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  1. The aim was to ascertain whether thrombocyte MAO (trbc-MAO) activity and depressed state are genetically associated with the MAO locus on chromosome X (Xp11.3 – 11.4). We performed novel sequencing of the MAO ...

    Authors: Mårten Jansson, Shane McCarthy, Patrick F Sullivan, Paul Dickman, Björn Andersson, Lars Oreland, Martin Schalling and Nancy L Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:46
  2. Human inherited diseases can be associated by genetic linkage with one or more genomic regions. The availability of the complete sequence of the human genome allows examining those locations for an associated ...

    Authors: Carolina Perez-Iratxeta, Matthias Wjst, Peer Bork and Miguel A Andrade
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:45
  3. Quantitative differences between individuals stem from a combination of genetic and environmental factors, with the heritable variation being shaped by evolutionary forces. Drosophila wing shape has emerged as an...

    Authors: Arnar Palsson, James Dodgson, Ian Dworkin and Greg Gibson
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:44
  4. Authors: Mait Metspalu, Toomas Kivisild, Ene Metspalu, Jüri Parik, Georgi Hudjashov, Katrin Kaldma, Piia Serk, Monika Karmin, Doron M Behar, M Thomas P Gilbert, Phillip Endicott, Sarabjit Mastana, Surinder S Papiha, Karl Skorecki, Antonio Torroni and Richard Villems
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:41

    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2004 5:26

  5. Sitosterolemia is a recessively inherited disorder in humans that is associated with premature atherosclerotic disease. Mutations in ABCG5 or ABCG8, comprising the sitosterolemia locus, STSL, are now known to cau...

    Authors: Jianliang Chen, Ashok Batta, Shuqin Zheng, Wayne R Fitzgibbon, Michael E Ullian, Hongwei Yu, Patrick Tso, Gerald Salen and Shailendra B Patel
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:40
  6. The human dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) is a candidate gene of great interest in molecular studies of human personality and psychiatric disorders. This gene is unique in having an exceptionally high amount of po...

    Authors: E Szantai, R Szmola, M Sasvari-Szekely, A Guttman and Z Ronai
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:39
  7. Africa contains the most genetically divergent group of continental populations and several studies have reported that African populations show a high degree of population stratification. In this regard, it is...

    Authors: Adebowale A Adeyemo, Guanjie Chen, Yuanxiu Chen and Charles Rotimi
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:38
  8. The picture of dog mtDNA diversity, as obtained from geographically wide samplings but from a small number of individuals per region or breed, has revealed weak geographic correlation and high degree of haplot...

    Authors: Barbara van Asch, Luísa Pereira, Filipe Pereira, Pedro Santa-Rita, Manuela Lima and António Amorim
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:37
  9. Common inbred mouse strains are genotypically diverse, but it is still poorly understood how this diversity relates to specific differences in behavior. To identify quantitative trait genes that influence tast...

    Authors: John D Boughter Jr, Sandeep Raghow, Theodore M Nelson and Steven D Munger
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:36
  10. Pinschers and other dogs with coat color dilution show a characteristic pigmentation phenotype. The fur colors are a lighter shade, e.g. silvery grey (blue) instead of black and a sandy color (Isabella fawn) i...

    Authors: Ute Philipp, Henning Hamann, Lars Mecklenburg, Seiji Nishino, Emmanuel Mignot, Anne-Rose Günzel-Apel, Sheila M Schmutz and Tosso Leeb
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:34
  11. Cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.) is endowed with a rich genetic variability. In spite of such a great diversity, the modern rice cultivars have narrow genetic base for most of the agronomically important traits....

    Authors: Pradeep Reddy Marri, Sarla N, Laxminarayana V Reddy and EA Siddiq
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:33
  12. N-hydroxylated base analogs, such as 6-hydroxylaminopurine (HAP) and 2-amino-6-hydroxylaminopurine (AHA), are strong mutagens in various organisms due to their ambiguous base-pairing properties. The systems pro.....

    Authors: Elena I Stepchenkova, Stanislav G Kozmin, Vladimir V Alenin and Youri I Pavlov
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:31
  13. Genetic deletions or deficiencies have been used for gene mapping and discovery in various organisms, ranging from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans all the way to humans. One problem with large deletions is th...

    Authors: Pavan Kadandale, Brian Geldziler, Melissa Hoffmann and Andrew Singson
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:28
  14. The PAX6 protein is a highly conserved transcriptional regulator that is important for normal ocular and neural development. In humans, heterozygous mutations of the PAX6 gene cause aniridia (absence of the iris)...

