• Abundant Genetic Overlap between Blood Lipids and Immune-Mediated Diseases Indicates Shared Molecular Genetic Mechanisms 

      Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Desikan, Rahul S.; Wang, Yunpeng; Thompson, Wesley K.; Schork, Andrew J.; Zuber, Verena; Doncheva, Nadezhda T.; Ellinghaus, E.va; Mattingsdal, Morten; Franke, Andre; Lie, Benedicte. A.; Mills, Ian Geoffrey; Aukrust, Pål; McEvoy, Linda K.; Djurovic, Srdjan; Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Dale, Anders M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-04-08)
      Epidemiological studies suggest a relationship between blood lipids and immune-mediated diseases, but the nature of these associations is not well understood. We used genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to investigate ...
    • Bivariate causal mixture model quantifies polygenic overlap between complex traits beyond genetic correlation 

      Frei, Oleksandr; Holland, Dominic; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Shadrin, Alexey A.; Fan, Chun Chieh; Maeland, Steffen; O'Connell, Kevin S.; Wang, Yunpeng; Djurovic, Srdjan; Thompson, Wesley Kurt; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Dale, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-06-03)
      Accumulating evidence from genome wide association studies (GWAS) suggests an abundance of shared genetic influences among complex human traits and disorders, such as mental disorders. Here we introduce a statistical tool, ...
    • Enrichment of genetic markers of recent human evolution in educational and cognitive traits 

      Srinivasan, Saurabh; Bettella, Francesco; Frei, Oleksandr; Hill, W. David; Wang, Yunpeng; Witoelar, Aree; Schork, Andrew J.; Thompson, Wesley Kurt; Davies, Gail; Desikan, Rahul S.; Deary, Ian J.; Melle, Ingrid; Ueland, Torill; Dale, Anders; Djurovic, Srdjan; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-08-22)
      Higher cognitive functions are regarded as one of the main distinctive traits of humans. Evidence for the cognitive evolution of human beings is mainly based on fossil records of an expanding cranium and an increasing ...
    • Genetic control of variability in subcortical and intracranial volumes 

      Còrdova Palomera, Aldo; van der Meer, Dennis; Kaufmann, Tobias; Bettella, Francesco; Wang, Yunpeng; Alnæs, Dag; Doan, Nhat Trung; Agartz, Ingrid; Bertolino, Alessandro; Buitelaar, Jan; Coynel, David; Djurovic, Srdjan; Dørum, Erlend Solberg; Espeseth, Thomas; Fazio, Leonardo; Franke, Barbara; Frei, Oleksandr; Håberg, Asta; Le Hellard, Stephanie; Jönsson, Erik Gunnar; Kolskår, Knut-Kristian; Lund, Martina Jonette; Moberget, Torgeir; Nordvik, Jan; Nyberg, Lars; Papassotiropoulos, Andreas; Pergola, Giulio; de Quervain, Dominique; Rampino, Antonio; Richard, Geneviève; Rokicki, Jaroslav; Sanders, Anne-Marthe; Schwarz, Emanuel; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Steen, Vidar Martin; Starrfelt, Jostein; Sønderby, Ida Elken; Ulrichsen, Kristine Moe; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Westlye, Lars Tjelta (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Sensitivity to external demands is essential for adaptation to dynamic environments, but comes at the cost of increased risk of adverse outcomes when facing poor environmental conditions. Here, we apply a novel methodology ...
    • Genetic correlations and genome-wide associations of cortical structure in general population samples of 22,824 adults 

