Publications in scientific journals: 2008

Research based on NTR data


Abdellaoui A, Bartels M, Hudziak JJ, Rizzu P, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Boomsma DI. Genetic influences on thought problems in 7-year-olds: a twin-study of genetic, environmental and rater effects. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(6):571-578
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.6.571

Anderson CA, Zhu G, Falchi M, Berg SM van den, Treloar SA, Spector TD, Martin NG, Boomsma DI, Visscher PM, Montgomery GW. A genome-wide linkage scan for age at menarche in three populations of European descent. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2008;93(10):3965-3970, Open Access
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2007-2568
Supplementary Materials (zip file)

Bartels M, Cacioppo JT, Hudziak JJ, Boomsma DI. Genetic and environmental contributions to stability in loneliness throughout childhood. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 2008;147(3):385-391
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.30608

Beijsterveldt CEM van, Boomsma DI. Asthma and mode of birth delivery: a study in 5-year-old Dutch twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(2):156-160
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.2.156

Beijsterveldt CEM van, Boomsma DI. An exploration of gene-environment interaction and asthma in a large sample of 5-year-old Dutch twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(2):143-149
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.2.143

Beijsterveldt CEM van, Hoekstra C, Schats R, Montgomery GW, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI. Mode of conception of twin pregnancies: willingness to reply to survey items and comparison of survey data to hospital records. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(3):349-351
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.3.349

Bimmel N, IJzendoorn MH van, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Juffer F, Geus EJC de. Problem Behavior and Heart Rate Reactivity in Adopted Adolescents: Longitudinal and Concurrent Relations. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2008;18(2):201-214
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2008.00557.x

Bochdanovits Z, Sondervan D, Perillous S, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Boomsma DI, Heutink P. Genome-wide prediction of functional gene-gene interactions inferred from patterns of genetic differentiation in mice and men. PLOS ONE. 2008;3(2):e1593, Open Access
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001593
Supplementary Files on PLOS website

Boomsma DI, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Bartels M, Hudziak JJ. Genetic and environmental influences on Anxious/Depression: A longitudinal study in 3- to 12-year-old children. Developmental psychopathology and wellness: Genetic and environmental influences. 2008;161-189

Boomsma DI, Willemsen G, Sullivan PF, Heutink P, Meijer P, Sondervan D, Kluft C, Smit G, Nolen WA, Zitman FG, Smit JH, Hoogendijk WJG, Dyck R van, Geus EJC de, Penninx BWJH. Genome-wide association of major depression: description of samples for the GAIN Major Depressive Disorder Study: NTR and NESDA biobank projects. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2008;16(3):335-342
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201979

Boomsma DI, Willemsen G, Vink JM, Bartels M, Groot P, Hottenga JJ, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Stroet T, Dijk R van, Wertheim R, Visser M, Kleij F van der. Design and implementation of a twin-family database for behavior genetics and genomics studies. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(3):342-348
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.3.342

Boomsma DI, Someren EJW van, Beem AL, Geus EJC de, Willemsen G. Sleep during a regular week night: a twin-sibling study. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(5):538-545
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.5.538

Boomsma DI, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Beem AL, Hoekstra RA, Polderman TJC, Bartels M. Intelligence and birth order in boys and girls. Intelligence. 2008;36(6):630-634
DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2008.01.005

Braber A den, Ent D van ‘t, Blokland GA, Grootheest DS van, Cath DC, Veltman DJ, Ruiter MB de, Boomsma DI. An fMRI study in monozygotic twins discordant for obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Biological Psychology. 2008;79(1):91-102
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.01.010

Bruder CE, Piotrowski A, Gijsbers AA, Andersson R, Erickson S, Diaz de Stahl T, Ommen GJ van, Boomsma DI, Pedersen NL, Dunnen JT den, Wirdefeldt K, Dumanski JP, others. Phenotypically concordant and discordant monozygotic twins display different DNA copy-number-variation profiles. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2008;82(3):763-771, Open Archive
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2007.12.011
Supplementary Materials (zip file)

Cath DC, Grootheest DS van, Willemsen G, Oppen P van, Boomsma DI. Environmental factors in obsessive-compulsive behavior: evidence from discordant and concordant monozygotic twins. Behavior Genetics. 2008;38(2):108-120, Open Access
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-007-9185-9

Derks EM, Hudziak JJ, Dolan CV, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Verhulst FC, Boomsma DI. Genetic and environmental influences on the relation between attention problems and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Behavior Genetics. 2008;38(1):11-23, Open Access
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-007-9178-8

Distel MA, Vink JM, Willemsen G, Middeldorp CM, Merckelbach HL, Boomsma DI. Heritability of self-reported phobic fear. Behavior Genetics. 2008;38(1):24-33, Open Access
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-007-9182-z

