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Recent Publications (2004-2012)

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Xiang Gao, Yongbo Wang, Edward Randell, Pardis Pedram, Yanqing Yi, Wayne Gulliver, and Guang Sun. Higher dietary choline and betaine intakes are associated with better body composition in the adult population of Newfoundland, Canada. PLOS ONE. Submitted November of 2015. (supervisor and senior author 
  2. Yongbo Wang, Jianling Du, Meiju Lin, Xiang Gao, Chandurkar Vikram, Edward Randell, Wayne Gulliver, Guang Sun. The benefits of dietary selenium intake on insulin resistance are limited in the Newfoundland population. Nutrients. Submitted, October of 2015. (supervisor and senior author)
  3. Meng Wang, Yanqing Yi, Barbara Roebothan, Jennifer Colbourne, Victor J. Maddalena, Peizhong Peter Wang and Guang Sun. Body Mass Index Trajectories among Middle-Aged and elderly Canadians and Associated Health Outcomes. Advances in Epidemiology. In press, 2015.
  4. Meng Wang, Yanqing Yi, Barbara Roebothan, Jennifer Colbourne, Victor J. Maddalena, Peizhong Peter Wang and Guang Sun. Longitudinal Trajectories of Body Mass Index among Young Canadian Adults and their Associated Factors. Advances in Epidemiology. Submitted and in revision. 2015.
  5. Zhang W, Sun G, Likhodii S, Liu M, Aref-Eshghi E, Harper PE, Martin G, Furey A, Green R, Randell E, Rahman P, Zhai G. Metabolomic analysis of human plasma reveals that arginine is depleted in knee osteoarthritis patients. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2015. Submitted and in revision.
  6. Zhang W, Sun G, Likhodii S, Liu M, Aref-Eshghi E, Harper PE, Martin G, Furey A, Green R, Randell E, Rahman P, Zhai G. Metabolomic analysis of human synovial fluid and plasma reveals that phosphatidylcholine metabolis is associated with both osteoarthritis and diabetes mellitus. Metabolomics. 2015. In Press.
  7. Erfan Aref-Eshghi, Yuhua Zhang, Ming Liu, Patricia E Harper, Glynn Martin, Andrew Furey, Roger Green, Guang Sun, Proton Rahman and Guangju Zhai Title  : Genome-wide DNA methylation study of hip and knee cartilage reveals embryonic organ and skeletal system morphogenesis as major pathways involved in osteoarthritis Journal: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015, 16:287  doi:10.1186/s12891-015-0745-5. (I am the co-supervisor of the PhD candidate: E Aref-Eshghi).
  8. E Aref Eshghi, M Liu, K Hirasawa, P Harper, G Martin, A Furey, G Sun, P Rahman, G Zhai. SMAD3 is up-regulated in human osteoarthritic cartilage independent of  the promoter DNA methylation. The Journal of Rheumatology, 2015 (in press). (I am the co-supervisor of the PhD candidate: E Aref-Eshghi)
  9. W. Zhang · L. Sergei · Y. Zhang · A.-E. Erfan · P. Harper · E. Randell · R. Green · G. Martin · A. Furey · G. Sun · P. Rahman · G. Zhai. Novel metabolic markers for concurrence of osteoarthritis and diabetes mellitus identified by a metabolomics approach. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 23:A54 · March 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2015.02.114.
  10. W Zhang, S Likhodii, E Aref-Eshghi, Y Zhang, P E. Harper, E Randell, R Green, G Martin, A Furey, G Sun, P Rahman, G Zhai. Relationship between blood plasma and synovial fluid metabolite concentrations in osteoarthritis patients. J Rheum. 2015 May; 42(5):859-65. Published online before print March 1, 2015, doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141252.
  11. P Pedram, G Sun. Hormonal and Dietary Characteristics in Obese Human Subjects with and without Food. Nutrients 2015, 7(1), 223-238; doi:10.3390/nu7010223. (supervisor and senior author)
