TD Dyer

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Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) is a common and serious disorder of human pregnancy that is associated with substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The suspected aetiology of PE/E is complex, with susceptibility being attributable to multiple environmental factors and a large genetic component. By assuming that the underlying liability(More)
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) has been rising alarmingly worldwide, including in the United States, but knowledge on specific genetic determinants of MS is very limited. Therefore, we planned to identify the genetic determinants of MS as defined by National Cholesterol Education Program/Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP/ATPIII) criteria. We(More)
We propose a constrained permutation test that assesses the significance of an observed quantitative trait locus effect against a background of genetic and environmental variation. Permutations of phenotypes are not selected at random, but rather are chosen in a manner that attempts to maintain the additive genetic variability in phenotypes. Such a(More)
No: Introduction: Fractional anisotropy (FA) is a sensitive index of the microstructural integrity of cerebral white matter (WM) derived from quantitative diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). FA describes the directional selectivity of the random diffusion of water molecules. In cerebral WM, the myelin sheath of axonal membranes constrains the motion of water(More)
Preterm birth (PTB) is a complex trait, but little is known regarding its major genetic determinants. The objective of this study is to localize genes that influence susceptibility to PTB in Mexican Americans (MAs), a minority population in the USA, using predominantly microfilmed birth certificate-based data obtained from the San Antonio Family Birth(More)
BACKGROUND Psychiatric comorbidity is common among individuals with addictive disorders, with patients frequently suffering from anxiety disorders. While the genetic architecture of comorbid addictive and anxiety disorders remains unclear, elucidating the genes involved could provide important insights into the underlying etiology. METHODS Here we examine(More)
The Lpb5 apolipoprotein B (apoB) allele occurs in pigs with spontaneous hypercholesterolemia. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) from these pigs binds to the LDL receptor with a lower affinity and is cleared from the circulation more slowly than control pig LDL. However, the severity of hypercholesterolemia in pigs with the mutant apoB allele is highly variable.(More)
Type 2 diabetes is highly prevalent and is the major cause of progressive chronic kidney disease in American Indians. Genome wide association studies identified several loci associated with diabetes but their impact on susceptibility to diabetic complications is unknown. To measure this we studied the association of 18 type 2 diabetes genome wide(More)
Although DISC1 has been implicated in many psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and major depression, its biological role in these disorders is unclear. To better understand this gene and its role in psychiatric disease, we conducted transcriptional profiling and genome-wide association analysis in 1 232(More)
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