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To identify susceptibility loci for schizophrenia, we performed a two-stage genome-wide association study (GWAS) of schizophrenia in the Han Chinese population (GWAS: 746 individuals with schizophrenia and 1,599 healthy controls; validation: 4,027 individuals with schizophrenia and 5,603 healthy controls). We identified two susceptibility loci for(More)
OBJECTIVE Adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) has been the standard treatment to infantile spasms (IS). However, the mechanism of ACTH therapy is still unclear. ACTH exerts the function via melanocortin 2 receptor (MC2R). Our previous study showed a common 4-single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) haplotype TCCT at the MC2R promoter was strongly associated with(More)
AIM Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) has been used as the major therapy for infantile spasms since 1958 because it effectively suppresses seizures; it also normalizes the electroencephalogram in the short-term treatment of infantile spasms. G protein-regulated inducer of neurite outgrowth 1 (GRIN1, also known as N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor 1, NMDAR1), a(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify polymorphisms of the serotonin transporter(5-HTT) gene and to find out whether there was relationship between any such polymorphisms and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS). METHODS For two polymorphisms of 5-HTT target DNA gene was amplified using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 6% non-denaturing polyacrylamide gels electrophoresis. The(More)
Drug addiction shares common neurobiological pathways and risk genes with other psychiatric diseases, including psychosis. One of the commonly identified risk genes associated with broad psychosis has been ZNF804A. We sought to test whether psychosis risk variants in ZNF804A increase the risk of heroin addiction by modulating neurocognitive performance and(More)
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