  12. W Zhang, S Likhodii, Y Zhang, E Aref-Eshghi, P E Harper, E Randell, R Green, G Martin, A Furey, G Sun, P Rahman, G Zhai. Classification of osteoarthritis phenotypes by metabolomics analysis. BMJ Open 2014;4:e006286 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006286.
  13. E Aref-Eshghi, Y Zhang, D Hart, A M. Valdes, A Furey, G Martin, G Sun, et al. SMAD3 is associated with the total burden of radiographic osteoarthritis: The Chingford Study. PLOS ONE, 2014. Vol 9 | Is 5 | e97786. (I am the co-supervisor of the PhD candidate: E Aref-Eshghi)
  14. E Aref-Eshghi, P Rahman, H Zhang, G Martin, A Furey, R Green, G Sun, et al. Attempt to replicate the published osteoarthritis-associated genetic variants in the Newfoundland & Labrador Population. J Orthopedics Rheumatol. 2014;1(3): 5. (I am the co-supervisor of the PhD candidate: E Aref-Eshghi)
  15. Cahill F, Ji Y, Wadden D, Amini P, Randell E, Vasdev S, Gulliver W, Sun  G. The Association of Serum Total Peptide YY (PYY) with Obesity and Body Fat Measures in the CODING Study. PLOS One. 2014 | Vol 9 | Is 4 | e95235. (senior author)
  16. Payne A, Cahill F, Loredo-Osti JC, Sun G, Abarin T. The Effect of FTO Gene and Physical Activity Interaction on Trunk Fat Percentage Among the Newfoundland Population. Genetics & Epigenetics. 2014.6;21-30.
  17. M B Miller, G EP Pearcey, F Cahill, H McCarthy, S BD Stratton, J C Noftall, S Buckle, F A Basset, G Sun et al. The effect of a short-term high intensity circuit training program on work capacity, body composition and blood profiles in sedentary obese men: a pilot study. BioMed Research International. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 191797; http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/191797
  18. B Fontaine-Bisson, J Thorburn, A Gregory, H Zhang and G Sun. Melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 polymorphisms are associated with components of energy balance in the Newfoundland CODING study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Feb;99(2):384-91. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.073387. Epub 2013 Dec 4. (highlighted by AJCN in a SciVee video pubcast: http://www.scivee.tv/journalnode/61838) (senior author)
  19. Peyvand A, Cahill F, Wadden D, Ji Y, Pedram P, Vasdev S, Yi Y, Paterno G, Zhang H, Rideout A, Sun G. Beneficial association of serum ghrelin and peptide YY with bone mineral density in the Newfoundland population. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 2013. 13:35 doi:10.1186/1472-6823-13-35. (supervisor and senior author)
  20. Cahill F, Amini P, Wadden D, Khalili S, Vasdev S, Gulliver W, Sun G. Short-term Overfeeding Increases Circulating Adiponectin Independent of Obesity Status. PLOS ONE, 2013 Aug 30;8(8):e74215. (supervisor and senior author)
  21. Pedram P, Wadden D, Amini P, Gulliver W, Randell E, Vasdev S, Goodridge A, Carter J, Zhai G, Yi Y, Sun G. Food Addiction: Its Prevalence and Significant Association with Obesity in the General Population. PLOS ONE, September 4, 2013, volume 8/ issue 9, e74832 (Highlighted by PLOS ONE). (supervisor and senior author)
  22. L Liu, P P Wang, B Roebothan, A Ryan, C Sandra Tucker, J Colbourne, N Baker, M Cotterchio, Y Yi and G Sun. Assessing the validity of a self-administered food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in the adult population of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Nutrition Journal 2013, 12:49 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-49.
  23. D Wadden, F Cahill, P Amini, E Randell, S Vasdev, Y Yi, J Church and G Sun. Circulating Glucagon-like peptide-1 increases in response to short-term overfeeding in men. Nutrition & Metabolism. 2013. 10:33;1-9. (supervisor and senior author)
