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  • Hain, Daniel; Bettencourt, Brian R.; Okamura, Katsutomo; Csorba, Tibor; Meyer, Wibke; Jin, Zhigang; Biggerstaff, Jason; Siomi, Haruhiko; Hutvagner, Gyorgy; Lai, Eric C.; Welte, Michael; Müller, H.-Arno J. (Public Library of Science, 2010-12-17)
    The Drosophila argonaute2 (ago2) gene plays a major role in siRNA mediated RNA silencing pathways. Unlike mammalian Argonaute proteins, the Drosophila protein has an unusual amino-terminal domain made up largely of multiple ...
  • Lu, Weining; Quintero-Rivera, Fabiola; Fan, Yanli; Alkuraya, Fowzan S; Donovan, Diana J; Xi, Qiongchao; Turbe-Doan, Annick; Li, Qing-Gang; Campbell, Craig G; Shanske, Alan L; Sherr, Elliott H; Ahmad, Ayesha; Peters, Roxana; Rilliet, Benedict; Parvex, Paloma; Bassuk, Alexander G; Harris, David J; Ferguson, Heather; Kelly, Chantal; Walsh, Christopher A; Gronostajski, Richard M; Devriendt, Koenraad; Higgins, Anne; Ligon, Azra H; Quade, Bradley J; Morton, Cynthia C; Gusella, James F; Maas, Richard L (Public Library of Science, 2007-5-25)
    Complex central nervous system (CNS) malformations frequently coexist with other developmental abnormalities, but whether the associated defects share a common genetic basis is often unclear. We describe five individuals ...
  • McArdle, Patrick F; Rutherford, Sue; Mitchell, Braxton D; Damcott, Coleen M; Wang, Ying; Ramachandran, Vasan; Ott, Sandy; Chang, Yen-Pei C; Levy, Daniel; Steinle, Nanette (BioMed Central, 2008-7-14)
    BACKGROUND: Systemic blood pressure, influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, is regulated via sympathetic nerve activity. We assessed the role of genetic variation in three subunits of the neuromuscular ...
  • Wang, Hang; Li, Qinggang; Liu, Juan; Mendelsohn, Cathy; Salant, David J.; Lu, Weining (PLoS ONE, 2011-09-20)
    Antenatal hydronephrosis and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) are common renal tract birth defects. We recently showed that disruption of the Robo2 gene is associated with VUR in humans and antenatal hydronephrosis in knockout ...
  • Yip, Agustín G; Green, Robert C; Huyck, Matthew; Cupples, L Adrienne; Farrer, Lindsay A (BioMed Central, 2005-1-12)
    BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) use may protect against Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. We sought examine the association between NSAID use and risk of AD, and potential effect modification by APOE-ε4 ...
  • Heard-Costa, Nancy L.; Zillikens, M. Carola; Monda, Keri L.; Johansson, Åsa; Harris, Tamara B.; Fu, Mao; Haritunians, Talin; Feitosa, Mary F.; Aspelund, Thor; Eiriksdottir, Gudny; Garcia, Melissa; Launer, Lenore J.; Smith, Albert V.; Mitchell, Braxton D.; McArdle, Patrick F.; Shuldiner, Alan R.; Bielinski, Suzette J.; Boerwinkle, Eric; Brancati, Fred; Demerath, Ellen W.; Pankow, James S.; Arnold, Alice M.; Chen, Yii-Der Ida; Glazer, Nicole L.; McKnight, Barbara; Psaty, Bruce M.; Rotter, Jerome I.; Amin, Najaf; Campbell, Harry; Gyllensten, Ulf; Pattaro, Cristian; Pramstaller, Peter P.; Rudan, Igor; Struchalin, Maksim; Vitart, Veronique; Gao, Xiaoyi; Kraja, Aldi; Province, Michael A.; Zhang, Qunyuan; Atwood, Larry D.; Dupuis, Josée; Hirschhorn, Joel N.; Jaquish, Cashell E.; O'Donnell, Christopher J.; Vasan, Ramachandran S.; White, Charles C.; Aulchenko, Yurii S.; Estrada, Karol; Hofman, Albert; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Uitterlinden, André G.; Witteman, Jacqueline C. M.; Oostra, Ben A.; Kaplan, Robert C.; Gudnason, Vilmundur; O'Connell, Jeffrey R.; Borecki, Ingrid B.; van Duijn, Cornelia M.; Cupples, L. Adrienne; Fox, Caroline S.; North, Kari E. (Public Library of Science, 2009-6-26)
    Central abdominal fat is a strong risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. To identify common variants influencing central abdominal fat, we conducted a two-stage genome-wide association analysis for waist ...
  • Sárközi, Andrea; Wyszynski, Diego F; Czeizel, Andrew E (BioMed Central, 2005-6-28)
    BACKGROUND: Over the years, great efforts have been made to record the frequency of orofacial clefts in different populations. However, very few studies were able to account for the etiological and phenotypic heterogeneity ...
  • Zurovac, Dejan; Ndhlovu, Mickey; Sipilanyambe, Nawa; Chanda, Pascalina; Hamer, Davidson H; Simon, Jon L; Snow, Robert W (BioMed Central, 2007-3-16)
    BACKGROUND Zambia was the first African country to change national antimalarial treatment policy to artemisinin-based combination therapy – artemether-lumefantrine. An evaluation during the early implementation phase ...
