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Title: Association of serotonin transporter gene polymorphism 5-HTTLPR and depressive disorder in a Mexican population
Other Titles: Brief Association Letters
Authors: Peralta Leal, Valeria
Leal Ugarte, Evelia
Meza Espinoza, Juan Pablo
Gutiérrez Angulo, Melva
Hernández Benítez, Catalina T.
García Rodríguez, Alfonso
Dávalos Rodríguez, Ingrid P.
Gonzales, Enrique
Durán González, Jorge
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: Psychiatric Genetics
Citation: Peralta-Leal, V., Leal-Ugarte, E., Meza-Espinoza, J. P., Gutiérrez-Angulo, M., Hernández-Benítez, C. T., García-Rodríguez, A., Durán-González, J. (2012). Association of serotonin transporter gene polymorphism 5-HTTLPR and depressive disorder in a Mexican population. Psychiatric Genetics, 22(5), 265–266.
Series/Report no.: Psychiatric Genetics;October 2012 - Volume 22 - Issue 5 - p 265–266
Abstract: The interplay of genetic variations with environmental influences is widely recognized as the causal mechanism behind depression (Lohoff, 2010). The SLC6A4 gene that codes for the serotonin transporter (5-HTT) is especially expressed in the cortical and limbic area; therefore, its allelic variants have been involved in behavior and depression disorders. Among these variants, there are two located 1400 bp upstream of the transcription start site; a short (S) and a long (L) variant of 14 and 16 copies, respectively, of a 44-bp repeat element (Collier et al., 1996). Current information suggests that these alleles regulate the 5-HTT expression differently, especially the S allele, which may play a key role in the etiology of depressive disorder (Goldman et al., 2010).
ISSN: 1473-5873
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