Genetic Variants Within The Serotonin Transporter Associated With Familial Risk For Major Depression
The role of the serotonin transporter promoter linked polymorphism (5HTTLPR) in depression, despite much research, remains unclear. Most studies compare persons with and without depression to each other. We show offspring at high (N¼ 192) as compared to low (N ¼101) familial risk for major depressive disorder were almost four times as likely to have two copies of the short allele at 5HTTLPR, suggesting that incorporation of family history could be helpful in identifying genetic differences.
- Talati et al. - 2015 - Genetic variants within the serotonin transporter .pdf application/pdf 188 KB Download File
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