Zoë M Prichard

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Anxiety problems and associated temperamental traits are multifactorial, determined by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Genetic effects may involve both neurotransmitters and hormones. A good candidate gene for association with anxiety-related traits is the estrogen receptor (ESRalpha). Estrogen exerts an effect on mood and behavior in(More)
Distinct life history patterns have been observed and characterized in humans and appear to have a heritable component. The specific genetic variation responsible for the heritability is unknown. This study tested two plausible candidate genes for association with human life history characteristics using a sample of Caucasian men and women taken from a(More)
Previous reports have identified an interaction between an MAOA promoter polymorphism and childhood adversity for antisocial behavioral outcomes in males. This study attempted to replicate this finding in an Australian community survey of 1,002 Caucasian men aged 20-24 years. Greater childhood adversity was associated with later antisocial behavior, but no(More)
This study sought to test 15 simple sequence repeat polymorphisms within 10 candidate genes for association with antisocial behavioural traits. Genes included were those known to regulate dopamine synthesis and transmission in the brain (DBH, DRD2, MAOA, TFAP2B, NR4A2, LMX1B) and those involved in the differentiation of social and sexual behaviour in men(More)
Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) have traditionally been used as markers in gene mapping studies and typing for forensic purposes. Recently there has been some speculation that this type of genetic variation also plays a more direct role in influencing gene expression and hence complex phenotypic outcomes such as human behavior. For this reason it is(More)
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