Stephan Loacker

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OBJECTIVES The chromosomal loci 9p21.3, 6q25.1, and 2q36.3, represented by their respective leading variants rs1333049, rs6922269 and rs2943634, have been linked with a history of coronary artery disease (CAD) by genome-wide association studies. Whereas the association of variant rs1333049 with CAD was analysed in several subsequent studies, replication(More)
Neuropsychiatric disorders are one of the main challenges of human medicine with epilepsy being one of the most common serious disorders of the brain. Increasing evidence suggest neuropeptides, particularly the opioids, play an important role in epilepsy. However, little is known about the mechanisms of the endogenous opioid system in epileptogenesis and(More)
Y-receptor-knockout mice have become an important tool to elucidate specific physiological roles of individual Y-receptors. However, their phenotypes are not always confirmatory to results obtained by pharmacological investigations in vivo or in vitro. These discrepancies may, at least in part, be due to compensatory changes in the expression of remaining(More)
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