Journal of Human Genetics

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List of Papers (Total 26)

INSIG2 gene rs7566605 polymorphism is associated with severe obesity in Japanese

The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs7566605 in the upstream region of the insulin-induced gene 2 (INSIG2) is associated with the obesity phenotype in many Caucasian populations. In Japanese, this association with the obesity phenotype is not clear. To investigate the relationship between rs7566605 and obesity in Japanese, we genotyped rs7566605 from severely obese subjects...

Variations in the FTO gene are associated with severe obesity in the Japanese

Variations in the fat-mass and obesity-associated gene (FTO) are associated with the obesity phenotype in many Caucasian populations. This association with the obesity phenotype is not clear in the Japanese. To investigate the relationship between the FTO gene and obesity in the Japanese, we genotyped single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the FTO genes from severely obese...

The 894G>T variant in the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene and spina bifida risk

The 894G>T single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the endothelial NOS (NOS3) gene, has recently been associated with embryonic spina bifida risk. In this study, a possible association between the NOS3 894G>T SNP and spina bifida risk in both mothers and children in a Dutch population was examined using both a case-control design and a transmission disequilibrium test (TDT...

Association and synergistic interaction between promoter variants of the DRD4 gene in Japanese schizophrenics

Recent association studies suggest that polymorphisms in the promoter and exon 1 upstream region of the dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) gene play a functional role in the development of common psychiatric illnesses, although there are also conflicting results. In this study, we re-sequenced this region to identify all genomic variants, and tested them for association with...

A promoter variant of the ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 gene alters the HDL cholesterol level in the general Japanese population

To investigate the effects of polymorphisms in the ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) gene on the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) level and the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI), we performed association studies. Sequence analysis identified 14 polymorphisms in the promoter region of ABCA1. After considering linkage disequilibrium, three polymorphisms...

Linkage disequilibrium and haplotype analysis among four novel single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the human leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) gene

Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a pleiotropic cytokine implicated in various pathological conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. Despite the possible importance of LIF as a therapeutic target, little is known about the bioregulation of the human LIF gene. We here sequenced the entire structure of the LIF gene of 48 alleles in the Japanese population. These...