    Authors: Ioanna Tzoulaki, Ian MS White and Isabel M Hanson
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:27
  15. Sox domain containing genes are important metazoan transcriptional regulators implicated in a wide rage of developmental processes. The vertebrate B subgroup contains the Sox1, Sox2 and Sox3 genes that have early...

    Authors: Carol McKimmie, Gertrud Woerfel and Steven Russell
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:26
  16. The cladistic approach proposed by Templeton has been presented as promising for the study of the genetic factors involved in common diseases. This approach allows the joint study of multiple markers within a ...

    Authors: Claire Bardel, Vincent Danjean, Jean-Pierre Hugot, Pierre Darlu and Emmanuelle Génin
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:24
  17. Common genetic variation at genes that are imprinted and exclusively maternally expressed could explain the apparent maternal-specific inheritance of low birthweight reported in large family pedigrees. We iden...

    Authors: Clive J Petry, Ken K Ong, Bryan J Barratt, Diane Wingate, Heather J Cordell, Susan M Ring, Marcus E Pembrey, Wolf Reik, John A Todd and David B Dunger
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:22
  18. The selection of markers in association studies can be informed through the use of haplotype blocks. Recent reports have determined the genomic architecture of chromosomal segments through different haplotype ...

    Authors: Eleftheria Zeggini, Anne Barton, Stephen Eyre, Daniel Ward, William Ollier, Jane Worthington and Sally John
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:21
  19. Cocaine and amphetamine regulated transcript (CART) is an anorectic neuropeptide located principally in hypothalamus. CART has been shown to be involved in control of feeding behavior, but a direct relationshi...

    Authors: Audrey Guérardel, Mouna Barat-Houari, Francis Vasseur, Christian Dina, Vincent Vatin, Karine Clément, Delphine Eberlé, Valérie Vasseur-Delannoy, Christopher G Bell, Pilar Galan, Serge Hercberg, Nicole Helbecque, Natascha Potoczna, Fritz F Horber, Philippe Boutin and Philippe Froguel
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:19
  20. Phenotype error causes reduction in power to detect genetic association. We present a quantification of phenotype error, also known as diagnostic error, on power and sample size calculations for case-control g...

    Authors: Brian J Edwards, Chad Haynes, Mark A Levenstien, Stephen J Finch and Derek Gordon
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:18
  21. Asparagus acutifolius L. is a dioecious and native plant species, widely distributed in the Mediterranean Basin. It is known for its fine flavour and could represent an important resource for cultivation programs...

    Authors: Maria Sica, Graziella Gamba, Stefania Montieri, Luciano Gaudio and Serena Aceto
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:17
  22. Simple and precise methods for sex determination in animals are a pre-requisite for a number of applications in animal production and forensics. However, some of the existing methods depend only on the detecti...

    Authors: I Pfeiffer and B Brenig
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:16
  23. Transposons constitute the major fractions of repetitive sequences in eukaryotes, and have been crucial in the shaping of current genomes. Transposons are generally divided into two classes according to the me...

    Authors: Soon-Jae Kwon, Kyong-Chul Park, Jin-Hong Kim, Ju Kyong Lee and Nam-Soo Kim
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:15
  24. The population genetic pattern known as "isolation by distance" results from spatially limited gene flow and is a commonly observed phenomenon in natural populations. However, few software programs exist for e...

    Authors: Jeffrey L Jensen, Andrew J Bohonak and Scott T Kelley
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:13
  25. Recent developments in sequence databases provide the opportunity to relate the expression pattern of genes to their genomic position, thus creating a transcriptome map. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) are pheno...

    Authors: Aaron C Brown, William I Olver, Charles J Donnelly, Marjorie E May, Jürgen K Naggert, Daniel J Shaffer and Derry C Roopenian
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:12
  26. In order to confirm a previous finding of linkage to alcoholism on chromosome 1 we have carried out a genetic linkage study.

    Authors: Irene Guerrini, Christopher CH Cook, Wendy Kest, Audrey Devitgh, Andrew McQuillin, David Curtis and Hugh MD Gurling
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:11
  27. An uncharacterized histone H2a-coding transcript (E130307C13) has been cloned from a mouse full-length cDNA library. This transcript is encoded on chromosome 6, approximately 4 kb upstream of a histone H4 gene, H...

