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Bipolar affective disorder (BPAD), also known as manic depressive illness, is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression. It has a lifetime prevalence of approximately 1% in all human populations. In order to identify chromosomal regions containing genes that play a role in determining susceptibility to this psychiatric(More)
PURPOSE To screen and validate the global gene expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) using cDNA expression arrays and immunohistochemistry on tumor tissue microarrays in an attempt to find genes that may be of importance in the molecular pathogenesis and malignant progression of PTC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Eighteen PTC tissue specimens were(More)
Previously reported linkage of bipolar affective disorder to DNA markers on chromosome 18 was reexamined in a large sample of German bipolar families. Twenty-three short tandem repeat markers were investigated in 57 families containing 103 individuals with bipolar I disorder (BPI), 26 with bipolar II disorder (BPII), nine with schizoaffective disorder of(More)
DNA copy number changes were compared in 29 histologically benign follicular adenomas, of which five were atypical, and 13 follicular carcinomas of the thyroid by comparative genomic hybridization. DNA copy number changes were frequent in adenomas (14 out of 29, 48%). Most changes were gains, and they always involved a gain of the entire chromosome 7 (10(More)
Rituximab in combination with chemotherapy (immunochemotherapy) is one of the most effective treatments available for follicular lymphoma (FL). This study aimed to determine whether differences in gene expression in FL tissue correlate with outcome in response to rituximab and CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) chemotherapy(More)
Germ-line mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes confer a predis position to breast as well as ovarian carcinoma. Except for loss of the respective wild-type alÃ-ele,somatic genetic changes needed for the pro gression of inherited ovarian tumors are unknown. A genome-wide search for such alterations was performed by comparative genomic hybridization(More)
Disturbances in the dopaminergic transmission have been implicated in the etiology of schizophrenia. Recently, an association of schizophrenia with increased homozygosity of a Gly9/Ser9 polymorphism in the dopamine D3 receptor gene (DRD3) has been reported (Crocq et al., 1992; Mant et al., 1994). This finding reflected a departure from the Hardy-Weinberg(More)
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