• Association studies of up to 1.2 million individuals yield new insights into the genetic etiology of tobacco and alcohol use 

      Liu, Ming; Jiang, Yu; Wedow, Robbee; Li, Yue; Brazel, David M.; Chen, Fang; Datta, Gargi; Davila-Velderrain, Jose; Mitchell, Amy; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Sivertsen, Børge; Stordal, Eystein; Morken, Gunnar; Kallestad, Håvard; Heuch, Ingrid; Zwart, John-Anker; Fjukstad, Katrine Kveli; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Skrove, Marit Synnøve; Indredavik, Marit Sæbø; Drange, Ole Kristian; Bjerkeset, Ottar; Børte, Sigrid; Stensland, Synne; Choquet, Hélène; Docherty, Anna R.; Faul, Jessica D.; Foerster, Johanna R.; Fritsche, Lars; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Gordon, Scott D.; Haessler, Jeffrey; Hottenga, Jouke-Jan; Huang, Hongyan; Jang, Seon-Kyeong; Jansen, Philip R.; Ling, Yueh; Mägi, Reedik; Matoba, Nana; McMahon, George; Mulas, Antonella; Orrú, Valeria; Palviainen, Teemu; Pandit, Anita; Reginsson, Gunnar W.; Smith, Jennifer A.; Taylor, Amy E.; Turman, Constance; Willemsen, Gonneke; Young, Hannah; Young, Kendra A.; Zajac, Gregory J.M.; Zhao, Wei; Zhou, Wei; Björnsdóttir, Gyda Thora; Boardman, Jason D.; Boehnke, Michael; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Chen, Chu; Davies, Gareth E.; Eaton, Charles B.; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Hveem, Kristian; Vrieze, Scott (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Tobacco and alcohol use are leading causes of mortality that influence risk for many complex diseases and disorders1. They are heritable2,3 and etiologically related4,5 behaviors that have been resistant to gene discovery ...
    • Dissecting the shared genetic basis of migraine and mental disorders using novel statistical tools 

      Bahrami, Shahram; Hindley, Guy Frederick Lanyon; Winsvold, Bendik K S; O'Connell, Kevin S; Frei, Oleksandr; Shadrin, Alexey; Cheng, Weiqiu; Bettella, Francesco; Rødevand, Linn; Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim; Fan, Chun C; Pirinen, Matti J; Hautakangas, Heidi M; Martinsen, Amy; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Willer, Cristen J; Tronvik, Erling Andreas; Kristoffersen, Espen Saxhaug; Zwart, John Anker Henrik; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Hagen, Knut; Nilsen, Kristian Bernhard; Hveem, Kristian; Stovner, Lars Jacob; Fritsche, Lars; Thomas, Laurent; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Lie, Marie; Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas; Børte, Sigrid; Stensland, Synne; Zhou, Wei; Dale, Anders; Djurovic, Srdjan; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Andreassen, Ole (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      Migraine is three times more prevalent in people with bipolar disorder or depression. The relationship between schizophrenia and migraine is less certain although glutamatergic and serotonergic neurotransmission are ...
    • Genome-wide analysis identifies impaired axonogenesis in chronic overlapping pain conditions 

      Khoury, Samar; Parisien, Marc; Thompson, Scott J.; Vachon-Presseau, Etienne; Roy, Mathieu; Mitchell, Amy; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Willer, Cristen J.; Fors, Egil Andreas; Heuch, Ingrid; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Storheim, Kjersti; Hagen, Knut; Nilsen, Kristian Bernhard; Hveem, Kristian; Fritsche, Lars; Thomas, Laurent; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Lie, Marie; Holmen, Oddgeir; Børte, Sigrid; Stensland, Synne; Zhou, Wei; Mundal, Ingunn Pernille; Zwart, John Anker Henrik; Kania, Artur; Mogil, Jeffrey S.; Diatchenko, Luda (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Chronic pain is often present at more than one anatomical location, leading to chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPC). Whether COPC represents a distinct pathophysiology from the occurrence of pain at only one site is ...
    • A genome-wide association study with 1,126,563 individuals identifies new risk loci for Alzheimer's disease 

