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Hierarchical clustering of the genetic connectivity matrix reveals the network topology of gene action on brain microstructure:

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Hierarchical clustering of the genetic connectivity matrix reveals the network topology of gene action on brain microstructure:
Genetic correlation (rg) analysis determines how much of the correlation between two measures is due to common genetic influences. In an analysis of 4 Tesla diffusion tensor images (DTI) from 531 healthy young adult twins and their siblings, we generalized the concept of genetic correlation to determine common genetic influences on white matter integrity, measured by fractional anisotropy (FA), at all points of the brain, yielding an NxN genetic correlation matrix rg(x,y) between FA values at all pairs of voxels in the brain. With hierarchical clustering, we identified brain regions with relatively homogeneous genetic determinants, to boost the power to identify causal single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). We applied genome-wide association (GWA) to assess associations between 529,497 SNPs and FA in clusters defined by hubs of the clustered genetic correlation matrix. We identified a network of genes, with a scalefree topology, that influences white matter integrity over multiple bra...
Ming-Chang Chiang, Marina Barysheva, Katie McMahon
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ISBI
Authors Ming-Chang Chiang, Marina Barysheva, Katie McMahon, Greig I. de Zubicaray, Kori Johnson, Nicholas G. Martin, Arthur W. Toga, Margaret J. Wright, Paul M. Thompson
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