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Genetic epidemiology and genetic associations

Section edited by Dan Rujescu and Danish Saleheen

This section considers studies of the statistical associations between genetic factors and disease states in families and populations, and the contribution of genetic factors to disease risk.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests there may be a genetic influence on the likelihood of becoming tanning dependent (TD). The way in which mothers regulate their children’s sun exposure may be affected by being TD. We investig...

    Authors: Jasmine Khouja, Sarah J. Lewis and Carolina Bonilla

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:62

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    The identification of variants in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunit genes associated with smoking phenotypes are increasingly important for prevention and treatment of nicotine dependence. I...

    Authors: Paulo Roberto Xavier Tomaz, Juliana Rocha Santos, Jaqueline Scholz, Tânia Ogawa Abe, Patrícia Viviane Gaya, André Brooking Negrão, José Eduardo Krieger, Alexandre Costa Pereira and Paulo Caleb Júnior Lima Santos

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:55

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    Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is involved in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The association between polymorphism rs1053005 and ha...

    Authors: Man Li, Fang Li, Na Li, Jiao Sang, Xiude Fan, Huan Deng, Xiaoge Zhang, Qunying Han, Yi Lv and Zhengwen Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:52

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    The contribution of moderate coagulation factor XII (FXII) deficiency to development of thromboembolism is still undetermined. We have tried to show the relevance of FXII deficiency to incidences of venous thr...

    Authors: Xi Wu, Qiulan Ding, Xuefeng Wang, Jing Dai and Wenman Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:50

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    Preeclampsia and gestational hypertensive disorders are thought to occur due to endothelial cell dysfunction and abnormal placentation, triggered by angiogenesis-related factors yet undetermined. The aim of th...

    Authors: Evangelia Elenis, Alkistis Skalkidou, Agneta Skoog-Svanberg, Gunilla Sydsjö, Anneli Stavreus-Evers and Helena Åkerud

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:44

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    There are disparities for the association between uncoupling proteins (UCP) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The study was to examine the associations of genetic variants of UCP2 and UCP3 with prediabetes and T2DM ...

    Authors: Meifang Su, Xiaoying Chen, Yue Chen, Congyun Wang, Songtao Li, Xuhua Ying, Tian Xiao, Na Wang, Qingwu Jiang and Chaowei Fu

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:43

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    In this study we investigated the association between SNPs in the S100B gene and Parkinson’s disease (PD) in two independent Swedish cohorts. The SNP rs9722 has previously been shown to be associated with high...

    Authors: Camilla Fardell, Anna Zettergren, Caroline Ran, Andrea Carmine Belin, Agneta Ekman, Olof Sydow, Lars Bäckman, Björn Holmberg, Nil Dizdar, Peter Söderkvist and Hans Nissbrandt

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:42

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    Large scale association studies have found a significant association between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) polymorphism rs7903146. However, the quality of data vari...

    Authors: Weiyue Ding, Li Xu, Lejun Zhang, Zhijie Han, Qinghua Jiang, Zhe Wang and Shuilin Jin

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:38

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    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), also known as “broken heart syndrome”, is a type of heart failure characterized by transient ventricular dysfunction in the absence of obstructive coronary lesions. Although ass...

    Authors: Emma Mattsson, Peter Saliba-Gustafsson, Ewa Ehrenborg and Per Tornvall

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:39

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    Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS) is a rare autosomal dominant neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by broad thumbs and halluces. RSTS is caused by mutations in CREBBP and in EP300 genes in 50–60% and 8%, res...

    Authors: María López, Alberto García-Oguiza, Judith Armstrong, Inmaculada García-Cobaleda, Sixto García-Miñaur, Fernando Santos-Simarro, Verónica Seidel and Elena Domínguez-Garrido

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:36

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    Despite the important role of the nerve growth factor in the survival and maintenance of neurons in ischemic stroke, data regarding the relationships between variations in the encoding gene and stroke are lack...

    Authors: Ani Stepanyan, Roksana Zakharyan, Arsen Simonyan, Gohar Tsakanova and Arsen Arakelyan

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:33

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    MYO15A variants, except those in the N-terminal domain, have been shown to be associated with congenital or pre-lingual severe-to-profound hearing loss (DFNB3), which ultimately requires cochlear implantation in ...

    Authors: Mun Young Chang, Chung Lee, Jin Hee Han, Min Young Kim, Hye-Rim Park, Nayoung Kim, Woong-Yang Park, Doo Yi Oh and Byung Yoon Choi

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:29

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    Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an autoimmune disease triggered by acute rheumatic fever (ARF). Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role in the modulation of immune responses. The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Wei Hu, Yujia Ye, Yirui Yin, Peng Sang, Linhua Li, Jing Wang, Wen Wan, Rui Li, Xiangfeng Bai, Yuehui Xie and Zhaohui Meng

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:27

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    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the most abundant neurotrophins in the adult brain, and it plays important roles in modulating synaptic plasticity and synaptogenesis. This study attempted to...

    Authors: Yu-Jia Wang, Kai-Yun Chen, Li-Na Kuo, Wen-Chang Wang, Yu-Wen Hsu, Henry Sung-Ching Wong, Chien-Min Lin, Kuo-Hsing Liao, Yan-Feng Zhang, Yung-Hsiao Chiang and Wei-Chiao Chang

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:13

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    Obesity is a metabolic disease that is widely prevalent with approximately 600 million people classified as obese worldwide. Its etiology is multifactorial and involves a complex interplay between genes and th...

    Authors: Saad Mahmud Khan, Sarah El Hajj Chehadeh, Mehera Abdulrahman, Wael Osman and Habiba Al Safar

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:11

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    The genome-wide association study has founded hypertension-related single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11191548 near CYP17A1 encoding a key enzyme involved in steroid metabolism, but the molecular mechanisms a...

    Authors: Lijun Wu, Liwang Gao, Xiaoyuan Zhao, Meixian Zhang, Jianxin Wu and Jie Mi

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:9

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    Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a complex, irreversible disease caused by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. In recent years, a great many studies have been done to explore the NIHL sus...

    Authors: Peipei Yu, Jie Jiao, Guoshun Chen, Wenhui Zhou, Huanling Zhang, Hui Wu, Yanhong Li, Guizhen Gu, Yuxin Zheng, Yue Yu and Shanfa Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:4

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    HLA antigens have been widely studied for their role in transplantation biology, human diseases and population diversity. The aim of this study was to provide the first profile of HLA class I and class II alle...

    Authors: Cheikh Tijani Hamed, Ghlana Meiloud, Fatimetou Veten, Mouna Hadrami, Sidi M. Ghaber, Ely C. Boussaty, Norddine Habti and Ahmed Houmeida

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2018 19:2

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    Although statins deteriorate glucose metabolism, their glucose-lowering effects have emerged in some situations. Here, we assessed whether these effects are a consequence of statins’ interaction with paraoxona...

    Authors: Akiko Sumi, Udai Nakamura, Masanori Iwase, Hiroki Fujii, Toshiaki Ohkuma, Hitoshi Ide, Tamaki Jodai-Kitamura, Yuji Komorita, Masahito Yoshinari, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Atsushi Hirano, Michiaki Kubo and Takanari Kitazono

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2017 18:146

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