BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 15: Human Behavioral Genetics


Easy Readings

Cloninger C.R., Adolfsson R. and Svrakic N.M. (1996) Mapping genes for human personality. Nature Genetics 12: 3-4
Gibbs W.W. (1996) Gaining on fat. Scientific American Aug.1996: 88-94
LeVay S. and Hamer D. (1994) Evidence for a Biological Influence in Male Homosexuality. Scientific American May 1994: 44-49.
Plomin R. and DeFries J.C. (1998) The genetics of cognitive abilities and disabilities. Scientific American May 1998: 62-69

Intermediate Readings

Lander E.S. and Schork N.J. (1994) Genetic dissection of complex traits. Science 265: 2037-2048.
McGuffin P., Riley B., and Plomin R. (2001) Towards behavioral genomics. Science 291: 1232-1233
Peltonen L. (1995) All out for chromosome 6. Nature 378: 665-666
Spiegelman B.M. and Flier J.S. (1996) Adipogenesis and Obesity: Rounding out the big picture. Cell 87: 377-389
Popova N.K. (2006) From genes to aggressive behavior: the role of the serotonergic system. BioEssays 28: 495-503

Strachan T. and Read A.P. (1999) Human Molecular Genetics. New York: Wiley-Liss
Swaab D.F. and Hofman M.A. (1995) Sexual differentiation of the human hypothalamus in relation to gender and sexual orientation. Trends in Neurosciences 18: 264-270
Weigle D.S. and Kuijper J.L. (1996) Obesity genes and regulation of body fat content. BioEssays 18: 867-874

Advanced Readings

Bailey J.M. and Benishay D.S. (1993) Familial aggregation of female sexual orientation. Am. J. Psychiatry 150: 272-277.
Bailey J.M. and Pillard R.C. (1991) A genetic study of male sexual orientation. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 48: 1089-1096.
Benjamin J. et al. (1996) Population and familial association between the D4 dopamine receptor gene and measures of Novelty Seeking. Nature Genet. 12: 81-84
Campfield L.A., Smith F.J. and Burn P. (1998) Strategies and potential molecular targets for obesity treatment. Science 280: 1383-1387
Cloninger C.R., Svrakic D.M., and Przybeck T.R. (1993) A psychobiological model of temperament and character. Arch.Gen.Psychol. 50: 975-990
Comuzzi A.G. and Allison D.B. (1998) The search for human obesity genes. Science 280: 1374-1377
Ebstein et al. (1996) Dopamine D4 receptor (D4DR) exon III polymorphism associated with the human personality trait of Novelty Seeking. Nature Genet. 12: 78-80
Gorski R.A., Gordon J.H., Shryne J.E., and Southam A.M. (1978) Evidence for a morphological sex difference within the medial preoptic area of the rat brain. Brain Res. 143: 333-346
Hamer D.H., Hu S., Magnuson V.L., Hu N. and Pattatucci A.M.L. (1993) A linkage between DNA markers on the X chromosome and male sexual orientation. Science 261: 321-327.
Hu S., Pattatucci A.M., Patterson C., Li L., Fulker D.W., Cherny S.S., Kruglyak L., Hamer D.H. (1995) Linkage between sexual orientation and chromosome Xq28 in males but not in females. Nat Genet. 11: 248-256.
Lander E. and Kruglyak L. (1995) Genetic dissection of complex traits: guidelines for interpreting and reporting linkage results. Nature Genet. 11: 241-247
Lee G.-H. et al. (1996) Abnormal splicing of the leptin receptor in diabetic mice. Nature 379: 632-635
Resko J.A., Perkins A., Roselli C.E., Fitzgerald J.A., Choate J.V. and Stormshak F. (1996) Endocrine correlates of partner preference behavior in rams. Biol. Reprod. 55: 120-126
Rice G., Anderson C., Risch N. and Ebers G. (1999) Male homosexuality: Absence of linkage to microsattelite markers at Xq28. Science 284: 665-667
Schwab S.G. et al. (1995) Evaluation of a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia on chromosome 6p by multipoint affected sib-pair linkage analysis. Nature Genet. 11: 325-330
Straub R.E. et al. (1995) A potential vulnerability locus for schizophrenia on chromosome 6p24-22: evidence for genetic heterogeneity. Nature Genet. 11: 287-293
Tartaglia L.A. et al. (1995) Identification and expression cloning of a leptin receptor, OB-R. Cell 83: 1263-1271
Wang S. et al. (1995) Evidence for a susceptibility locus for schizophrenia on chromosome 6pter-p22. Nature Genet. 10: 41-46
Woods S.C., Seeley R.J., Porte D.Jr. and Schwartz M.W. (1998) Signals that regulate food intake and energy homeostasis. Science 280: 1378-1383
Zhang Y. et al. (1994) Positional cloning of the mouse obese gene and its human homologue. Nature 372: 425-432


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