  24. F Cahill, M Shahidi, J Shea, D Wadden, W Gulliver, E Randell, S Vasdev, G Sun.  High Dietary Magnesium Intake is Associated with Low Insulin Resistance in the Newfoundland Population. PLOS ONE, March 2013 | Volume 8 | Issue 3 | e58278 (supervisor and senior author)
  25. Sun G, Cahill F, Gulliver W, Yi Y, Xie Y, Bridger T, Pace D, Zhang HW. Concordance of BAI and BMI with DXA in the Newfoundland Population. Obesity. 2013;21(3):499-503. doi: 10.1002/oby.20009. (both of First Author and senior author)
  26. D Wadden, F Cahill, P Amini, E Randell, S Vasdev, Y Yi, We Zhang, G Sun. Serum ghrelin concentrations in response to short-term overfeeding in normal weight, overweight, and obese men. PLOS ONE. 2012 (7)1-7, e45748. (supervisor and senior author)
  27. P Amini, D Wadden, F Cahill, E Randell, S Vasdev, X Chen, W Gulliver, W Zhang, H Zhang, Y Yi, G Sun. Serum Acylated Ghrelin is Negatively Correlated with the Insulin Resistance in the CODING study. PLOS ONE. 2012(7)1-7, e45657. (supervisor and senior author)
  28. Xi Xiang, F Yuan, J Zhang, Z Li, X Wang, Y Guan, C Tang, G Sun, Y Li, and w zhang. Deficiency in Pulmonary Surfactant Proteins in Mice with FABP4-Cre Mediated Knockout of TSC1 Gene. Exp Physiol expphysiol.2012.069674;
  29. Cahill F, Shea J, Randell E, Vasdev S, Sun G. Serum PYY in response to short-term overfeeding in young men. Am J Clin Nutr. 93:741-7, 2011. (supervisor and senior author) 
  30. Shea JL, King MTC, Yi Y, Gulliver W, Sun G. Body fat percentage is associated with cardiometabolic dysregulation in BMI-defined normal weight subjects. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2012, 22:741-747. (supervisor and senior author)
  31. Shea J, Loredo-Osti JC, Sun G. No association between visfatin (NAMPT) gene variants and metabolic traits in the Newfoundland population. Genetics & Epigenetics 2010:3;15-22. (supervisor and senior author)
  32. Shea J, E Randell. Sun G. The prevalence of metabolically healthy obese subjects defined by BMI and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Obesity (2011) 19 3, 624–630. (supervisor and senior author)
  33. Sun G, Cahill F, Gulliver W, Yi Y, Xie Y, Bridger T, Pace D, Zhang HW. Concordance of BAI and BMI with DXA in the Newfoundland Population. Obesity, In Press.
  34. Cahill F, Shea J, Randell E, Vasdev S,Sun G. Serum PYY in response to short-term overfeeding in young men. Am J Clin Nutr. 93:741-7, 2011. Ahead of print February 2, 2011 as doi: 10.3945/ajcn.110.003624
  35. Shea JL, King MTC, Yi Y, Gulliver W,Sun G. Body fat percentage is associated with cardiometabolic dysregulation in BMI-defined normal weight subjects. Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases.Advance online publication doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2010.11.009.
  36. Shea J, Loredo-Osti JC, Sun G. No association between visfatin (NAMPT) gene variants and metabolic traits in the Newfoundland population. Genetics & Epigenetics 2010:3;15-22.
  37. Shea J, E Randell. Sun G. The prevalence of metabolically healthy obese subjects defined by BMI and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry.Obesity (2011) 19 3, 624–630. doi:10.1038/oby.2010.174.
  38. Green K K., Shea J L., Vasdev S, Randell E, Gulliver W, Sun G. Higher Dietary Protein Intake is Associated with Lower Body Fat in the Newfoundland Population. Clinical Medicine Insights: Endocrinology and Diabetes. 2010:3;25-35.
  39. Shea J, Loredo-Osti JC, Sun G. Association of RBP4 gene variants and serum HDL cholesterol levels in the Newfoundland population (Obesity, 2009),advance online publication 5 November 2009. doi:10.1038/oby.2009.398.
