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Association between bipolar disorder and monoamine oxidase A gene polymorphisms: results of a multicenter study
American journal of psychiatry
Publication types: Journal Article ; Meta-Analysis ; Multicenter Study ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't - Publication Status: ppublish
OBJECTIVE: Although genetic factors have been implicated in the etiology of bipolar disorder, no specific gene has been conclusively identified. Given the link between abnormalities in serotonergic neurotransmission and bipolar disorder, a candidate gene association approach was applied to study the involvement of the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene, which codes for a catabolic enzyme of serotonin, in the susceptibility to bipolar disorder. METHOD: In France and Switzerland, 272 patients with bipolar disorder and 122 healthy subjects were typed for three polymorphic markers of the MAOA gene: the MAOA-CA repeat, the MAOA restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and a repeat directly adjacent to the variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) locus. RESULTS: A significant difference in the distribution of the alleles for the MAOA-CA repeat was observed between the female bipolar patients and comparison group. CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained in the French and Swiss population confirm findings from two studies conducted in the United Kingdom.
Adult, Alleles, Bipolar Disorder, Female, Genetic Markers, Genotype, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Monoamine Oxidase, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Polymorphism, Genetic, Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Sex Factors, Tandem Repeat Sequences
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