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  • Mastroeni, Diego; McKee, Ann; Grover, Andrew; Rogers, Joseph; Coleman, Paul D. (Public Library of Science, 2009-8-12)
    DNA methylation [1], [2] is capable of modulating coordinate expression of large numbers of genes across many different pathways, and may therefore warrant investigation for their potential role between genes and disease ...
  • Budtz-Jørgensen, Esben; Keiding, Niels; Grandjean, Philippe; Weihe, Pal (BioMed Central, 2002-10-14)
    BACKGROUND: Observational studies in epidemiology always involve concerns regarding validity, especially measurement error, confounding, missing data, and other problems that may affect the study outcomes. Widely used ...
  • Latourelle, Jeanne C; Dybdahl, Merete; Destefano, Anita L; Myers, Richard H; Lash, Timothy L (Dove Medical Press, 2010-8-9)
    PURPOSE: Estrogen exposure has been associated with the occurrence of Parkinson's disease (PD), as well as many other disorders, and yet the mechanisms underlying these relations are often unknown. While it is likely that ...
  • Laramie, Jason M; Wilk, Jemma B; Hunt, Steven C; Ellison, R Curtis; Chakravarti, Aravinda; Boerwinkle, Eric; Myers, Richard H (BioMed Central, 2006-3-1)
    BACKGROUND: Elevated resting heart rate has been shown in multiple studies to be a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease. Previous family studies have shown a significant heritable component to heart rate with several ...
  • Larson, Martin G; Atwood, Larry D; Benjamin, Emelia J; Cupples, L Adrienne; D'Agostino, Ralph B; Fox, Caroline S; Govindaraju, Diddahally R; Guo, Chao-Yu; Heard-Costa, Nancy L; Hwang, Shih-Jen; Murabito, Joanne M; Newton-Cheh, Christopher; O'Donnell, Christopher J; Seshadri, Sudha; Vasan, Ramachandran S; Wang, Thomas J; Wolf, Philip A; Levy, Daniel (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its most common manifestations – including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, heart failure (HF), and atrial fibrillation (AF) – are major causes of morbidity and mortality. ...
  • Cupples, L Adrienne; Arruda, Heather T; Benjamin, Emelia J; D'Agostino, Ralph B; Demissie, Serkalem; DeStefano, Anita L; Dupuis, Josée; Falls, Kathleen M; Fox, Caroline S; Gottlieb, Daniel J; Govindaraju, Diddahally R; Guo, Chao-Yu; Heard-Costa, Nancy L; Hwang, Shih-Jen; Kathiresan, Sekar; Kiel, Douglas P; Laramie, Jason M; Larson, Martin G; Levy, Daniel; Liu, Chun-Yu; Lunetta, Kathryn L; Mailman, Matthew D; Manning, Alisa K; Meigs, James B; Murabito, Joanne M; Newton-Cheh, Christopher; O'Connor, George T; O'Donnell, Christopher J; Pandey, Mona; Seshadri, Sudha; Vasan, Ramachandran S; Wang, Zhen Y; Wilk, Jemma B; Wolf, Philip A; Yang, Qiong; Atwood, Larry D (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: The Framingham Heart Study (FHS), founded in 1948 to examine the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, is among the most comprehensively characterized multi-generational studies in the world. Many collected ...
  • Wilk, Jemma B; Walter, Robert E; Laramie, Jason M; Gottlieb, Daniel J; O'Connor, George T (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Pulmonary function measures obtained by spirometry are used to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are highly heritable. We conducted genome-wide association (GWA) analyses (Affymetrix ...
  • Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Valmas, Mary M; Sawyer, Kayle S; Kirkley, Shalene M; Gansler, David A; Merritt, Diane; Couture, Ashley (Dove Medical Press, 2009-06-10)
    Alcoholism and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) often are comorbid conditions. Alcoholics, as well as nonalcoholic individuals with ASPD, exhibit behaviors associated with prefrontal brain dysfunction such as increased ...