      Hofer, Edith; Roshchupkin, Gennady V.; Adams, Hieab H H; Knol, Maria J.; Lin, Honghuang; Li, Shuo; Zare, Habil; Ahmad, Shahzad; Armstrong, Nicola J.; Satizabal, Claudia L.; Panizzon, Matthew S.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Dale, Anders M.; Logue, Mark; Grasby, Katrina L.; Van Duijn, Cornelia M.; Grabe, Hans J.; Longstreth, William T.; Fornage, Myriam; Paus, Tomas; Debette, Stephanie; Ikram, M. Arfan; Schmidt, Helena; Schmidt, Reinhold; Seshadri, Sudha; Agartz, Ingrid; Alhusaini, Saud; Almeida, Marcio A.A.; Alnæs, Dag; Amlien, Inge Kasbohm; Doan, Nhat Trung; Gurholt, Tiril Pedersen; Kaufmann, Tobias; Richard, Geneviève; Sønderby, Ida Elken; van der Meer, Dennis; Wang, Yunpeng; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Brandt, Christine Lycke; Djurovic, Srdjan; Kolskår, Knut-Kristian; Melle, Ingrid; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Steen, Vidar Martin; Espeseth, Thomas; Håberg, Asta; Wright, Margaret J.; Zhou, Juan; Stein, Jason L.; Thompson, Paul M.; Medland, Sarah E. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Cortical thickness, surface area and volumes vary with age and cognitive function, and in neurological and psychiatric diseases. Here we report heritability, genetic correlations and genome-wide associations of these ...
    • Genetic Overlap Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Bipolar Disorder Implicates the MARK2 and VAC14 Genes 

      Drange, Ole Kristian; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Shadrin, Alexey A.; Finseth, Per Ivar; Witoelar, Aree; Frei, Oleksandr; Wang, Yunpeng; Hassani, Sahar; Djurovic, Srdjan; Dale, Anders M; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03-13)
      Background: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and bipolar disorder (BIP) are complex traits influenced by numerous common genetic variants, most of which remain to be detected. Clinical and epidemiological evidence suggest that AD ...
    • Genome-wide Association Analysis of Parkinson’s Disease and Schizophrenia Reveals Shared Genetic Architecture and Identifies Novel Risk Loci 

      Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Shadrin, Alexey A.; Bahrami, Shahram; Broce, Iris J.; Tesli, Martin Steen; Frei, Oleksandr; Wirgenes, Katrine Verena; O`Connell, Kevin; Krull, Florian; Bettella, Francesco; Steen, Nils Eiel; Sugrue, Leo P.; Wang, Yunpeng; Svenningsson, Per; Sharma, Manu; Pihlstrøm, Lasse; Toft, H. Mathias S.; O’Donovan, Michael; Djurovic, Srdjan; Desikan, Rahul S; Dale, Anders M.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Parkinson’s disease (PD) and schizophrenia (SCZ) are heritable brain disorders that involve dysregulation of the dopaminergic system. Epidemiological studies have reported potential comorbidity between the ...
    • Genome-wide association study identifies 30 loci associated with bipolar disorder 

