• Association between complement component 4A expression, cognitive performance and brain imaging measures in UK Biobank 

      O'Connell, Kevin S.; Sønderby, Ida Elken; Frei, Oleksandr; van der Meer, Dennis; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Alnæs, Dag; Kaufmann, Tobias; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Steen, Vidar Martin; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Hughes, Timothy; Djurovic, Srdjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Altered expression of the complement component C4A gene is a known risk factor for schizophrenia. Further, predicted brain C4A expression has also been associated with memory function highlighting that altered ...
    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder shares copy number variant risk with schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder 

      Gudmundsson, Ólafur Ó.; Walters, Gudmundur Bragi; Ingason, Andrés; Johansson, Stefan; Zayats, Tetyana; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Sønderby, Ida Elken; Gustafsson, Omar; Nawaz, Muhammad Sulaman; Jónsson, Gudbjörn F.; Jónsson, Lina; Knappskog, Per; Ingvarsdóttir, Ester; Davidsdóttir, Katrin; Djurovic, Srdjan; Knudsen, Gun Peggy Strømstad; Askeland, Ragna Bugge; Haraldsdóttir, Gyda S.; Baldursson, Gísli; Magnússon, Páll; Sigurdsson, Engilbert; Gudbjartsson, Daníel Fannar; Stéfansson, Hreinn; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Haavik, Jan; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Stefánsson, Kári (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-17)
      Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly heritable common childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorder. Some rare copy number variations (CNVs) affect multiple neurodevelopmental disorders such as ...
    • Elevated expression of a minor isoform of ANK3 is a risk factor for bipolar disorder 

      Hughes, Timothy; Sønderby, Ida Elken; Polushina, Tatiana; Hansson, Lars Johan Axel; Holmgren, Asbjørn; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Melbø-Jørgensen, Christian; Hassani, Sahar; Hoeffding, Louise K.; Herms, Stefan; Bergen, Sarah E.; Karlsson, Robert; Song, Jie; Rietschel, Marcella; Nöthen, Markus M.; Forstner, Andreas J.; Hoffmann, Per; Hultman, Christina M.; Landén, Mikael; Cichon, Sven; Werge, Thomas; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Le Hellard, Stephanie; Djurovic, Srdjan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Ankyrin-3 (ANK3) is one of the few genes that have been consistently identified as associated with bipolar disorder by multiple genome-wide association studies. However, the exact molecular basis of the association remains ...
    • Examining the association between genetic liability for schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's disease 

      Creese, Byron; Vassos, Evangelos; Bergh, Sverre; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Johar, Iskandar; Rongve, Arvid; Medbøen, Ingrid Tøndel; Da Silva, Miguel Vasconcelos; Aakhus, Eivind; Andersen, Fred; Bettella, Francesco; Brækhus, Anne; Djurovic, Srdjan; Paroni, Giulia; Proitsi, Petroula; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Seripa, Davide; Stordal, Eystein; Fladby, Tormod; Aarsland, Dag; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Ballard, Clive; Selbæk, Geir (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-22)
      Psychosis (delusions or hallucinations) in Alzheimer’s disease (AD + P) occurs in up to 50% of individuals and is associated with significantly worse clinical outcomes. Atypical antipsychotics, first developed for ...
    • GBA and APOE ε4 associate with sporadic dementia with Lewy bodies in European genome wide association study 

      Rongve, Arvid; Witoelar, Aree; Ruiz, Agustín; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Abdelnour, Carla; Clarimon, Jordi; Heilmann-Heimbach, Stefanie; Hernández, Isabel; Moreno-Grau, Sonia; de Rojas, Itziar; Morenas-Rodríguez, Estrella; Fladby, Tormod; Sando, Sigrid Botne; Bråthen, Geir; Blanc, Frédéric; Bousiges, Olivier; Lemstra, Afina W.; van Steenoven, Inger; Londos, Elisabet; Almdahl, Ina Selseth; Pålhaugen, Lene; Eriksen, Jon Alm; Djurovic, Srdjan; Stordal, Eystein; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Ulstein, Ingun; Bettella, Francesco; Desikan, Rahul S.; Idland, Ane-Victoria; Toft, Mathias; Pihlstrøm, Lasse; Snaedal, Jon; Tárraga, Lluís; Boada, Mercè; Lleó, Alberto; Stefánsson, Hreinn; Stefánsson, Kári; Ramírez, Alfredo; Aarsland, Dag; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-05-07)
      Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is a common neurodegenerative disorder with poor prognosis and mainly unknown pathophysiology. Heritability estimates exceed 30% but few genetic risk variants have been identified. Here we ...
    • Genome-wide analysis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Norway 

      Zayats, Tetyana; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Sønderby, Ida Elken; Djurovic, Srdjan; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Fladby, Tormod; Aase, Heidi; Zeiner, Pål; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Knappskog, Per; Knudsen, Gun Peggy; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Johansson, Stefan; Haavik, Jan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-04-13)
      Background Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly heritable neuropsychiatric condition, but it has been difficult to identify genes underlying this disorder. This study aimed to explore genetics of ...
    • Identification of a novel polymorphism associated with reduced clozapine concentration in schizophrenia patients—a genome-wide association study adjusting for smoking habits 

      Smith, Robert Løvsletten; O’Connell, Kevin; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Djurovic, Srdjan; Kringen, Marianne K.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Molden, Espen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Clozapine (CLZ) is the superior antipsychotic drug for treatment of schizophrenia, but exhibits an extensive interpatient pharmacokinetic variability. Here, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of CLZ serum ...
    • Meta-analysis of Alzheimer’s disease on 9,751 samples from Norway and IGAP study identifies four risk loci 

      Witoelar, Aree; Rongve, Arvid; Almdahl, Ina Selseth; Ulstein, Ingun; Engvig, Andreas; White, Linda Rosemary; Selbæk, Geir; Stordal, Eystein; Andersen, Fredrik; Brækhus, Anne; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Engedal, Knut; Hughes, Timothy; Bergh, Sverre; Bråthen, Geir; Bogdanovic, Nenad; Bettella, Francesco; Wang, Yunpeng; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Bahrami, Shahram; Le Hellard, Stephanie; Giddaluru, Sudheer; Dale, Anders M; Sando, Sigrid Botne; Steinberg, Stacy; Stefansson, Hreinn; Snaedal, Jon; Desikan, Rahul S; Stefansson, Kari; Aarsland, Dag; Djurovic, Srdjan; Fladby, Tormod; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-12-27)
      A large fraction of genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is still not identified, limiting the understanding of AD pathology and study of therapeutic targets. We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) ...
    • Vitamin D levels, brain volume, and genetic architecture in patients with psychosis 

      Berg, Akiah Ottesen; Jørgensen, Kjetil Nordbø; Nerhus, Mari; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Popejoy, Alice; Bettella, Francesco; Norbom, Linn Christin Bonaventure; Gurholt, Tiril Pedersen; Dahl, Sandra Rinne; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Djurovic, Srdjan; Agartz, Ingrid; Melle, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-08-24)
      Background: Lower vitamin D levels are found in people with schizophrenia and depressive disorders, and also associated with neuroimaging abnormalities such as reduced brain volume in both animals and humans. Reduced whole ...