  40. Kennedy A, S Vasdev, E Randell, Y-G Xie, K Green, H Zhang, Sun G. Abnormality of Serum Lipids are Independently Associated with Increased Serum Calcium Level in the Adult Newfoundland Population. Clinical Medicine: Endocrinology and Diabetes2009:2 15-23.
  41. Kennedy A, Shea J, Sun G. Comparison of the Classification of Obesity by BMI Versus Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry in the Newfoundland Population. Obesity,17(11):2094-9. Epub 2009 Apr 9.
  42. Shea J, French C, Bishop J, Martin G, Roebothan B, Pace D, Fitzpatrick D, Sun G. Changes in the transcriptome of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue in response to short term overfeeding in lean and obese men. Am J Clin Nutr 89:407-415. 2009;2008 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] as doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2008.25970.
  43. Martin G, Loredo J.C., Sun G. Lack of association of ghrelin precursor gene variants and % body fat or serum lipid profiles. Obesity 16:908-912, 2008. Advance online publication 24 January 2008. doi:10.1038/oby.2007.125.
  44. Randell E, Mathews M, Gadag V, Sun G. Relationship between Serum Magnesium values, lipids and anthropometric risk factors. Atherosclerosis 196(1):413-9.2008 (doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2006.11.024).
  45. Shea, J,Randell E, Vasdev S, Wang P, Roebothan B, Sun G.Serum retinol-binding protein 4 concentrations in response to short-term overfeeding in normal-weight, overweight, and obese men.Am J Clin Nutr 86:1310 –5, 2007.
  46. Sun G. Association of serum calcium with insulin resistance andb-cell function is glucose level-dependent//LA GLUCEMIA DETERMINA LA RELACION DEL CALCIO SERICO CON LA RESISTENCIA A LA INSULINA Y LA FUNCION DE LA CELULA BETA.Salud(i)Ciencia 16:525-529, 2008. http://www.siicsalud.com/dato/experto.php/90554 (Invited Experts)
  47. Randell E, Sun G. Positive correlation between total serum magnesium and serum lipid levels in the general population is clear: Ionized magnesium remains to be examined. Athrossclerosis 192:231–232, 2007.
  48. Sun G, Jessica Bishop, Sammy Khalili, Sudesh Vasdev, Vicki Gill, David Pace, Donald Fitzpatrick, Hongwei Zhang. Serum visfatin levels are positively correlated with triglycerides and were down regulated by overfeeding in healthy young men. Am J Clin Nutr 85:399-404,2007.
  49. Sun G. Application of DNA microarrays in the study of human obesity and diabetes. OMICS, 11:25-40, 2007.
  50. Cui J, Randell E, Renouf J, Sun G, Green R, Han FY, Xie YG.Thrombospondin-4 1186G>C (A387P) is a sex-dependent risk factor for myocardial infarction: a large replication study with increased sample size from the same population. Am Heart J. 2006 Sep;152(3):543.e1-5.
  51. Sun G, Vasdev S, MartinG, Gadag V, Zhang HW. Altered calcium homeostasis is correlated with abnormalities of fasting serum glucose, insulin resistance andb-cell function in the Newfoundland population.Diabetes 54:3336-3339, 2005.
  52. Randell E, Matthews M, Zhang HW, Seraj J, and Sun G. Relationship between serum butyrylcholinesterase and the metabolic syndrome. Clin Biochem38:799-805, 2005.
  53. Sun G, French C, Martin G, Younghusband B, Green R, Gulliver W, Xie Y, Matthews M, Barron J, Fitzpatrick D, Zhang H.Comparison of multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry for assessment of percentage body fat in a large, healthy population. Am J Clin Nutr 2005;81:74-78.
  54. Cui J; Randell E; Renouf J;Sun G; Han FY; Younghusband B, Xie Y. Gender dependent association of Thrombospondin-4 A387P polymorphism with Myocardial infarction. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2004;24(11):e183-4.

