publication . Article . 2012

Common Genetic Variants and Gene-Expression Changes Associated with Bipolar Disorder Are Over-Represented in Brain Signaling Pathway Genes

Inti Pedroso; Anbarasu Lourdusamy; Marcella Rietschel; Markus M. Nöthen; Sven Cichon; Peter McGuffin; Ammar Al-Chalabi; Michael R. Barnes; Gerome Breen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Country: Germany
Background Despite high heritability, the genetic variants influencing bipolar disorder (BD) susceptibility remain largely unknown. Low statistical power to detect the small effect-size alleles believed to underlie much of the genetic risk and possible heterogeneity between cohorts are an increasing concern. Integrative biology approaches might offer advantages over genetic analysis alone by combining different genomic datasets at the higher level of biological processes rather than the level of specific genetic variants or genes. We employed this strategy to identify biological processes involved in BD etiopathology. Method Three genome-wide association studies...
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free text keywords: ipolar disorder, depression, GWAS, mania, networks, pathways, postsynaptic density, systems biology, Biological Psychiatry, J, Bipolar disorder, depression, GWAS, mania, networks, pathways, postsynaptic density, systems biology, Biology, Human Protein Reference Database, Systems biology, Biological network, Allele, Gene regulatory network, Genetic association, Genetics, Gene, Genome-wide association study, ddc:570
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European multidisciplinary ALS network identification to cure motor neuron degeneration
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 259867
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | HEALTH
  • Funder: Wellcome Trust (WT)
UKRI| A Genome Wide Association study of Unipolar Depression
  • Funder: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Project Code: G0701420
  • Funding stream: MRC
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