    Authors: Hiromi Nishida, Takahiro Suzuki, Yasuhiro Tomaru and Yoshihide Hayashizaki
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:10
  28. One strategy to help identify susceptibility genes for complex, multifactorial diseases is to map disease loci in a representative animal model of the disorder. The nonobese diabetic (NOD) mouse is a model for...

    Authors: Lisa M Maier, Deborah J Smyth, Adrian Vella, Felicity Payne, Jason D Cooper, Rebecca Pask, Christopher Lowe, John Hulme, Luc J Smink, Heather Fraser, Carolyn Moule, Kara M Hunter, Giselle Chamberlain, Neil Walker, Sarah Nutland, Dag E Undlien…
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:9
  29. In S. cerevisiae the β-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine polymer, chitin, is synthesized by a family of 3 specialized but interacting chitin synthases encoded by CHS1, CHS2 and CHS3. Chs2p makes chitin in the primar...

    Authors: Guillaume Lesage, Jesse Shapiro, Charles A Specht, Anne-Marie Sdicu, Patrice Ménard, Shamiza Hussein, Amy Hin Yan Tong, Charles Boone and Howard Bussey
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:8
  30. The identification of disease-associated genes using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) has been increasingly reported. In particular, the Affymetrix Mapping 10 K SNP microarray platform uses one PCR prime...

    Authors: Igor Leykin, Ke Hao, Junsheng Cheng, Nicole Meyer, Martin R Pollak, Richard JH Smith, Wing Hung Wong, Carsten Rosenow and Cheng Li
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:7
  31. Approximately 800,000 primarily feral dogs live on the small island of Bali. To analyze the genetic diversity in this population, forty samples were collected at random from dogs in the Denpasar, Bali region a...

    Authors: Dawn N Irion, Alison L Schaffer, Sherry Grant, Alan N Wilton and Niels C Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:6
  32. Nematode sinusoidal movement has been used as a phenotype in many studies of C. elegans development, behavior and physiology. A thorough understanding of the ways in which genes control these aspects of biology d...

    Authors: Christopher J Cronin, Jane E Mendel, Saleem Mukhtar, Young-Mee Kim, Robert C Stirbl, Jehoshua Bruck and Paul W Sternberg
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:5
  33. We have examined genetic diversity at fifteen autosomal microsatellite loci in seven predominant populations of Orissa to decipher whether populations inhabiting the same geographic region can be differentiate...

    Authors: Sanghamitra Sahoo and VK Kashyap
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:4
  34. The 10-repeat allele of a variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism in the 3'-untranslated region of the dopamine transporter gene (DAT1) has been associated with a range of psychiatric phenotypes, most n...

    Authors: Jonathan Mill, Philip Asherson, Ian Craig and Ursula M D'Souza
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:3
  35. Early lifetime exposure to dietary or supplementary vitamin D has been predicted to be a risk factor for later allergy. Twin studies suggest that response to vitamin D exposure might be influenced by genetic f...

    Authors: Matthias Wjst
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:2
  36. The human Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) domain and its mouse orthologue include a cluster of paternally expressed genes which imprinted expression is co-ordinately regulated by an imprinting center (IC) closely ...

    Authors: Françoise Watrin, Elodie Le Meur, Nathalie Roeckel, Marie-Anne Ripoche, Luisa Dandolo and Françoise Muscatelli
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2005 6:1
  37. Mutagenesis induced in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae by starvation for nutrilites is a well-documented phenomenon of an unknown mechanism. We have previously shown that the polymerase delta proofreading acti...

    Authors: Alessandro Achilli, Nabil Matmati, Enrico Casalone, Giorgio Morpurgo, Angela Lucaccioni, Youri I Pavlov and Nora Babudri
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2004 5:34
  38. Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) plays a critical role in the detoxification of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species constituting a major cellular defense mechanism against agents that induce oxidative ...

    Authors: Robert CG Martin, Kalista Hughes, Mark A Doll, Qing Lan, Benjamin D Martini, Jolanta Lissowska, Nathaniel Rothman and David W Hein
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2004 5:33
  39. Genome-wide association studies for complex diseases will produce genotypes on hundreds of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). A logical first approach to dealing with massive numbers of SNPs ...

    Authors: Kathryn L Lunetta, L Brooke Hayward, Jonathan Segal and Paul Van Eerdewegh
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2004 5:32
  40. Seasonal fluctuations in susceptibility to organophosphate insecticides were observed in the Katsunuma population of Drosophila melanogaster for two consecutive years; susceptibility to three organophosphates ten...

    Authors: Takahiro Miyo and Brian Charlesworth
    Citation: BMC Genetics 2004 5:31

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