      Stahl, Eli A.; Breen, Gerome; Forstner, Andreas J.; McQuillin, Andrew; Ripke, Stephan; Trubetskoy, Vassily; Mattheisen, Manuel; Wang, Yunpeng; Coleman, Jonathan R.I.; Gaspar, Héléna A.; de Leeuw, Christiaan A.; Steinberg, Stacy; Pavlides, Jennifer M. Whitehead; Trzaskowski, Maciej; Byrne, Enda M.; Pers, Tune H.; Holmans, Peter A.; Richards, Alexander L.; Abbott, Liam; Agerbo, Esben; Akil, Huda; Albani, Diego; Alliey-Rodriguez, Ney; Als, Thomas D.; Anjorin, Adebayo; Antilla, Verneri; Awasthi, Swapnil; Badner, Judith A.; Bækvad-Hansen, Marie; Barchas, Jack D.; Bass, Nicholas; Bauer, Michael; Belliveau, Richard; Bergen, Sarah E.; Pedersen, Carsten Bøcker; Bøen, Erlend; Boks, Marco P.; Boocock, James; Budde, Monika; Bunney, William; Burmeister, Margit; Bybjerg-Grauholm, Jonas; Byerley, William; Casas, Miquel; Cerrato, Felecia; Cervantes, Pablo; Chambert, Kimberly; Charney, Alxander W.; Chen, Danfeng; Churchhouse, Claire; Clarke, Toni-Kim; Coryell, William; Craig, David W.; Cruceanu, Cristiana; Curtis, David; Czerski, Piotr M.; Dale, Anders; de Jong, Simone; Degenhardt, Franziska; Del-Favero, Jurgen; Depaulo, J. Raymond; Djurovic, Srdjan; Dobbyn, Amanda L.; Dumont, Ashley; Elvsåshagen, Torbjørn; Escott-Price, Valentina; Fan, Chun Chieh; Fischer, Sascha B.; Flickinger, Matthew; Foroud, Tatiana M.; Forty, Liz; Frank, Josef; Fraser, Christine; Freimer, Nelson B.; Frisén, Louise; Gade, Katrin; Gage, Diane; Garnham, Julie; Giambartolomei, Claudia; Pedersen, Marianne Giørtz; Goldstein, Jaqueline; Gordon, Scott D.; Gordon-Smith, Katherine; Green, Elaine K.; Green, Melissa J.; Greenwood, Tifany A.; Grove, Jakob; Guan, Weihua; Guzman-Parra, José; Hamshere, Marian L.; Hautzinger, Martin; Heilbronner, Urs; Herms, Stefan; Hipolito, Maria; Hoffmann, Per; Holland, Dominic; Huckins, Laura; Jamain, Stéphane; Johnson, Jessica S.; Juréus, Anders; Kandaswamy, Radhika; Karlsson, Robert; Kennedy, James L.; Kittel-Schneider, Sarah; Knowles, James A.; Kogevinas, Manolis; Koller, Anna C.; Kupka, Ralph; Lavebratt, Catharina; Lawrence, Jacob; Lawson, William B.; Leber, Markus; Lee, Phil H.; Levy, Shawn E.; Li, Jun Z.; Liu, Chunyu; Lucae, Susanne; Maaser, Anna; MacIntyre, Donald J.; Mahon, Pamela B.; Maier, Wolfgang; Martinsson, Lina; McCarroll, Steve; McGuffin, Peter; McInnis, Melvin G.; McKay, James D.; Medeiros, Helena; Medland, Sarah E.; Meng, Fan; Milani, Lili; Montgomery, Grant W.; Morris, Derek W.; Mühleisen, Thomas W.; Mullins, Niamh; Nguyen, Hoang; Nievergelt, Caroline M.; Adolfsson, Annelie Nordin; Nwulia, Evaristus A.; O'Donovan, Claire; Loohuis, Loes M. Olde; Ori, Anil P.S.; Oruc, Lilijana; Ösby, Urban; Perlis, Roy H.; Perry, Amy; Pfennig, Andrea; Potash, James B.; Purcell, Shaun M.; Regeer, Eline J.; Reif, Andreas; Reinbold, Céline S.; Rice, John