• 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 ...
    • Biological and Clinical Insights From Genetics of Insomnia Symptoms 

      Lane, Jacqueline M.; Jones, Samuel E.; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Hveem, Kristian; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Zwart, John-Anker; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Winswold, Bendik; Willer, Cristen J; Janszky, Imre; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Wood, Andrew R.; Strand, Linn B.; Bowden, Jack; Song, Yanwei; Patel, Krunal; Anderson, Simon G.; Beaumont, Robin N.; Bechtold, David A.; Cade, Brian E.; Kathiresan, Sekar; Little, Max A.; Loudon, Andrew S.; Purcell, Shaun; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Schormair, Barbara; Tyrrell, Jessica; Winkelmann, Juliane; Zhao, Cheng; Redline, Susan; Spiegelhalder, Kai; Kyle, Simon D.; Frayling, Timothy M.; Lawlor, Deborah A.; Rutter, Martin K.; Weedon, Michael N.; Saxena, Richa (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Insomnia is a common disorder linked with adverse long-term medical and psychiatric outcomes. The underlying pathophysiological processes and causal relationships of insomnia with disease are poorly understood. Here we ...
    • Gene expression differences between PAXgene and Tempus blood RNA tubes are highly reproducible between independent samples and biobanks 

      Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Ryeng, Einar; Erlandsen, Sten Even; Skorpen, Frank; Arentz Schønberg, Svanhild Margrethe; Sætrom, Pål (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background Gene expression profiling from blood is sensitive to technology choices. For example, the main blood RNA collection systems—the PAXgene and Tempus tubes—differently influence RNA expression signatures. The aim ...
    • Mitochondrial genome-wide association study of migraine – the HUNT Study 

      Børte, Sigrid; Zwart, John-Anker; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Thomas, Laurent; Fritsche, Lars G; Surakke, Ida; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Zhou, Wei; Wolford, Brooke; Vigeland, Magnus Dehli; Hagen, Knut; Kristoffersen, Espen Saxhaug; Nyholt, Dale R; Chasman, Daniel I; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Willer, Christen; Winsvold, Bendik K S (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background Variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been indicated in migraine pathogenesis, but genetic studies to date have focused on candidate variants, with sparse findings. We aimed to perform the first mitochondrial ...
    • Sex-specific and pleiotropic effects underlying kidney function identified from GWAS meta-analysis 

      Graham, Sarah E.; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Zawistowski, Matthew; Zhou, Wei; Fritsche, Lars G.; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Surakka, Ida; Hornsby, Whitney E.; Fermin, Damian; Larach, Daniel B.; Kheterpal, Sachin; Brummett, Chad M.; Lee, Seunggeun; Kang, Hyun Min; Abecasis, Goncalo; Romundstad, Solfrid; Hallan, Stein; Sampson, Matthew G.; Hveem, Kristian; Willer, Cristen J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health burden currently affecting 10–15% of adults worldwide. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as a marker of kidney function is commonly used to diagnose CKD. We analyze ...
    • The rare Arg181Cys mutation in the μ opioid receptor can abolish opioid responses 

      Skorpen, Frank; von Hofacker, Sebastian; Bjørngaard, Mads; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Dale, Ola; Kaasa, Stein; Klepstad, Pål (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      BACKGROUND: Genetic variability contributes to variable clinical response to opioids. This study emerged from the observation of three Norwegian patients who showed no or extraordinary poor response to very high doses of ...