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  • Wyszynski, Diego F; Nolan, Vikki G (BioMed Central, 2004-5-12)
    BACKGROUND. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the National Health Interview Survey is a useful source to identify informative families for genetic studies of birth defects. METHODS. The 1994/1995 National ...
  • Lightner, Amy; Schust, Danny J.; Chen, Yi-Bin A.; Barrier, Breton F. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2008-7-6)
    Human pregnancy poses a fundamental immunological problem because the placenta and fetus are genetically different from the host mother. Classical transplantation theory has not provided a plausible solution to this problem. ...
  • Krieg, Thomas; Abraham, David; Lafyatis, Robert (BioMed Central, 2007-8-15)
    Fibrosis, characterized by excessive extracellular matrix accumulation, is a common feature of many connective tissue diseases, notably scleroderma (systemic sclerosis). Experimental studies suggest that a complex network ...
  • Lipner, Ettie M.; Law, Melissa A.; Barnett, Elizabeth; Keystone, Jay S.; von Sonnenburg, Frank; Loutan, Louis; Prevots, D. Rebecca; Klion, Amy D.; Nutman, Thomas B. (Public Library of Science, 2007-12-26)
    BACKGROUND. As international travel increases, there is rising exposure to many pathogens not traditionally encountered in the resource-rich countries of the world. Filarial infections, a great problem throughout the ...
  • Cho, Michael H; Klanderman, Barbara J; Litonjua, Augusto A; Sparrow, David; Silverman, Edwin K; Raby, Benjamin A (BioMed Central, 2008-12-30)
    BACKGROUND: Rare loss-of-function folliculin (FLCN) mutations are the genetic cause of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, a monogenic disorder characterized by spontaneous pneumothorax, fibrofolliculomas, and kidney tumors. ...
  • Alikhani, Mani; Roy, Sayon; Graves, Dana T. (Molecular Vision, 2010-3-10)
    PURPOSE. An early and significant event in diabetic retinopathy is the loss of retinal microvascular pericytes. Studies were performed to investigate pathways through which an advanced glycation endproduct and tumor necrosis ...
  • Behl, Yugal; Krothapalli, Padmaja; Desta, Tesfahun; Roy, Sayon; Graves, Dana T. (American Diabetes Association, 2009-1-23)
    OBJECTIVE: To investigate early events leading to microvascular cell loss in diabetic retinopathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: FOXO1 was tested in vivo by DNA binding activity and by nuclear translocation in microvascular ...
  • Levy, Daniel; Larson, Martin G; Benjamin, Emelia J; Newton-Cheh, Christopher; Wang, Thomas J; Hwang, Shih-Jen; Vasan, Ramachandran S; Mitchell, Gary F (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: About one quarter of adults are hypertensive and high blood pressure carries increased risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and death. Increased arterial stiffness is a key factor in the pathogenesis ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sipilanyambe, Naawa; Simon, Jonathon L; Chanda, Pascalina; Olumese, Peter; Snow, Robert W; Hamer, Davidson H (BioMed Central, 2008-1-29)
    BACKGROUND Following the recognition that morbidity and mortality due to malaria had dramatically increased in the last three decades, in 2002 the government of Zambia reviewed its efforts to prevent and treat malaria. ...
  • Jette, Alan M; McDonough, Christine M; Ni, Pengsheng; Haley, Stephen M; Hambleton, Ronald K; Olarsch, Sippy; Hunter, David J; Kim, Young-jo; Felson, David T (BioMed Central, 2009-7-9)
    INTRODUCTION. The objectives of this study were to develop a functional outcome instrument for hip and knee osteoarthritis research (OA-FUNCTION-CAT) using item response theory (IRT) and computer adaptive test (CAT) methods ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bailey-Wilson, Joan E; Almasy, Laura; de Andrade, Mariza; Bailey, Julia; Bickeböller, Heike; Cordell, Heather J; Daw, E Warwick; Goldin, Lynn; Goode, Ellen L; Gray-McGuire, Courtney; Hening, Wayne; Jarvik, Gail; Maher, Brion S; Mendell, Nancy; Paterson, Andrew D; Rice, John; Satten, Glen; Suarez, Brian; Vieland, Veronica; Wilcox, Marsha; Zhang, Heping; Ziegler, Andreas; MacCluer, Jean W (BioMed Central, 2005-12-30)
  • 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) ...
  • Tu, Powen; Bhasin, Shalender; Hruz, Paul W.; Herbst, Karen L.; Castellani, Lawrence W.; Hua, Ning; Hamilton, James A.; Guo, Wen (American Diabetes Association, 2009-6-9)
    OBJECTIVE: Insulin-resistant states, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, contribute substantially to accelerated atherogenesis. Null mutations of myostatin (Mstn) are associated with increased muscle mass and decreased ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wang, Xuting; Chorley, Brian N.; Pittman, Gary S.; Kleeberger, Steven R.; Brothers, John; Liu, Gang; Spira, Avrum; Bell, Douglas A. (Public Library of Science, 2010-8-3)
    Prior microarray studies of smokers at high risk for lung cancer have demonstrated that heterogeneity in bronchial airway epithelial cell gene expression response to smoking can serve as an early diagnostic biomarker for ...

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