  • Chahine, Teresa; Baccarelli, Andrea; Litonjua, Augusto; Wright, Robert O.; Suh, Helen; Gold, Diane R.; Sparrow, David; Vokonas, Pantel; Schwartz, Joel (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2007-11)
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES. We have previously shown that reduced defenses against oxidative stress due to glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) deletion modify the effects of PM2.5 (fine-particulate air pollution of < 2.5 ...
  • Meng, Yan A; Yu, Yi; Cupples, L Adrienne; Farrer, Lindsay A; Lunetta, Kathryn L (BioMed Central, 2009-3-5)
    BACKGROUND. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may be correlated due to linkage disequilibrium (LD). Association studies look for both direct and indirect associations with disease loci. In a Random Forest (RF) analysis, ...
  • Goyal, Sandeep K; Punnam, Sujeeth R; Verma, Gita; Ruberg, Frederick L (BioMed Central, 2008-10-10)
    Persistent left superior vena cava is rare but important congenital vascular anomaly. It results when the left superior cardinal vein caudal to the innominate vein fails to regress. It is most commonly observed in isolation ...
  • Hunter, David J; Pike, Marilyn C; Jonas, Beth L; Kissin, Eugene; Krop, Julie; McAlindon, Tim (BioMed Central, 2010-10-10)
    BACKGROUND: There are no proven therapies that modify the structural changes associated with osteoarthritis (OA). Preclinical data suggests that intra-articular recombinant human BMP-7 (bone morphogenetic protein-7) has ...
  • Weitberg, Alan B (BioMed Central, 2008-9-19)
    β-(1,3)/(1,6) D-glucan, a component of the fungal cell wall, has been shown to stimulate the immune system, enhance hematopoiesis, amplify killing of opsonized tumor cells and increase neutrophil chemotaxis and adhesion. ...
  • Levy, Daniel; DePalma, Steven R; Benjamin, Emelia J; O'Donnell, Christopher J; Parise, Helen; Hirschhorn, Joel N; Vasan, Ramachandran S; Izumo, Seigo; Larson, Martin G (BioMed Central, 2006-5-22)
    BACKGROUND: High-throughput genotyping generates vast amounts of data for analysis; results can be difficult to summarize succinctly. A single project may involve genotyping many genes with multiple variants per gene and ...
  • Stepnowsky, Carl J; Palau, Joe J; Marler, Matthew R; Gifford, Allen L (Gunther Eysenbach, 2007-5-17)
    BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent and serious medical condition characterized by repeated complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway during sleep and is prevalent in 2% to 4% of working ...
  • Lieb, Wolfgang; Sullivan, Lisa M.; Harris, Tamara B.; Roubenoff, Ronenn; Benjamin, Emelia J.; Levy, Daniel; Fox, Caroline S.; Wang, Thomas J.; Wilson, Peter W.; Kannel, William B.; Vasan, Ramachandran S. (American Diabetes Association, 2008-12-29)
    OBJECTIVE: Obesity predisposes individuals to congestive heart failure (CHF) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Leptin regulates energy homeostasis, is elevated in obesity, and influences ventricular and vascular remodeling. ...
  • Laramie, Jason M; Wilk, Jemma B; Williamson, Sally L; Nagle, Michael W; Latourelle, Jeanne C; Tobin, Jennifer E; Province, Michael A; Borecki, Ingrid B; Myers, Richard H (BioMed Central, 2008-5-22)
    BACKGROUND: The chromosome 7q32 region is linked to metabolic syndrome and obesity related traits in the Family Heart Study. As part of a fine mapping study of the region, we evaluated the relationship of polymorphisms to ...
  • Kolovou, Genovefa D; Anagnostopoulou, Katherine K; Pavlidis, Antonis N; Salpea, Klelia D; Iraklianou, Stella A; Tsarpalis, Konstantinos; Damaskos, Dimitris S; Manolis, Athanasios; Cokkinos, Dennis V (BioMed Central, 2005-9-30)
    BACKGROUND The metabolic syndrome (MetS), as well as postprandial hypertriglyceridemia, is associated with coronary heart disease. This study aimed to evaluate the postprandial lipemia after oral fat tolerance test (OFTT) ...
  • Wilker, Elissa; Mittleman, Murray A.; Litonjua, Augusto A.; Poon, Audrey; Baccarelli, Andrea; Suh, Helen; Wright, Robert O.; Sparrow, David; Vokonas, Pantel; Schwartz, Joel (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009-06)
    BACKGROUND. Fine particulate matter [aerodynamic diameter ≤ 2.5 μm (PM2.5)] has been associated with autonomic dysregulation. OBJECTIVE. We hypothesized that PM2.5 influences postural changes in systolic blood pressure ...
  • Ahern, Thomas P; Bosco, Jaclyn LF; Silliman, Rebecca A; Yood, Marianne Ulcickas; Field, Terry S; Wei, Feifei; Lash, Timothy L (Dove Medical Press, 2009-8-9)
    BACKGROUND: Comorbidity indices summarize complex medical histories into concise ordinal scales, facilitating stratification and regression in epidemiologic analyses. Low subject prevalence in the highest strata of a ...

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