxidation(More)
We have previously found that variation in alcohol metabolism in Europeans is linked to the chromosome 4q region containing the ADH gene family. We have now typed 103 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across this region to test for allelic associations with variation in blood and breath alcohol concentrations after an alcohol challenge. In vivo alcohol(More)
BACKGROUND The low-activity variant of the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) gene found in East Asian populations leads to the alcohol flush reaction and reduces alcohol consumption and risk of alcohol dependence (AD). We have tested whether other polymorphisms in the ALDH2 gene have similar effects in people of European ancestry. METHODS Serial(More)
High density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping panels provide an alternative to microsatellite markers for genome scans. However, genotype errors have a major impact on power to detect linkage or association and are difficult to detect for SNPs. We estimated error rates with the Affymetrix GeneChip SNP platform in samples from a family with a(More)
Multiple displacement amplification (MDA) has emerged as a promising new method of whole genome amplification (WGA) with the potential to generate virtually unlimited genome-equivalent DNA from only a small amount of seed DNA. To date, genome-wide high marker density assessments of MDA-DNA have focussed mainly upon suitability for single nucleotide(More)
This paper discusses a methodology which uses a specially developed computer program that enables estimation of output parameters of an x-ray machine from a single test exposure. Exposure at skin entrance values can be estimated, as well as using the data from the program for organ dose estimates. To perform the estimation procedure, curves and analytical(More)
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