  • Yang, Qiong; Chazaro, Irmarie; Cui, Jing; Guo, Chao-Yu; Demissie, Serkalem; Larson, Martin; Atwood, Larry D; Cupples, L Adrienne; DeStefano, Anita L (BioMed Central, 2003-12-31)
    BACKGROUND. We explored three approaches to heritability and linkage analyses of longitudinal total cholesterol levels (CHOL) in the Genetic Analysis Workshop 13 simulated data without knowing the answers. The first two ...
  • Zeng, Wenqi; Gillis, Tammy; Hakky, Michael; Djoussé, Luc; Myers, Richard H; MacDonald, Marcy E; Gusella, James F (BioMed Central, 2006-9-7)
    BACKGROUND: In Huntington's disease (HD), age at neurological onset is inversely correlated with the length of the CAG trinucleotide repeat mutation, but can be modified by genetic factors beyond the HD gene. Association ...
  • Seshadri, Sudha; DeStefano, Anita L; Au, Rhoda; Massaro, Joseph M; Beiser, Alexa S; Kelly-Hayes, Margaret; Kase, Carlos S; D'Agostino, Ralph B; DeCarli, Charles; Atwood, Larry D; Wolf, Philip A (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cognitive tests can identify heritable endophenotypes associated with an increased risk of developing stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). We conducted a ...
  • Lunetta, Kathryn L; D'Agostino, Ralph B; Karasik, David; Benjamin, Emelia J; Guo, Chao-Yu; Govindaraju, Raju; Kiel, Douglas P; Kelly-Hayes, Margaret; Massaro, Joseph M; Pencina, Michael J; Seshadri, Sudha; Murabito, Joanne M (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Family studies and heritability estimates provide evidence for a genetic contribution to variation in the human life span. METHODS: We conducted a genome wide association study (Affymetrix 100K SNP GeneChip) ...
  • Sherva, Richard; Sripichai, Orapan; Abel, Kenneth; Ma, Qianli; Whitacre, Johanna; Angkachatchai, Vach; Makarasara, Wattanan; Winichagoon, Pranee; Svasti, Saovaros; Fucharoen, Suthat; Braun, Andreas; Farrer, Lindsay A (BioMed Central, 2010-3-30)
    BACKGROUND: Patients with Hb E/β0 thalassemia display remarkable variability in disease severity. To identify genetic modifiers influencing disease severity, we conducted a two-stage genome scan in groups of 207 mild and ...
  • Cupples, L Adrienne; Heard-Costa, Nancy; Lee, Monica; Atwood, Larry D (BioMed Central, 2009-12-15)
    Genetic Analysis Workshop 16 (GAW16) Problem 2 presented data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), an observational, prospective study of risk factors for cardiovascular disease begun in 1948. Data have been collected ...
  • Gottlieb, Daniel J; O'Connor, George T; Wilk, Jemma B (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Numerous studies suggest genetic influences on sleepiness and circadian rhythms. The Sleep Heart Health Study collected questionnaire data on sleep habits and sleepiness from 2848 Framingham Heart Study Offspring ...
  • Wilk, Jemma B.; Chen, Ting-hsu; Gottlieb, Daniel J.; Walter, Robert E.; Nagle, Michael W.; Brandler, Brian J.; Myers, Richard H.; Borecki, Ingrid B.; Silverman, Edwin K.; Weiss, Scott T.; O'Connor, George T. (Public Library of Science, 2009-3-20)
    The ratio of forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) is a measure used to diagnose airflow obstruction and is highly heritable. We performed a genome-wide association study in 7,691 ...
