Rachel G H Brans

Summary

Affiliation: University Medical Center Utrecht
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi Longitudinal MRI study in schizophrenia patients and their healthy siblings
    Rachel G H Brans
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, A01 126, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 193:422-3. 2008
  2. doi Overlapping and segregating structural brain abnormalities in twins with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
    Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:349-59. 2012
  3. doi Genetic and environmental influences on focal brain density in bipolar disorder
    Astrid C van der Schot
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Brain 133:3080-92. 2010
  4. doi Heritability of changes in brain volume over time in twin pairs discordant for schizophrenia
    Rachel G H Brans
    Department of Psychiatry, A01 126, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht CX 3584, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1259-68. 2008
  5. doi Influence of genes and environment on brain volumes in twin pairs concordant and discordant for bipolar disorder
    Astrid C van der Schot
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:142-51. 2009
  6. ncbi Gray and white matter density changes in monozygotic and same-sex dizygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia using voxel-based morphometry
    Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol
    Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, A01 126, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 31:482-8. 2006
  7. doi Brain plasticity and intellectual ability are influenced by shared genes
    Rachel G H Brans
    Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Centre Utrecht, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 30:5519-24. 2010
  8. ncbi Genes contributing to subcortical volumes and intellectual ability implicate the thalamus
    Marc M Bohlken
    Department of Psychiatry, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:2632-42. 2014
  9. ncbi Gray and white matter volume abnormalities in monozygotic and same-gender dizygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia
    Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol
    Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 55:126-30. 2004

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. doi Longitudinal MRI study in schizophrenia patients and their healthy siblings
    Rachel G H Brans
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, A01 126, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 193:422-3. 2008
    ..Whole brain and cerebral grey matter volumes decreased excessively in patients compared with their siblings and the controls, suggesting that the progressive brain loss in schizophrenia may be related to the disease process...
  2. doi Overlapping and segregating structural brain abnormalities in twins with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
    Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:349-59. 2012
    ..Although both disorders are characterized by changes in brain structure, family studies suggest more segregating than overlapping neuroanatomical abnormalities in both disorders...
  3. doi Genetic and environmental influences on focal brain density in bipolar disorder
    Astrid C van der Schot
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Brain 133:3080-92. 2010
    ....
  4. doi Heritability of changes in brain volume over time in twin pairs discordant for schizophrenia
    Rachel G H Brans
    Department of Psychiatry, A01 126, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht CX 3584, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1259-68. 2008
    ..Some brain volume changes are progressive over the course of the illness. Whether these progressive brain volume changes are mediated by genetic or disease-related factors is unknown...
  5. doi Influence of genes and environment on brain volumes in twin pairs concordant and discordant for bipolar disorder
    Astrid C van der Schot
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:142-51. 2009
    ..Structural neuroimaging studies suggest the presence of subtle abnormalities in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. The influence of genetic and/or environmental factors on these brain abnormalities is unknown...
  6. ncbi Gray and white matter density changes in monozygotic and same-sex dizygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia using voxel-based morphometry
    Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol
    Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, A01 126, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 31:482-8. 2006
    ..Focal changes in the left anterior hemisphere may therefore be particularly relevant as endophenotype in genetic studies of schizophrenia...
  7. doi Brain plasticity and intellectual ability are influenced by shared genes
    Rachel G H Brans
    Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Centre Utrecht, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 30:5519-24. 2010
    ..Thus, not only does the brain continue to change well into adulthood, these changes are functionally relevant because they are related to intelligence...
  8. ncbi Genes contributing to subcortical volumes and intellectual ability implicate the thalamus
    Marc M Bohlken
    Department of Psychiatry, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:2632-42. 2014
    ..This genetic factor is also implicated in cerebral brain volume. The thalamus, with its widespread cortical connections, may thus play a key role in human intelligence...
  9. ncbi Gray and white matter volume abnormalities in monozygotic and same-gender dizygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia
    Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol
    Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 55:126-30. 2004
    ....