 

Abstracts and Conference Publications
 
  1. Cahill, F., Wadden, D., Amini, P., Lee, A., Randell, E., Vasdev, S., Sun, G. Pancreatic Polypeptide (PP) Response to a 7-Day Overfeeding in Young Men. 30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting. CONTROL ID: 1374895, 2012
     
  2. Cahill, F., Wadden, D., Amini, P., Lee, A., Yi, Y., Randell, E., Sun, G.The Response of Five Functionally Connected Gut Hormones (PP, PYY, CCK, GLP-1 and Ghrelin) to a Short-term Positive Energy Challenge.30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting.CONTROL ID: 1375761.2012
     
  3. Cahill, F., Wadden, D., Amini, P., Lee, A., Yi, Y., Randell, E., Vasdev, S., Sun, G. Association Between the Body Adiposity Index (BAI) and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors (CRFs) among normal-weight (NW), overweight (OW), and obese (OB) men and women in the CODING study.30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting.CONTROL ID: 1374824. 2012
     
  4. Wadden, D., Amini, P., Cahill, F., Lee, A., Vasdev, S., Randell, E., Gulliver, W., Sun, G. Circulating Ghrelin is Inversely Associated with Dietary Sugar Intake in the Newfoundland Population.30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting.CONTROL ID: 1374806.2012
     
  5. Wadden, D., Cahill, F., Vasdev, S., Randell, E., Gulliver, W.,Sun, G. Dietary Leucine is Associated With Reduced Insulin Resistance in Women in the Newfoundland Population.30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting.CONTROL ID: 1374770. 2012
     
  6. Wadden, D., Cahill, F., Randell, E., Yi, Y., Vasdev, S., Sun, G. GLP-1 Response to Short-term Overfeeding in Young Men. 30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting.CONTROL ID: 1374730.2012
     
  7. Amini, P., Wadden, D.,Vidyasankar, Cahill, F., S., Gulliver, W., Zhang, H., Sun, G. Circulating ghrelin is associated with alcohol consumption in the CODING study.30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting.CONTROL ID: 1374745. 2012
     
  8. Amini, P.,Cahill, F., Vidyasankar, S., Wadden, D.,Zhang, H., Gulliver, W., Sun, G. Circulating ghrelin is associated with bone mineral content in the CODING study.30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting.CONTROL ID: 1374845
     
  9. Amini, P.,Cahill, F., Wadden, D., Randell, E., Vasdev, S., Sun, G.  Short term positive energy challenge does not change fasting serum cholecystokinin level.CONTROL ID: 1374890. 2012
     
  10. Farrell Cahill, Danny Wadden, Wayne Gulliver, Edward Randell, Sudesh Vasdev, Guang Sun. (2011)  No Association Between Serum Whole Peptide YY (PYY) and Adiposity Status was found in the Newfoundland Population. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number: 507-P
     
  11. Guang Sun, Kristina Sheridan, Farrell Cahill, Sudesh Vasdev, Edward Randell, Wayne Gulliver, Hongwei Zhang. (2011) Serum acylated ghrelin is inversely correlated with insulin resistance in the CODING study. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number: 508-P
     
  12. Guang Sun, Kristina Sheridan, Farrell Cahill, Yagang Xie, Edward Randell, Sudesh Vasdev, David Pace, Wayne Gulliver, Hongwei Zhang. (2011) Fasting serum acylated ghrelin level is not associated with body composition in the Newfoundland population. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number: 512-P
     
  13. Guang Sun, Kristina Sheridan, Farrell Cahill, Sudesh Vasdev, Edward Randell, Wayne Gulliver, Hongwei Zhang. (2011) Serum acylated ghrelin is negatively associated dietary protein and essential amino acids in the CODING study. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number: 515-P
     
  14. Farrell Cahill, Danny Wadden, Wayne Gulliver,  Edward Randell, Sudesh Vasdev, Guang Sun. (2011) Fasting Serum Peptide YY (PYY) Concentration is Associated with Glucose and Insulin Resistance in pre-menopausal Women. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number: 517-P
     
  15. Farrell Cahill, Danny Wadden, Wayne Gulliver,  Edward Randell, Sudesh Vasdev, Guang Sun. (2011) Serum whole Peptide YY (PYY) is Inversely Associated with Dietary Protein and Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) for Men in the CODING STUDY. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number: 518-P
     
  16. Danny Wadden, Farrell Cahill, Wayne Gulliver, Guang Sun. (2011) Higher Dietary Essential Amino Acid Intake is Associated with Lower Body Fat. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number: 539-P
     
  17. Mariam Shahidi, Jennifer Shea, Wayne Gulliver and Guang Sun. (2011) Higher Dietary Magnesium Intake is Associated with Reduced Insulin Resistance in the Newfoundland Population. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number:  542-P
     
  18. Guang Sun, Farrell Cahill, Yanqing Yi, Yagang Xie, Tracey Bridger, David Pace, Hongwei Zhang.  (2011) Concordance of Body Adiposity Index (BAI) and BMI with DXA. Obesity Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting - Poster Number:  774-P
     
  19. Xie Y-G,Cui J, Randell E, Renouf  J, Li S, Pope A,  Sun G,Gulliver G, Sussex B and Han F-Y. Risk impact of 12 prior GWAS candidate genes/loci for coronary artery diseases in the genetic isolated Newfoundland and Labrador population. Submitted to the 79th European Atherosclerosis Society Congress (EAS 2011).
     
