• Computational analysis of the evolutionary dynamics of proteins on a genomic scale 

      Hughes, Timothy (Doctoral thesis, 2007-01-16)
      Biology is primarily concerned with the study of all phenotypic aspects of living organisms and evolutionary biology is more specifically interested in elucidating how different phenotypes evolved. Proteins (and RNA ...
    • Decreased IL-1β-induced CCL20 response in human iPSC-astrocytes in schizophrenia: Potential attenuating effects on recruitment of regulatory T cells 

      Akkouh, Ibrahim; Ueland, Thor; Hansson, Lars; Inderhaug, Elin; Hughes, Timothy; Steen, Nils Eiel; Aukrust, Pål; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Szabo, Attila; Djurovic, Srdjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a severe mental disorder with a high heritability. Although its pathophysiology is mainly unknown, dysregulated immune activation and inflammation have recently emerged as possible candidates in the ...
    • 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 ...
    • ELM: the status of the 2010 eukaryotic linear motif resource 

      Gould, Cathryn M.; Diella, Francesca; Via, Allegra; Puntervoll, Pål; Gemünd, Christine; Chabanis-Davidson, Sophie; Michael, Sushama; Sayadi, Ahmed; Bryne, Jan Christian; Chica, Claudia; Seiler, Markus; Davey, Norman E.; Haslam, Neill; Weatheritt, Robert J.; Budd, Aidan; Hughes, Timothy; Pas, Jakub; Rychlewski, Leszek; Trave, Gilles Michel; Aasland, Rein; Helmer-Citterich, Manuela; Linding, Rune; Gibson, Toby J. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2009-11-17)
      Linear motifs are short segments of multidomain proteins that provide regulatory functions independently of protein tertiary structure. Much of intracellular signalling passes through protein modifications at linear motifs. ...
    • Exploring lithium's transcriptional mechanisms of action in bipolar disorder: a multi-step study 

      Akkouh, Ibrahim; Skrede, Silje; Holmgren, Asbjørn; Ersland, Kari Merete; Hansson, Lars Johan Axel; Bahrami, Shahram; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Steen, Vidar Martin; Djurovic, Srdjan; Hughes, Timothy (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Lithium has been the first-line treatment for bipolar disorder (BD) for more than six decades. Although the molecular effects of lithium have been studied extensively and gene expression changes are generally believed to ...
    • Expression of TCN1 in Blood is Negatively Associated with Verbal Declarative Memory Performance 

      Akkouh, Ibrahim; Ueland, Torill; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Brattbakk, Hans-Richard; Steen, Vidar Martin; Hughes, Timothy; Djurovic, Srdjan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-08-23)
      Memory is indispensable for normal cognitive functioning, and the ability to store and retrieve information is central to mental health and disease. The molecular mechanisms underlying complex memory functions are largely ...
    • 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) ...
    • Runaway multi-allelic copy number variation at the α-defensin locus in African and Asian populations 

      Hughes, Timothy; Hansson, Lars; Akkouh, Ibrahim; Hajdarevic, Riad; Bringsli, Jorunn; Torsvik, Anja; Inderhaug, Elin; Steen, Vidar Martin; Djurovic, Srdjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-04)
      Alpha defensins are anti-microbial peptides of the innate immune system. The defensin A1 and A3 genes are located in a repeat array of variable copy number (the DEFA1A3 locus) and encode the human neutrophil peptides 1, 2 ...
    • Using iPSC Models to Understand the Role of Estrogen in Neuron–Glia Interactions in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder 

      de Assis, Denis; Szabo, Attila; Osete, Jordi Requena; Puppo, Francesca; O'Connell, Kevin S.; Akkouh, Ibrahim; Hughes, Timothy; Frei, Evgeniia; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Djurovic, Srdjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BIP) are severe mental disorders with a considerable disease burden worldwide due to early age of onset, chronicity, and lack of efficient treatments or prevention strategies. ...