SPOCK3, a risk gene for adult ADHD and personality disorders.
Würzburg, Germany. In Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci, 2014
SPOCK3, a poorly characterized, putatively Ca(2+)-binding extracellular heparan/chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan gene encoded by the human chromosomal region 4q32.3, was found to be associated with polymorphisms among the top ranks in a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on ADHD and a pooled GWAS on personality disorder (PD).
Detection of genome-wide copy number variations in two chicken lines divergently selected for abdominal fat content.
Harbin, China. In Bmc Genomics, 2013
Integrating the results of CNVRs, known quantitative trait loci (QTL) and selective sweeps for abdominal fat content suggested that some genes (including SLC9A3, GNAL, SPOCK3, ANXA10, HELIOS, MYLK, CCDC14, SPAG9, SOX5, VSNL1, SMC6, GEN1, MSGN1 and ZPAX) may be important for abdominal fat deposition in the chicken.
Testican-1 is dispensable for mouse development.
Köln, Germany. In Matrix Biol, 2006
Despite the fact that neither of the testican-1 homologues expressed in the brain, testican-2, testican-3 and SC1/hevin, showed an increased expression in Ticn1 null mice, these results, together with those from other gene targetings, indicate extensive functional redundancy among brain proteoglycans.