  20. Sheridan K, Cahill F, Randell E, Vasdev S, Sun G. Ghrelin concentrations in response to short-term overfeeding in normal-weight, overweight, and obese men. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010.
     
  21. Cahill F, Sheridan K,Randell E, Vasdev S, Sun G. Peptide YY (PYY) responses to a 7-day positive energy challenge in normal-weight, overweight, and obese young men.The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010.
     
  22. JL Shea, JC Loredo-Osti, HW Zhang, G Sun. Association ofRBP4 gene variants and serum HDL cholesterol levels in the Newfoundland population.2009 ASHG annual meeting.
     
  23. Y. G. Xie,  J. Cui, G. Sun, and F. Y. Han. GLI3 Gene Mutation Spectrum of the patients with Pallister-Hall syndrome (PHS). 2009 ASHG annual meeting.
     
  24. J. Cui, E. Randell, R. James, F. Y. Han, G. Sun, C. Butt, J. Hwa, Y. G. Xie. Characterization of candidate genetic determiners for myocardial infarction in a genetic homogeneous population.2009 ISTH annual meeting.
     
  25. Shea J, Green K, Kennedy A, Wang P, Sun G. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in obese subjects defined by BMI and dual energy x-ray absroptiometry. 2009 CIHR Young Investigator Forum.
     
  26. Green K, Sun G.The Anti-Obesity Effect of Dietary Protein in Newfoundland Women is Menopausal Status Dependent. Obesity 16:suppl 445-P, 2008.
     
  27. Sun G. La asociacion del calico serico con la resistencia a la insulina y la funcion de las celulas beta es dependiente del nivel de la glucemia. Salud(i)Ciencia 16:440, 2008.
     
  28. Power J,Sun G. No Significant Effects of Dietary Magnesium Intake on Insulin Resistance in the Newfoundland Female Population. Obesity 16: suppl 663-P, 2008.
     
  29. Sun G. The Newfoundland nutritional genomics study on obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis. The 1st annual Canadian Human Genetics Conference. 2008.
     
  30. Shea J,French C, Bishop J, Martin G, Roebothan B, Pace D, Fitzpatrick D, Sun G.Changes in the transcriptome of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue in response to short term overfeeding in lean and obese men. Obesity 16:135-OR, 2008.
     
  31. Newhook LA, Shea, J, Zhang HW,Sun G. Screening the differences in gene expression of white blood cells between newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes and healthy controls using DNA microarrays. The 1st annual Canadian Human Genetics Conference. 2008.
     
  32. Sun G, Zhang HW. Gender specific correlation of insulin resistance with systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the Newfoundland population. CIHR Young Investigator Forum 2008: P67.
     
  33. Sun G. Association of serum calcium with insulin resistance and beta-cell function is glucose level-dependent. Obesity 2007;15(10) suppl. 563-P.
     
  34. Sun G, Khalili S, Shea J, Bhem D, Zhang HW. Serum adiponectin was increased by short term overfeeding in both lean and obese young men.Diabetes; 2007;56 suppl 1:1473-P.
     
  35. Shea, J,Sun G etc. Associations of retinol-binding protein 4 and insulin resistance following short term overfeeding differ between lean, overweight and obese men. Diabetes; 2007;56 suppl 1:1375-P.
     
  36. Sun G, Zhang HW.Gender specific association between bone mineral densities and insulin resistance in the Newfoundland population. Bone; 2007; 40/6S2:206W.
     
  37. Cui J, Ma A-H,Sun G, Han F-Y, Green J and Xie Y-G (2007) Mutation Spectrum of the APC Gene in 48 Newfoundland and Labrador Families with FAP and AFAP. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, 9: 651-652.
     
  38. Xie YG, Cui J, Randell E, Renouf J,Sun G, Butt C and Han FY. Study of Genetic Susceptibility to Myocardial Infarction in a Genetic Isolated NF Population. 2007 ASHG.
     