  • Li, Jian-Liang; Hayden, Michael R; Warby, Simon C; Durr, Alexandra; Morrison, Patrick J; Nance, Martha; Ross, Christopher A; Margolis, Russell L; Rosenblatt, Adam; Squitieri, Ferdinando; Frati, Luigi; Gómez-Tortosa, Estrella; García, Carmen Ayuso; Suchowersky, Oksana; Klimek, Mary Lou; Trent, Ronald JA; McCusker, Elizabeth; Novelletto, Andrea; Frontali, Marina; Paulsen, Jane S; Jones, Randi; Ashizawa, Tetsuo; Lazzarini, Alice; Wheeler, Vanessa C; Prakash, Ranjana; Xu, Gang; Djoussé, Luc; Mysore, Jayalakshmi Srinidhi; Gillis, Tammy; Hakky, Michael; Cupples, L Adrienne; Saint-Hilaire, Marie H; Cha, Jang-Ho J; Hersch, Steven M; Penney, John B; Harrison, Madaline B; Perlman, Susan L; Zanko, Andrea; Abramson, Ruth K; Lechich, Anthony J; Duckett, Ayana; Marder, Karen; Conneally, P Michael; Gusella, James F; MacDonald, Marcy E; Myers, Richard H (BioMed Central, 2006-8-17)
    BACKGROUND: Age at onset of Huntington's disease (HD) is correlated with the size of the abnormal CAG repeat expansion in the HD gene; however, several studies have indicated that other genetic factors also contribute to ...
  • Latourelle, Jeanne C; Pankratz, Nathan; Dumitriu, Alexandra; Wilk, Jemma B; Goldwurm, Stefano; Pezzoli, Gianni; Mariani, Claudio B; DeStefano, Anita L; Halter, Cheryl; Gusella, James F; Nichols, William C; Myers, Richard H; Foroud, Tatiana (BioMed Central, 2009-9-22)
    BACKGROUND: Age at onset in Parkinson disease (PD) is a highly heritable quantitative trait for which a significant genetic influence is supported by multiple segregation analyses. Because genes associated with onset age ...
  • Latourelle, Jeanne C; Sun, Mei; Lew, Mark F; Suchowersky, Oksana; Klein, Christine; Golbe, Lawrence I; Mark, Margery H; Growdon, John H; Wooten, G Frederick; Watts, Ray L; Guttman, Mark; Racette, Brad A; Perlmutter, Joel S; Ahmed, Anwar; Shill, Holly A; Singer, Carlos; Goldwurm, Stefano; Pezzoli, Gianni; Zini, Michela; Saint-Hilaire, Marie H; Hendricks, Audrey E; Williamson, Sally; Nagle, Michael W; Wilk, Jemma B; Massood, Tiffany; Huskey, Karen W; Laramie, Jason M; DeStefano, Anita L; Baker, Kenneth B; Itin, Ilia; Litvan, Irene; Nicholson, Garth; Corbett, Alastair; Nance, Martha; Drasby, Edward; Isaacson, Stuart; Burn, David J; Chinnery, Patrick F; Pramstaller, Peter P; Al-hinti, Jomana; Moller, Anette T; Ostergaard, Karen; Sherman, Scott J; Roxburgh, Richard; Snow, Barry; Slevin, John T; Cambi, Franca; Gusella, James F; Myers, Richard H (BioMed Central, 2008-11-5)
    BACKGROUND: We report age-dependent penetrance estimates for leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2)-related Parkinson's disease (PD) in a large sample of familial PD. The most frequently seen LRRK2 mutation, Gly2019Ser ...
  • Faideau, Mathilde; Kim, Jinho; Cormier, Kerry; Gilmore, Richard; Welch, Mackenzie; Auregan, Gwennaelle; Dufour, Noelle; Guillermier, Martine; Brouillet, Emmanuel; Hantraye, Philippe; Déglon, Nicole; Ferrante, Robert J.; Bonvento, Gilles (Oxford University Press, 2010-05-21)
    Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder previously thought to be of primary neuronal origin, despite ubiquitous expression of mutant huntingtin (mHtt). We tested the hypothesis that mHtt expressed in ...

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