Distel MA, Trull TJ, Derom CA, Thiery EW, Grimmer MA, Martin NG, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI. Heritability of borderline personality disorder features is similar across three countries. Psychological Medicine. 2008;38(9):1219-1229
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291707002024

Distel MA, Hottenga JJ, Trull TJ, Boomsma DI. Chromosome 9: linkage for borderline personality disorder features. Psychiatric Genetics. 2008;18(6):302-307
DOI: 10.1097/YPG.0b013e3283118468

Dommelen P van, Gunst M de, Vaart A van der, Buuren S van, Boomsma DI. Growth references for height, weight and body mass index of twins aged 0-2. Acta Paediatrica. 2008;97(8):1099-1104
DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00853.x

Draisma HHM, Reijmers TH, Bobeldijk-Pastorova I, Meulman JJ, Estourgie-Van Burk GF, Bartels M, Ramaker R, Greef J van der, Boomsma DI, Hankemeier T. Similarities and differences in lipidomics profiles among healthy monozygotic twin pairs. Omics. 2008;12(1):17-31
DOI: 10.1089/omi.2007.0048

Geus EJC de, Neumann DL. Psychophysiological Measurement of Personality. The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment (Volume 2). 2008;313-333

Geus EJC de. Imaging the genetics of brain structure and function. Biological Psychology. 2008;79(1):1-8
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.04.002

Geus EJC de, Moor MHM de. A genetic perspective on the association between exercise and mental health. Mental Health and Physical Activity. 2008;1(2):53-61
DOI: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2008.09.005

Goedhart AD, Willemsen G, Houtveen JH, Boomsma DI, Geus EJC de. Comparing low frequency heart rate variability and preejection period: Two sides of a different coin. Psychophysiology. 2008;45(6):1086-1090
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2008.00710.x

Gosso MF, Geus EJC de, Polderman TJC, Boomsma DI, Heutink P, Posthuma D. Common variants underlying cognitive ability: further evidence for association between the SNAP-25 gene and cognition using a family-based study in two independent Dutch cohorts. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 2008;7(3):355-364, Open Access
DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-183X.2007.00359.x

Gosso MF, Geus EJC de, Polderman TJC, Boomsma DI, Heutink P, Posthuma D. Catechol O-methyl transferase and dopamine D2 receptor gene polymorphisms: evidence of positive heterosis and gene-gene interaction on working memory functioning. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2008;16(9):1075-1082
DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2008.57

Grootheest DS van, Boomsma DI, Hettema JM, Kendler KS. Heritability of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 2008;147B(4):473-478
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.30622

Grootheest DS van, Bartels M, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Cath DC, Beekman AT, Hudziak JJ, Boomsma DI. Genetic and environmental contributions to self-report obsessive-compulsive symptoms in Dutch adolescents at ages 12, 14, and 16. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2008;47(10):1182-1188
DOI: 10.1097/CHI.0b013e3181825abd

Grootheest DS van, Berg SM van den, Cath DC, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI. Marital resemblance for obsessive-compulsive, anxious and depressive symptoms in a population-based sample. Psychological Medicine. 2008;38(12):1731-1740
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291708003024

Hoekstra C, Zhao ZZ, Lambalk CB, Willemsen G, Martin NG, Boomsma DI, Montgomery GW. Dizygotic twinning. Human Reproduction Update. 2008;14(1):37-47, Open Access
DOI: 10.1093/humupd/dmm036

Hoekstra C, Willemsen G, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Montgomery GW, Boomsma DI. Familial twinning and fertility in Dutch mothers of twins. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2008;146A(24):3147-3156
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.32585

Hoekstra RA, Bartels M, Hudziak JJ, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Boomsma DI. Genetic and environmental influences on the stability of withdrawn behavior in children: a longitudinal, multi-informant twin study. Behavior Genetics. 2008;38(5):447-461, Open Access
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-008-9213-4

Hoekstra RA, Bartels M, Cath DC, Boomsma DI. Factor structure, reliability and criterion validity of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ): A study in Dutch population and patient groups. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2008;38(8):1555-1566, Open Access
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-008-0538-x

Hudziak JJ, Bartels M. Genetic and environmental influences on wellness, resilience, and psychopathology: a family-based approach for promotion, prevention, and intervention. Developmental psychopathology and wellness: Genetic and environmental influences. 2008;267-286

Huizink AC, Bartels M, Rose RJ, Pulkkinen L, Eriksson CJP, Kaprio J. Chernobyl exposure as stressor during pregnancy and hormone levels in adolescent offspring. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2008;62(e5):1-6
DOI: 10.1136/jech.2007.060350