  39. Cui J, Randell E, Renouf J, Han FY,Sun G, Butt C and Xie YG. Genetic Susceptibility to Myocardial Infarction in a Genetic Isolated NF Population. 2007 Annual Meeting of Canadian Genetics Disease Network.
     
  40. Sun G, Shea J, Vasdev S, Xie YG, Al-Zadjali F, Zhang HW. Visfatin gene is associated with fasting insulin level, insulin resistance and beta-cell function in women in the Newfoundland population. Obesity Reviews 2006;7:PO0178.
     
  41. Sun G, Bishop J, Khalili S, Vasdev S, Gill V, Pace D, Fitzpatrick D, Randell E, Xie YG,  Zhang HW. Serum visfatin levels are positively correlated with triglycerides and were down regulated by overfeeding in healthy young men.Obesity Reviews 2006;7:PO0093.
     
  42. Bishop J, Pace D, Fitzpatrick D,Sun G.Global mRNA Expression Profiles in Response to Short-Term Overfeeding in Young Males with Normal Body Fat. ENDO 2006; 88th Annual Meeting [P3-142].
     
  43. Sun, G, Zhang H.Variations of serum cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with a single nucleotide polymorphism near the adipose triglyceride lipase gene in the Newfoundland population. Obes Res 2005;13(10) suppl. 841-P.
     
  44. Sun G, Martin G. Noassociation was found between three SNPs in the ghrelin precursor gene with variations in body fat and serum lipid parameters in the Newfoundland population. ASHG 55th annual meeting. 1010/W, 2005.
     
  45. Thorburn J,Sun G. MCHR1 Gene Variation is Associated with Serum LDL Cholesterol in the Newfoundland Population.Obes Res 2005;13(10) suppl. 390-P.
     
  46. Thorburn J,Sun G. No Association between MCHR1 Gene Polymorphisms and Variation in Body Composition in the Newfoundland Population.Obes Res 2005;13(10) suppl. 614-P.
     
  47. Kennedy A,Sun G. Genetic variation in the human adipophilin gene is not associated with differences in serum lipid parameters in theNewfoundland Population.Obes Res 2005;13(10) suppl. 616-P.
     
  48. Kennedy A,Sun G. Significant associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the human perilipin gene with variations in body composition in the Newfoundland population.Obes Res 2005;13(10) suppl. 615-P.
     
  49. French C,Sun G. Global gene expression profiles of subcutaneous adipose tissue in obese and non-obese young men.Obes Res 2005;13(10) suppl. 119-OR. (The full manuscript is in revision: Obesity Research)
     
  50. Sun G, French C, Cooke S, Martin G, Ma A, Dawe C, Zhang HW. A single nucleotide polymorphism at the perilipin gene associated with reduced body fat in Newfoundland women.The American Society of Human Genetics: 54th Annual Meeting, 1214/F4, 2004.
     
  51. Randell E; Martin G; French C; Zhang HW; Matthews M, Sun G. Serum Butyrylcholinesterase and risk factors for the Metabolic Syndrome.  Presented at Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists meeting in London, ON, May 2004.
     
  52. Sun G, Martin G, French C, Zhang HW. Serum calcium level is correlated with blood glucose andb-cell function in the Newfoundland population. Obesity Research 2004; 12 (10) Suppl. 131-OR.
     
  53. French C, Martin G, Thorburn J, Randell E, Younghusband B, Green R, Zhang HW,Sun G.  Serum calcium level is correlated with blood lipid profiles in the Newfoundland population. Obesity Research 2004; 12 (10) Suppl. 883-P.
     
  54. Martin G, French C, Randell E, Roebothan B, Younghusband B, Green R, Xie YG,  Matthews M, Zhang HW,Sun G. Amount of calcium intake negatively associated with body fat in the Newfoundland population. Obesity Research 2004; 12 (10) Suppl. 851-P.
     
  55. Dawe C, Martin G, French C, Zhang HW, Pace D, Mathews M,Sun G. No association was found between serum lipids and bone densities in the Newfoundland population.Obesity Research 2004; 12 (10) Suppl. 552-P.
     
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