      Wightman, Douglas P.; Jansen, Iris E.; Savage, Jeanne E.; Shadrin, Alexey; Bahrami, Shahram; Holland, Dominic; Rongve, Arvid; Børte, Sigrid; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Drange, Ole Kristian; Martinsen, Amy E.; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Willer, Cristen; Bråthen, Geir; Bosnes, Ingunn; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Fritsche, Lars; Thomas, Laurent; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Meisingset, Tore Wergeland; Zhou, Wei; Proitsi, Petroula; Hodges, Angela; Dobson, Richard; Velayudhan, Latha; Sealock, Julia; Davis, Lea K.; Pedersen, Nancy L.; Reynolds, Chandra A.; Karlsson, Ida K.; Magnusson, Sigurdur; Stefansson, Hreinn; Thordardottir, Steinunn; Jónsson, Pálmi V.; Snædal, Jon; Zettergren, Anna; Skoog, Ingmar; Kern, Silke; Waern, Margda; Zetterberg, Henrik; Blennow, Kaj; Stordal, Eystein; Hveem, Kristian; Zwart, John Anker Henrik; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Selnes, Per; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Sando, Sigrid Botne; Ulstein, Ingun; Djurovic, Srdjan; Fladby, Tormod; Aarsland, Dag; Selbæk, Geir; Ripke, Stephan; Stefánsson, Kári; Andreassen, Ole; Posthuma, Danielle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a prevalent age-related polygenic disease that accounts for 50–70% of dementia cases. Currently, only a fraction of the genetic variants underlying Alzheimer’s disease have been identified. ...
    • Low Back Pain With Persistent Radiculopathy; the Clinical Role of Genetic Variants in the Genes SOX5, CCDC26/GSDMC and DCC 

      Lie, Marie; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Heuch, Ingrid; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Gjerstad, Johannes; Hasvik, Eivind Olay; Nygaard, Øystein Petter; Grotle, Margreth; Matre, Dagfinn; Zwart, John Anker Henrik; Nilsen, Kristian Bernhard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      In a recently published genome-wide association study (GWAS) chronic back pain was associated with three loci; SOX5, CCDC26/GSDMC and DCC. This GWAS was based on a heterogeneous sample of back pain disorders, and it is ...
    • Prognostic Factors for Persistent Leg-Pain in Patients Hospitalized with Acute Sciatica 

      Fjeld, Olaf Randall; Grotle, Margreth; Siewers, Vibeke; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Nilsen, Kristian Bernhard; Zwart, John-Anker (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Study Design. Prospective cohort study. Objective. To identify potential prognostic factors for persistent leg-pain at 12 months among patients hospitalized with acute severe sciatica. Summary of Background Data. The ...
    • The causal role of smoking on the risk of headache. A Mendelian randomization analysis in the HUNT Study 

      Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Børte, Sigrid; Vie, Gunnhild Åberge; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Storheim, Kjersti; Skorpen, Frank; Hagen, Knut; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Zwart, John-Anker (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background and purpose Headache has been associated with various lifestyle and psychosocial factors, one of which is smoking. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the association between smoking intensity ...
    • The causal role of smoking on the risk of hip or knee replacement due to primary osteoarthritis: a Mendelian randomisation analysis of the HUNT study 

      Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Vie, Gunnhild Åberge; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Hellevik, Alf Inge; Langhammer, Arnulf; Furnes, Ove; Flugsrud, Gunnar B; Skorpen, Frank; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Storheim, Kjersti; Nordsletten, Lars; Zwart, John-Anker (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Objective Smoking has been associated with a reduced risk of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) and subsequent joint replacement. The aim of the present study was to assess whether the observed association is likely to be ...