Hur YM, Kaprio J, Iacono WG, Boomsma DI, McGue M, Silventoinen K, Martin NG, Luciano M, Visscher PM, Rose RJ, He M, Ando J, Ooki S, Nonaka K, Lin CCH, Lajunen HR, Cornes BK, Bartels M, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Cherny SS, Mitchell K. Genetic influences on the difference in variability of height, weight and body mass index between Caucasian and East Asian adolescent twins. International Journal of Obesity. 2008;32(10):1455-1467
DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2008.144

Kistka ZAF, DeFranco EA, Ligthart L, Willemsen G, Plunkett J, Muglia LJ, Boomsma DI. Heritability of parturition timing: an extended twin design analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008;199(1):43.e1-43.e5
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2007.12.014

Leeuwen M van, Berg SM van den, Boomsma DI. A twin-family study of general IQ. Learning and Individual Differences. 2008;18(1):76-88
DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2007.04.006

Licht CMM, Geus EJC de, Zitman FG, Hoogendijk WJG, Dyck R van, Penninx BWJH. Association between major depressive disorder and heart rate variability in the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA). Archives of General Psychiatry. 2008;65(12):1358-1367, Open Access
DOI: 10.1001/archpsyc.65.12.1358

Ligthart L, Nyholt DR, Hottenga JJ, Distel MA, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI. A genome-wide linkage scan provides evidence for both new and previously reported loci influencing common migraine. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 2008;147B(7):1186-1195
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.30749

Luciano M, Lind PA, Deary IJ, Payton A, Posthuma D, Butcher LM, Bochdanovits Z, Whalley LJ, Visscher PM, Harris SE, Polderman TJC, Davis OSP, Wright MJ, Starr JM, Geus EJC de, Bates TC, Montgomery GW, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Plomin R. Testing replication of a 5-SNP set for general cognitive ability in six population samples. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2008;16(11):1388-1395
DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2008.100

Lundmark PE, Liljedahl U, Boomsma DI, Mannila H, Martin NG, Palotie A, Peltonen L, Perola M, Spector TD, Syvanen AC. Evaluation of HapMap data in six populations of European descent. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2008;16(9):1142-1150
DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2008.77
Supplementary Materials (zip file)

Macgregor S, Hottenga JJ, Lind PA, Suchiman HE, Willemsen G, Slagboom PE, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Visscher PM, Boomsma DI. Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms have negligible effect on human height. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(5):488-494
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.5.488

McCrae RR, Martin TA, Hrebícková M, Urbánek T, Boomsma DI, Willemsen G, Costa Jr PT. Personality trait similarity between spouses in four cultures. Journal of Personality. 2008;76(5):1137-1164
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2008.00517.x

Medland SE, Loehlin JC, Willemsen G, Hatemi PK, Keller MC, Boomsma DI, Eaves LJ, Martin NG. Males do not reduce the fitness of their female co-twins in contemporary samples. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 11(5):481-487
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.5.481

Middeldorp CM, Hottenga JJ, Slagboom PE, Sullivan PF, Geus EJC de, Posthuma D, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI. Linkage on chromosome 14 in a genome-wide linkage study of a broad anxiety phenotype. Molecular Psychiatry. 2008;13(1):84-89
DOI: 10.1038/

Middeldorp CM, Cath DC, Beem AL, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI. Life events, anxious depression and personality: a prospective and genetic study. Psychological Medicine. 2008;38(11):1557-1565
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291708002985

Moor MHM de, Boomsma DI, Stubbe JH, Willemsen G, Geus EJC de. Testing causality in the association between regular exercise and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2008;65(8):897-905, Open Access
DOI: 10.1001/archpsyc.65.8.897

Peper JS, Brouwer RM, Schnack HG, Baal GCM van, Leeuwen M van, Berg SM van den, Delemarre-van de Waal HA, Janke AL, Collins DL, Evans AC, Boomsma DI, Kahn RS, Hulshoff Pol HE. Cerebral white matter in early puberty is associated with luteinizing hormone concentrations. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008;33(7):909-915
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.03.017
Supplementary Material

Poelen EAP, Derks EM, Engels RCME, Leeuwe JFJ van, Scholte RHJ, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI. The relative contribution of genes and environment to alcohol use in early adolescents: are similar factors related to initiation of alcohol use and frequency of drinking? Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2008;32(6):975-982
DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2008.00657.x

Rettew DC, Rebollo-Mesa I, Hudziak JJ, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI. Non-additive and additive genetic effects on extraversion in 3314 Dutch adolescent twins and their parents. Behavior Genetics. 2008;38(3):223-233
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-008-9192-5

