Genomes and Genes
Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
- Phosphodiesterase 8B gene variants are associated with serum TSH levels and thyroid functionLisette Arnaud-Lopez
Laboratory of Genetics, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Am J Hum Genet 82:1270-80. 2008..This would affect production of T4 and T3 and feedback to alter TSH release by the pituitary. PDE8B may thus provide a candidate target for the treatment of thyroid dysfunction...
- A genome-wide association analysis of serum iron concentrationsToshiko Tanaka
MedStar Research Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
Blood 115:94-6. 2010..Our results confirm the association of TMPRSS6 variants with iron level and provide further evidence of association with other anemia-related phenotypes...
- Genome-wide association analysis of total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels using the Framingham heart study dataLi Ma
Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, USA
BMC Med Genet 11:55. 2010..Here, we report single-locus and epistasis SNP effects on TC and HDL-C using the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) data...
- Genome-wide association study of plasma polyunsaturated fatty acids in the InCHIANTI StudyToshiko Tanaka
MedStar Research Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
PLoS Genet 5:e1000338. 2009..The ELOVL2 SNP was associated with docosapentanoic and DHA but not with EPA in GOLDN. These findings show that polymorphisms of genes encoding enzymes in the metabolism of PUFA contribute to plasma concentrations of fatty acids...
- Genome-wide association study of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate, and homocysteine blood concentrationsToshiko Tanaka
MedStar Research Institute, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Am J Hum Genet 84:477-82. 2009..The ALPL gene likely influences the catabolism of vitamin B6 while FUT2 interferes with absorption of vitamin B12. These findings highlight mechanisms that affect vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and homocysteine serum levels...
- Genome-wide association scan of trait depressionAntonio Terracciano
National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
Biol Psychiatry 68:811-7. 2010..Identifying the genetic variants that contribute to these individual differences can point to biological pathways etiologically involved in psychiatric disorders...
- Variants of the serotonin transporter gene and NEO-PI-R Neuroticism: No association in the BLSA and SardiNIA samplesAntonio Terracciano
National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:1070-7. 2009..Along with other large studies that used different phenotypic measures and found no association, this study substantially increases the evidence against a link between 5-HTT variants and Neuroticism-related traits...
- Mediterranean diet and mobility decline in older personsYuri Milaneschi
Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD 21225, USA
Exp Gerontol 46:303-8. 2011..High adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with a slower decline of mobility over time in community-dwelling older persons. If replicated, this observation is highly relevant in terms of public health...
- Arterial stiffness and vitamin D levels: the Baltimore longitudinal study of agingFrancesco Giallauria
Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, 3001 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21225, USA
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:3717-23. 2012..The importance of vitamin D for bone health has long been acknowledged. Recent evidence suggests that vitamin D can also play a role in reducing the risk of several other diseases, including cardiovascular disease...
- COL4A1 is associated with arterial stiffness by genome-wide association scanKirill V Tarasov
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, Laboratory of Genetics, Clinical Research Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2:151-8. 2009..Heritability and linkage studies have pointed toward a genetic component affecting PWV. We conducted a genome-wide association study to identify single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with PWV...
- New loci associated with kidney function and chronic kidney diseaseAnna Kottgen
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Nat Genet 42:376-84. 2010..These results further our understanding of the biologic mechanisms of kidney function by identifying loci that potentially influence nephrogenesis, podocyte function, angiogenesis, solute transport and metabolic functions of the kidney...
- A network-based approach to prioritize results from genome-wide association studiesNirmala Akula
Mood and Anxiety Section, Human Genetics Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e24220. 2011..NIMMI is a simple, user-friendly, open-source software tool that efficiently combines genetic association data with biological networks, translating GWAS findings into biological hypotheses...
- Multiple loci are associated with white blood cell phenotypesMichael A Nalls
Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS Genet 7:e1002113. 2011....
- Common variation in the beta-carotene 15,15'-monooxygenase 1 gene affects circulating levels of carotenoids: a genome-wide association studyLuigi Ferrucci
Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States of America
Am J Hum Genet 84:123-33. 2009..002). Our findings might shed light on the controversial relationship between lipid-soluble anti-oxidant nutrients and human health...
- Vitamin D receptor and megalin gene polymorphisms and their associations with longitudinal cognitive change in US adultsMay A Beydoun
National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program, NIH, Baltimore, MD, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 95:163-78. 2012..Vitamin D receptor (VDR) and the megalin gene polymorphism's link with longitudinal cognitive change remains unclear...
- Nutritional determinants of mobilityYuri Milaneschi
Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 13:625-9. 2010..This review summarizes the recent literature showing the associations between different nutrients and mobility-related outcomes in older adults...
- BDNF Val66Met is associated with introversion and interacts with 5-HTTLPR to influence neuroticismAntonio Terracciano
National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Neuropsychopharmacology 35:1083-9. 2010..Our findings support the association between the BDNF Met variant and introversion and suggest that BDNF interacts with the serotonin transporter gene to influence neuroticism...
- Multiple loci influence erythrocyte phenotypes in the CHARGE ConsortiumSanthi K Ganesh
National Human Genome Research Institute, Division of Intramural Research, Bethesda, MD, USA
Nat Genet 41:1191-8. 2009..This study has identified new determinants of erythrocyte traits, offering insight into common variants underlying variation in erythrocyte measures...
- Single nucleotide polymorphisms and the likelihood of prostate cancer at a given prostate specific antigen levelStacy Loeb
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
J Urol 182:101-4; discussion 105. 2009..Prostate specific antigen is used for prostate cancer screening but its specificity is limited. Specificity might be increased by considering genotype associated prostate specific antigen levels...