P.; Rivas, Fabio; Rivera, Margarita; Roussos, Panos; Ruderfer, Douglas M.; Ryu, Euijung; Sánchez-Mora, Cristina; Schatzberg, Alan F.; Scheftner, William A.; Schork, Nicholas J.; Shannon Weickert, Cynthia; Shehktman, Tatyana; Shilling, Paul D.; Sigurdsson, Engilbert; Slaney, Claire; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Sobell, Janet L.; Søholm Hansen, Christine; Spijker, Anne T.; St Clair, David; Steffens, Michael; Strauss, John S.; Streit, Fabian; Strohmaier, Jana; Szelinger, Szabolcs; Thompson, Robert C.; Thorgeirsson, Thorgeir E; Treutlein, Jens; Vedder, Helmut; Wang, Weiqing; Watson, Stanley J.; Weickert, Thomas W.; Witt, Stephanie H.; Xi, Simon; Xu, Wei; Young, Allan H.; Zandi, Peter; Zhang, Peng; Zöllner, Sebastian; Adolfsson, Rolf; Agartz, Ingrid; Alda, Martin; Backlund, Lena; Baune, Bernhard T.; Bellivier, Frank; Berrettini, Wade H.; Biernacka, Joanna M.; Blackwood, Douglas H.R.; Boehnke, Michael; Børglum, Anders D.; Corvin, Aiden; Craddock, Nicholas; Daly, Mark J.; Dannlowski, Udo; Esko, Tõnu; Etain, Bruno; Frye, Mark; Fullerton, Janice M.; Gershon, Elliot S.; Gill, Michael; Goes, Fernando; Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, Maria; Hauser, Joanna; Hougaard, David M.; Hultman, Christina M.; Jones, Ian; Jones, Lisa A.; Kahn, René S.; Kirov, George; Landén, Mikael; Leboyer, Marion; Lewis, Cathryn M.; Li, Qingqin S.; Lissowska, Jolanta; Martin, Nicholas G.; Mayoral, Fermin; McElroy, Susan L.; McIntosh, Andrew M.; McMahon, Francis J.; Melle, Ingrid; Metspalu, Andres; Mitchell, Philip B.; Morken, Gunnar; Mors, Ole; Mortensen, Preben Bo; Müller-Myhsok, Bertram; Myers, Richard M.; Neale, Benjamin M.; Nimgaonkar, Vishwajit; Nordentoft, Merete; Nöthen, Markus M.; O'Donovan, Michael C; Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim; Owen, Michael J.; Paciga, Sara A.; Pato, Carlos; Pato, Michele T.; Posthuma, Danielle; Ramos-Quiroga, Josep Antoni; Ribasés, Marta; Rietschel, Marcella; Rouleau, Guy A.; Schalling, Martin; Schofield, Peter R.; Schulze, Thomas G.; Serretti, Alessandro; Smoller, Jordan W.; Stefansson, Hreinn; Stefansson, Kari; Stordal, Eystein; Sullivan, Patrick F.; Turecki, Gustavo; Vaaler, Arne; Vieta, Eduard; Vincent, John B.; Werge, Thomas; Nurnberger, John I.; Wray, Naomi R.; Di Florio, Arianna; Edenberg, Howard J.; Cichon, Sven; Ophoff, Roel A.; Scott, Laura J.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Kelsoe, John; Sklar, Pamela (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Bipolar disorder is a highly heritable psychiatric disorder. We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) including 20,352 cases and 31,358 controls of European descent, with follow-up analysis of 822 variants with ...
    • Identification of genetic loci shared between schizophrenia and the Big Five personality traits 

      Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Wang, Yunpeng; Lo, Min-Tzu; Li, Wen; Frei, Oleksandr; Witoelar, Aree; Tesli, Martin Steen; Hinds, David A.; Tung, Joyce Y.; Djurovic, Srdjan; Chen, Chi-Hua; Dale, Anders; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-05-22)
      Schizophrenia is associated with differences in personality traits, and recent studies suggest that personality traits and schizophrenia share a genetic basis. Here we aimed to identify specific genetic loci shared between ...
    • Identification of shared genetic variants between schizophrenia and lung cancer 

      Zuber, Verena; Jönsson, Erik Gunnar; Frei, Oleksandr; Witoelar, Aree; Thompson, V K; Schork, Andrew J; Bettella, Francesco; Wang, Yunpeng; Djurovic, Srdjan; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Dieset, Ingrid; Fanous, Ayman H.; Desikan, Rahul S; Küry, Sébastien; Bezieau, Stephane; Dale, Anders M; Mills, Ian Geoffrey; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-01-12)
      Epidemiology studies suggest associations between schizophrenia and cancer. However, the underlying genetic mechanisms are not well understood, and difficult to identify from epidemiological data. We investigated if there ...
    • Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies 

      Broce, Iris J.; Karch, Celeste M.; Wen, Natalie; Fan, Chun C.; Wang, Yunpeng; Hong Tan, Chin; Kouri, Naomi; Ross, Owen A.; Höglinger, Günter U.; Müller, Ulrich; Hardy, John; Momeni, Parastoo; Hess, Christopher P.; Dillon, William P.; Miller, Zachary A.; Bonham, Luke W.; Rabinovici, Gil D.; Rosen, Howard J.; Schellenberg, Gerard D.; Franke, Andre; Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Veldink, Jan H.; Ferrari, Raffaele; Yokoyama, Jennifer S.; Miller, Bruce L.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Dale, Anders; Desikan, Rahul S.; Sugrue, Leo P. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-01-09)
      Background: Converging evidence suggests that immune-mediated dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Although genetic studies have shown that immune-associated loci are ...
    • Large-scale genomics unveil polygenic architecture of human cortical surface area 

      Chen, Chi-Hua; Peng, Qian; Schork, Andrew J.; Lo, Min-Tzu; Fan, Chun-Chieh; Wang, Yunpeng; Desikan, Rahul S.; Bettella, Franscesco; Hagler, Donald J.; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Kremen, William S.; Jernigan, Terry L.; Le Hellard, Stephanie; Steen, Vidar Martin; Espeseth, Thomas; Huentelman, Matt; Håberg, Asta; Agartz, Ingrid; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Schork, Nicholas; Dale, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-07-20)
      Little is known about how genetic variation contributes to neuroanatomical variability, and whether particular genomic regions comprising genes or evolutionarily conserved elements are enriched for effects that influence ...
    • 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) ...
    • MicroRNAs enrichment in GWAS of complex human phenotypes 

      Goulart, Luiz Fernando De Souza; Bettella, Franscesco; Sønderby, Ida Elken; Schork, AJ; Thompson, Kurt Wesley; Mattingsdal, Morten; Steen, Vidar Martin; Zuber, Verena; Wang, Yunpeng; Dale, Anders; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Djurovic, Srdjan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-04-16)
      Background: The genotype information carried by Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) seems to have the potential to explain more of the ‘missing heritability’ of complex human phenotypes, given improved statistical ...
    • Novel loci associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are revealed by leveraging polygenic overlap with educational attainment 

      Shadrin, Alexey A.; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Zayats, Tetyana; Schork, Andrew J; Frei, Oleksandr; Bettella, Francesco; Witoelar, Aree; Li, Wen; Eriksen, Jon Alm; Krull, Florian; Djurovic, Srdjan; Faraone, Stephen V.; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Thompson, Wesley K; Johansson, Stefan; Haavik, Jan; Dale, Anders; Wang, Yunpeng; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-02)
      Objective Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and highly heritable psychiatric condition. By exploiting the reported relationship between ADHD and educational attainment (EA), we aimed to improve ...
    • Polygenic overlap between C-reactive protein, plasma lipids, and Alzheimer disease 

      Desikan, Rahul S.; Schork, Andrew J.; Wang, Yunpeng; Thompson, Wesley K.; Dehghan, Abbas; Ridker, Paul M.; Chasman, Daniel I.; McEvoy, Linda K.; Holland, Dominic; Chen, Chi-Hua; Karow, David S.; Brewer, James B.; Hess, Christopher P.; Williams, Julie; Sims, Rebecca; O'Donovan, Michael C.; Choi, Seung Hoan; Bis, Joshua C.; Ikram, M. Arfan; Gudnason, Vilmundur; DeStefano, Anita L.; Van Der Lee, Sven J.; Psaty, Bruce M.; Van Duijn, Cornelia M.; Launer, Lenore; Seshadri, Sudha; Pericak-Vance, Margaret A.; Mayeux, Richard; Haines, Jonathan L.; Farrer, Lindsay A.; Hardy, John; Ulstein, Ingun; Aarsland, Dag; Fladby, Tormod; White, Linda; Sando, Sigrid Botne; Rongve, Arvid; Witoelar, Aree; Djurovic, Srdjan; Hyman, Bradley T.; Snædal, Jon; Steinberg, Stacy; Stefansson, Hreinn; Stefánsson, Kári; Schellenberg, Gerard D.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Dale, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-06)
      Background—Epidemiological findings suggest a relationship between Alzheimer disease (AD), inflammation, and dyslipidemia, although the nature of this relationship is not well understood. We investigated whether this ...