Ring C, Patterson SM, Bacon SL, Veldhuijzen van Zanten JJCS, Willemsen G, Carroll D. Reliability of hematocrit during rest and stress in healthy adults. Biological Psychology. 2008;77(1):63-68
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2007.09.005

Scholte RHJ, Poelen EAP, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI, Engels RCME. Relative risks of adolescent and young adult alcohol use: the role of drinking fathers, mothers, siblings, and friends. Addictive Behaviors. 2008;33(1):1-14
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.04.015

Shifman S, Bhomra A, Smiley S, Wray NR, James MR, Martin NG, Hettema JM, An SS, Neale MC, Oord EJCG van den, Kendler KS, Chen X, Boomsma DI, Middeldorp CM, Hottenga JJ, Slagboom PE, Flint J. A whole genome association study of neuroticism using DNA pooling. Molecular Psychiatry. 2008;13(3):302-312
DOI: 10.1038/
Supplementary Material

Simonis-Bik AMC, Eekhoff EMW, Diamant M, Boomsma DI, Heine RJ, Dekker JM, Willemsen G, Leeuwen M van, Geus EJC de. The heritability of HbA1c and fasting blood glucose in different measurement settings. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(6):597-602
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.6.597

Slof-Op 't Landt MC, Bartels M, Furth EF van, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Meulenbelt I, Slagboom PE, Boomsma DI. Genetic influences on disordered eating behaviour are largely independent of body mass index. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2008;117(5):348-356
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2007.01132.x

Sluis S van der, Derom C, Thiery E, Bartels M, Polderman TJC, Verhulst FC, Jacobs N, Gestel S van, Geus EJC de, Dolan CV, Boomsma DI, Posthuma D. Sex differences on the WISC-R in Belgium and The Netherlands. Intelligence. 2008;36(1):48-67
DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2007.01.003

Sluis S van der, Dolan CV, Neale MC, Posthuma D. Power calculations using exact data simulation: a useful tool for genetic study designs. Behavior Genetics. 2008;38(2):202-211, Open Access
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-007-9184-x

Sluis S van der, Willemsen G, Geus EJC de, Boomsma DI, Posthuma D. Gene-environment interaction in adults' IQ scores: measures of past and present environment. Behavior Genetics. 2008;38(4):348-360, Open Access
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-008-9212-5

Smit DJA, Stam CJ, Posthuma D, Boomsma DI, Geus EJC de. Heritability of "small-world" networks in the brain: a graph theoretical analysis of resting-state EEG functional connectivity. Human Brain Mapping. 2008;29(12):1368-1378, Open Access
DOI: 10.1002/hbm.20468

Verweij KJH, Shekar SN, Zietsch BP, Eaves LJ, Bailey JM, Boomsma DI, Martin NG. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Attitudes Toward Homosexuality: An Australian Twin Study. Behavior Genetics. 2008;38(3):257-265, Open Access
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-008-9200-9

Vink JM, Boomsma DI. A comparison of early and late respondents in a twin-family survey study. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(2):165-173
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.2.165

Webbink D, Posthuma D, Boomsma DI, Geus EJC de, Visscher PM. Do twins have lower cognitive ability than singletons? Intelligence. 2008;36(6):539-547
DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2007.12.002

Willemsen G, Beijsterveldt CEM van, Baal GCM van, Postma D, Boomsma DI. Heritability of self-reported asthma and allergy: a study in adult Dutch twins, siblings and parents. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2008;11(2):132-142
DOI: 10.1375/twin.11.2.132

Wolfensberger SPA, Veltman DJ, Hoogendijk WJG, Boomsma DI, Geus EJC de. Amygdala responses to emotional faces in twins discordant or concordant for the risk for anxiety and depression. Neuroimage. 2008;41(2):544-552
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.01.053

Wolfensberger SPA, Veltman DJ, Hoogendijk WJG, Ruiter MB de, Boomsma DI, Geus EJC de. The neural correlates of verbal encoding and retrieval in monozygotic twins at low or high risk for depression and anxiety. Biological Psychology. 2008;79(1):80-90
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.01.002

Wray NR, Middeldorp CM, Birley AJ, Gordon SD, Sullivan PF, Visscher PM, Nyholt DR, Willemsen G, Geus EJC de, Slagboom PE, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Boomsma DI. Genome-wide linkage analysis of multiple measures of neuroticism of 2 large cohorts from Australia and the Netherlands. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2008;65(6):649-658, Open Access
DOI: 10.1001/archpsyc.65.6.649

Zhao ZZ, Painter JN, Palmer JS, Webb PM, Hayward NK, Whiteman DC, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Duffy DL, Montgomery GW. Variation in bone morphogenetic protein 15 is not associated with spontaneous human dizygotic twinning. Human Reproduction. 2018;23(10):2372-2379, Open Access
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/den268